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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Transcultural Teensby Chantal Tetreault

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62

    Transcultural Teens provides readers with a window onto the cultural and linguistic creativity of the housing projects, or cit é s , that ring Paris, showing how young people of Algerian Arab origins play with language in fascinating ways that subvert commonly held notions of intercultural animosity. Provides solid, real-world evidence in... more...

  • Reading the French Enlightenmentby Julie Candler Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This 1999 book is an ambitious reinterpretation of a crucial aspect of eighteenth-century thought, the rationalizing and classifying impulse. more...

  • Intellectuals and Politics in Post-War Franceby David Drake

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    What did French intellectuals have to say about Gaullism, the Cold War colonialism, the women's movement, and the events of May '68? David Drake examines the political commitment of intellectuals in France from Sartre and Camus to Bernard-Henri Lévy and Bourdieu. In this accessible study, he explores why there was a radical reassessment of the intellectual's... more...

  • Spectacular Politicsby Matthew N Truesdell

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    Drawing on newspapers, archival sources, and memoirs, Spectacular Politics shows how, as President of the Second Republic and then as Emperor Napoleon III, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte used public speech and spectacle to dazzle and seduce the French population, helping to pioneer the modern techniques of image politics and the manipulation of a mass... more...