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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Age of Napoleonby SUSAN CONNER

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 70.00

    Hegel called him an idea on horseback, a description that suggests Napoleon Bonaparte's complexity, as well as the extent to which he changed France, Europe, and the world. Napoleon has been called a visionary, a pragmatist, a cynical opportunist, an ogre, and a demigod. Here, he is described in his own words and the words of his contemporaries: from... more...

  • France Since 1945by Robert Gildea

    Oxford University Press, UK 1996; US$ 22.88

    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. Robert Gildea sets these and other issues within their economic, social, and... more...

  • Organizing for Warby Rachel Chrastil

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    By the end of the Franco-Prussian War (1870--71), Germany occupied one third of French territory, thousands of Alsatians and Lorrainers had flooded into France, and 140,000 French soldiers had died. France's crushing defeat in the most significant European armed conflict between the Napoleonic wars and World War I cast long shadows over military garrisons,... more...

  • The Politics of Depression in France 1932?1936by Julian Jackson

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 55.00

    This book examines debates about the formation of French economic policy during the Great Depression. more...