Download E-books Les Camisards PDF

By Philippe Joutard

Une étrange révolte : deux ans de guerre ouverte dans une province du Grand Roi, le soulèvement d'un peuple de paysans et artisans décidés à témoigner pour leur foi suffisent à inquiéter los angeles monarchie, à alerter l'Europe, à fasciner, pour deux siècles, les historiens. Ces Camisards, qui sont-ils ? Des prophètes ? des fous ? des simulateurs ? des brokers de l'étranger ? L'épopée a laissé derrière elle ses témoignages. À travers eux, Philippe Joutard dessine, des prédicants aux guerriers inspirés et aux pasteurs du Désert, l. a. longue durée d'un comportement culturel et l'originalité d'une révolte qui n'a pas cessé d'être inconcevable.

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Download E-books One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaine: A Bilingual Edition PDF

By Paul Verlaine

French poet Paul Verlaine, an immense consultant of the Symbolist stream throughout the latter 1/2 the 19th century, was once probably the most talented and prolific poets of his time. Norman Shapiro's impressive translations reveal Verlaine's skill to remodel into undying verse the essence of way of life and make obtrusive the explanations for his renown in France and in the course of the Western world.

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Download E-books The Furies: Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions. PDF

By Arno J. Mayer

The nice romance and worry of bloody revolution--strange combination of idealism and terror--have been outmoded by way of blind religion within the cold growth of human rights and worldwide capitalism. Flying within the face of historical past, violence is brushed off as infrequent, immoral, and counterproductive. Arguing in contrast pervasive wishful considering, the prestigious historian Arno J. Mayer revisits the 2 such a lot tumultuous and influential revolutions of contemporary occasions: the French Revolution of 1789 and the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Although those upheavals arose in several environments, they related classes. the idea and language of Enlightenment France have been the glories of western civilization; these of tsarist Russia's intelligentsia have been on its margins. either revolutions started as revolts vowed to struggle unreason, injustice, and inequality; either swept away previous regimes and defied proven religions in societies that have been eighty five% peasant and illiterate; either entailed the terrifying go back of repressed vengeance. opposite to standard trust, Mayer argues, ideologies and personalities didn't keep watch over occasions. particularly, the tide of violence crushed the political actors who assumed energy and have been rudderless. Even the simplest plans couldn't stem the chaos that right now benefited and swallowed them. Mayer argues that we have got missed a vital a part of all revolutions: the resistances to revolution, either household and international, which aid gasoline the spiral of terror.

In his sweeping but shut comparability of the world's transnational revolutions, Mayer follows their unfolding--from the French announcement of the Rights of guy and the Bolshevik statement of the Rights of the Toiling and Exploited lots; the escalation of the preliminary violence into the reign of terror of 1793-95 and of 1918-21; the dismemberment of the hegemonic church buildings and faith of either societies; the "externalization" of the fear in the course of the Napoleonic wars; and its "internalization" in Soviet Russia within the kind of Stalin's "Terror in a single Country." Making serious use of thought, previous and new, Mayer breaks via unexamined assumptions and triumphing debates concerning the attributes of those specific revolutions to elevate broader and extra annoying questions about the character of progressive violence attending new foundations.

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Download E-books Reflections of Sunflowers PDF

By Ruth Silvestre

The ultimate booklet within the "Sunflowers trilogy" sees Ruth Silvestre and her husband returning to Bel-Air de Grezelongue, their much-loved domestic within the Lot-et-Garonne sector of south-west France.
In 1976 their goals of buying a calm summer season domestic got here real once they stumbled throughout this derelict farmhouse surrounded via fields and orchards, and observed what it will possibly develop into.
Renovating the primitive, rural apartment was once a labour of affection - and the affection affair among residence and proprietor has lasted over twenty-five years. there was inevitable disappointment, but additionally the fun of latest grandchildren, anniversaries, village fetes, and opulent nutrients fascinated about their neighbours.
And while the kinfolk has noticeable many adjustments in the course of their time with the neighborhood farming neighborhood, the nice and cozy and inviting surroundings they first fell in love with has remained an analogous. Now they face their very own own tragedy, yet via all their sorrows Bel-Air is still a spot of desire and happiness, in addition to remarkable good looks.

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Download E-books Aurora PDF

By Vincent Peillon

Le bien ou le mal, l. a. justice ou l. a. vengeance, l. a. guerre ou los angeles paix ?

Du Groenland à Tel Aviv, en passant par Copenhague et Paris, nous voici plongés dans une réalité qui est l. a. nôtre, dont on soupçonne l’existence mais qu’on préfère ignorer.

AURORA : c’est le nom du consortium qui fait major basse sur des réserves de pétrole et de gaz dans le Grand Nord. Son fondateur, un ancien nazi visionnaire, est protégé par des faucons américains et certains hauts responsables de l’Otan. Mais quand les intérêts stratégiques, les appétits économiques et les folies idéologiques se mêlent, l’histoire chemine vers son crépuscule. Il sera taché de haine et de sang.

Qui réglerait cela proprement ? Une équipe du Mossad, apparemment en sommeil. Des brokers menés par un homme qui a toutes les audaces et tous les skills – sauf celui de résister parfois à l. a. mélancolie. C’était sans compter sur les traîtres. Ceux qui se croyaient les prédateurs deviennent alors des proies.

Une intrigue géopolitique glaçante, menée tambour battant.

