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  • Franceby Stephen C. Jett; Lisa Roberts

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    Describes the history, geography, government, economy, people, and culture of France. more...

  • Jacques Chiracby Alan Allport

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    For more than 40 years, Jacques Chirac has been at the center of French political life. He has served in every major office of the French state, from mayor of Paris and prime minister to the presidency, which he has held since 1995. This work examines the complex issues and questions surrounding Chirac and his policies. more...

  • Construction of Minority Identities in France and Britainby Gino G. Raymond; Professor Tariq Modood

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00

    In France the idea that a person can be both a French citizen and have an ethnic or religious identity is unacceptable, while in Britain community cohesion promote the combining of race or faith with the idea of being British. This volume examines the problems posed by these assumptions and the realities that are forcing them to be revisited. more...

  • A Most Holy Warby Mark Gregory Pegg

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99

    In A Most Holy War , historian Mark Pegg has produced a swift-moving, gripping narrative of this horrific crusade, drawing in part on thousands of testimonies collected by inquisitors in the years 1235 to 1245. He shows how a millennial fervor about "cleansing" the world of heresy, coupled with a fear that Christendom was being eaten away from within... more...

  • France on the World Stageby Professor Mairi Maclean; Dr Joseph Szarka

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This book examines the ways in which France's relations with the international community have evolved in a period of accelerating globalization. It considers the role of the nation state, and its capacity for political initiative, examining French strategies to reinforce French influence on the world stage. more...

  • Conscripts and Desertersby Alan Forrest

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 174.99

    Between the outbreak of war with Austria in 1792 and Napoleon's final debacle in 1814, France remained almost continously at war, recruiting in the process some two to three million frenchmen--a level of recruitment unknown to previous generations and widely resented as an attack on the liberties of rural communities. Forrest challenges the notion... more...

  • Before the Delugeby Michael Sonenscher

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    Ever since the French Revolution, Madame de Pompadour's comment, "Après moi, le déluge" (after me, the deluge), has looked like a callous if accurate prophecy of the political cataclysms that began in 1789. But decades before the Bastille fell, French writers had used the phrase to describe a different kind of selfish recklessness--not toward the... more...

  • Views from the Marginsby Kevin J Callahan; Sarah A. Curtis

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This collection of essays offers examples drawn from an imperial history of France that show the power of the periphery to shape diverse and dynamic modern French identities at its center. Each essay explains French identity as a fluid process rather than a category into which French citizens (and immigrants) are expected to fit. In using a core/periphery... more...

  • The Age of Napoleonby Susan Conner

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Hegel called him an idea on horseback, a description that suggests Napoleon Bonaparte's complexity, as well as the extent to which he changed France, Europe, and the world. Napoleon has been called a visionary, a pragmatist, a cynical opportunist, an ogre, and a demigod. Here, he is described in his own words and the words of his contemporaries: from... more...

  • France Since 1945by Robert Gildea

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 24.99

    In the fifty years since the end of the Second World War, France has had to deal with the legacy of the German occupation, the effects of the Algerian war and the rise of Islam, and more recently the loss of French domination of Europe following the reunification of Germany, the effect of the European Union, the single currency and so on. more...