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- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 35.00
Consistently illuminating and often polemical, French Resistance focuses on recent transatlantic debates over critical theory, national identity, and multiculturalism.orStarting from well-publicized controversies such as the bicentennial of the French Revolution, the 1989 Affair of the Veil, or the more recent Sokal Affair, Jean-Philippe Mathy looks... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
From the courtesans of Versailles to the back halls of Chiracs government, from Danton revealed to have been a paid agent for England to the shady bankers of Mitterands era, from the buddies of Mazarin to the builders of the Panama Canal, Paul Lomba more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 125.00
A discussion of the two-year campaign in Northern Italy (1813-14) within the larger context of the Napoleonic Wars. Outnumbered by three to one, the French commander, Eugene Beauharnais fought an outstanding campaign, covering all of Napoleon's southern front. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Written by an acknowledged authority on this period and region, this is the first full-length book published in English on a Roman-Gallic town. Drawing from the extensive excavation that he has carried out on the site for many years, Simon Esmonde-Cleary presents this historical and archaeological survey of the important Roman and medieval site of... more...
- IHS Press 2005; US$ 15.95
A biography of Cardinal Richelieu of Franceconsidered by many to be the founder of modern Europethis book does not seek to make Richelieu a figure either of irrational worship or irrational hate. Belloc impartially examines Richelieu's life and career, delves into his Catholic and family roots, and pinpoints their relevance to the development of his... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00
A companion volume to Drake's Intellectuals and Politics in Post-War France (2002), French Intellectuals from the Dreyfus Affair to the Occupation traces the political positions adopted by French writers and artists from the end of the 19th century to the Liberation. Drawing on a wide range of primary and secondary sources, it offers a clear and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, the brilliant life of Napoleon's favorite sister, with color photos, paintings, and illustrations. Considered by many in Europe to be the most beautiful woman at the turn of the nineteenth century, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese shocked the continent with the boldness of her love affairs, her opulent wardrobe... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00
In France the idea that a person can be both a French citizen and have an ethnic or religious identity is unacceptable, while in Britain community cohesion promote the combining of race or faith with the idea of being British. This volume examines the problems posed by these assumptions and the realities that are forcing them to be revisited. more...