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Download E-books Paris in Love: A Memoir PDF

By Eloisa James

“Exhilarating and spell binding . . . brims with an informal knowledge approximately life.”—Chicago Tribune

In 2009, New York occasions bestselling writer Eloisa James took a bounce that many folks dream approximately: She bought her apartment, took a sabbatical from her activity as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her kin to Paris. This memoir chronicles her pleased 12 months in a single of the main attractive towns on the earth. Eloisa revels within the usual pleasures of life—discovering nook museums that travelers fail to remember, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, jogging from one finish of Paris to a different. She copes together with her Italian husband’s notions of caliber time; her hilarious little ones, a long time 11 and fifteen, as they navigate schools—not to say puberty—in a international language; and her mother-in-law’s raised eyebrow within the kitchen (even as she overfeeds Milo, the kinfolk dog). Paris in Love invitations the reader into the lifetime of a so much mesmerizing family members, framed via la ville de l’amour.

“In this pleasant charm-bracelet of a memoir, [Eloisa James stocks] her adventures as an American without warning immersed in all issues French—food, outfits, joie de vivre.”—People
“Enchanting . . . supplies the reader a feeling of being immersed besides James in Paris for a 12 months . . . you spot the rain, flavor the foodstuff, detect the people.”—USA Today
“This delectable confection, such as recipes, is greater than a trip to a wonderful urban: it's also a journey of a relatives, a wedding, and a love that has no borders. Très magnifique!”—Library magazine (starred evaluation)

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Download E-books Lonely Planet Discover France (Travel Guide) PDF

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's best trip consultant publisher

Lonely Planet's become aware of France is your passport to the main correct, up to date suggestion on what to work out and bypass, and what hidden discoveries look forward to you. See the lighting fixtures of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, move on a Champagne-tasting travel of Reims and discover fascinating chateaux; all together with your depended on go back and forth spouse. detect the easiest of France and start your trip now!

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  • Free, handy pull-out Paris map (included in print version), plus over 38 color maps
  • Covers Paris, Normandy, Brittany, Reims, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Lyon, Bordeaux, Provence, French Alps, great, Cannes, St Tropez, Monaco, Chamonix, Marseille, Versailles, Chartres, Disneyland hotel Paris

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet's notice France, our easy-to-use advisor, full of inspiring and colourful photographs, specializes in France's hottest sights for these trying to find the easiest of the simplest.

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Authors: Written and researched via Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Nicola Williams, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Catherine Le Nevez, Emilie Filou, Kerry Christiani, Stuart Butler, Gregor Clark, Daniel Robinson, Alexis Averbuck.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's best trip media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic go back and forth items, and a devoted visitor group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally permits curious travelers to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas during which they locate themselves.

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Download E-books Journey to the End of the Night PDF

By Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Ralph Manheim

The darkish aspect of On the Road: rather than looking kicks, the French narrator travels the globe to discover an ever deeper disgust for life.

Louis-Ferdinand Celine's revulsion and anger at what he thought of the idiocy and hypocrisy of society explodes from approximately each web page of this novel. jam-packed with slang and obscenities and written in uncooked, colloquial language, Journey to the top of the Night is a literary symphony of violence, cruelty and obscene nihilism. This booklet surprised such a lot critics whilst it was once first released in France in 1932, yet speedy grew to become successful with the examining public in Europe, and later in the USA the place it used to be first released via New instructions in 1952. the tale of the unbelievable but convincingly defined travels of the petit-bourgeois (and mostly autobiographical) antihero, Bardamu, from the trenches of worldwide conflict I, to the African jungle, to manhattan and Detroit, and at last to existence as a failed health professional in Paris, takes the readers via the scruff and hurtles them towards the novel's inevitable, unhappy end.

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Download E-books France For Dummies PDF

By Darwin Porter

The French have mastered the artwork of residing good. With this consultant, you’ll grasp the artwork of traveling well—seeing what you need to see, doing what you must do, and having fun with each mile and each minute. In France, there are such a lot of points of interest to work out and loads impressive foodstuff and wine to get pleasure from that you could be need to decide and select. This pleasant advisor is helping you intend forward with details on:

  • Four nice itineraries for exploring France and 5 daytrips from Paris
  • Provence, with the well-known cities of Avignon, Arles, and Aix-en-Provence, and the old fashioned village of St-Rémy
  • The fabled French Riviera, together with Cannes, great, and Monaco
  • The D-day shores at Normandy
  • Biking within the nation-state, mountain climbing to the heights of Mont-St-Michel, vacationing prestigious vineyards, and more
  • Hotels, starting from one equipped as a convent within the early 18th century to an Italianate rose-pink villa from 1881 to a palatial hideaway in stylish St. Tropez
  • Museums, starting from Musée de Louvre and Musée d’Orsay in Paris to Musée Picasso in Antibes and beginning Maeght in St-Paul-de-Vence, a latest artwork Mecca
  • Incredible castles, palaces, church buildings, and cathedrals, together with Cathédrale de Notre-Dame in Paris, certainly one of Western civilization’s maximum edifices
  • Shopping for the most recent models within the stylish boutiques of Paris, for hand-painted pottery in Quimper, for domestic adorning goods and antiques in St-Rémy-de-Provence, for end result, greens, and sector specialties on the well-known fruit and vegetable marketplace in Aix-en-Provence, and more

Like each For Dummies commute consultant, France For Dummies, 4th Edition, includes:

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Whether your type is grabbing a chew at a sidewalk café or savoring five-star haute cuisine…taking within the significant points of interest or exploring the French geographical region, with this advisor, you’ll have a bon voyage!

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Download E-books Sept comme setteur PDF

By Patrick Sénécal

Le soir du 24 décembre, Rom et Nat guettent le père Noël avec impatience. Le vieil homme surgit dans los angeles cheminée, comme prévu. Mais il n'est plus le même... D'ailleurs, il n'est pas le seul : le lapin de Pâques et l. a. fée des dents sont aussi devenus bien inquiétants. Que se passe-t-il donc ? Rom et Nat résoudront ce mystère en plongeant dans une aventure pleine de de frissons.

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