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- C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 26.41
Mit dem Sturm auf die Bastille im Juli 1789 nahm eine Revolution ihren Anfang, die eine ganze Welt aus den Angeln heben sollte. Die scheinbar ewige Ordnung des Ancien Régime brach krachend zusammen, ein König von Gottes Gnaden flüchtete und endete auf der Guillotine, radikale Revolutionäre wie Danton und Robespierre übernahmen die Macht, rasch geriet... more...
- Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt 2006; US$ 28.00
Herbst des Mittelalters. Ein junger Mann lässt sein elterliches Gut in einem entlegenen bretonischen Dorf hinter sich und wandert nach Paris, um an der berühmten Sorbonne das Recht zu studieren. Aus dem Studenten wird ein Richter, Anwalt und Priester. Die Menschen seiner Heimat, in die er schließlich zurückkehrt, lieben und verehren ihn wegen seiner... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50
Gary Kates reconstructs the history of the Cercle Social, a group of writers and politicians who wielded considerable influence during the French Revolution and whose pioneering interest in women's rights and land reform made their club one of the most progressive in Revolutionary Paris. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95
Two hundred years ago, Napoleon was at the apogee of his power in Europe. This broad ranging reassessment explores the key themes presented by his extraordinary career: from his rise to power and the foundation of the imperial state, to the final defeat of his grand vision following the doomed invasion of Russia. It was a period of almost uninterrupted... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99
Often, revolts and uprisings are regarded as being solely the results of a perfect storm of geopolitical, societal, and economic factors. But as French sociologist Gustave Le Bon astutely points out in The Psychology of Revolution, more personal variables enter into the revolutionary equation, as well. He parses several historical revolutions and identifies... more...
- The Floating Press 1915; US$ 7.95
"Nations yet to come will look back upon his history as to some grand and supernatural romance. The fiery energy of his youthful career, and the magnificent progress of his irresistible ambition, have invested his character with the mysterious grandeur of some heavenly appearance; and when all the lesser tumults and lesser men of our age shall... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Who was the mysterious figure who was held in custody by French authorities for nearly 35 years, with his faced constantly cloaked in an identity-concealing iron mask? Though writers ranging from Voltaire to Dumas have advanced their own theories, this exhaustive examination of historical documents comes closest to presenting a viable answer to this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
Catherine de' Medici (1519-89) was the wife of one king of France and the mother of three more - the last, sorry representatives of the Valois, who had ruled France since 1328. She herself is of preeminent importance to French history, and one of the most controversial of all historical figures. Despised until she was powerful enough to be hated,... more...