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  • Reading the French Enlightenmentby Julie Candler Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 35.00

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

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

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 72.99 US$ 65.69

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 43.99 US$ 39.59

    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...

  • Spectacular Politicsby Matthew N Truesdell

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 134.99 US$ 121.49

    Drawing on newspapers, archival sources, and memoirs, Spectacular Politics shows how, as President of the Second Republic and then as Emperor Napoleon III, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte used public speech and spectacle to dazzle and seduce the French population, helping to pioneer the modern techniques of image politics and the manipulation of a mass... more...

  • The Boulanger Affair Reconsideredby William D. Irvine

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 149.99 US$ 134.99

    Recent scholarship on General Boulanger's bid for power in France's Third Republic has focused on the combination of socialism and national chauvinism in the movement supporting his campaign, seeing in this alliance the left-wing origins of 20th-century fascism. In this groundbreaking study, based on archival materials only recently made available... more...