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  • Historical Dictionary of Franceby Gino Raymond

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 119.99

    Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on kings, politicians, authors, architects, composers, artists, and philosophers, a thorough history of France is presented. more...

  • Hummingbirds Don't Fly In The Rainby Kimberly Klein

    PMA Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    On December 23, 2007, the plane carrying author Kim Klein?s only child, Talia, her ex-husband, and her daughter?s best friend crashed into the side of a volcano in Panama. Hummingbirds Don?t Fly in the Rain chronicles the seven-day, suspense-filled journey that begins the moment Klein receives the phone call announcing her daughter?s plane is missing.... more...

  • French Civilization and Its Discontentsby Tyler Stovall; Van Den Georges Abbeele

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 37.99

    French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture and French studies in the modern era. Rejecting traditional assimilationist notions of French national identity, contributors to this groundbreaking... more...

  • Galloping at Everythingby Ian Fletcher

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    The poor discipline demonstrated by the British cavalry commanded by general Slade at Maguilla in 1812 prompted the Duke of Wellington's famous remark that British cavalry officers were in the habit of 'galloping at everything'. This assessment has unduly coloured the view of generations of historians. In this reapraisal, Ian Fletcher contends that... more...

  • Das ?Pruzzenland? als geteilte Erinnerungsregionby Stephanie Zloch; Izabela Lewandowska

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 50.71

    Das »Pruzzenland« ist eine Region im nordöstlichen Europa, die von vielfältigen kulturellen und multiethnischen Traditionen, aber auch historisch von konkurrierenden nationalen Ansprüchen zwischen Deutschland, Polen, Litauen und Russland gekennzeichnet war. Die wohl weitreichendste Zäsur stellten... more...

  • Reading the French Enlightenmentby Julie Candler Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00

    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$ 155.00

    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 LÚvy 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$ 109.99

    This study examines Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte's use of public spectacle to dazzle the French population after the inception of universal male suffrage in 1848. Drawing on newspapers, archival sources and memoirs, Truesdell argues that Louis-Napoleon pioneered the manipulation of a mass electorate. more...

  • The Boulanger Affair Reconsideredby William D. Irvine

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 119.99

    Recent scholarship on the French Boulangist movement has focused on the combination of socialism and chauvinism behind it, but this study argues that it was royalist and conservative support that provided the crucial backing. more...

  • The Franco-Prussian Warby Michael Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 34.95

    The Franco-Prussian war remains one of the most dramatic conflicts in nineteenth century European history. Now reissued with a new introduction by the author, this book is acknowledged as the definitive history of the conflict. more...