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19th century

  • Following the Black Prince on the Road to Poitiers, 1355-1356by Peter Hoskins

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32

    In this guide, available in ePub format for handheld devices only, Peter Hoskins takes the tourist along the routes of the Black Prince's expedition to France in 1355 and 1356. He draws on his on-the-ground experience of walking more than 1,300 miles across France, retracing the routes of the armies in search of a greater understanding of the Black... more...

  • France 1870-1914by Robert Gildea

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    The period 1870 - 1914 in France saw the consolidation of republican government and the recovery of national self-confidence. Though political crises such as the Dreyfus Affair threatened to tear it apart, the Republic established firm parliamentary rule, built up an Empire and an army which was to see it through the Great War. The new edition of this... more...

  • Dreyfus Affair in French Society and Politics, Theby Eric Cahm

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The Dreyfus affair remains one of the most famous miscarriages of justice in modern times. Eric Cahm's study does justice to the human drama, whilst also throwing light on the wider society and politics of the Third Republic in the traumatic years after the Franco-Prussian War. This wide-ranging survey - the only short modern account in English anchors... more...

  • Decisive Years in France, 1840-1847by David H. Pinkney

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.00

    David Pinkney challenges accepted views of the timing of France's Industrial Revolution and the accompanying transformation of French society. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University... more...

  • Populist Religion and Left-Wing Politics in France, 1830-1852by Edward Berenson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Examining the democratic-socialist politics of the Second Republic, Edward Berenson delves into the largely unexplored content of the Montagnards' ideology and traces its diffusion and reception in the populist religious culture of rural France. This book shows how the urbanbased Montagnards were able to appeal to rural Frenchmen by advocating doctrines... more...

  • Lessons in Impermanenceby Jane Parry

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 7.28

    What happens when you pluck a family from a Welsh hillside and transplant them to a French field? How do you renovate a derelict pig shed pas de finance ? Lessons in Impermanence is an exploration of experimental living. Jettisoning the 9–5, Jane Parry documents the Breton country year in a journal, facing up to the many challenges involved... 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...

  • Alles Mythos! 16 populäre Irrtümer über Frankreichby Ralf Nestmeyer

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 15.77

    Der Franzose: Eine Baskenmütze auf dem Kopf, das Hemd in blau-weiß gestreift, in der Hand trägt er ein Baguette und unterm Arm eine Flasche Rotwein. In seinem Landhaus neigt er ? schließlich ist Gott Franzose ? zur Gemütlichkeit, in Paris dagegen genügt ein Funke zur Revolution. Die modische Französin hat drei Kinder und geht arbeiten. Ist das wirklich... more...

  • Kulturen und Gedächtnisby Rex Rexheuser

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 40.78

    Von der russischen Geschichte ausgehend, erschließt sich Rex Rexheuser den Blick auf Ostmitteleuropa, nimmt dann seine Rolle als ?deutscher Osteuropahistoriker? bewusster in Augenschein und wendet sich in vollem Bewusstsein der Spannung zwischen ?Geschichte? und ?Gedächtnis? dem besonderen Verhältnis von Deutschen, Polen und Juden zu, um schließlich... 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...