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Queen Margot; Or, Marguerite de Valois - With Nine Illustrations

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This vintage book contains a classic historical romance by the author of \"The Three Musketeers\". This gripping and action-packed romance will greatly app ...

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  • Editeur: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1473393043
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 168
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This vintage book contains a classic historical romance by the author of "The Three Musketeers". This gripping and action-packed romance will greatly appeal to anyone who has read and enjoyed Alexandre Dumas's other works, and is one not to be missed by the discerning collector of antiquarian literature. The chapters of this book include: "The Latin of M. De Guise", "Queen Margot's Bed-Chamber", "The Poet King", "The Evening of the 24th August", "The Massacres", "The Assassins", "The Hawthorn", "Confidences", "How it Comes About That Certain Keys Open Doors for Which they Were Not Intended", etcetera. Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a famous French writer whose books have been translated into almost 100 languages, and he remains one of the most widely read French authors of all time. Other famous works by this author include: "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "Twenty Years After". We are republishing this vintage work now in an affordable, modern edition, complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.


Marguerite de Valois

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Marguerite de Valois Alexandre Dumas - La Reine Margot (English:Queen Margot) is a historical novel written in 1845 by Alexandre Dumas, père. Although La ...

  • L'auteur : Alexandre Dumas
  • Editeur: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • ISBN: 3986475982
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Nombre de pages: 888
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Marguerite de Valois Alexandre Dumas - La Reine Margot (English:Queen Margot) is a historical novel written in 1845 by Alexandre Dumas, père. Although La Reine Margot is based on real characters and events, certain aspects of the novel may be inconsistent with the historical record; historians have attributed that to artistic licence and the fact that Dumas might have been influenced by propaganda against certain historical figures, notably Catherine. Written in French, it was almost immediately translated into English, first anonymously and soon afterward by David Bogue as Marguerite de Valois: An Historical Romance


Marguerite de Valois

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Dive into the drama of the royal court, and meet one of France’s most devious villains. "Marguerite de Valois" is the fast-paced first entry in Alexandre ...

  • L'auteur : Alexandre Dumas
  • Editeur: Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • ISBN: 8726668254
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 10
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Dive into the drama of the royal court, and meet one of France’s most devious villains. "Marguerite de Valois" is the fast-paced first entry in Alexandre Dumas’ "Valois Romances" series. At its center is Marguerite, daughter of the deceased Henry II, and potential peacemaker between the country’s catholics and protestants. But little does she know that her mother, Catherine de Medici, is secretly stoking religious violence for her own evil ends. The story boasts all the ingredients of the best court dramas: murders, intrigues, conspiracies, escapades, and duels. And a lot of poison. Especially recommended for fans of Hillary Mantel’s "Wolf Hall" series. Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a hugely popular 19th Century French writer. Born of mixed French and Haitian heritage, Dumas first rose to prominence in Paris as a playwright, but later gained international fame with his historical fiction. Often co-authored with other writers, these stories wove together swashbuckling adventure, romance, and real events from France’s past. Among the best known are "The Three Musketeers", and its sequels "Twenty Years After", and "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later". Set across four decades, this trilogy follows the rise of the dashing D’Artagnan—from hot-headed soldier to trusted captain under Louis XIV. Dumas’ other novels include "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Black Tulip". His works have been adapted into more than 200 movies, including The Man in the Iron Mask starring Leonardo DiCaprio.


The Rival Queens

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The riveting true story of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent rel ...

  • L'auteur : Nancy Goldstone
  • Editeur: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316409677
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 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 magnificent Renaissance France, this is the story of two remarkable women, a mother and daughter driven into opposition by a terrible betrayal that threatened to destroy the realm. Catherine de' Medici was a ruthless pragmatist and powerbroker who dominated the throne for thirty years. Her youngest daughter Marguerite, the glamorous "Queen Margot," was a passionate free spirit, the only adversary whom her mother could neither intimidate nor control. When Catherine forces the Catholic Marguerite to marry her Protestant cousin Henry of Navarre against her will, and then uses her opulent Parisian wedding as a means of luring his followers to their deaths, she creates not only savage conflict within France but also a potent rival within her own family. Rich in detail and vivid prose, Goldstone's narrative unfolds as a thrilling historical epic. Treacherous court politics, poisonings, inter-national espionage, and adultery form the background to a story that includes such celebrated figures as Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Nostradamus. The Rival Queens is a dangerous tale of love, betrayal, ambition, and the true nature of courage, the echoes of which still resonate.


