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  • Jacques Chiracby Alan Allport

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    For more than 40 years, Jacques Chirac has been at the center of French political life. He has served in every major office of the French state, from mayor of Paris and prime minister to the presidency, which he has held since 1995. This work examines the complex issues and questions surrounding Chirac and his policies. more...

  • The Illustrious Deadby Stephan Talty

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • France on the World Stageby Professor Mairi Maclean; Dr Joseph Szarka

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This book examines the ways in which France's relations with the international community have evolved in a period of accelerating globalization. It considers the role of the nation state, and its capacity for political initiative, examining French strategies to reinforce French influence on the world stage. more...

  • A Most Holy Warby Mark Gregory Pegg

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    In A Most Holy War , historian Mark Pegg has produced a swift-moving, gripping narrative of this horrific crusade, drawing in part on thousands of testimonies collected by inquisitors in the years 1235 to 1245. He shows how a millennial fervor about "cleansing" the world of heresy, coupled with a fear that Christendom was being eaten away from within... more...

  • Conscripts and Desertersby Alan Forrest

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 164.99 US$ 141.89

    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...

  • Before the Delugeby Michael Sonenscher

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 43.95 US$ 35.16

    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...

  • Views from the Marginsby Kevin J Callahan; Sarah A. Curtis

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This collection of essays offers examples drawn from an imperial history of France that show the power of the periphery to shape diverse and dynamic modern French identities at its center. Each essay explains French identity as a fluid process rather than a category into which French citizens (and immigrants) are expected to fit. In using a core/periphery... 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...

  • France Since 1945by Robert Gildea

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49

    In the fifty years since the end of the Second World War, France has had to deal with the legacy of the German occupation, the effects of the Algerian war and the rise of Islam, and more recently the loss of French domination of Europe following the reunification of Germany, the effect of the European Union, the single currency and so on. more...

  • A Certain Idea of Franceby Phillip H. Gordon

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 37.95 US$ 30.36

    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...