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  • Practice of Everyday Lifeby Michel De Certeau; Luce Giard; Pierre Mayol

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    To remain unconsumed by consumer society—this was the goal, pursued through a world of subtle and practical means, that beckoned throughout the first volume of The Practice of Everyday Life. The second volume of the work delves even deeper than did the first into the subtle tactics of resistance and private practices that make living a subversive... more...

  • Partenaires de raison?by Carine Germond

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00

    die Jahre 1963-1969 sind eine Schlüsselperiode für die Beziehungen zwischen Frankreich und Deutschland. Kaum war der Élysée-Vertrag unterzeichnet, entbrannten Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Paris und Bonn, die die bilaterale Entente dauernd belasteten. Auf einer breiten Quellenbasis geht Carine Defrance der Hauptfrage nach, ob und weshalb... more...

  • The Great Cat Massacre - A History of Britain in 100 Mistakesby Gareth Rubin

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99

    In 1914 a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. 'Ross-shire,' one called down, but the porter heard 'Russia'. And so began a rumour that led to Germany losing the First World War.Often the history we learn at school is only half the story. We hear of... more...

  • The Constitutional Monarchy in France, 1814-48by Pamela M. Pilbeam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99

    Historians in France assume that the restoration of Monarchy after the defeat of Napoleon was doomed. The first compact recent history of the period in English, this book reveals that although the French experimented with two Monarchies and a Republic (1814 - 48), there was substantial stability. The Institutional framework constructed during the Revolutionary... more...

  • Three German Invasions of Franceby Douglas Fermer

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 17.25

    Tension and rivalry between France and Germany shaped the history of Western Europe in the century from 1860. Three times that hostility led to war and the invasion of France - in 1870, 1914 and 1940. The outcomes of the battles that followed reset the balance of power across the continent. Yet the German invasions tend to be viewed as separate events,... more...

  • Wellington’s Men Rememberedby Janet Bromley; David Bromley

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 50.00

    Wellington’s Men Remembered is a reference work which has been compiled on behalf of the Association of Friends of the Waterloo Committee and contains over 3,000 memorials to soldiers who fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo between 1808 and 1815, together with 150 battlefield and regimental memorials in 24 countries worldwide.Over 1800... more...

  • Through France with Berzeliusby C. G. Bernhard

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    There are 165 years between Jöns Jacob Berzelius' and Carl Gustaf Bernhard's excursions through the Massif Central in France. In spite of their circumstantial differences, the similarities between the two men of letters is striking. While Berzelius is renowned as one of the founders of modern chemistry and mineralogy, the bulk of Bernhard's achievement... more...

  • Regeneration through Empireby Margaret Cook Andersen

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    Following France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870–71, French patriots feared that their country was in danger of becoming a second-rate power in Europe. Decreasing birth rates had largely slowed French population growth, and the country’s population was not keeping pace with that of its European neighbors. To regain its standing in the... more...

  • Napoleon III and Europeby Yong Zhou

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Napoleon III and Europe investigates, outside the field of France's own political development, those positive changes in the organization of Europe and the world which Napoleon III effected. It examines Napoleon III's attitude towards the so-called nationality principle with regards to the Balkans, and the attention he gave to the fate of the Christian... more...

  • Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichte. 18. Jahrgang, Heft 1 [German-language Edition]by Leonid Luks; Gunter Dehnert; John Andreas Fuchs; Nikolaus Lobkowicz; Alexei Rybakow

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    Since 1997, FORUM is an integral part of the journal landscape of European Studies. In addition to facts of contemporary history, it offers deep insights into the history of ideas, reflects current discussions, and provides reviews of books on Central and Eastern European history. Especially on the history of ideas and contemporary history it offers... more...