QUEEN MARGOT (Historical Novel)

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Queen Margot is a historical novel set in Paris in August 1572 during the reign of Charles IX. The story is based on real characters and events. The novel' ...

  • L'auteur : Alexandre Dumas
  • Editeur: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8075835867
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 540
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Détails: Queen Margot is a historical novel set in Paris in August 1572 during the reign of Charles IX. The story is based on real characters and events. The novel's protagonist is Marguerite de Valois, better known as Margot, daughter of the deceased Henry II and the infamous scheming Catholic power player Catherine de Medici. Catherine decides to make an overture of goodwill by offering up Margot in marriage to prominent Huguenot and King of Navarre, Henri de Bourbon, a marriage that was supposed to cement the hard-fought Peace of Saint-Germain. At the same time, Catherine schemes to bring about the notorious St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572, assassinating many of the most wealthy and prominent Huguenots who were in the largely-Catholic city of Paris to escort the Protestant prince to his wedding… Alexandre Dumas, père (1802-1870) was a French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. His most famous works are The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.


The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

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“The Confessions of Catherine de Medici is a dramatic, epic novel of an all-too-human woman whose strength and passion propelled her into the center of g ...

  • L'auteur : C. W. Gortner
  • Editeur: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0345521943
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 416
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “The Confessions of Catherine de Medici is a dramatic, epic novel of an all-too-human woman whose strength and passion propelled her into the center of grand events. Meticulously-researched, this engrossing novel offers a fresh portrait of a queen who has too often been portrayed as a villain. Bravo Mr. Gortner!”—Sandra Gulland, author of The Josephine B Trilogy and Mistress of the Sun The truth is, not one of us is innocent. We all have sins to confess. So reveals Catherine de Medici, the last legitimate descendant of her family’s illustrious line. Expelled from her native Florence, Catherine is betrothed to Henri, son of François I of France. In an unfamiliar realm, Catherine strives to create a role for herself through her patronage of the famous clairvoyant Nostradamus and her own innate gift as a seer. But in her fortieth year, Catherine is widowed, left alone with six young children in a kingdom torn apart by the ambitions of a treacherous nobility. Relying on her tenacity, wit, and uncanny gift for compromise, Catherine seizes power, intent on securing the throne for her sons, unaware that if she is to save France, she may have to sacrifice her ideals, her reputation, and the secret of her embattled heart. BONUS: This edition contains a The Confessions of Catherine de Medici discussion guide and an excerpt from C.W. Gortner's The Queen's Vow. Praise for The Confessions of Catherine de Medici “Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory fans will devour this.”—Booklist “Highly recommended . . . a compelling and fascinating view of Catherine’s life and world.”—Historical Novels Review “Remarkably thoughtful in its insight into an unapologetically ruthless queen.”—Publishers Weekly “A fresh, well-researched and powerful portrait.”—RT Book Reviews


Hostage Queen

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Marguerite de Valois, the most beautiful woman in the French Court, is the subject of great scandal and intrigue. She is married to the Huguenot Henry of N ...

  • L'auteur : Freda Lightfoot
  • Editeur: eBook Partnership
  • ISBN: 0956607381
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 486
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Marguerite de Valois, the most beautiful woman in the French Court, is the subject of great scandal and intrigue. She is married to the Huguenot Henry of Navarre as her mother Catherine de Medici aims to bring peace to France. But within days of the wedding Paris is awash with blood. In a court rife with murder, political intrigue, debauchery and the hunger for power, can she hope to survive?


THE VALOIS SAGA: Queen Margot, Chicot de Jester & The Forty-Five Guardsmen (Historical Novels)

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The Valois Trilogy covers the historical context of French Wars of Religion, during the Valois dynasty. The trilogy contains novels Marguerite de Valois (T ...

