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: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801430978
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: April 1998
  • 'Deas and Careers of Simon-Nicolas- Henri Linguet: A Study In Eighteenth-Century French Politics

    By Darline Gay Levy

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780252003110
    • Published: July 1980
  • '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.
  • The 'Lit de Justice' of the Kings of France: Constitutional Ideology in Legend, Ritual, and Discourse (Princeton Legacy Library)

    By Sarah Hanley

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691053820
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: October 1983
  • 'There Are No Slaves in France': The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

    By Sue Peabody

    Our Price: $77.00
    • 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.
  • The 'annals' of Flodoard of Reims, 919-966

    By Bernard S. Bachrach

    Our Price: $30.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781442600010
    • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
    • Published: August 2008
    This fascinating account is the principal source for a number of momentous political developments leading up to the millennium. These include struggles among the Carolingians, the rise of the Saxon dynasty in Germany, and various Viking and Magyar raids. Academics please note that this is a title classified as having a restricted allocation of complimentary copies; complimentary copies remain readily available to adopters and to academics very likely to adopt this title in the coming academic year. When adoption possibilities are less strong and/or further in the future, academics are requested to purchase the title at an academic discount, with the proviso that University of Toronto Press will happily refund the purchase price (with or without a receipt) if the book is indeed adopted.
  • '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
  • 112 Gripes about the French: The 1945 Handbook for American GIs in Occupied France

    By Bodleian Library

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781851240395
    • Publisher: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
    • Published: October 2013
    When American troops arrived in Paris at the end of World War II, they were at first welcomed by the local population. However, the French soon began to resent the Americans for their brashness and display of wealth, while the Americans found the French and their habits equally irritating and incomprehensible: they bathed too little, drank too much, and were almost unfailingly unfriendly.To bridge the cultural divide, the American generals commissioned this surprisingly candid guide that paired common complaints about the French with answers aimed at promoting understanding. From the fascinations of French nightlife to Gallic grooming and fashions, the guide sought to correct the misconceptions behind a litany of common complaints: Laissez-faire is not in fact a call to laziness, and the French do not play checkers in cafés all day—though they do extol the virtues of a leisurely lunch. The moral principles of the Frenchwoman ought not to be drawn from the few one might find loitering on the fringes of the camp.Beyond their intended instructive purposes, the grievances included in the guide are at times as revealing of the preconceptions of the American servicemen as they are of the French, as well as offering fascinating insight into the details of daily life immediately after the war, including the acute poverty, the shortage of food and supplies, and the scale of destruction suffered by France during the six years of conflict. Illustrated throughout with charming cartoons and written in a direct, no-nonsense style, 112 Gripes about the French is by turns amusing and thought-provoking in its valiant stand against prejudice and stereotype.
  • 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.
  • The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

    By Karl Marx

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781434463746
    • Publisher: Wildside Press
    • Published: March 2008
  • 1940: The Fall of France

    By Andre Beaufre

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199842053
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 1968
  • 33 Days: A Memoir

    By Leon Werth

    Our Price: $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: $44.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872066
    • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
    • Published: May 2010