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1715-1789. 18th century. Louis XV, Louis XVI

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  • Causes of the Revolutionby Jill K. Mulhall

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    Great Britain passed the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts, which made colonists angry and eventually they boycotted and refused to purchase British goods. Great Britain sent soldiers to the colonies, which caused more problems with events like the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Common Sense by Thomas Paine helped convince people that they... more...

  • Marie Antoinette "Madame Deficit"by Liz Hockinson; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    The young, pretty queen who is remembered for supposedly uttering, Let them eat cake,? Marie Antoinette had fun and spent money on beautiful things, while her people starved. But was she as heartless as everyone believed? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame whose extravagance incited a revolution.... more...

  • Marie Antoinette's Headby Will Bashor

    Lyons Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    For the better part of the Queen Marie Antoinette's reign over France, one man was entrusted with the sole responsibility of ensuring that her coiffure was at its most ostentatious best. Marie Antoinette's Head tells the story of Leonard Autie, Marie Antoinette?s hairdresser and confidante, the man responsible for the style that made her the envy... more...

  • Power and Politics in Old Regime France, 1720-1745by Peter Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • "There Are No Slaves in France"by Sue Peabody

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    There Are No Slaves in France examines the paradoxical emergence of political antislavery and institutional racism in the century prior to the French Revolution. Sue Peabody shows how the political culture of late Bourbon France created ample opportunities for contestation over the meaning of freedom. Based on various archival sources, this work... more...

  • Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinetteby Jeanne Louise Henriette (Genet) Campan

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette is an inside look into the life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, written by her First Lady in Waiting Madame Campan. Born in 1755 and married to Louis XVI of France at the age of 14, Antoinette was renowned for her fabled excesses. She was condemned for treason in 1793 at the zenith of the French Revolution,... more...

  • Before the Delugeby Michael Sonenscher

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.00 US$ 36.80

    Ever since the French Revolution, Madame de Pompadour's comment, "Après moi, le déluge" (after me, the deluge), has looked like a callous if accurate prophecy of the political cataclysms that began in 1789. But decades before the Bastille fell, French writers had used the phrase to describe a different kind of selfish recklessness--not toward the... more...

  • De Broglie's Armadaby Sudipta Das

    UPA 2009; US$ 32.99

    The present study represents the first published translation and analysis of an intriguing scheme of invasion of the British Isles that formed the foundation of all later invasion plans drawn up in the ivory towers of French diplomacy. more...

  • From Deficit to Delugeby Thomas Kaiser; Dale Van Kley

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    From Deficit to Deluge takes stock of shifts in scholarly investigation of the origins of French Revolution. During the last decade, scholars have moved beyond "revisionist" historians of the 1970s, who highlighted the monarchy's degeneration into despotism, to explore related conflicts in the realms of finance, social relations, religion, diplomacy,... more...

  • Marie Antoinetteby Dena Goodman; Thomas E. Kaiser

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    Marie-Antoinette is one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in all of French history. This volume explores the many struggles by various individuals and groups to put right Marie's identity, and it simultaneously links these struggles to larger destabilizations in social, political and gender systems in France. Looking at how Marie... more...