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Napoleon's Troublesome Americans

by Peter P. Hill

Shortly before the United States declared war on Great Britain in June 1812, Congress came within two votes of declaring war on Napoleon BonaparteÆs French empire. For six years, France and Britain had both...

Envoy to the Terror

by Melanie Randolph Miller

An American Founding Father's important contributions to the French Revolution

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...

The French Wars 1792-1815

by Charles Esdaile

A highly original and critical introduction to the revolutionary and napoleonic conflicts. It illuminates the less well-known areas of the subject, such as the changing atttitude of the French people towards...

Immigration, 'Race' and Ethnicity in Contemporary France

by Alec Hargreaves

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.