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

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 36.00

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

  • The Ile-de-France (Routledge Revivals)by Marc Bloch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in English in 1971, The Ile-de-France presents the reader with a study of the countryside around Paris through the eyes of Marc Bloch, a man with his own view of history. It looks at the area?s origins, extent, geographical features, archaeology, and past local histories. The book extends beyond the region of Paris itself and offers... more...

  • An Imam in Parisby Daniel L. Newman

    Saqi 2012; US$ 19.99

    In the 1820s, Rifa'a Rafi' al-Tahtawi, a young Muslim cleric, was a leading member of the first Egyptian educational mission to Paris, where he remained for five years, documenting his observations of European culture. His account, Takhlis al-Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz, is one of the earliest and most influential records of the Muslim encounter with Enlightenment-era... more...

  • Judicial Politics and Urban Revolt in Seventeenth-Century Franceby Sharon Kettering

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 53.00

    Most historical scholarship concerned with the Fronde has investigated the Parlement of Paris. By focusing on the different experience of high court judges in Aix-en-Provence, Sharon Kettering illuminates the causes of resistance to royal authority and offers a new understanding of the role of provincial officials in seventeenth-century revolts. ... more...

  • Karl Martellby Andreas Fischer

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 20.81

    Karl Martell blieb der Nachwelt vor allem durch seine militärischen Erfolge im Gedächtnis. Besonders sein Sieg in der Schlacht bei Poitiers (732) gegen die Araber schuf seinen Mythos vom Retter des christlichen Abendlandes. Zugleich wird dem Hausmeier ein gewichtiger Anteil am Aufstieg der Karolinger zum König- und Kaisertum beigemessen. Ausgehend... more...

  • Karl der Großeby Wilfried Hartmann

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2015; US$ 20.03

    Karl der Große (748-814) ist wohl der bekannteste Herrscher des Mittelalters. Als bedeutendster Vertreter der Karolinger, als "Baumeister Europas", prägte er seine Zeit nachhaltig und fasziniert die nachfolgenden Generationen bis heute. Diese neue Biographie vermittelt kompakt und dennoch anschaulich eine große Fülle von Informationen zu... more...

  • The Merovingian Kingdoms 450 - 751by Ian Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    A comprehensive survey which begins with the rise of the Franks, then examines the Merovingians. more...

  • Northern Thailandby Christopher Evans

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    A thorough guide to the number-one tourist destination in Southeast Asia, this focuses on the northern parts of Thailand. Also covered in details are the trains of Thailand and what you need to know, how to find medical or legal help if you need it, the cuisine and dining, the language, and all other practicalities. The finest hotels, with impeccable... more...

  • Parisby Hans-Joachim Lotz

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 38.15

    »Paris ist ein großer Bibliothekssaal, der von der Seine durchströmt wird.« Walter Benjamin. Seit jeher ist Paris eine Stadt der Literaten und Künstler und viele Bauwerke, Plätze und Straßen sind in die Literaturgeschichte eingegangen. Viktor Hugos Roman ?Der Glöckner von Notre Dame? oder ?Das Phantom der Oper? von Gaston Leroux wecken beim Leser sehr... 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 guidewritten by an historian and based on personal exploration, old maps, and documentsoffers 50 walking destinations, many unfamiliar even to Parisians. Several excursions evoke the spirit of an age past by exploring the haunts of Heloise... more...