  • L'auteur : Alexandre Dumas
  • Editeur: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8075835921
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 945
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Détails: The Valois Trilogy covers the historical context of French Wars of Religion, during the Valois dynasty. The trilogy contains novels Marguerite de Valois (The Reine Margot), Chicot de Jester (La Dame de Monsoreau) and The Forty-Five Guardsmen. Marguerite de Valois or La Reine Margot is a historical novel set in Paris in August 1572 during the reign of Charles IX. The novel's protagonist is Marguerite de Valois, better known as Margot, daughter of the deceased Henry II and the infamous scheming Catholic power player Catherine de Medici. Chicot de Jester or La Dame de Monsoreau is concerned with fraternal royal strife at the court of Henri III. Tragically caught between the millstones of history are the gallant Count de Bussy and the woman he adores, la Dame de Monsoreau. The action takes place between February and September 1578, six years after the massacre of St. Bartholomew with which La Reine Margot begins. The Forty-Five Guardsmen is the third and final novel of the trilogy of Valois. The action takes place between 1585 and 1586, thirteen years after the massacre of St. Bartholomew. Having succeeded his brother Charles IX, Henry III reigned for ten years without being able to calm the political and religious agitation that delivers the kingdom to factions. Alexandre Dumas, père (1802-1870) was a French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. His most famous works are The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.


The Sister Queens

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Patient, perfect, and used to being first, Marguerite becomes Queen of France. But Louis IX is a religious zealot who denies himself the love and companion ...

  • L'auteur : Sophie Perinot
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101577282
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 528
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Patient, perfect, and used to being first, Marguerite becomes Queen of France. But Louis IX is a religious zealot who denies himself the love and companionship his wife craves. Can she borrow enough of her sister's boldness to grasp her chance for happiness in a forbidden love? Passionate, strong-willed, and stubborn, Eleanor becomes Queen of England. Henry III is a good man, but not a good king. Can Eleanor stop competing with her sister and value what she has, or will she let it slip away? The Sister Queens is historical fiction at its most compelling, and is an unforgettable first novel.


The Master and Margarita - Annotations Per Chapter

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Mikhail Bulgakov's novel «The Master and Margarita» is, among other things, a satire. The author criticises real people in the Soviet Union of the 30s an ...

  • L'auteur : Jan Vanhellemont
  • Editeur: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 0244846758
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Mikhail Bulgakov's novel «The Master and Margarita» is, among other things, a satire. The author criticises real people in the Soviet Union of the 30s and creates absurd situations by mixing reality and fiction. That mix is hidden everywhere throughout the novel in small details which, at first sight, seem to be trivial, but which are significant for those who know why they are mentioned. In this book you can find annotations, ordered by chapter, explaining the names, locations, situations, quotations and other elements which Mikhail Bulgakov used to illustrate his view of Soviet society, with the aim of better understanding the novel. The terms are mentioned in the order of their first appearance in the novel. On various places in this book you will find Quick Reference (QR) codes which you can scan to gain immediate access to more detailed information on the «Master and Margarita» website. The book also contains a series of 33 colour illustrations made by the author.


The Pale Lady (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

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Alexandre Dumas was best-known for the D'Artagnan romances, including The Three Musketeers (1844) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1846). He is arguably Fran ...

  • L'auteur : Alexandre Dumas
  • Editeur: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1447480198
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 44
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Alexandre Dumas was best-known for the D'Artagnan romances, including The Three Musketeers (1844) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1846). He is arguably France's most famous novelist. His fiction has been translated into almost a hundred languages, and has formed the basis for more than 200 motion pictures. 'The Pale Lady' is one of his most enduring short works.


Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots

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On 29 February 1836, Les Huguenots, a grand opera by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791–1864), with words by Eugène Scribe (1791–1861) and Émile Deschamps (1791 ...

