History - French


  • "Misfits+? in Fin-de-Siecle France and Italy: Anatomies of Difference

    By Susan A. Ashley

    Our Price: $120.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781350013391
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • "Strong of Body, Brave and Noble"

    By Constance Brittain Bouchard

    Our Price: $53.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801430978
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: April 1998
  • "naturalisme Pas Mort": Lettres Inédites de Paul Alexis À Emile Zola, 1871-1900

    By B. H. Bakker

    Our Price: $60.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781442651593
    • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • 'I' of History: Self-Fashioning and National Consciousness In Jules Michelet

    By Vivian Kogan

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807892909
    • Published: November 2006
    Long before Charles de Gaulle, Michelet asserted that he "was" France. His self-representation as the "I" of the nation and the embodiment of history ("moi-histoire") takes form as a rhetorical personification that shapes the historian's writing as it informs his project to use history to construct the nation. Offering a new multidisciplinary perspective, Kogan both exposes Michelet's vision of France, his grand narrative, and demystifies that narrative in the analysis of Michelet's final text, History of the Nineteenth Century.
  • 'There Are No Slaves in France': The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

    By Sue Peabody

    Our Price: $79.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195158663
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: September 2002
    There Are No Slaves in France examines the paradoxical emergence of political antislavery and institutional racism in the century prior to the French Revolution. Sue Peabody shows how the political culture of late Bourbon France created ample opportunities for contestation over the meaning of freedom. Based on various archival sources, this work will be of interest not only to historians of slavery and France, but to scholars interested in the emergence of modern culture in the Atlantic world.
  • 'for Their Own Good': Civilian Evacuations in Germany and France, 1939-1945

    By Julia S. Torrie

    Our Price: $34.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781782383901
    • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • 1668: The Year of the Animal in France

    By Peter Sahlins

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781935408994
    • Publisher: Zone Books
    • Published: October 2017
  • 1805: Austerlitz: Napoleon and the Destruction of the Third Coalition

    By Robert Goetz

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781853676444
    • Publisher: Stackpole Books
    • Published: August 2005
    The author analyzes the planning of the opposing forces and details the course of the engagement hour by hour, describing the fierce see-saw battle around Sokolnitz, the epic struggle for the Pratzen Heights, the dramatic engagement between the legendary Lannes and Bagration in the north, and the widely misunderstood clash of Napoloen's Imperial Guard and the Czar Alexander's Imperial Life Guard. This assessment for the first timeplaces familiar French accounts in their proper perspective and exposes many myths regarding the battle that have been perpetuated and even embellished in recent studies. Appendices, Sources, Index. B&W illus. 368p.
  • 1809: Thunder on the Danube: Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs, Volume I: Abensberg

    By John H. Gill

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781844157136
    • Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS
    • Published: July 2008
    The Franco-Austrian War of 1809 was Napoleon’s last victorious war. Napoleon faced the Archduke Charles, the best of the Habsburg commanders, and a reformed Austrian Army that was arguably the best ever fielded by the Danubian Monarchy. The French ultimately triumphed but the margin of superiority was decreasing and all of Napoleon’s skill and determination was required to achieve a victorious outcome.Gill tackles the political background to the war, especially the motivations that prompted Austria to launch an offensive against France while Napoleon and many of his veterans were distracted in Spain. Though surprised by the timing of the Austrian attack on the 10th April, the French Emperor completely reversed a dire strategic situation with stunning blows that he called his 'most brilliant and most skillful maneuvers'. Following a breathless pursuit down the Danube valley, Napoleon occupied the palaces of the Habsburgs for the second time in four years. The Austrians recovered, however, and Napoleon suffered his first unequivocal repulse at the Battle of Aspern-Essling on the shores of the Danube opposite Vienna.
  • 1812: Napoleon's Russian Campaign

    By Richard K. Riehn

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780471543022
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    • Published: April 1991
    Describes the background of the French and Russian armies discusses the logistics of Napoleon's attack, and looks at the French army's retreat
  • 1813, Leipzig: Napoleon and the Battle of the Nations

    By Digby Smith

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781853674358
    • Publisher: PRESIDIO PRESS
    • Published: February 2006
    A brilliant hour-by-hour account of the largest battle of the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1815: The Return of Napoleon

    By Paul Britton Austin

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781853674761
    • Publisher: GREENHILL BOOKS
    • Published: February 2002
    A kind of sequel to the author 1812 trilogy, this volume draws on hundreds of first-hand accounts by Napoleon's supporters and opponents. Author Paul Austin recreates the drama of those tumultuous Springs days of 1815 and throws light on the mixed French response to the unexpected return of their former emperor - from his dramatic landing at Antibes to the coup which led to the fall of the Bourbons. Notes, bibliography, index. B&W illus. 336p.
  • The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

    By Karl Marx

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781434463746
    • Publisher: Wildside Press
    • Published: March 2008
  • 33 Days: A Memoir

    By Leon Werth

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781612194257
    • Publisher: Melville House
    • Published: May 2015
    "A rare eyewitness account by an important author of fleeing the Nazis' march on Paris in 1940, featuring a never-before-published introduction by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. In June of 1940, Leon Werth and his wife fled Paris before the advancing Nazis Army. 33 Days is his eyewitness account of that experience, one of the largest civilian dispacements in history. Encouraged to write 33 Days by his dear friend, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince, Werth finished the manuscript while in hiding in the Jura mountains. Saint-Exupery smuggled the manuscript out of Nazi-occupied France, wrote an introduction to the work and arranged for its publication in the United States by Brentanos. But the publication never came to pass, and Werth's manuscript would disappear for more than fifty years until the first French edition, in 1992. It has since become required reading in French schools. This, the first-ever English language translation of 33 Days, includes Saint-Exupery's original introduction for the book, long thought to be lost. It is presented it here for the first time in any language. After more than seventy years, 33 Days appears--complete and as it was fully intended"--
  • The A to Z of France (The A to Z Guide Series)

    By Gino Raymond

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872066
    • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
    • Published: May 2010