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  • Vice And Virtueby Paul Lombard

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    From the courtesans of Versailles to the back halls of Chirac’s government, from Danton — revealed to have been a paid agent for England — to the shady bankers of Mitterand’s era, from the buddies of Mazarin to the builders of the Panama Canal, Paul Lomba more...

  • The Defense of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Northern Italy, 1813-1814by George F. Nafziger

    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...

  • The Franco-Prussian Warby Geoffrey Wawro

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 22.00

    Wawro describes the Franco-Prussian War, 1870–71, that violently changed the course of European history. more...

  • Rome in the Pyreneesby Simon Esmonde Cleary

    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... more...

  • Richelieuby Hilaire Belloc; Fr. Michael Crowdy

    IHS Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    A biography of Cardinal Richelieu of France—considered by many to be the founder of modern Europe—this 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... more...

  • Charlemagneby Rosamond McKitterick

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    This 2008 book is a major re-examination of Charlemagne the ruler and his reputation. more...

  • French Intellectuals and Politics from the Dreyfus Affair to the Occupationby David Drake

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empireby Flora Fraser

    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...

  • Construction of Minority Identities in France and Britainby Gino G. Raymond; Professor Tariq Modood

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • The Illustrious Deadby Stephan Talty

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    ?Gripping . . . a compelling story of personal hubris and humbling defeat.? ?Jack Weatherford,author of the New York Times bestseller Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World In a masterful dual narrative that pits the heights of human ambition and achievement against the supremacy of nature, New York Times bestselling author Stephan... more...