La France et l’Europe de Napoléon by Jacques-Olivier Boudon

By Jacques-Olivier Boudon

Entre 1799 et 1815, l'Europe entière affronte les targets de conquêtes de Napoléon qui, après avoir imposé sa loi à l. a. France, cherche à dominer le monde. Pourtant, l'histoire du Consulat et de l'Empire ne peut se limiter à l'évocation des batailles et des traités de paix. Le visage de l'Europe type profondément modifié des guerres contre los angeles France, malgré les tentatives pour restaurer l'ordre ancien. Le continent européen entre alors dans l'ère moderne. Certes les alterations politiques, administratives ou sociales concernent en leading lieu los angeles France qui se dote d'institutions durables, mais les principes issus de 1789, même imposés par les armes, finissent aussi par imprégner les peuples européens qui aspirent désormais à los angeles liberté et à l'égalité. On ne peut comprendre l'importance de ces années sans une examine croisée des goals françaises et des résistances étrangères, ce qui believe d'adopter le aspect de vue des différents protagonistes. En s'appuyant sur les très nombreux travaux parus depuis une trentaine d'années, en France comme à l'étranger, cet ouvrage suggest donc une nouvelle synthèse sur une période de l'histoire qui, deux cents ans après, proceed à soulever les passions à travers le monde. Jacques-Olivier Boudon, ancien élève de l'École Normale Supérieure, est professeur d'histoire contemporaine à l'université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) et président de l'Institut Napoléon. Auteur de nombreux ouvrages sur los angeles période napoléonienne, il a déjà publié chez Armand Colin en 2001, en collaboration avec Jean-Claude Caron et Jean-Claude Yon, faith et tradition en Europe au XIXe siècle.

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The French Revolution and Empire: The Quest for a Civic by Donald M. G. Sutherland

By Donald M. G. Sutherland

This ebook offers scholars and common readers with an advent to innovative France when additionally proposing a transparent argument to give an explanation for the occasions of the interval.

  • Provides scholars and basic readers with an creation to progressive France .
  • Also provides a transparent argument to give an explanation for the occasions of the interval.
  • Argues that the French Revolution encountered resistance from the terrible in addition to the privileged.
  • Includes giant dialogue of society and executive less than Napoleon.
  • Contextualizing fabric in each one bankruptcy aids scholars new to the topic.

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Nelson: Love and Fame by Edgar Vincent

By Edgar Vincent

Mythical for his exploits in battle and love, Admiral Horatio Nelson comes into transparent view during this desirable new biography. “This is a superb booklet, the easiest glossy biography of Britain’s maximum admiral.” —John Keegan, day-by-day Telegraph “A nice biography and a poignant love story.”—Benjamin Schwarz, Atlantic per 30 days “A masterly biography, cool and sharp in lengthy pictures, in detail persuasive in shut concentration, perpetually tricky to place down and as well timed because it is suggestive in its implications.” —Hilary Spurling, ny occasions ebook overview “A ideal biography, not just since it is definitely written and good researched, but additionally since it neither seeks to demean the hero nor excuse the guy. Heroism turns into the extra amazing while it truly is proven by way of those who in alternative ways are much like ourselves.” —L. G. Mitchell, instances Literary complement “Vincent has written a masterful biography of an army guy that examines the nuts and bolts of management in an enjoyable and compelling means. . . . in case you in simple terms learn one biography of Nelson one of the 1000's to be had, it's going to be this one.”—Paul Carbray, The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec) • Named one in every of Atlantic Monthly’s Books of the 12 months • a brand new York instances amazing e-book of the yr because his retirement as a senior supervisor from ICI, Edgar Vincent has been studying and writing approximately Horatio Nelson.

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The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American by Gertrude Himmelfarb

By Gertrude Himmelfarb

In a chic, eminently readable paintings, one among our so much wonderful highbrow historians offers us a super revisionist historical past. The Roads to Modernity reclaims the Enlightenment–an awesome time bursting with new rules approximately human nature, politics, society, and religion--from historians who've downgraded its value and from students who've given preeminence to the Enlightenment in France over concurrent pursuits in England and America.Contrasting the Enlightenments within the 3 international locations, Himmelfarb demonstrates the primacy and knowledge of the British, exemplified in such thinkers as Adam Smith, David Hume, and Edmund Burke, in addition to the original and enduring contributions of the yankee Founders. it truly is their Enlightenments, she argues, that created a social ethic–humane, compassionate, and realistic–that nonetheless resonates strongly this present day, in the US even perhaps greater than in Europe.The Roads to Modernity is a amazing and illuminating contribution to the heritage of rules.

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Zarafa: A Giraffe's True Story, from Deep in Africa to the by Michael Allin

By Michael Allin

Filenote: PDF is searchable photo OCR, 232 pages, with entrance, again disguise with within flaps.
Publish yr note: First released 1998

In October 1826, a boat arrived at Marseille sporting the 1st giraffe ever visible in France. A royal delivering from Muhammad Ali, Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt, to King Charles X, she had already traveled 2,000 miles down the Nile to Alexandria, from the place she had sailed around the Mediterranean status within the carry, her lengthy neck and head sticking out via a gap minimize within the deck. within the spring of 1827, after wintering in Marseille, she used to be rigorously walked 550 miles to Paris to the pride of hundreds of thousands of onlookers.

