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  • High Season In Niceby Robert Kanigel

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    A fascinating portrait of Nice on the French Riviera, showing how the city became the birthplace of modern tourism more...

  • Narbonne and its Territory in Late Antiquityby Frank Riess

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    This work centres on the post-Roman period of Narbonne and its territory, up to its capture by the Arabs in 720, encompassing not only recent archaeological findings but also perspectives of French, Spanish and Catalan historiography that have fashioned distinct national narratives. Seeking to remove Narbonne from any subsequent birth of France, Catalonia... more...

  • Reflections of Sunflowersby Ruth Silvestre

    Allison & Busby 2013; US$ 10.19

    The final book in the Sunflowers trilogy sees Ruth Silvestre and her husband returning to Bel-Air de Grèzelongue, their much-loved home in the south-west of France. In 1976 their dream of owning a peaceful summer retreat came true when they stumbled across this derelict farmhouse surrounded by fields and orchards, and saw what it could become. Over... more...

  • The Ceremonial Cityby Robert A. Schneider

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 29.95

    From public executions to religious processions to political festivities, Toulouse's ceremonial life was remarkably rich in the decades prior to the French Revolution. In an engaging portrait that conveys this provincial city in all its splendor and misery, Robert Schneider explores how Toulouse's civic and community life was represented in the stagings... more...

  • A Fool And His Moneyby Ann Wroe

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.69

    Few books have captured the atmosphere of daily medieval life as well or as movingly as A Fool and His Money. Rodez, in southern France, was divided for centuries by a feud between two masters. This partitioned town thus acquired two distinct cultures. The story focuses on the strange case of Peyre Marques, a merchant who forgets where he has buried... more...

  • Two Towns in Provenceby M.F.K. Fisher

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    This memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence is, as the author tells us, "my picture, my map, of a place and therefore of myself...just as much of its reality is based on my own shadows, my inventions." A vibrant and perceptive profile of the kinship between a person and a place. A Considerable Town M.F.K. Fisher scans the centuries... more...

  • Rome in the Pyreneesby Simon Esmonde Cleary

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Written by an acknowledged authority on this period and region, this is the first full-length book published in English on a Roman-Gallic town. Drawing from the extensive excavation that he has carried out on the site for many years, Simon Esmonde-Cleary presents this historical and archaeological survey of the important Roman and medieval site... more...

  • Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartresby Henry Adams; Raymond Carney

    Penguin Group US 1986; US$ 17.00

    Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring and... more...

  • Calais: An English Town in France, 1347-1558by Susan Rose

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 99.00

    The first comprehensive history of Calais under English rule, casting new light on the development of its vigorous political and commercial society. more...