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The Battle of Austerlitz

by 50MINUTES.Com

On the night of 1st December 1805, the armies of the French Emperor Napoleon I, the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Francis II, and the Russian Tsar Alexander I, positioned themselves on the plains of Austerlitz,...

The Battle of Tours

by 50MINUTES.Com

When the Battle of Tours broke out on 25th October 732, the Umayyad troops were on their way to plunder the wealthy shrine of St. Martin of Tours. This legendary battle was won by the Franks, who managed to...

The Battle of Verdun

by 50MINUTES.Com

At 7:15am on 21st February 1916, Erich Falkenhayn launched an assault on Verdun. His goal was simple: to bleed the French army dry and end war of attrition. This conflict lasted nearly ten months, engaging the...

The Battle of Waterloo

by 50MINUTES.Com

At 11:15am on 18th June 1815, Napoleon I launched the assault at Waterloo. The stakes were high. Despite managing to defeat the British, the Dutch and Prussians also arrived to fight against the Emperor, who...

The Battle of the Marne

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Before 4th August 1914, the Allied armies had not managed to gain any victories over the vicious German troops. However, on 6th September, everything changed and hope was restored once again with the Battle...

The Normandy Landings

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It was at dawn on 6th June 1944, at 6:00am, that the Normandy Landings of World War II took place. The Allied soldiers landed on the beach of Normandy and set out to seize strategic points in order to finally...

Napoleon and the campaign of 1814

by Henry Houssaye

January 1814. The Great Army, hit hard by the defeat of Leipzig October 19 1813, must leave the scene of German operations to defend its national territory. Cornered and hunted by the Blücher’s Russians...


by Voltaire & William F. Fleming

This carefully crafted ebook: "THE AGE OF LOUIS XIV” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Voltaire had an enormous influence on the development of historiography...

Claude Gueux by Victor Hugo (Reading Guide)

by Bright Summaries

In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you!

Claude Gueux by Victor Hugo is a moving novel in which a man is sentenced to death for having given in to the provocations of...

Serpent Rouge the secret behind the code - A new version of the Avant-Propos

by Milena Mazzarella

The sign left by Delacroix in the Church of Saint-Sulpice, a sleeping beauty waiting somewhere to be saved, a demon guarding a cursed treasure, and 64 scattered stones... For the first time, the Avant-Propos...

The Scottish People and the French Revolution

by Bob Harris

Presents a study of the political culture of Scotland in the 1790s. This book compares the emergence of 'the people' as a political force, with popular political movements in England and Ireland. It analyses...

Book Analysis: The Plague by Albert Camus

by Bright Summaries

In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you!

The Plague by Albert Camus is an existentialist classic, in which he continues to question the absurdity of life and applies the...

Maria Antoinette: Makers of History

by John Stevens Cabot Abbott

In this history of Maria Antoinette it has been my endeavor to give a faithful narrative of facts, and, so far as possible, to exhibit the soul of history. A more mournful tragedy earth has seldom witnessed....

The Carterhouse of Parma

by Stendhal

The Charterhouse of Parma" chronicles the adventures of the young Italian nobleman Fabrice del Dongo since its birth in 1798 to his death. It is a novel by Stendhal, published in 1839. The protagonist Fabrice...


by Stendhal

This book "Armance" is the first novel by Stendhal set during the Bourbon Restoration. It was published anonymously in 1827. It covers Octave de Morello, a taciturn but brilliant young man, just outside the...

The Red and the Black

by Stendhal

“The Red and the Black” is a psychological and historical novel by Stendhal, written in two volumes, published in 1830. The book tells of the attempts of a young Frenchman, Julien Sorel, which in the French,...

Waterloo Busting the Myths

by Yves Vander Cruysen & Untold Stories

No battle has generated more myths or more conflicting analyses than that of Waterloo

How worried were they in Brussels, dancing at the Duchess of Richmond’s ball? What was Grouchy up to when he was needed?...

Devil-Worship in France

by Arthur Edward Waite

The term Modern Satanism is not intended to signify the development of some new aspect of old doctrine concerning demonology, or some new argument for the personification of the evil principle in universal nature....

French Travel Writing in the Ottoman Empire: Marseilles to Constantinople, 1650-1700

by Michele Longino

Examining the history of the French experience of the Ottoman world and Turkey, this comparative study visits the accounts of early modern travelers for the insights they bring to the field of travel writing....

The Ile-de-France (Routledge Revivals): The Country around Paris

by Marc Bloch

First published in English in 1971, The Ile-de-France presents the reader with a study of the countryside around Paris through the eyes of Marc Bloch, a man with his own view of history. It looks at the area's...