The viceroy's tribute used to be politically stimulated: He commanded the Turkish forces then battling the Greeks of their warfare of independence, and was hoping his present could convince the French to not intrude opposed to him. however the viceroy and his intentions have been quick forgotten as France fell in love with its "beautiful stranger."
Zarafa chronicles the entire tale of this outstanding animal, revealing a kaleidoscope of historical past, technological know-how, and tradition that opens an unique window at the early 19th century. From the Enlightenment's blossoming fascination with technological know-how to Napoleon's ill-fated invasion of Egypt in 1798–from the eminent French naturalist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire to Bernardino Drovetti, French consul common in Egypt and tomb robber extraordinaire–the period was once choked with memorable occasions and characters. Michael Allin deftly weaves them into the tale with an appreciation for aspect and an unusual affection.

The giraffe's unusual and lovely trip associated Africa and Europe in mutual discovery. even though her arrival didn't retain the French out of Ali's warfare, she turned an immediate big name in Paris and over the following eighteen years she interested all of Europe. via Michael Allin's narrative ability, Zarafa stirs the mind's eye because it offers a brand new context for the historical past of a far off age.

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The Rough Guide to Languedoc and Roussillon by Brian Catlos

By Brian Catlos

The tough consultant to Languedoc & Roussillon is your crucial guide to 1 of France’s most lovely and exciting areas. The full-colour part introduces the area''s highlights from the picturesque seashore city of Collioure and the Orb Valley mountain river to swimming on the Pont Du Gard - a unprecedented Roman Aqueduct. for each city and village, there are accomplished and opinionated studies of the entire top areas to stick, devour and pattern the neighborhood wines, no matter what your price range. there's lots of sensible recommendation on exploring mountaineering trails, boating at the Canal du Midi and experiencing the Catalan dances of Roussillon. The advisor additionally takes a glance on the region''s most sensible gala's and is derived entire with maps and plans for each area.The tough advisor to Languedoc & Roussillon is like having an area good friend plan your journey!

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The Counter-Revolution in France 1787–1830 by James Roberts

By James Roberts

The main violent points of the Revolution, the most expensive in lifestyles, have been the results of the clash among Revolution and Counter-Revolution. a wide a part of the French humans felt betrayed by means of a Revolution which did not anything for them and which represented an assault on their lifestyle. The rebellions which this provoked, and their savage repression, marked the political map of France for over a century. even as the doctrines of Counter-Revolution, which provided a favorable substitute to the Revolution, have been being constructed in exile via royal and aristocratic migrs. This publication brings jointly the newest paintings on a topic that's primary to an knowing not only of the French Revolution yet of a lot French political controversy during the last centuries.

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La France de l'expansion, la République gaulienne, 1958-1969 by Serge Berstein

By Serge Berstein

Nouvelle histoire de los angeles France contemporaine:

1. l. a. Chute de los angeles monarchie (1787 – 1792), M. Vovelle
2. l. a. République jacobine (10 août 1792-9 Thermidor an II), M. Bouloiseau
3. l. a. République bourgeoise (de Thermidor à Brumaire, 1799-1815), D. Woronoff
4. L’Épisode napoléonien. points intérieurs (1799-1815), L. Bergeron
5. l. a. France napoléonienne. features extérieurs (1799-1815), R. Dufraisse et M. Kérautret
6 et 7. l. a. France des notables (1815-1848) 1. L’évolution générale, A. Jardin et A.-J. Tudesq 2. los angeles vie de los angeles country, A. Jardin et A.-J. Tudesq
8. 1848 ou l’Apprentissage de los angeles République (1848-1852), M. Agulhon
9. De los angeles fête impériale au mur des fédérés (1852-1871), A. Plessis
10. Les Débuts de los angeles IIIe République (1871-1898), J.-M. Mayeur
11. l. a. République radicale ? (1898-1914), M. Rebérioux
12. Victoire et Frustrations (1914-1929), J.-J. Becker et S. Berstein
13. l. a. Crise des années 30 (1929-1938), D. Borne et H. Dubief
14. De Munich à los angeles Libération (1938-1944), J.-P. Azéma
15 et sixteen. l. a. France de l. a. IVe République (1944-19858) 1. L’ardeur et l. a. nécessité (1944-1952), J.-P Rioux 2. L’expansion et l’impuissance (1952-1958), J.-P Rioux
17 et 18. l. a. France de l’expansion (1958-1974) 1. l. a. République gaullienne (1958-1969), S. Berstein 2. L’apogée Pompidou (1969-1974), S. Berstein et J.-P Rioux
19. Crises et alternances (1974-2000), J.-J. Becker avec los angeles collaboration de P. Ory
20. l. a. France du XXe siècle. records d’histoire, présentés par O. Wieviorka et C. Prochasson

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