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By Simon Schama

The main authoritative social, cultural and narrative heritage of the French Revolution, and one of many nice landmarks of recent historical past publishing.

'Monumental...provocative and classy, Simon Schama's account of the 1st few years of the nice Revolution in France, and of the many years that led as much as it, is considerate, educated and profoundly revisionist' Eugen Weber, the recent York instances booklet assessment

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By Simon Schama

The main authoritative social, cultural and narrative heritage of the French Revolution, and one of many nice landmarks of recent historical past publishing.

'Monumental...provocative and classy, Simon Schama's account of the 1st few years of the nice Revolution in France, and of the many years that led as much as it, is considerate, educated and profoundly revisionist' Eugen Weber, the recent York instances booklet assessment

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By Marguerite Duras

The Ravishing of Lol Stein is a haunting early novel by way of the writer of The Lover. Lol Stein is a gorgeous younger girl, securely married, settled in a snug life—and a voyeur. Returning along with her husband and youngsters to town the place, years ahead of, her fiancé had deserted her for an additional girl, she is drawn inexorably to recreate that long-past tragedy. She arranges a rendezvous for her pal Tatiana and Tatiana’s lover. She arranges to secret agent on them. after which, she is going one step extra . . .

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By Marguerite Duras

The Ravishing of Lol Stein is a haunting early novel by way of the writer of The Lover. Lol Stein is a gorgeous younger girl, securely married, settled in a snug life—and a voyeur. Returning along with her husband and youngsters to town the place, years ahead of, her fiancé had deserted her for an additional girl, she is drawn inexorably to recreate that long-past tragedy. She arranges a rendezvous for her pal Tatiana and Tatiana’s lover. She arranges to secret agent on them. after which, she is going one step extra . . .

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Download E-books Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries (Dover Fashion and Costumes) PDF

These incredible colour plates through Hippolyte Pauquet and his brother Polydore, reproduced at once from an extraordinary and invaluable nineteenth-century e-book, magnificently depict 500 years of French fashion.
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A precious reference for dress designers and style historians, this superbly reproduced quantity also will function a grand deal with for type enthusiasts.

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These incredible colour plates through Hippolyte Pauquet and his brother Polydore, reproduced at once from an extraordinary and invaluable nineteenth-century e-book, magnificently depict 500 years of French fashion.
Starting with the flowery headgear and voluminous gowns of fifteenth-century royalty, the artfully rendered illustrations growth chronologically to the high-waisted Empire varieties of the Napoleonic period. individuals of the the Aristocracy and higher periods are good represented the following. images of lavishly garbed courtroom girls and gents — many in fur-trimmed gowns — look subsequent to dapper pages and good-looking knights. Bourgeois models (including lace-trimmed clothing for either sexes) are provided in addition, besides the extra modest clothes of chambermaids, milkmaids, and shepherdesses. pictures of such old figures as King Henri VI, Madame de Pompadour, Madame du Barry, and Marie Antoinette whole a most excellent collection.
A precious reference for dress designers and style historians, this superbly reproduced quantity also will function a grand deal with for type enthusiasts.

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As the Allies struggled inland from Normandy in August of 1944, the destiny of Paris hung within the stability. different jewels of Europe—sites like Warsaw, Antwerp, and Monte Cassino—were, or might quickly be, decreased to rubble in the course of makes an attempt to free up them. yet Paris persisted, because of a fractious forged of characters, from Resistance cells to loose French operatives to an not likely collection of diplomats, Allied generals, and governmental officers. Their efforts, and people of the German forces combating to keep up regulate of the town, might form the process the conflict for Europe and colour well known reminiscence of the clash for generations to come.

In The Blood of loose Men, celebrated historian Michael Neiberg deftly tracks the forces vying for Paris, offering a revealing new examine the city’s dramatic and successful resistance opposed to the Nazis. The salvation of Paris used to be no longer a foregone end, Neiberg exhibits, and the liberation used to be a chaotic operation that may have simply led to the city’s smash. The Allies have been reason on bypassing Paris to be able to strike the center of the 3rd Reich in Germany, and the French themselves have been deeply divided; feuding political cells fought for keep watch over of the Resistance inside of Paris, as did Charles de Gaulle and his unfastened French Forces open air town. even supposing a lot of Paris’s electorate firstly selected a tenuous balance over outright resistance to the German profession, they have been pressured to behave whilst the impending struggling with driven the town to the threshold of hunger. In a determined bid to save lots of their urban, usual Parisians took to the streets, and during a mix of valiant combating, intelligent international relations, and last-minute reduction from the Allies, controlled to save lots of town of lighting fixtures.

