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- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99
Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette is an inside look into the life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, written by her First Lady in Waiting Madame Campan. Born in 1755 and married to Louis XVI of France at the age of 14, Antoinette was renowned for her fabled excesses. She was condemned for treason in 1793 at the zenith of the French Revolution,... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available
The resplendent sex symbol of the splendid century'... The reign of Athenais de Montespan as principal mistress of Louis XIV corresponds with the most glorious period of the Grand Siecle. Athenais was 'the true Queen of France', symbol of a dazzling French culture in the seventeenth century. As a lover, she risked the disgrace of double adultery to... 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 Though writers ranging from Voltaire to Dumas have advanced their own theories, this exhaustive examination of historical documents comes closest to presenting a viable answer to this...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...
- 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...
- 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...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 163.57
Zwischen dem Edikt von Nantes (1598) und dem Tod Ludwigs XIV. im Jahr 1715 liegt der beispiellose Aufstieg Frankreichs zur führenden Macht Europas. Regierungsform und Hof, Kultur und Sprache Frankreichs wurden Vorbild für andere Staaten des Kontinents. Durch seinen Sieg im Dreißigjährigen Krieg und seine Expansion im Devolutionskrieg und im Holländischen... more...
- MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. On a lovely spring morning in the year 1829, a man of fifty or thereabouts was wending his way on horseback along the mountain road that leads to a large village near the Grande Chartreuse. This village is the market town of a populous canton that... more...