  • L'auteur : Robert Ignatius Letellier
  • Editeur: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443860840
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 308
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Détails: On 29 February 1836, Les Huguenots, a grand opera by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791–1864), with words by Eugène Scribe (1791–1861) and Émile Deschamps (1791–1871), was performed for the first time, at the Paris Opéra. It was to be one of the most successful productions ever staged at the Opéra, with 1,126 performances in Paris over the next hundred years, and, in the process, breaking all box office records. It became Meyerbeer’s most popular work, with thousands of stagings throughout the world. Les Huguenots is a huge exploration of faith, tolerance, hatred, extermination, love, loyalty, self-sacrifice and hope in despair. It is the first panel in a central diptych on the Reformation, at the heart of the wider tetralogy of Meyerbeer’s grand operas, where issues of power, religion and love are examined in a variety of modes. For five years after the sensational premiere of Robert le Diable, Meyerbeer worked on this gigantic drama, partly adapted by Scribe from Prosper Mérimée’s Chronique de Charles IX. Meyerbeer matches the text in drama, splendour and ceremony: it combines theatricalism with profound depths of feeling. Its gorgeous colouring, intense passion, consistency of dramatic treatment, and careful delineation of character secured for this work vast fame and influence. It was an epoch-making opera, an enduring monument to Meyerbeer’s fame. The music for this sombre tapestry of the Saint Bartholomew Massacre springs from the core of the vivid action, and creates a panoramic alternation of moods, that capture the tragedy of religious intolerance and personal anguish in one of the most fraught events in history, when some 30,000 French Protestants were murdered during 24 August 1574. Meyerbeer’s music rises to the occasion, and reaches sublime heights of music drama, especially in the fourth and fifth acts, with the Blessing of the Daggers (one of the most electric scenes in all opera), the more powerful Love Duet, and the Trio of Martyrdom in the last moments of the opera. Spectacle was incorporated in the plot, in Meyerbeer’s concern to conjure up the couleur locale of those heroic times. In spite of the overwhelming dramatic power and the instrumental riches of the score, the most significant aspect of the work came to be regarded as the supremacy of the seven principal vocal parts. Performances of Les Huguenots at the Metropolitan Opera in New York during the 1890s were among the most famous in operatic history.


The City of Tears

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Following on from the Sunday Times number one bestseller, The Burning Chambers, Kate Mosse’s The City of Tears is a breathtaking novel of revenge, persec ...

  • L'auteur : Kate Mosse
  • Editeur: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509806903
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Following on from the Sunday Times number one bestseller, The Burning Chambers, Kate Mosse’s The City of Tears is a breathtaking novel of revenge, persecution and loss. June 1572: for ten, violent years the Wars of Religion have raged across France. Neighbours have become enemies, countless lives have been lost, and the country has been torn apart over matters of religion, citizenship and sovereignty. But now a precarious peace is in the balance: a royal wedding has been negotiated by Catherine de’ Medici and Jeanne d’Albret, an alliance between the Catholic Crown and Henri, the Huguenot king of Navarre. It is a marriage that could see France reunited at last. Meanwhile in Puivert, an invitation has arrived for Minou Joubert and her family to attend this historic wedding in Paris in August. But what Minou does not know is that the Joubert family’s oldest enemy, Vidal, will also be there. Nor that, within days of the marriage, on the eve of the Feast Day of St Bartholomew, Minou’s family will be scattered to the four winds and one of her beloved children will have disappeared without trace . . . Sweeping from Paris and Chartres to the City of Tears itself – the great refugee city of Amsterdam – this is a story of one family’s fight to stay together, to survive and to find each other, against the devastating tides of history . . . 'A gorgeously written, utterly absorbing epic . . . I absolutely loved it' - Lucy Foley 'This is historical fiction to devour. Nobody does it like Kate Mosse' - Anthony Horowitz, on The Burning Chambers 'A novel with vast scope and ambition, brilliantly achieved . . . I was utterly immersed in this spell-binding story' Rosamund Lupton, author of Three Hours


Old and New Paris: Its History, its People and its Places (Complete)

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A PARISIAN who is not rich enough to keep a distinguished chef of his own will occasionally order a dainty dinner to be forwarded to him from some hotel or ...

