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  • CultureShock! Parisby Francis Gendlin

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.75

    CultureShock! Paris is the indispensable guide for anyone planning a stay in the City of Light. Let Frances Gendlin, whose Parisian insider knowledge and non-native perspective are invaluable, take you through the process of settling in, whether for short or longer stays. From finding your own pied-a-terre and navigating French bureaucracy to discussing... more...

  • Cemeteries and Society in Merovingian Gaulby Guy Halsall

    BRILL 2009; US$ 199.00

    This volume collects seven of Guy Halsall's most important essays on the social interpretation Merovingian cemetery archaeology, alongside two rewritten pieces and two wholly new articles. These are accompanied by five 'commentaries' on the debates to which these chapters contributed. more...

  • Ideologies and Institutions in Urban Franceby R. D. Grillo

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 29.00

    This book presents a detailed account of relations between the indigenous French population and immigrant workers and their families of non-French origin. more...

  • Paris Discoveredby Mary McAuliffe

    Elysian Editions 2006; US$ 14.95

    Uncovering the Paris that charmed Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century and George Gershwin in the 20th, this guide?written by an historian and based on personal exploration, old maps, and documents?offers 50 walking destinations, many unfamiliar even to Parisians. Several excursions evoke the spirit of an age past by exploring the haunts of Heloise... more...

  • From Here, You Can't See Parisby Michael Sanders

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.09

    A sweet, leisurely exploration of the life of Les Arques (population 159), a hilltop village in a remote corner of France, untouched by the modern era. It is a story of a dying village's struggle to survive, of a dead artist whose legacy begins its rebirth, and of chef Jacques Ratier and his wife, Noelle, whose bustling restaurant - the village's... more...

  • Colonial Metropolisby Jennifer Anne Boittin

    UNP - Nebraska 2010; US$ 45.00

    World War I gave colonial migrants and French women unprecedented access to the workplaces and nightlife of Paris. After the war they were expected to return without protest to their homes, both metropolitan and overseas. Neither group, however, was willing to be discarded. Between the world wars, the mesmerizing capital of France?s colonial empire... more...

  • Conqueror's Sonby Katharine Lack

    The History Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Duke Robert Curthose of Normandy was rebellious, but the fact remains that the throne of England was meant to pass to him on the death of William the Conqueror. William Rufus and Henry I were thus usurpers. This book redresses the balance of opinion on Robert Curthose. more...

  • Quantitative Geology of Late Jurassic Epicontinental Sediments in the Jura Mountains of Switzerlandby Reinhart A. Gygi

    Springer Basel 2012; US$ 67.14

    This book summarizes decades of research by the author on the sedimentary geology in the epicontinental (shelf) sea of the Late Jurassic period in northern Switzerland. It covers a plethora of features including vertical and lateral facies changes. more...

  • Provenceby Ford Madox Ford; John Coyne; John Coyle

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.99

    Ford Madox Ford spent his last years in the south of France, near Toulon. In Provence (1935), written four years before his death, he explores both the place and the idea of it: 'not a country nor the home of a race, but a frame of mind'. Suffused with a northern European's love for 'the Roman province that lies beneath the sun', Provence evokes scents... more...

  • Houseboat on the Seineby William Wharton

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 17.96

    The title brings to mind a luxury vessel on the most glamorous river in the world, but readers expecting to learn about the high life in France will be in for a surprise. In this charming memoir, painter and novelist Wharton (Birdy) instead gives us literally the nuts and bolts of building a houseboat, along with generous dollops of humor and local... more...