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  • The Xenophobe's Guide to the Portugueseby Matthew Hancock

    Oval Projects 2012; US$ 3.99

    A guide to understanding the Portuguese which dispels or confirms preconceived prejudices with humor and insight. more...

  • Adventures in the French Tradeby Jeffrey Mehlman

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    This memoir is less a chronicle of the life of a leading scholar/critic of matters French (and a key figure in the naturalization of French "theory" in English) than a series of differently angled fragments, episodes, each with its attendant surprise, in what one commentator has called his amour vache, his injured and occasionally injurious love, for... more...

  • Africa and Franceby Dominic Thomas

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Africa and France reveals how increased control over immigration has changed cultural and social production, especially in theatre, literature, film, and even museum construction. A hated of foreigners, accompanied by new forms of intolerance and racism, has crept from policy into popular expressions of ideas about the postcolony and ethnic minorities.... more...

  • Age of Napoleon, Theby Susan Conner

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Napoleon, from his clannishness to his obsession with detail, is described in his own words and those of his contemporaries. more...

  • Before the Delugeby Michael Sonenscher

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 43.95

    Ever since the French Revolution, Madame de Pompadour's comment, "Après moi, le déluge" (after me, the deluge), has looked like a callous if accurate prophecy of the political cataclysms that began in 1789. But decades before the Bastille fell, French writers had used the phrase to describe a different kind of selfish recklessness--not toward the... more...

  • The Boulanger Affair Reconsideredby William D. Irvine

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 149.99

    Recent scholarship on the French Boulangist movement has focused on the combination of socialism and chauvinism behind it, but this study argues that it was royalist and conservative support that provided the crucial backing. more...

  • A Certain Idea of Franceby Phillip H. Gordon

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 37.95

    As France begins to confront the new challenges of the post-Cold War era, the time has come to examine how French security policy has evolved since Charles de Gaulle set it on an independent course in the 1960s. Philip Gordon shows that the Gaullist model, contrary to widely held beliefs, has lived on--but that its inherent inconsistencies have grown... more...

  • Charlemagneby Rosamond McKitterick

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    This book is a major re-examination of Charlemagne the ruler and his reputation. more...

  • Charles de Gaulle's Legacy of Ideasby Benjamin M. Rowland; Dana H. Allin; Timo Behr; David P. Calleo; Christopher S. Chivvis; John L. Harper; Thomas Row; Michael Stuermer; Lanxin Xiang

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 32.99

    Charles de Gaulle combined the skills to master the politics of his own day with an uncanny sense of where history was going and how to position France accordingly. The essays in this volume examine certain of the policies and themes de Gaulle pursued nationally, in the European region, and internationally, giving consideration to their significance... more...

  • Conscripts and Desertersby Alan Forrest

    Oxford University Press, USA 1989; US$ 164.99

    Between the outbreak of war with Austria in 1792 and Napoleon's final debacle in 1814, France remained almost continously at war, recruiting in the process some two to three million frenchmen--a level of recruitment unknown to previous generations and widely resented as an attack on the liberties of rural communities. Forrest challenges the notion... more...