A groundbreaking, arresting narrative of the liberation, The Blood of unfastened Men tells the complete tale of 1 of the war’s defining moments, while a tortured urban and its population narrowly survived the deadliest clash in human history.

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As the Allies struggled inland from Normandy in August of 1944, the destiny of Paris hung within the stability. different jewels of Europe—sites like Warsaw, Antwerp, and Monte Cassino—were, or might quickly be, decreased to rubble in the course of makes an attempt to free up them. yet Paris persisted, because of a fractious forged of characters, from Resistance cells to loose French operatives to an not likely collection of diplomats, Allied generals, and governmental officers. Their efforts, and people of the German forces combating to keep up regulate of the town, might form the process the conflict for Europe and colour well known reminiscence of the clash for generations to come.

In The Blood of loose Men, celebrated historian Michael Neiberg deftly tracks the forces vying for Paris, offering a revealing new examine the city’s dramatic and successful resistance opposed to the Nazis. The salvation of Paris used to be no longer a foregone end, Neiberg exhibits, and the liberation used to be a chaotic operation that may have simply led to the city’s smash. The Allies have been reason on bypassing Paris to be able to strike the center of the 3rd Reich in Germany, and the French themselves have been deeply divided; feuding political cells fought for keep watch over of the Resistance inside of Paris, as did Charles de Gaulle and his unfastened French Forces open air town. even supposing a lot of Paris’s electorate firstly selected a tenuous balance over outright resistance to the German profession, they have been pressured to behave whilst the impending struggling with driven the town to the threshold of hunger. In a determined bid to save lots of their urban, usual Parisians took to the streets, and during a mix of valiant combating, intelligent international relations, and last-minute reduction from the Allies, controlled to save lots of town of lighting fixtures.

A groundbreaking, arresting narrative of the liberation, The Blood of unfastened Men tells the complete tale of 1 of the war’s defining moments, while a tortured urban and its population narrowly survived the deadliest clash in human history.

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Download E-books L’Obs [FR], Issue 2629 (March 26 2015) PDF

L’analyse des événements les plus marquants : LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR vous présente chaque semaine, avec une liberté de ton qui n’appartient qu’à lui, toute l’actualité du second.

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L’analyse des événements les plus marquants : LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR vous présente chaque semaine, avec une liberté de ton qui n’appartient qu’à lui, toute l’actualité du second.

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Download E-books Strategies of Distinction: The Construction of Ethnic Communities, 300-800 (Transformation of the Roman World, Vol 2) PDF

Among the fourth and the 8 century, a couple of 'experimental' polities needed to create new types of legitimacy and enterprise to beat a Roman international in line with Empire, urban and tribe. during time, a brand new global constructed that depended on Christendom, country and other people to tug an elevated number of neighborhood groups jointly. of those 3 elements, the ethnic one definitely is the main elusive. This quantity discusses the method of development of ethnic identities. What did names, legislation, language, gown, burial rites, rhetoric, tradition, royal illustration or ideology suggest, and to whom? this is often the query that's universal to the papers assembled the following. even if they span a number of centuries, and a geographic sector from the Iberian peninsula to the Black Sea steppes, all of them care for the methods how ethnic contrast grew to become a political think about the post-Roman international.

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Among the fourth and the 8 century, a couple of 'experimental' polities needed to create new types of legitimacy and enterprise to beat a Roman international in line with Empire, urban and tribe. during time, a brand new global constructed that depended on Christendom, country and other people to tug an elevated number of neighborhood groups jointly. of those 3 elements, the ethnic one definitely is the main elusive. This quantity discusses the method of development of ethnic identities. What did names, legislation, language, gown, burial rites, rhetoric, tradition, royal illustration or ideology suggest, and to whom? this is often the query that's universal to the papers assembled the following. even if they span a number of centuries, and a geographic sector from the Iberian peninsula to the Black Sea steppes, all of them care for the methods how ethnic contrast grew to become a political think about the post-Roman international.

