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- 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...
- 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...
- BRILL 2004; US$ 204.00
Tanner (history, Ohio State U.) offers a new model of the development of medieval government from the later ninth century in northern France, drawing on a cluster of insights developed by social historians and historians that she calls the anthropological school, because it draws on anthropological models in order to discuss political and social co more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 12.68
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...
- 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...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99
From the coauthor of Holy Blood, Holy Grail a basis for The Da Vinci Code comes a deeper exploration of the secrets of Rennes-le-Château. In 1982, Henry Lincoln, along with colleagues Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, published Holy Blood, Holy Grail , which became an immediate international bestseller. It investigated Rennes-le-Château, a small... more...
- 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...
- 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...