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

By Dr Ambrogio A. Caiani

The adventure, and failure, of Louis XVI's short-lived constitutional monarchy of 1789-1792 deeply inspired 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 battle on a virtually worldwide scale. This e-book explores how the symbolic and political practices which underpinned conventional Bourbon kingship eventually succumbed to the novel problem posed by way of the Revolution's new 'proto-republican' tradition. whereas so much earlier experiences have interested in Louis XVI's genuine and imagined overseas counterrevolutionary plots, Ambrogio A. Caiani examines the king's hitherto ignored family actions in Paris. Drawing on formerly unexplored archival resource fabric, Caiani presents another studying of Louis XVI during this interval, arguing that the monarch's symbolic behaviour and the corporation of his day-by-day actions and private family have been crucial elements within the people's expanding alienation from the newly confirmed constitutional monarchy.

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Victoire et frustrations, 1914-1929 (Nouvelle histoire de la by Jean-Jacques Becker, Serge Berstein

By Jean-Jacques Becker, Serge Berstein

Nouvelle histoire de los angeles France contemporaine:

1. los angeles 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. features intérieurs (1799-1815), L. Bergeron
5. l. a. France napoléonienne. elements extérieurs (1799-1815), R. Dufraisse et M. Kérautret
6 et 7. los angeles France des notables (1815-1848) 1. L’évolution générale, A. Jardin et A.-J. Tudesq 2. los angeles vie de los angeles kingdom, A. Jardin et A.-J. Tudesq
8. 1848 ou l’Apprentissage de l. a. 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. los angeles République radicale ? (1898-1914), M. Rebérioux
12. Victoire et Frustrations (1914-1929), J.-J. Becker et S. Berstein
13. los angeles Crise des années 30 (1929-1938), D. Borne et H. Dubief
14. De Munich à l. a. Libération (1938-1944), J.-P. Azéma
15 et sixteen. l. a. France de los angeles 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 l. a. collaboration de P. Ory
20. l. a. France du XXe siècle. files d’histoire, présentés par O. Wieviorka et C. Prochasson

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Lorenzaccio by Alfred de Musset

By Alfred de Musset

Dans l. a. Florence des Médicis, le jeune Lorenzo projette en mystery l’assassinat de son cousin, le tyran Alexandre. Tentative désespérée de changer le cours de l’Histoire en faisant triompher los angeles reason républicaine ? Ou oeuvre d’un individu d’exception, désireux de laisser son nom à l. a. postérité ? Sous le masque de ce personnage « glissant comme une anguille », double de Brutus l’Ancien comme de Hamlet, se laisse entrevoir, de loin en loin, le moi déchiré de l’auteur, enfant du siècle. Entre cynisme et idéalisme, débauche et héroïsme, los angeles determine énigmatique de celui que l’on surnomme Lorenzaccio a inspiré à Musset ce chef-d’oeuvre du drame romantique.

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Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris by Graham Robb

By Graham Robb

This can be the Paris you by no means knew. From the Revolution to the current, Graham Robb has distilled a chain of magnificent actual narratives, all stranger than fiction, of the lives of the nice, the near-great, and the forgotten.

A younger artillery lieutenant, walking during the Palais-Royal, observes disapprovingly the courtesans plying their alternate. a selected girl catches his eye; nature takes its direction. Later that evening Napoleon Bonaparte writes a meticulous account of his first sexual come across. A well-dressed girl, fleeing the Louvre, takes a fallacious flip and loses her method within the anonymous streets of the Left financial institution. For wish of a map—there have been no trustworthy ones on the time—Marie-Antoinette will visit the guillotine.

Baudelaire, the photographer Marville, Baron Haussmann, the real-life Mimi of los angeles Boheme, Proust, Adolf Hitler traveling the occupied capital within the corporation of his generals, Charles de Gaulle (who is suspected of getting faked an assassination test in Notre Dame)—these and plenty of extra are Robb’s forged of characters, and the settings variety from the quarries and catacombs underneath the streets to the grand monuments to the appalling suburbs ringing town this day. the result's a resonant, intimate background with the ability of a very good novel.

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The Widow by Georges Simenon

By Georges Simenon

The Widow is the tale of 2 outcasts and their deadly come across. One is the widow herself, Tati. nonetheless younger, she's by no means had a simple time of it, yet she's now not the sort to bitch. Tati lives along with her better half's father at the relations farm, placing up along with his sexual attentions, operating her palms to the bone, bettering the valuables and realizing forever that her overdue husband's sister is scheming to kick her out and take the home back.

The different is a killer. simply out of criminal and looking for a brand new lifestyles, Jean meets up with Tati, who hires him as a handyman after which takes him to mattress. issues are having a look up, at the very least till Jean falls demanding for the woman subsequent door.

The Widow used to be released within the comparable 12 months as Camus' The Stranger, and André Gide judged it some of the best e-book. it really is Georges Simenon's strongest and stressful exploration of the bond among demise and hope.

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La France de 1815 à 1848 by Jean-Claude Caron

By Jean-Claude Caron

Ce manuel aborde l’histoire de los angeles France à l’époque de los angeles monarchie constitutionnelle sous ses facets politique, social et culturel, ainsi que los angeles politique extérieure, modifiant sensiblement l’approche traditionnelle des années 1815-1848 ; elles sont en effet essentielles et novatrices dans l’histoire politique : mise en position du jeu parlementaire, qualité des débats, value des questions sociétales soulevées, élaboration d’idéologies.
Période essentielle aussi pour l’histoire sociale : « découverte » de los angeles query sociale, revendications ouvrières, lutte pour le droit de grève ou le droit d’association.Période clé, enfin, pour l’histoire culturelle avec le romantisme, le plus fortress mouvement littéraire, artistique, scientifique, philosophique que l’Europe et l. a. France aient connu depuis los angeles Renaissance.

1 > Vie parlementaire et luttes politiques sous los angeles Restauration
2 > los angeles société française dans los angeles première moitié du XIXe siècle
3 > l. a. vie religieuse et culturelle
4 > l. a. révolution de 1830 et les débuts de los angeles monarchie de Juillet (1830-1835)
5 > Le triomphe de los angeles société bourgeoise
6 > l. a. crise de l. a. monarchie de Juillet et l. a. révolution de 1848

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Guillotine: The Timbers of Justice by Robert Frederick Opie

By Robert Frederick Opie

The guillotine is unquestionably the main powerful picture of progressive France, the software wherein an entire society was once "redesigned". but what got here to be visible as an tool of terror used to be, ironically, brought because the results of the humanitarian emotions of fellows cause on revising an old and barbaric penal code. Robert Frederick Opie takes the reader on a occasionally terrifying trip in the course of the slim streets of 18th-century Paris and past. at first scorned through the progressive mob for being insufficiently merciless, the quick and effective guillotine quickly turned the darling of the group, despatching as many as 60 humans an afternoon underneath its blade. however the Razor of the country used to be to stay the selected tool of capital punishment till the Seventies, in basic terms eventually being banned in 1981. This paintings lines the advance of the guillotine over approximately centuries, recounting the tales of recognized executions, the lives of the executioners and the clinical learn into even if the top retained attention after it was once separated from the physique that persevered into the Fifties. the tale recounts a few diabolical makes use of of human inventiveness, but additionally many touching pleas for mercy.

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