  • L'auteur : Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • Editeur: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 146558126X
  • Genre: Paris (France)
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Détails: A PARISIAN who is not rich enough to keep a distinguished chef of his own will occasionally order a dainty dinner to be forwarded to him from some hotel or restaurant; and in these cases the repast, as soon as it is ready, is sometimes put into a hackney cab and driven to the house of the consignee by the cocher, who is not unaccustomed to find this “fare” more remunerative than the fare he habitually conveys. A glance at the cocher, as another of the Parisian types of character, may here be not inopportune. As a matter of fact, however, the cocher is not one type but several. The name applies to the driver of the omnibus, of the fiacre, and of the private carriage. As to the omnibus driver, he is more amiable, more easy-going, less sarcastic than his counterpart in London. Nobody would ever hear an omnibus driver in Paris say, as one has been heard to say in London, when a lady passenger requested to be put down at 339½ —— Street, “Certainly, madam, and would you like me to drive upstairs?” Nor is the Paris cabman so extortionate as his London brother; for the fare-regulations, by which there is one fixed charge for the conveyance of a passenger any distance within a certain radius, precludes the inevitable dispute which awaits the lady or gentleman who in our metropolis dares to take a four-wheeler or a hansom. Already in the sixteenth century hackney carriages were driven in the streets of Paris; and any differences arising between the cocher and his passenger were at this period referred to the lieutenant of the police. The private coachmen, attached to the service of the nobility, found their position a somewhat perilous one in an age when quarrels were so frequent on the question of social precedence. If two aristocratic carriages met in some narrow street, barring each other’s way, the footmen would get down and fight for a passage. Serious wounds were sometimes inflicted, and even the master would now and then step out of his vehicle and, with drawn sword, join in the affray. The coachman, meanwhile, prouder in livery than his master in braided coat, remained motionless on his box in spite of the blows which were being dealt around. It is related that when on one occasion a party of highwaymen attacked the carriage of Benserade, poet, wit, and dramatic author, his coachman sat calmly at his post, and amused himself with whistling whilst his master was being stripped of everything. From time to time he turned towards the robbers and said, “Gentlemen, shall you soon have finished, and can I continue my journey?”


Queen Margot

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The classic tale of royal conspiracy and forbidden romance during the sixteenth-century French Wars of Religion by the author of The Three Musketeers. Pari ...

  • L'auteur : Alexandre Dumas
  • Editeur: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504063139
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 809
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Détails: The classic tale of royal conspiracy and forbidden romance during the sixteenth-century French Wars of Religion by the author of The Three Musketeers. Paris, 1572. For a decade, French Catholics and Protestant Huguenots have been locked in a violent struggle for control of France. Though King Charles IX reigns, it is his mother, Catherine de Medici, who holds sway. In a gesture of peace, Catherine arranges for her daughter Margot to marry the Huguenot king of Navarre, Henri de Bourbon—while secretly arranging the slaughter of thousands of Protestants gathering in Paris to celebrate the wedding. Caught in the merciless machinery of court intrigue and married to a man she does not love, Margot begins an illicit affair with a Protestant soldier. Written in 1845 and based on true events, this classic historical romance has been adapted into several films, including the Cannes Jury Prize–winning Queen Margot starring Isabelle Adjani and Vincent Perez.


Old and New Paris : Its History, Its People, and Its Places, Volume I I (Illustrated)

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"Paris is divided longitudinally by the course of the Seine, whose windings are scarcely noticed by the observer taking a bird’s-eye view. The river look ...

  • L'auteur : Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • Editeur: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1312005033
  • Genre: History
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Détails: "Paris is divided longitudinally by the course of the Seine, whose windings are scarcely noticed by the observer taking a bird’s-eye view. The river looks like a silver thread between two borders of green. These are the plantations of the quays, whose trees, during the last five-and-twenty years, have become as remarkable for their luxuriant growth as for their beauty of form. From the height of our observatory we see the Island of the City, looking like a ship at anchor, with its prow towards the west. On all sides the summits of religious edifices present themselves: the towers of Notre-Dame, the dome of the Pantheon, the turrets of Saint-Sulpice, the steeple of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the gilded cupola of the Invalides, and the lofty isolated belfry of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie.”


