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  • Ladder of Shadowsby Gustaf Sobin

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 50.00

    Bits of late Roman coinage, the mutilated torso of a marble Venus, blue debris from an early medieval glassworks, and the powder rasped from the reputed tomb of Mary Magdalene?these tantalizing mementos of human history found scattered throughout the landscape of southeastern France are the points of departure for Gustaf Sobin's lyrical narrative.... more...

  • Provenceby Martin Garrett

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 14.49

    Celebrated by writers from Petrarch to Peter Mayle, Provence's rugged mountains, wild maquis and lavender-filled meadows are world-famous. Historic cities like Arles, Avignon and Aix contain Roman amphitheatres, papal palaces and royal residences, while market towns and picturesque villages maintain age-old traditions of wine producing and agriculture.... more...

  • Settlement and Social Organizationby Guy Halsall

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    An historical and archaeological examination of social organisation in the Merovingian region of Metz. more...

  • Greetings from Parisby Editors of Thunder Bay Press

    Thunder Bay Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Paris is one of the most thrilling cities in the world. From the Eiffel Tower, presiding majestically over the city, to the Mona Lisa, smiling her mysterious smile at the Louvre, the delights of Paris are known throughout the world. Once you?ve seen them, you?ll never forget them whether it?s in person or in Greetings from Paris ! From its history... more...

  • Travelers' Tales Parisby James O'Reilly; Sean O'Reilly; Larry Habegger

    Travelers' Tales 2011; US$ 18.99

    Paris is one city that everyone should endeavor to know over the course of a lifetime, and not just in one or two visits. The City of Light has bestowed on millions the gift of the incandescent present, an image or experience into which all life is condensed and reflected upon for years to come. Travelers' Tales Paris captures the romance of the world's... more...

  • The Most Beautiful Walk in the Worldby John Baxter

    Short Books 2012; US$ 13.11

    Paris is a pedestrian's city - each block a revelation, every neighbourhood a new feast for the senses, a place rich with history and romance at every turn. In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and Paris resident John Baxter sets off on the trail of Paris's legendary artists and writers. Along the way, he tells the city's story, introducing... more...

  • Cosmopolitan Europe: A Strasbourg Self-Portraitby Professor John Western; Professor Brian Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    The past hundred years of Europe are distilled in the experiences of the citizens of Strasbourg. From the turn of the twentieth century until 1945, Europe's ruling idea of nationalism rendered Strasbourg/Stra?burg the prize in a tug-of-war between the two greatest continental powers, France and Germany. Then, in the immediate post-war period, ideals... more...

  • The Battle of Vouillé, 507 CEby Ralph W. Mathisen; Danuta Shanzer

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    This volume highlights the heretofore largely neglected Battle of Vouillé in 507 CE, when the Frankish King Clovis defeated Alaric II, the King of the Visigoths. Clovis? victory proved a crucial step in the expulsion of the Visigoths from Francia into Spain, thereby leaving Gaul largely to the Franks. It was arguably in the wake of Vouillé... more...

  • High Season In Niceby Robert Kanigel

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 6.99

    Nice is the queen of the Côte d'Azur. Founded by the Greeks some time after the sixth century BC, it has borne the tread of Roman legionnaires and Italy-bound Englishmen on the Grand Tour as well as Lost Generation literati from Hemingway to Fitzgerald. Since the late nineteenth century it has been known as a 'pleasure capital', and now tourism is... more...

  • French Leaveby Liz Ryan

    Liberties Press 2013; US$ 10.19

    It was when she realised she was spending twelve hours a week and five thousand euro a year commuting to work that Liz Ryan began to question how great life in boom-time Ireland really was - and reached a decision the day an enraged biker hurled a helmet at her windscreen. So she quit her job, sold her house and moved to a remote hamlet in coastal... more...