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Napoleon's Mameluke: The Memoirs of Roustam Raeza

by Roustam Raza & Jonathan North

The colorful memoirs of Napoleon’s bodyguard, translated for the first time, provide a vivid picture of the general and emperor.


How Far From Austerlitz?

by Alistair Horne

A London Sunday Times Book of the Year

A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year

The Battle of Austerlitz was Napoleon's greatest victory, the culmination of one of the greatest military campaigns of all time. It was...


Globalizing de Gaulle: International Perspectives on French Foreign Policies, 1958-1969

by Garret Martin, Anna Locher, Christian Nuenlist & Piers Ludlow et al.

This book offers novel perspectives and insights into key themes of French foreign policy in the de Gaulle years (1958-69). Globalizing research on the ideas and impact of le gZnZral, the volume's 13 well-matched...


3200 Old-Time Cuts and Ornaments

by Blanche Cirker

Royalty-free pictures from 1909 French typography catalog: plants, animals, religious motifs, music, carriages, boats, sports, furniture, clothing; plus borders, banners, wreaths, and other ornaments. Over 3,200...


Classic French Fashions of the Twenties

by Atelier Bachwitz

This fine reproduction of a 1929 catalog features fashions for all occasions, with 54 color plates showcasing everything from chiffon promenade dresses to a white alpaca jumper and a silk-and-lace evening gown....


The French Revolution

by Thomas Carlyle & A.H.R. Ball

First published in 1837, Carlyle's authoritative and faithful account offers a dramatic and eloquent portrait of the events, heroes and villains, and the profound historical impact of the French Revolution.....


The Three Musketeers: In Easy-To-Read-Type

by Alexandre Dumas

Swashbuckling novel of D’Artagnan and his three friends — Athos, Porthos and Aramis — three musketeers in the service of King Louis XIII.


Philosophical Dictionary

by Voltaire & H. I. Woolf

These brief essays form a thought-provoking analysis of 18th-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire's sardonic wit lends a modern feeling to his writings on God, mortality, freedom, justice, and...


The Old Regime and the French Revolution

by Alexis de Tocqueville

This 1856 volume constitutes one of the most important books ever written about the French Revolution. It explores the rebellion's origins and consequences, offering timeless insights into the pursuit of individual...


Reflections on the Revolution in France

by Edmund Burke

Published in 1790, two years before the start of the Terror, this work offered a remarkably prescient view of the chaos that lay ahead. It articulates a defense of property, religion, and traditional values....


The Marquis d'Argens: A Philosophical Life

by Julia Gasper

In The Marquis d’Argens: A Philosophical Life Julia Gasper analyzes the life and works of an influential Enlightenment writer and philosopher. Through meticulous research, Gasper provides the only comprehensive...


The Affair of the Poisons

by Anne Somerset

The Affair of the Poisons, as it became known, was an extraordinary episode that took place in France during the reign of Louis XIV. When poisoning and black magic became widespread, arrests followed. Suspects...


Stephen Larigaudelle Dubuisson, S.J. (1786-1864) and the Reform of the American Jesuits

by Cornelius Michael Buckley

Cornelius Michael Buckley, S.J. delves into Stephen Larigaudelle Dubuisson’s life, using him as the point of departure to describe the tensions among Jesuits in Maryland after the restoration of the order...


Twelve Who Ruled: The Year of Terror in the French Revolution

by R. R. Palmer & Isser Woloch

In its fifth year (1793-1794), the French Revolution faced a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the Republic. In response the government instituted a revolutionary dictatorship and a "reign of...


Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution

by Alexis Pernsteiner, Nicolas Bancel, Sandrine Lemaire & Dominic Thomas et al.

This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory,...


Between France and New France: Life Aboard the Tall Sailing Ships

by Gilles Proulx

Between France and New France is an absorbing look at life abroad the sailing vessels which plied the North Atlantic during the French colonial era in North America.


Marianne in Chains

by Robert Gildea

A startling and original view of the occupation of the French heartland, based on a new investigation of everyday life under Nazi rule

In France, the German occupation is called simply the "dark years." There...


France and the Nazi Threat: The Collapse of French Diplomacy 1932-1939

by Jean-Baptiste Duroselle

This book completes the picture for our understanding of how Nazi Germany was able to triumph in 1940.


When France Was King of Cartography: The Patronage and Production of Maps in Early Modern France

by Christine Marie Petto

When France Was King of Cartography investigates over a thousand maps and nearly two dozen map producers, analyzes the map as a cultural artifact, map producers as a group, and the array of map viewers over...


Memory, Empire, and Postcolonialism: Legacies of French Colonialism

by Alec Hargreaves

Long repressed following the collapse of empire, memories of the French colonial experience have recently gained unprecedented visibility. This interdisciplinary volume explores the multiple forms of this upsurge...