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France and the Apres Guerre, 1918-1924: Illusions and Disillusionment
France and the Apres Guerre, 1918-1924
Illusions and Disillusionment
Paperback      ISBN: 0807125091
To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette
To the Scaffold
The Life of Marie Antoinette
Paperback      ISBN: 0688116116
Selected Writings
Selected Writings
Paperback      ISBN: 0140430652
The entire text of Chartism and chapters from The French Revolution and Frederick the Great are among these selections from the writings of the Scottish historian
The Old Regime and the French Revolution
The Old Regime and the French Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0385092601
The most important contribution to our understanding of the French Revolution was written almost one hundred years ago by Alexis de Tocqueville.
Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
The Last Queen of France
Paperback      ISBN: 0312283334
A stunning new biography of the legendary French queen explores the scandal, intrigue, and regal extravagance surrounding her life, as well as the events leading up to her death on the guillotine. Reprint.
Leisure Settings: Bourgeois Culture, Medicine, and the Spa in Modern France
Leisure Settings
Bourgeois Culture, Medicine, and the Spa in Modern France
Paperback      ISBN: 0226500756
The artful use of one's free time was a discipline perfected by the French in the nineteenth century. Casinos, alpine hiking, hotel dinners, romantic gardens, and lavish parks were all part of France's growing desire for the ideal vacation. Perhaps the most intriguing vacation, however, was the ever popular health resort, and this is the main topic of Douglas Mackaman's fascinating study. Taking us into the vibrant social world of France's great spas, Mackaman explores the links between class identity and vacationing. Mackaman shows how, after 1800, physicians and entrepreneurs zealously tried to break their milieu's strong association with aristocratic excess and indecency by promoting spas as a rational, ordered equivalent to the busy lives of the bourgeoisie. Rather than seeing leisure time as slothful, Mackaman argues, the bourgeoisie willingly became patients at spas and viewed this therapeutic vacation as a sensible, even productive, way of spending time. Mackaman analyzes this transformation, and ultimately shows how the premier vacation of an era made and was made by the bourgeoisie.
Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon 1710-1715: The Bastards Triumphant
Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon 1710-1715
The Bastards Triumphant
Paperback      ISBN: 1933698152
Saint Simon kept a journal during the 30 plus years he was a peer at the French court. He spent his retirement writing his memoirs, a first-hand account of the train-wreck that eventually lead to the French Revolution. When he died, his memoirs were confiscated by order of the King. The French government did not release them until 1830. Many of Saint-Simon's letters are possibly still being held.
Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation
Americans in Paris
Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation
Paperback      ISBN: 0143118668
An unforgettable portrait of the diverse American community in Paris during the occupation. From the spring of 1940 to liberation in the summer of 1944, Americans in Paris recounts tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit, and survival under the brutal Nazi occupation through the eyes of the Americans who lived through it all. Renowned journalist Charles Glass tells the story of a remarkable cast of five thousand expatriates-artists, writers, scientists, playboys, musicians, cultural mandarins, and ordinary businessmen-and their struggles in Nazi Paris. Glass's discovery of letters, diaries, war documents, and police files reveals as never before how Americans were trapped in a web of intrigue, collaboration, and courage.
The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War
The Discovery of France
A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393059731
A narrative exploration of France's lesser-known landscapes and inhabitants celebrates the country's ancient tribes, prehistoric networks, and early religions, in a historical tour that offers insight into how France was explored, charted, and colonized outside of regions under imperial influence. 25,000 first printing.
The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History
The Great Cat Massacre
And Other Episodes in French Cultural History
Paperback      ISBN: 0394729277
Examines the history and culture of eighteenth-century France as it provides a view of the people of the cities, towns, and countryside during the Age of Enlightenment