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Download E-books Travelers' Tales Paris: True Stories (Travelers' Tales Guides) PDF

By Sean O'Reilly, Larry Habegger

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By Sean O'Reilly, Larry Habegger

Paris is one urban that you can activity to grasp over the process a life-time, and never simply in a single or visits. it's the heart of the civilized universe, and it belongs to everyone—even to people who see it in basic terms of their goals. the town of sunshine has bestowed on hundreds of thousands the present of the incandescent current, a picture or event into which all lifestyles is condensed and mirrored upon for future years. tourists’ stories Paris captures the romance of the world’s favourite urban via tales that entertain, tell, and contact the guts. John Gregory Dunne finds the manic pleasures of riding within the city’s chaotic site visitors. Joseph Diedrich and Katya Macklovich discover romantic encounters that can simply ensue right here. Herbert Gold and David Applefield take target on the nostalgia surrounding The Left financial institution, one reveling in its literary previous, the opposite urging the customer to arrive out to a brand new, smooth Paris within the outlying quarter of Montreuil. Tim O’Reilly and Coleman Lollar evoke the allure of unforeseen vacationer websites, and Marcel Laventurier recounts his harrowing break out from the Nazis on a educate sure for occupied Paris in a story you are going to by no means forget.

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Download E-books La Place (Folio Series, No 1722) (French Edition) PDF

By Annie Ernaux

A fragmented and principally retrospective description of a daughter's courting together with her father, La Place bargains with problems with sexuality, social sta nding and alienation. it will be an obtainable and intriguing addition to French reviews classes.

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By Annie Ernaux

A fragmented and principally retrospective description of a daughter's courting together with her father, La Place bargains with problems with sexuality, social sta nding and alienation. it will be an obtainable and intriguing addition to French reviews classes.

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Download E-books La Fête révolutionnaire (1789-1799) PDF

By Mona Ozouf

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By Mona Ozouf

Une sensibilité contemporaine attend aujourd'hui de los angeles fête, comme de l. a. Révolution, l. a. métamorphose radicale du Vieux Monde. l. a. fête est-elle en soi révolutionnaire? L'analyse des fêtes de l. a. Révolution française, si visiblement liées à l'épisode révolutionnaire qu'elles surgissent et s'engloutissent avec lui, devrait permettre de répondre à l. a. question.

De l'ensemble foisonnant des fêtes en Révolution, les historiens ont proposé mille typologies : ils ont opposé les fêtes célébrées par les équipes concurrentes, souligné l'antagonisme de los angeles Raison et de l'Être suprême, et vu dans Thermidor los angeles coupure de deux ères cérémonielles. À ces interprétations bigarrées, Mona Ozouf substitue l'image d'une fête extrêmement cohérente : elle met en évidence des régularités plus que des singularités ; elle réconcilie Mirabeau, Robespierre, l. a. Révellière-Lépreaux dans une pensée commune des fêtes ; c'est los angeles Fête révolutionnaire, dans son rapport particulier au temps et à l'espace, avec sa volonté pédagogique et son ambition utopienne d'un monde en ordre. l. a. fête de los angeles Révolution française est ici l'institutrice de los angeles nation.

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Download E-books When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 PDF

By Ronald C. Rosbottom

The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris

On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and approximately abandoned Paris. 8 days later, France authorized a humiliating defeat and overseas career. for that reason, an eerie feel of normalcy settled over the town of sunshine. Many Parisians keenly tailored themselves to the situation-even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. while, amidst this darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, deportations, shortages, and curfews, a resistance arose. Parisians of all stripes---Jews, immigrants, youth, communists, rightists, cultural icons akin to Colette, de Beauvoir, Camus, and Sartre, in addition to cops, academics, scholars, and shop owners---rallied round a little-known French army officer, Charles de Gaulle.

WHEN PARIS WENT darkish inspires with lovely precision the aspect of lifestyle in a urban below career, and the courageous those that fought opposed to the darkness. counting on various resources---memoirs, diaries, letters, files, interviews, own histories, flyers and posters, fiction, photos, movie and historic studies---Rosbottom has cast a groundbreaking e-book that would perpetually effect how we comprehend these darkish years within the urban of Light.

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By Ronald C. Rosbottom

The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris

On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and approximately abandoned Paris. 8 days later, France authorized a humiliating defeat and overseas career. for that reason, an eerie feel of normalcy settled over the town of sunshine. Many Parisians keenly tailored themselves to the situation-even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. while, amidst this darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, deportations, shortages, and curfews, a resistance arose. Parisians of all stripes---Jews, immigrants, youth, communists, rightists, cultural icons akin to Colette, de Beauvoir, Camus, and Sartre, in addition to cops, academics, scholars, and shop owners---rallied round a little-known French army officer, Charles de Gaulle.

WHEN PARIS WENT darkish inspires with lovely precision the aspect of lifestyle in a urban below career, and the courageous those that fought opposed to the darkness. counting on various resources---memoirs, diaries, letters, files, interviews, own histories, flyers and posters, fiction, photos, movie and historic studies---Rosbottom has cast a groundbreaking e-book that would perpetually effect how we comprehend these darkish years within the urban of Light.

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