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  • Fochby Michael S. Neiberg

    Potomac Books Inc. 2003; US$ 9.95

    Analyzes the career of one of France’s greatest military heroes and examines the contentious postwar Versailles Conference of 1919 more...

  • Past Imperfectby Tony Judt

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 59.00

    Swept up in the vortex of communism, French postwar intellectuals developed a blind spot to Stalinist tyranny. Albert Camus, who had been an authentic moral voice of the Resistance, pretended not to know about the crimes and terrors of the Soviet Union. Jean-Paul Sartre perverted logic to make an apologia for the Soviet invasion of Hungary. Simone... more...

  • The Great Cat Massacreby Robert Darnton

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some twenty times? Why in the eighteenth-century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the... more...

  • Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 Volume 1: The Campaign of Sedanby Quintin Barry

    Helion & Company 2011; US$ 25.00

    In the first part of this comprehensive all-new two-volume military history of the Franco-Prussian War, Quintin Barry presents a detailed account of the war against the French Imperial Army waged by the armies of the German Confederation, directed by that supreme military mind, Helmuth von Moltke. The author places Moltke and his strategic planning... more...

  • The Battle of Spicherenby G.F.R. Henderson

    Helion & Company 2009; US$ 25.00

    This account, penned by a noted British military historian of the late nineteenth century, remains one of the nest narratives of a nineteenth century battle yet published. Henderson based this detailed and considered account of one of the opening battles of the Franco-Prussian War upon not only General Staff works and other official sources, but also... more...

  • Mazarinby Geoffrey Treasure

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 51.95

    Mazarin was the model statesman of the early modern period in French history. This book follows his career from pupil of the Jesuits, through legate in Paris and Avignon to service for Louis XIII and beyond. more...

  • France, 1814-1940by J.P.T. Bury

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 36.95

    This famous work has a long-established reputation as a clear, accessible and authoratative account of this fascinating period. more...

  • Medieval Franceby William W. Kibler; Grover A. Zinn; John Jr. Bell Henneman; Lawrence Earp

    Taylor and Francis 1995; US$ 335.00

    The first single-volume reference work on the history and culture of medieval France, this information-filled Encyclopedia of over 2,400 entries covers the political, intellectual, literary, and musical history of the country from the early fifth century to the late 15th. The shorter entries offer succinct summaries of the lives of individuals, events,... more...

  • The French Experience from Republic to Monarchy, 1792-1824by Máire Fedelma Cross; Professor David Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 142.00

    Fourteen wide-ranging chapters by distinguished international scholars treat key aspects of the rapidly changing political and cultural scene in France from the First Republic, through the Consulate and Empire to the death of Louis XVIII in 1824. Falling into two interlinked parts, this collection of original essays explores new developments as well... more...

  • France and 1848by William Fortescue

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 42.95

    1848 was a year of revolution throughout Europe. Examining the economic, social and political crises, this book evaluates the political history of France during the revolution of 1848 and the French political culture of the time. more...