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  • Dawn of the Belle Epoqueby Mary McAuliffe

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 18.99

    Paris in 1871 was a shambles following military defeat, siege, and a bloody uprising, and the question loomed, could this extraordinary city even survive? By 1900, the Belle Epoque was in full flower, but the decades between were marked by tension and conflict, as the new challenged the old in everything from politics to art, literature, music, science,... more...

  • Two Towns in Provenceby M.F.K. Fisher

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    This volume brings together two delightful books— Map of Another Town and A Considerable Town —by one of our most beloved food and travel writers. In her inimitable style, here M.F.K. Fisher tells the stories—and reveals the secrets—of two quintessential French cities. Map of Another Town, Fisher’s memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence... more...

  • Ladder of Shadowsby Gustaf Sobin

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Bits of late Roman coinage, the mutilated torso of a marble Venus, blue debris from an early medieval glassworks, and the powder rasped from the reputed tomb of Mary Magdalene—these tantalizing mementos of human history found scattered throughout the landscape of southeastern France are the points of departure for Gustaf Sobin's lyrical narrative.... more...

  • Provenceby Martin Garrett

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 14.49

    Celebrated by writers from Petrarch to Peter Mayle, Provence's rugged mountains, wild maquis and lavender-filled meadows are world-famous. Historic cities like Arles, Avignon and Aix contain Roman amphitheatres, papal palaces and royal residences, while market towns and picturesque villages maintain age-old traditions of wine producing and agriculture.... more...

  • Settlement and Social Organizationby Guy Halsall

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 38.00

    An historical and archaeological examination of social organisation in the Merovingian region of Metz. more...

  • An Imam in Parisby Daniel L. Newman

    Saqi 2012; US$ 12.49

    In the 1820s, Rifa'a Rafi' al-Tahtawi, a young Muslim cleric, was a leading member of the first Egyptian educational mission to Paris, where he remained for five years, documenting his observations of European culture. His account, Takhlis al-Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz, is one of the earliest and most influential records of the Muslim encounter with Enlightenment-era... more...

  • Travelers' Tales Parisby James O'Reilly; Sean O'Reilly; Larry Habegger

    Travelers' Tales 2011; US$ 18.99

    Paris is one city that everyone should endeavor to know over the course of a lifetime, and not just in one or two visits. The City of Light has bestowed on millions the gift of the incandescent present, an image or experience into which all life is condensed and reflected upon for years to come. Travelers' Tales Paris captures the romance of the world's... more...

  • "Lo Thesaur del Hospital de Sant Sperit"by Martin-Dietrich Gleßgen

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 266.00

    Die Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie zählen zu den renommiertesten Fachpublikationen der Romanistik. Sie pflegen ein gesamtromanisches Profil, das neben den Nationalsprachen auch die weniger im Fokus stehenden romanischen Sprachen mit einschließt. In der Reihe erscheinen ausgewählte Monographien und Sammelbände zur... more...

  • High Season In Niceby Robert Kanigel

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 6.99

    Nice is the queen of the Côte d'Azur. Founded by the Greeks some time after the sixth century BC, it has borne the tread of Roman legionnaires and Italy-bound Englishmen on the Grand Tour as well as Lost Generation literati from Hemingway to Fitzgerald. Since the late nineteenth century it has been known as a 'pleasure capital', and now tourism is... more...

  • Paris at the End of the Worldby John Baxter

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.01

    A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city’s history. From 1914 through 1918 the terrifying sounds of World War I could be heard from inside the French capital. For four years, Paris lived under constant threat of destruction. And yet in its darkest hour, the City... more...