Louis XVI and the French Revolution, 1789-1792 by Dr Ambrogio A. Caiani

By Dr Ambrogio A. Caiani

The event, and failure, of Louis XVI's short-lived constitutional monarchy of 1789-1792 deeply prompted the politics and process the French Revolution. The dramatic breakdown of the political payment of 1789 instructed the French country into the decidedly stormy waters of political terror and conflict on a virtually worldwide scale. This publication explores how the symbolic and political practices which underpinned conventional Bourbon kingship finally succumbed to the unconventional problem posed through the Revolution's new 'proto-republican' tradition. whereas so much prior stories have fascinated by Louis XVI's genuine and imagined international counterrevolutionary plots, Ambrogio A. Caiani examines the king's hitherto ignored household actions in Paris. Drawing on formerly unexplored archival resource fabric, Caiani offers another examining of Louis XVI during this interval, arguing that the monarch's symbolic behaviour and the business enterprise of his day-by-day actions and private loved ones have been crucial components within the people's expanding alienation from the newly proven constitutional monarchy.

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The Surgeon and the Shepherd: Two Resistance Heroes in Vichy by Meg Ostrum

By Meg Ostrum

Of the hundreds of thousands of people that escaped in the course of the Pyrenees in the course of global conflict II, a minimum of 100 owe their lives to a bold scheme that Belgian Charles Schepens masterminded in Mendive, a distant Basque village close to the French-Spanish border. the tale of this near-miraculous resistance attempt, an epic venture conducted in simple view of the Nazis, is stated in complete for the 1st time within the doctor and the Shepherd, an enormous, actual story of wartime heroism.In 1942, in coordination with the Belgian resistance, Schepens stage-managed a hugely mystery details and evacuation carrier during the counterfeit operation of a back-country lumbering firm. This publication strains Schepens’s slow transformation from an apolitical younger ophthalmologist into double agent “Jacques P?rot,” and his emergence within the postwar interval as a contemporary folks hero to the citizens of Mendive. Woven into the account are the tales of a amazing foreign solid of characters, such a lot significantly the Basque shepherd Jean Sarochar, considered as a neighborhood misfit, with whom Schepens shaped his impossible partnership and an everlasting friendship.Part biography, half secret agent story, half cultural research, The health care provider and the Shepherd relies on greater than ten years of oral historical past learn. The saga of a Belgian “first resister” who, by way of posing as a collaborator, effectively duped either the Germans and the neighborhood French Basque inhabitants, it bargains a robust and illuminating photo of ethical and actual braveness.

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Police and Politics in Marseille, 1936-1945 by Simon Kitson

By Simon Kitson

Simon Kitson's Police and Politics in Marseille, 1936-1945 deals a ’history from under’ research of the angle of the Marseille Police among the preferred entrance and the Liberation of France. Kitson highlights the specificities of policing France’s greatest port: clientelism, corruption, a floating inhabitants and excessive degrees of illegal activity, together with organised crime. yet he additionally demonstrates why a lot of his conclusions approximately Police perspective will be generalised to different elements of France and, in so doing, demanding situations a number of the assumptions of the prevailing historiography. even if they zealously hunted down Jews and communists, the Police weren't as trustworthy for the Vichy executive as is usually assumed and have been, surely, way more fascinated by Resistance than such a lot sectors of society.

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Women in Contemporary France by Abigail Gregory, Ursula Tidd

By Abigail Gregory, Ursula Tidd

This e-book examines the modern state of affairs of girls in France and makes a vital contribution to the starting to be interdisciplinary curiosity in l. a. situation féminine. It addresses either mainstream concerns - comparable to women's paid and unpaid paintings, girls in politics with specific connection with the present parity debates, relaxation and modern women's writing - in addition to under-represented components, specifically girls in rural France, immigrant and exiled ladies and the placement of lesbians.Authors learn the issues dealing with ladies at domestic and at paintings and severely investigate the coverage tasks to strive against unemployment, career segregation and pay inequality. regardless of their excessive degrees of job in employment, French ladies nonetheless shoulder the weight of family paintings, baby rearing and deal with family members and there are lots of parts of political illustration the place they're awesome for his or her absence. major specialists survey relaxation practices and language - interesting symptoms for social roles, energy relatives and gender transformations - and supply us with new insights into the location of girls, even if in rural France, the media or immigrant and exile communities.This interdisciplinary booklet is appropriate for either experts looking details inside a particular sector of gender stories and non-specialists looking a common assessment of women's scenario in modern metropolitan France and may for that reason entice quite a lot of readers throughout humanities and social sciences.

