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  • Francophone Africa at fiftyby Tony Chafer; Alexander Keese

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 115.00

    Explores the complexities of France's role in Africa over the past century more...

  • Absolute Monarchy on the Frontiersby Phil McCluskey

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 105.00

    French territorial ambitions and consequent military activity during the reign of Louis XIV ensured that a number of territories bordering on France were subject to military occupation for strategic reasons from the 1660s onwards. Drawing on extensive archival research, this study presents the occupation of two of these territories, Lorraine and Savoy,... more...

  • La Belle Franceby Alistair Horne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95

    "A useful and charming introduction to a nation that has oh-so-definitely helped make the modern world what it is... Horne does a service in helping the reading navigate the complexities of French history." — Los Angeles Times From the aclaimed British historian and author of Seven Ages of Paris comes a sweeping, grand narrative written with all... more...

  • The Old Regime and the French Revolutionby Alexis De Tocqueville

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The most important contribution to our understanding of the French Revolution was written almost one hundred years ago by Alexis de Tocqueville. more...

  • Catholic Royalism in the Department of the Gard 1814–1852by Brian Fitzpatrick

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 29.00

    The history of a counter-revolutionary movement in southern France. more...

  • France's Overseas Frontierby Robert Aldrich; John Connell

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 46.00

    This 1992 book is a study of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies that remain part of France. more...

  • Communism in Rural Franceby John Bulaitis

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    The French Communist Party has traditionally been identified with the urban working class but paradoxically its position as France's main left-wing party was dependent upon support from the countryside. Communism in Rural France explores for the first time the party's complex and often misunderstood relationship with agricultural labourers.During 1936... more...

  • When the Guillotine Fellby Jeremy Mercer

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79

    How long did the guillotine's blade hang over the heads of French criminals? Was it abandoned in the late 1800s? Did French citizens of the early days of the twentieth century decry its brutality? No. The blade was allowed to do its work well into our own time. In 1974, Hamida Djandoubi brutally tortured 22 year-old Elisabeth Bousquet in an apartment... more...

  • Marxism and the French Leftby Tony Judt

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Unlike most books, which treat labor, Socialist and Communist history separately and view French Marxism as a self-contained philosophical phenomenon, Marxism and the French Left offers a refreshingly different approach to the subject. Judt emphasizes the complex and interwoven themes that unify the topics of his essays to construct a distinctive... more...

  • The Englishman's Daughterby Ben Macintyre

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 6.79

    "I have a rendezvous with death, at some disputed barricade." Alan Seeger, 1916 In the first days of World War I four soldiers, left behind as the British army retreated through northern France under the first German onslaught, found themselves trapped on the wrong side of the Western Front, in a tiny village called Villeret. Just a few miles... more...