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- The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 10.94
Poems in The Sun King, Conor O'Callaghan's fourth collection, happen in the spaces between parallel realities: virtual and pastoral; North Carolina, Ireland and Manchester's Chinatown district; loss and desire. His wit and virtuosity match his devotion to 'the carnal surface' of things (woodstoves, voicemail codes, sprinklers, money) and of the copious... more...
- De Vecchi Ediciones 2012; US$ 3.88
¿Fueron envenenados Alejandro Magno, Cleopatra, Napoleón o Yasir Arafat? La historia de los venenos es larga y apasionante. El veneno está en nuestras creencias, religiones y mitologías. Se encuentra junto a los dioses, héroes y y seres que moran más allá de la razón. Pervive en el folclore y en las historias legendarias, y resiste el paso del tiempo.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
`The Sun King has always been over-exposed -- a habit he started himself. Here is the student's antidote to boredom. Campbell has produced the best short guide available and a vigorous synthesis of the latest research, complete with extensive bibliography, unfamiliar documents and vital glossary. Fresh material abounds and a misconception is demolished... more...
- BRILL 2003; US$ 204.00
During the Dutch War (1672-78), the French army used "petite guerre" or partisan warfare in its attempt to drive the Spanish from the southern Netherlands. This study focuses on those actions of war (such as forage raids and tax assessments) conducted by special parties or detachments from the regular army. The text also discusses how partisan warf more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2002; US$ 70.00
Henry IV's conversion to catholicism in 1593 and Papal absolution in 1595 were traversed by multiple problems and difficulties. These religious events were inseparable from concurrent political, diplomatic and military issues. The subject is therefore examined both within its civil war background and the wider, European context. This treatment is original,... more...
- IHS Press 2005; US$ 15.95
A biography of Cardinal Richelieu of Franceconsidered by many to be the founder of modern Europethis book does not seek to make Richelieu a figure either of irrational worship or irrational hate. Belloc impartially examines Richelieu's life and career, delves into his Catholic and family roots, and pinpoints their relevance to the development of his... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95
Warfare dominated the long reign of the `Sun-king', Louis XIV. For forty years from 1672, France was continuously at war and had one of the largest armies seen in the West since the fall of imperial Rome. The campaigns secured little territory, but almost bankrupted the country and the consequences for the French monarchy were dramatic - contributing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 83.95
This study was the first systematic attempt to reach behind the myth of Henri IV - famous for having brought order to France after long civil war - and explores the reality of his achievement. This Second Edition has been substantially updated. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95
Much of the period 1661-1815 appeared to be the age of France. France was the greatest power in Western Europe in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and Louis XIV and Napoleon seemed to dominate their periods. yet when Louis XIV died in 1715, and again after Napoleon's attempt to resume power was defeated at Waterloo a century later, France... more...