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San Francisco & Northern California (Eyewitness Travel by Annelise Sorensen

By Annelise Sorensen

Well-known across the world by means of widespread flyers and armchair tourists alike, Eyewitness commute courses are the main colourful and finished publications out there. With superbly commissioned images and dazzling 3-D aerial perspectives revealing the allure of every vacation spot, those awesome commute publications express what others merely inform. contains attractive new full-color photographs, illustrations, and more advantageous maps huge info on neighborhood customs, foreign money, clinical prone, and transportation New "Discovering" characteristic is helping come to a decision which areas are most fitted to the trip.The top simply retains improving!

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Common Land, Wine and the French Revolution by Noelle Plack

By Noelle Plack

Contemporary revisionist background has puzzled the measure of social and monetary switch as a result of the French Revolution. a few historians have additionally claimed that the Revolution was once essentially an city affair with little relevance to the agricultural plenty. This publication assessments those principles by way of interpreting the innovative, Napoleonic and recovery makes an attempt to rework the tenure of communal land in a single area of southern France; the dep. of the Gard. through analysing the result of the legislative makes an attempt to denationalise universal land, this learn highlights how the Revolution's agrarian coverage profoundly affected French rural society and the economic system. not just did a few participants of the agricultural group, in most cases small-holding peasants, elevate their land holdings, yet convinced sectors of agriculture have been additionally remodeled; those findings make clear the expansion in viticulture within the south of France ahead of the monocultural revolution of the 1850s. The privatization of universal land, along the abolition of feudalism and the transformation of judicial associations, have been key features of the Revolution within the nation-state. This targeted examine demonstrates that the legislative technique was once now not a top-down strategy, yet an interplay among a nation and its voters. it's an incredible contribution to the hot social heritage of the French Revolution and should attract financial and social historians, in addition to ancient geographers.

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In the Steps of the Black Prince: The Road to Poitiers, by Peter Hoskins

By Peter Hoskins

In 1355 the Black Prince took a military to Bordeaux and launched into chevauchées (mounted army expeditions, ordinarily characterized by way of the devastation of the encircling cities and countryside), which culminated in his decisive victory over King Jean II of France at Poitiers the subsequent yr. utilizing the recorded itineraries as his start line, the writer of this publication walked greater than 1,300 miles throughout France, retracing the routes of the armies looking for a better realizing of the Black Prince's excursion. He the 1355 chevauchée from Bordeaux to the Mediterranean and again, and that for 1356 from Aquitaine to the Loire, to the battlefield at Poitiers, and again back to Bordeaux. Drawing on his findings at the flooring, quite a lot of documentary assets, and the paintings of neighborhood historians, a lot of whom the writer met on his travels, the booklet presents a special point of view at the Black Prince's chevauchées of 1355 and 1356 and the conflict of Poitiers, one of many maximum English triumphs of the Hundred Years conflict, demonstrating particularly the effect of the panorama at the campaigns.

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Rush (A Fleur de Peau, Tome 1) by Maya Banks

By Maya Banks

Gabe est l’un des hommes d’affaires les plus en vue de ny. Il obtient toujours ce qu’il désire. Et ce qu’il veut le plus, c’est le fruit défendu. Il rêve d’assouvir ses fantasmes avec l. a. seule fille qu’il ne peut pas avoir : los angeles belle Mia, l. a. soeur de son meilleur ami. Depuis l’adolescence, celle-ci rêve de Gabe. C’est l’associé de son frère et il est plus âgé, mais son charisme et sa sensualité l’attirent intensément… Alors, pourquoi ne pas vivre ses désirs les plus secrets and techniques ?

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