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  • Frankreich Jahrbuch 2008by Henrik Uterwedde

    Springer Fachmedien 2009; US$ 59.99

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  • St. Ivo (1247?1303)by Michael Streck; Annette Rieck

    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 Cercle Social, the Girondins, and the French Revolutionby Gary Kates

    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...

  • The True History of the Prisoner called The Iron Maskby George Agar Ellis

    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 Though writers ranging from Voltaire to Dumas have advanced their own theories, this exhaustive examination of historical documents comes closest to presenting a viable answer to this...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...

  • The History of Napoleon Buonaparteby John Gibson Lockhart

    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...

  • Napoleon and Europeby Philip G. Dwyer

    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 Psychology of Revolutionby Gustave Le Bon

    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...

  • Catherine de'Mediciby R J Knecht

    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...

  • Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinetteby Jeanne Louise Henriette (Genet) Campan

    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...

  • French Renaissance Monarchyby R. J. Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    First published in 1984, Professor Knecht's study quickly established itself as the best short account of the period. The reigns of Francis I and Henry II, spanning the first half of the sixteenth century, are one of the most colourful and formative periods of French history. In addition to examining the nature and effectiveness of their reigns, Professor... more...