• Humanities & Social Sciences
      October 2017

      Joan of Arc and 'The Great Pity of the Land of France'

      by Moya Longstaffe

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2019

      Louis XIV

      by Josephine Wilkinson

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2019

      Killing Napoleon

      The Plot to Blow up Bonaparte

      by Jonathan North

      It was Christmas Eve 1800. The streets of Paris were crowded with citizens. Some were shopping, some were eating and drinking. But others were plotting to murder the most famous and powerful man in France. They wheeled their improvised bomb into town earlier that day, and waited. Then, amongst the milling crowd, they saw the target. Despite knowing that the bomb would kill indiscriminately, the fuse was lit, and the enormous explosion wreaked havoc. The target for this early act of terrorism was Napoleon Bonaparte, who had seized power the year before and found himself the enemy of republicans and royalists alike. The terrorists belonged to the royal faction and although they failed to kill Napoleon, their atrocity hurled political violence in a new and terrifying direction; towards a now familiar place where civilian casualties would be collateral damage and where bombs in packed streets and squares would be the new conduit of terror. This book sets the scene with Napoleon’s coup and follows the cell of extremists as they prepare their plans and devise a weapon that became known as the ‘Infernal Machine’. After their attack, we follow the security services as they hunt down the perpetrators, baffled by the novelty of terrorism, as Napoleon uses public anger to launch a war on his opponents. Using first-hand accounts, trial transcripts and archival material - and with all the drama of a detective story - Killing Napoleon recounts one of the great crimes of its era, a story still largely unknown in the English-speaking world; and a precursor to the terrorist threats we know today.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      April 1969

      Missionary Linguistics in New France

      A Study of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Descriptions of American Indian Languages

      by Victor Egon Hanzeli

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      April 1965

      Le mouvement du profit en France au XIXe siècle

      Matériaux et études

      by Jean Bouvier, François Furet, Marcel Gillet

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2019

      Isabella of France

      The Rebel Queen

      by Kathryn Warner

      Isabella of France married Edward II in January 1308, and afterwards became one of the most notorious women in English history. In 1325, she was sent to her homeland to negotiate a peace settlement between her husband and her brother Charles IV, king of France. She refused to return. Instead, she began a relationship with her husband’s deadliest enemy, the English baron Roger Mortimer. With the king’s son and heir, the future Edward III, under their control, the pair led an invasion of England which ultimately resulted in Edward II’s forced abdication in January 1327. Isabella and Mortimer ruled England during Edward III’s minority until he overthrew them in October 1330. A rebel against her own husband and king, and regent for her son, Isabella was a powerful, capable and intelligent woman. She forced the first ever abdication of a king in England, and thus changed the course of English history. Examining Isabella’s life with particular focus on her revolutionary actions in the 1320s, this book corrects the many myths surrounding her and provides a vivid account of this most fascinating and influential of women.

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