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France

  • A Taste of Parisby David Downie

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    In his trademark witty and informative style, David Downie embarks on a quest to discover “What is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover’s paradise?” Long before Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake!” (actually, it was brioche), the Romans of Paris devoured foie gras, and live oysters rushed in from the Atlantic; one Medieval... more...

  • Unentbehrliche Vertreterby Katrin Rack

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 57.99

    Zwischen dem Wiener Kongress von 1814/15 und dem Deutsch-Französischen Krieg von 1870/71 waren deutsche Diplomaten in Paris unentbehrlich – wenngleich ihre Existenz hinterfragbar war. Ein Auslöser der Kritik war ihre Vielzahl zur Zeit des Deutschen Bundes: Neben den Großmächten Preußen und Österreich besaßen die Mittel- und Kleinstaaten wie Bayern,... more...

  • Louis XIVby Richard Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Louis XIV ruled France for more than half a century and is typically remembered for his absolutism, his patronage of the arts and his lavish lifestyle – culminating in the building of Versailles. This original and lively biography focuses on Louis’s personal life while keeping the needs of the history student at the forefront, featuring analysis of... more...

  • The French Revolution and Religion in Global Perspectiveby Bryan A. Banks; Erica Johnson

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 96.67

    This volume examines the French Revolution’s relationship with and impact on religious communities and religion in a transnational perspective. It challenges the traditional secular narrative of the French Revolution, exploring religious experience and representation during the Revolution, as well as the religious legacies that spanned from the eighteenth... more...

  • Debussy's Parisby Catherine Kautsky

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 36.00

    Debussy’s Paris takes readers on a tour of Belle Époque Paris through detailed descriptions of the city’s delights and the exquisite piano music Debussy wrote to accompany them. Kautsky reveals little known aspects of Parisian life and weaves the music, the man, the city, and the era into an indissoluble whole. more...

  • Amateur Musical Societies and Sports Clubs in Provincial France, 1848-1914by Alan R. H. Baker

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.56

    This book explores leisure-related voluntary associations in France during the nineteenth century as practical expressions of the Revolutionary concept of fraternité. Using a mass of unpublished sources in provincial and national archives, it analyses the history, geography and cultural significance of amateur musical societies and sports clubs in... more...

  • How the French Saved Americaby Tom Shachtman

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 19.59

    Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in How the French Saved America Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America. To the rebelling colonies, French assistance made the difference between looming defeat and eventual triumph. Even before the Declaration of Independence was issued,... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Parisby DK Travel

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2017; Not Available

    Discover the top attractions Paris has to offer which will lead you straight to the top attractions the city has to offer. The best places to visit in Paris - from the splendid Sainte-Chapelle, the iconic Eiffel Tower and the art treasures in the Louvre to the bustling St-Germain quarter or the inner-city oasis of the Jardin du Luxembourg - are showcased... more...

  • Transparency in Postwar Franceby Stefanos Geroulanos

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    This book argues against the widely celebrated utopia of "transparency" by showing, across a panorama of postwar French thought, how attempts to show the perils of transparency in politics, ethics, and knowledge led to major conceptual inventions, many of which we now take for granted. more...

  • Jewish Responses to Persecution, 1933–1946by Jürgen Matthäus; Emil Kerenji

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 22.95

    This reader combines primary sources from many archival collections with contextual background on key aspects of Jewish life during the Holocaust. It calls into question prevailing perceptions of Jews as a homogenous, faceless, or passive mass of victims, helping to complicate student understanding of the complexities inherent in Holocaust history.... more...