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- Kohlhammer Verlag 2015; US$ 41.64
Heilige Helden und grausame Tyrannen - als solche werden die Hauptfiguren in Viten und Passiones stilisiert. Gewalt ist aber nicht nur die Voraussetzung dafür, dass eine heiligmäßige Person zum Märtyrer werden kann, sie ist in den Lebensbeschreibungen geradezu allgegenwärtig. Die vorliegende Studie richtet ihren Fokus auf Täter und Opfer gleichermaßen... more...
- McSweeney's 2015; US$ 9.99
Two couples, each with a twelve-year-old child, travel to Paris; within a few moments of discovering each other in a crowd, one of their children disappears. A day later, one of the mothers disappears, too. The story that follows is a wonderfully strange, beautifully composed examination of happiness and desperation, complete with a man in a bear... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
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... more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2015; US$ 19.43
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
Since the mid-1970s, the term zone has often been associated with the post-war housing estates on the outskirts of large French cities. However, it once referred to a more circumscribed space: the zone non aedificandi (non-building zone) which encircled Paris (1840-1940). This unusual territory came to occupy a central place in Parisian culture. By... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15
This detailed biography offers a reappraisal of the career of Robert Curthose, William the Conqueror's eldest son and duke of Normandy from 1087 to 1106, locating the duke's career in the social, cultural and political context of the period. Robert's relationship with members of his family shaped the political landscape of England and Normandy for... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95
Raymond Blake is a writer and the wine editor of Food & Wine magazine in Ireland. He is the author of In Black and White: A History of Rowing at Trinity College, Dublin . This is his first book that taps into his abiding love of France. more...
- Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 14.99
Twenty years, seven letters, and one long-lost love of a lifetime At age 40, Samantha Verant's life is falling apart-she's jobless, in debt, and feeling stuck... until she stumbles upon seven old love letters from Jean-Luc, the sexy Frenchman she'd met in Paris when she was 19. With a quick Google search, she finds him, and both are quick to realize... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00
A novel study of the political, religious, and cultural worlds of the principal Irish figures at the exiled court of Charles II more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57
Nelson was a letter writer of great flair and somehow, between his naval service and recovering from various illnesses and wounds and, of course, despite his famously tangled love-life, he managed to write an extraordinary number of them, on all subjects and addressed to all manner of recipients. This widely-praised volume collects together over 500... more...