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  • The Scarlet Pimpernelby Baroness Orczy; Hilary Mantel

    Pan Macmillan 2018; US$ 1.36

    The French Revolution is in full swing and the aristocracy are being sent to the guillotine in their hundreds. In the shadows, English dandy Sir Peter Blakeney – working under his alter ego, the Scarlet Pimpernel – is breaking the condemned out of prison and leaving his distinctive calling card, a picture of a red flower, to torment the French authorities.... more...

  • Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962-1979by Todd Shepard

    University of Chicago Press 2018; US$ 50.00 US$ 42.50

    The aftermath of Algeria’s revolutionary war for independence coincided with the sexual revolution in France, and in this book Todd Shepard argues that these two movements are inextricably linked.​ Sex, France, and Arab Men is a history of how and why—from the upheavals of French Algeria in 1962 through the 1970s—highly sexualized claims about... more...

  • L'histoire en citations - dictionnaireby Michèle Ressi

    Primento Digital Publishing 2018; US$ 6.99

    L'histoire de France racontée à travers la voix de ses personnages les plus célèbres, de Napoléon Bonaparte à Nicolas Sarkozy ! L’Histoire en citations est une collection de livres numériques disponible sur Internet. La Chronique, divisée en 10 volumes, raconte l’histoire de France des origines à nos jours, en 3 500 citations numérotées, replacées... more...

  • El enigma del grialby

    Primento Digital 2018; US$ 5.99

    Este libro es una guía práctica y accesible para saber más sobre el enigma del grial, que le aportará la información esencial y le permitirá ganar tiempo. En tan solo 50 minutos, usted podrá: •Descubrir cómo nace el enigma del grial, mencionado por primera vez por Chrétien de Troyes en el siglo XII en El Cuento del Grial , una obra que se inscribe... more...

  • Codename Suzetteby Anne Nelson

    Atlantic Books 2018; US$ 10.99

    The thrilling and previously untold story of Suzanne Spaak, who abandoned her life of opulence to save the Jewish children of Occupied Paris during the Second World War. Suzanne Spaak was born into an affluent Belgian Catholic family and married into the country's leading political dynasty. Her brother-in-law was the prime minister while her husband... more...

  • The Ruin of Kaschby Roberto Calasso; Richard Dixon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018; US$ 14.00

    A brilliant new translation of a classic work on violence and revolution as seen through mythology and art The Ruin of Kasch takes up two subjects—“the first is Talleyrand, and the second is everything else,” wrote Italo Calvino when the book first appeared in 1983. Hailed as one of those rare books that persuade us to see our entire civilization... more...

  • In pursuit of politicsby Adrian O'Connor

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 115.00

    Sheds new light on the cultural origins and practical ambitions of the French Revolution through an analysis of debates over education in eighteenth-century France. more...

  • Popular Rumour in Revolutionary Paris, 1792-1794by Lindsay Porter

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 92.49

    This book examines the impact of rumour during the French Revolution, offering a new approach to understanding the experiences of those who lived through it. Focusing on Paris during the most radical years of the Jacobin republic, it argues that popular rumour helped to shape perceptions of the Revolution and provided communities with a framework... more...

  • The Société des Trois in the Nineteenth Centuryby Melissa Berry

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book reframes the formative years of three significant artists: Henri Fantin-Latour, Alphonse Legros, and James McNeill Whistler. The trio’s coming together as the Société des trois occurred during the emergence of the artistic avant-garde—a movement toward individualism and self-expression. Though their oeuvres appear dissimilar, it is imperative... more...

  • France's Modernising Missionby Ed Naylor

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 97.84

    This volume explores how France’s ‘modernising mission’ unfolded during the post-war period and its reverberations in the decades after empire. In the aftermath of the Second World War, France sought to reinvent its empire by transforming the traditional ‘civilising mission’ into a ‘modernising mission’. Henceforth, French claims to rule would be based... more...