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  • Reflections on the Revolution in Franceby Edmund Burke

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    Burke supported the American revolution but fought against the French. With his major work Reflections on the Revolution in France, written in 1790, he attacked the revolution and its rationalism and at the same time created a weapon for the counter revolution in England. Burke predicted with uncanny accuracy the Reign of Terror which lay ahead. more...

  • Reading the French Enlightenmentby Julie Candler Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This 1999 book is an ambitious reinterpretation of a crucial aspect of eighteenth-century thought, the rationalizing and classifying impulse. more...

  • Louis XIVby J. H. Shennan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 30.95

    Looks at the king and his beliefs, domestic problems, and foreign policy. more...

  • "There Are No Slaves in France"by Sue Peabody

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    There Are No Slaves in France examines the paradoxical emergence of political antislavery and institutional racism in the century prior to the French Revolution. Sue Peabody shows how the political culture of late Bourbon France created ample opportunities for contestation over the meaning of freedom. Based on various archival sources, this work... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Jocelyn Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 30.95

    In the French Revolution , Jocelyn Hunt examines the major issues and background to the revolution, including its causes, and disputes as to when it ended. The author also surveys the views of historians on this period and looks at wider questions such as the nature of revolution. Beginning with the pre-revolution economic and political situation,... more...

  • Princes, posts and partisansby G. Satterfield

    BRILL 2003; US$ 204.00

    During the Dutch War (1672-78), the French army used "petite guerre" or partisan warfare in its attempt to drive the Spanish from the southern Netherlands. This study focuses on those actions of war (such as forage raids and tax assessments) conducted by special parties or detachments from the regular army. The text also discusses how partisan warf more...

  • Intellectuals and Politics in Post-War Franceby David Drake

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    What did French intellectuals have to say about Gaullism, the Cold War colonialism, the women's movement, and the events of May '68? David Drake examines the political commitment of intellectuals in France from Sartre and Camus to Bernard-Henri LÚvy and Bourdieu. In this accessible study, he explores why there was a radical reassessment of the intellectual's... more...

  • Napoleonby David Nicholls

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 55.00

    This biographical companion provides easy access to information about the Emporer Napoleon through some 330 entries which cover significant events, people, and other topics such as the principal Napoleonic campaigns, and all the major battles including Waterloo and Austerlitz. more...

  • Henry IV of France and the Politics of Religion 1572 - 1596, Volume 1 & 2by N. M. Sutherland

    Intellect Books Ltd 2002; US$ 70.00

    Henry IV's conversion to catholicism in 1593 and Papal absolution in 1595 were traversed by multiple problems and difficulties. These religious events were inseparable from concurrent political, diplomatic and military issues. The subject is therefore examined both within its civil war background and the wider, European context. This treatment is original,... more...

  • Rebel Daughtersby Sara E. Melzer; Leslie W. Rabine

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays examines the important and paradoxical relation between women and the French Revolution. Although the male leaders of the Revolution depended on the women's active militant participation, they denied to women the rights they helped to establish. At the same time that women were banned from the political sphere,... more...