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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...