History - Europe - France

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The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Dea...

Tilar J. Mazzeo

Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris's world-famous Hôtel Ritz—a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons...

Published: Feb 2015

Paris Reborn: Napoleon III, Baron Hau...

Stephane Kirkland

In the mid-nineteenth century, the Paris we know today was born, the vision of two extraordinary men: the endlessly ambitious Emperor Napoleon III and his unstoppable accomplice, Baron Haussmann. This is the vivid and engrossing accou...

Published: May 2014

The Allure of the Archives (The Lewis...

Arlette Farge

Arlette Farge's Le Goût de l'archive is widely regarded as a historiographical classic. While combing through two-hundred-year-old judicial records from the Archives of the Bastille, historian Farge was struck by the extraordinarily ...

Published: Feb 2015

Paris Under Water

Jeffrey H. Jackson

In the winter of 1910, the river that brought life to Paris quickly became a force of destruction.  Torrential rainfall saturated the soil, and faulty engineering created a perfect storm of conditions that soon drowned Parisian stre...

Published: Mar 2011

In Defence of the Terror: Liberty or ...

Sophie Wahnich

For two hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican tradition celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, defending the Terror that the Revolution inflicted upon on its enemies. But recent decades have brought a...

Published: Jan 2016

The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medic...

Nancy Goldstone

The riveting true story of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent relationship changed the shape of their tempestuous and dangerous century.Set in m...

Published: Feb 2016

Holy Blood, Holy Grail

Michael Baigent

Is the traditional, accepted view of the life of Christ in some way incomplete?• Is it possible Christ did not die on the cross?• Is it possible Jesus was married, a father, and that his bloodline still exists?• Is it possible t...

Published: Jan 2004

Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Ha...

Will Bashor

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished ScholarshipMarie Antoinette has remained atop the popular cultural landscape for centuries for the daring in style and fashion that she brought to 18th century France. For the better ...

Published: Jun 2015

The Other Paris

Luc Sante

A trip through Paris as it will never be again-dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemianParis, the City of Light, the city of fine dining and seductive couture and intellectual hauteur, was until fairly recently always ac...

Published: Oct 2016

Chanel's Riviera: Glamour, Decadence,...

Anne De Courcy

In this captivating narrative, Chanel’s Rivieraexplores the fascinating world of the Cote d’Azur during a period that saw the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the twentieth century. The Cote d’Azur in 1938...

Published: Apr 2021
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