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Gender and Genre

by Stephanie M. Hilger

In the wake of the French Revolution, history was no longer imagined as a cyclical process in which the succession of ruling dynasties was as predictable as the change in the seasons. Contemporaries wrestled...


The Ethnographic State

by Edmund Iii Burke

Alone among Muslim countries, Morocco is known for its own national form of Islam, "Moroccan Islam." However, this pathbreaking study reveals that Moroccan Islam was actually invented in the early twentieth...


The Marquis d’Argens

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. The facts of d’Argens’ life as well as his works have been...


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...


When France Was King of Cartography

by Christine Marie Petto

Geographical works, as socially constructed texts, provide a rich source for historians and historians of science investigating patronage, the governmental initiatives and support for science, and the governmental...


Louis Althusser and the Traditions of French Marxism

by William Lewis

Throughout the course of the twentieth century communism has enjoyed direct competition with all other governmental and economic systems. Often, communist countries produced their own special brand of party...


Liberalism under Siege

by Aurelian Craiutu

Liberalism under Siege: The Political Thought of the French Doctrinaries is a compelling examination of the French Doctrinaries, a largely neglected group of liberal thinkers in post-revolutionary France who...


Compass of Society

by Henry C. Clark

Compass of Society rethinks the French route to a conception of 'commercial society' in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Henry C. Clark finds that the development of market liberalism, far from being...


The Norman Conquest

by Hugh M. Thomas

Exploring the successful Norman invasion of England in 1066, this concise and readable book focuses especially on the often dramatic and enduring changes wrought by William the Conqueror and his followers. From...


Surviving the French Revolution

by Bette W. Oliver

The unleashing of the French Revolution in 1789 resulted in the acceleration of time coupled with an inability to predict what might happen next. As unprecedented events outpaced the days, those caught up in...


Historical Dictionary of France

by Gino Raymond

From the construction of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower to the Fall of the Bastille and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen to NapolZon Bonaparte's defeat at Waterloo to Albert Camus' L'Etranger...


The Royal Financial Administration and the Prosecution of Crime in France, 1670–1789

by Albert N. Hamscher

The Royal Financial Administration and the Prosecution of Crime in France, 1670–1789 explores the French monarchy’s role in financing criminal prosecutions in the royal courts of the realm—the payment...


The Pope's Jews in Provence

by Jules Farber

Revealing insight to a little-known chapter of Jewish life in Provence from the 6th century B.C. to over five centuries' protection by popes.


History is a Set of Lies Agreed Upon - Writings about the Great Napoleon Bonaparte

by Various

?History is a Set of Lies Agreed Upon? is a collection of biographical sketches of the French military and political leader Napoléon Bonaparte, by various authors. Napoléon Bonaparte (1769?1821) was a French...


Knights, Lords, and Ladies

by John W. Baldwin & William Chester Jordan

At the beginning of the twelfth century, the region around Paris had a reputation for being the land of unruly aristocrats. Entrenched within their castles, the nobles were viewed as quarrelling among themselves,...


Knights, Lords, and Ladies

by John W. Baldwin & William Chester Jordan

At the beginning of the twelfth century, the region around Paris had a reputation for being the land of unruly aristocrats. Entrenched within their castles, the nobles were viewed as quarrelling among themselves,...


The Voice of a Great - Selections from the Proclamations, Speeches and Correspondence of Napoleon Bonaparte

by Napoléon Bonaparte & Ida M. Tarbell

First published in 1896, ?The Voice of a Great? contains a selection of the speeches, correspondence, and proclamations of the French military and political leader Napoléon Bonaparte, edited by Ida Tarbell....


Discovery at Rosetta

by Jonathan Downs

In 1798, young French general Napoleon Bonaparte entered Egypt with a veteran army and a specialist group of savants?scientists, engineers, and artists?his aim being not just conquest, but the rediscovery of...


Charles de Gaulle

by William R. Keylor

In this definitive history, William R. Keylor traces the tumultuous relationship between Charles de Gaulle and a host of other key twentieth-century figures: his former mentor Marshal Philippe Pétain, who headed...


Stael’s Philosophy of the Passions

by Tili Boon Cuillé & Karyna Szmurlo

Our volume examines the philosophical, political, and personal convictions that informed Staël’s theory of the passions and the social and aesthetic innovations to which it gave rise. Moving from her affective...