Four Queens

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For fans of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser, acclaimed author Nancy Goldstone’s thrilling history of the royal daughters who succeeded in ruling—and sha ...

  • L'auteur : Nancy Goldstone
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101202173
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 368
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Détails: For fans of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser, acclaimed author Nancy Goldstone’s thrilling history of the royal daughters who succeeded in ruling—and shaping—thirteenth-century Europe Set against the backdrop of the thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, troubadors, knights and monarchs, Four Queens is the story of four provocative sisters—Marguerite, Eleanor, Sanchia, and Beatrice of Provence—who rose from near obscurity to become the most coveted and powerful women in Europe. Each sister in this extraordinary family was beautiful, cultured, and accomplished but what made these women so remarkable was that each became queen of a principal European power—France, England, Germany and Sicily. During their reigns, they exercised considerable political authority, raised armies, intervened diplomatically and helped redraw the map of Europe. Theirs is a drama of courage, sagacity and ambition that re-examines the concept of leadership in the Middle Ages.


Fairy Tale Queens

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Most of today's familiar fairy tales come from the stories of Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, but this innovative study ...

  • L'auteur : J. Carney
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137269693
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 238
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Most of today's familiar fairy tales come from the stories of Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, but this innovative study encourages us to explore the marvelous tales of authors from the early modern period Giovanni Straparola, Giambattista Basile, Madame Marie-Catherine D'Aulnoy, and others whose works enrich and expand the canon. As author Jo Eldridge Carney shows, the queen is omnipresent in these stories, as much a hallmark of the genre as other familiar characteristics such as the number three, magical objects, and happy endings. That queens occupy such space in early modern tales is not surprising given the profound influence of so many powerful queens in the political landscapes of early modern England and Europe. Carney makes a powerful argument for the historical relevance of fairy tales and, by exploring the dynamic intersection between fictional and actual queens, shows how history and folk literature mutually enrich our understanding of the period.


The Maid and the Queen

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“Attention, ‘Game of Thrones’ fans: The most enjoyably sensational aspects of medieval politics—double-crosses, ambushes, bizarre personal obsessio ...

  • L'auteur : Nancy Goldstone
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101561297
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “Attention, ‘Game of Thrones’ fans: The most enjoyably sensational aspects of medieval politics—double-crosses, ambushes, bizarre personal obsessions, lunacy and naked self-interest—are in abundant evidence in Nancy Goldstone's The Maid and the Queen.” (Laura Miller, Salon.com) Politically astute, ambitious, and beautiful, Yolande of Aragon, queen of Sicily, was one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Caught in the complex dynastic battle of the Hundred Years War, Yolande championed the dauphin's cause against the forces of England and Burgundy, drawing on her savvy, her statecraft, and her intimate network of spies. But the enemy seemed invincible. Just as French hopes dimmed, an astonishingly courageous young woman named Joan of Arc arrived from the farthest recesses of the kingdom, claiming she carried a divine message-a message that would change the course of history and ultimately lead to the coronation of Charles VII and the triumph of France. Now, on the six hundredth anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, this fascinating book explores the relationship between these two remarkable women, and deepens our understanding of this dramatic period in history. How did an illiterate peasant girl gain access to the future king of France, earn his trust, and ultimately lead his forces into battle? Was it only the hand of God that moved Joan of Arc-or was it also Yolande of Aragon?


The Making of Paris

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Paris has long been the world’s most popular destination and, in the view of many, the world’s most beautiful city – the product of two thousand year ...

  • L'auteur : Russell Kelley
  • Editeur: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493050540
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Paris has long been the world’s most popular destination and, in the view of many, the world’s most beautiful city – the product of two thousand years of continuous improvement and refinement. The Making of Paris is the story of how Paris evolved from a small fishing village on an island in the middle of the Seine River into the City of Light. The focus of the book is on the city as seen from the street, in order to understand the evolution of the urban landscape of Paris through the rues and boulevards and the buildings and monuments from its long and storied past.


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