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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Franceby Stephen C. Jett; Lisa Roberts

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    Describes the history, geography, government, economy, people, and culture of France. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Most Holy Warby Mark Gregory Pegg

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 14.99

    Preface. Acknowledgments. Dramatis Personae. Genealogical Charts. A Most Holy War. Abbreviations Used in Notes. Notes. Bibliography. Index more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Conscripts and Desertersby Alan Forrest

    Oxford University Press, USA 1989; US$ 144.99

    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...