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  • Reading the French Enlightenmentby Julie Candler Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00

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

  • The French Revolutionby William Doyle

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99

    The author elucidates on why the revolution occured and explores the legacy of the revolution in the form of rationality in public affairs and responsible government, and finishes his examination of the revolution with a discussion as to why it has been so controversial. more...

  • There Are No Slaves in Franceby Sue Peabody

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 59.99

    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 will... 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$ 155.00

    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 1993; US$ 26.99

    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 women's active militant participation, they denied to women the rights that women helped to establish. more...

  • Spectacular Politicsby Matthew N Truesdell

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99

    This study examines Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte's use of public spectacle to dazzle the French population after the inception of universal male suffrage in 1848. Drawing on newspapers, archival sources and memoirs, Truesdell argues that Louis-Napoleon pioneered the manipulation of a mass electorate. more...