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Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends Through the Great Wa
Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends Through the Great Wa
by Mary Mcauliffe
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"After the Franco-German War of 1871 — 1872, Paris experienced a remarkable artistic, literary, and scientific surge in the midst of immense political and religious turbulence, reshaping worldviews to embrace rapid change and immortalizing the... (read more)

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How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance
How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance
by Marilyn Yalom
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“Absolutely marvelous…lively and learned….Marilyn Yaloms book is a distinguished contribution to our experience of a great literature, as well as an endearing memoir.”—Diane Johnson, author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le... (read more)

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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
by Graham Robb
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While Gustave Eiffel was changing the skyline of Paris, large parts of France were still terra incognita. Even in the age of railways and newspapers, France was a land of ancient tribal divisions, prehistoric communication networks, and pre-Christian... (read more)

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Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
by Pierre Bourdieu
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No judgement of taste is innocent. In a word, we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu brilliantly illuminates this situation of the middle class in the modern world. France's leading sociologist focusses here on the French bourgeoisie, its tastes and... (read more)

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The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafes, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour
The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafes, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour
by Joan Dejean
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What makes fashionistas willing to pay a small fortune for a particular designer accessory -- a luxe handbag, for example? Why is it that people all over the world share the conviction that a special occasion only becomes really special when a champagne... (read more)

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French Toast: An American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening Mysteries of the French
French Toast: An American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening Mysteries of the French
by Harriet Rochefort
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Peter Mayle may have spent a year in Provence, but Harriet Welty Rochefort writes from the wise perspective of one who has spent more than twenty years living among the French. From a small town in Iowa to the City of Light, Harriet has done what so many... (read more)

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Brief History of France (11 Edition)
Brief History of France (11 Edition)
by Cecil Jenkins
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A Brief History of France tells the story of the formation of this grand nation through its people, great events, and culture. When we think of France we often evoke images of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris, and the chic beaches of... (read more)

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From Deficit to Deluge: The Origins of the French Revolution
From Deficit to Deluge: The Origins of the French Revolution
by Thomas Kaiser
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From Deficit to Deluge takes stock of shifts in scholarly investigation of the origins of French Revolution. During the last decade, scholars have moved beyond "revisionist" historians of the 1970s, who highlighted the monarchy's degeneration into... (read more)

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The Royal House of Monaco: Dynasty of Glamour, Tragedy and Scandal
The Royal House of Monaco: Dynasty of Glamour, Tragedy and Scandal
by John Glatt
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In all its glittering splendor and decadence, here is the uncensored story of a family bred for glory, and destined for tragedy. The jewel in the crown of Europe's lush Cote D'Azur, the fiercely independent principality of Monaco gleams like a diamond... (read more)

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University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization #7: University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 7: The Old Regime and the French Revolution
University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization #7: University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 7: The Old Regime and the French Revolution
by Keith Michael Baker
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The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization... (read more)

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A Concise History of France (Cambridge Concise Histories)
A Concise History of France (Cambridge Concise Histories)
by Roger Price
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The new Concise History is an accessible and highly illustrated history of France, from the middle ages to Mitterrand.... (read more)

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French Hospitality: Racism and North African Immigrants (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought & Cultural Criticism)
French Hospitality: Racism and North African Immigrants (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought & Cultural Criticism)
by Tahar Ben Jelloun
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The award-winning novelist and author of the international bestseller Racism Explained to My Daughter uses his own experience to illuminate the experience of the Other in his adopted land -- and everywhere. A Moroccan who emigrated to France in 1971... (read more)

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The Bon March: Bourgeois Culture and the Department Store, 1869-1920
The Bon March: Bourgeois Culture and the Department Store, 1869-1920
by Michael B Miller
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In this comprehensive social history of the Bon Marché, the Parisian department store that was the largest in the world before 1914, Michael Miller explores the bourgeois identities, ambitions, and anxieties that the new emporia so vividly dramatized... (read more)

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Dandyism
Dandyism
by Jules Daurevilly
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This dazzling portrait of Beau Brommell as dandy extraordinaire has been a classic in the literature of the modernsit self for more than a century.... (read more)

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My Life in Politics
My Life in Politics
by Jacques Chirac
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Two-time president of France, mayor of Paris, and international politician, Jacques Chirac stands with Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, and Margaret Thatcher as one of the most iconic statesmen of the twentieth century. In this revealing and informative... (read more)

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The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination
The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination
by Alain Corbin
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In a book whose insight and originality have already had a dazzling impact in France, Alain Corbin has put the sense of smell on the historical map. He conjures up the dominion that the combined forces of smells--from the seductress's civet to the... (read more)

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Peasantry and Society in France Since 1789
Peasantry and Society in France Since 1789
by Annie Moulin
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This book examines the social, economic and cultural evolution of the peasantry in France and its place in French society since 1789.... (read more)

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Sixty Million Frenchman Cant Be Wrong
Sixty Million Frenchman Cant Be Wrong
by Jean Benoit Nadeau
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The French drink, smoke and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems than the English and the Americans. They work 35-hour weeks and take seven weeks' paid holiday each year, yet they are the world's... (read more)

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Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France (13 Edition)
Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France (13 Edition)
by Clare Haru Crowston
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In Old Regime France credit was both a central part of economic exchange and a crucial concept for explaining dynamics of influence and power in all spheres of life. Contemporaries used the term "credit" to describe reputation and the currency... (read more)

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Babette: Elisabeth Ullman Wills
Babette: Elisabeth Ullman Wills
by Constance Crawford
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As we quickly learn from Constance Crawford's perceptive and engaging memoir, it was in Babette's nature, in the genes and circumstances she inherited from both her mother and her father, to go against the grain of the high French bourgeoisie into which... (read more)

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