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French Classics By William Cleaver Wilkinson
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Cleaver Wilkinson, D.D. (Westford, Vermont, October 19,... More > 1833 - Chicago, April 25, 1920) was a Baptist preacher, professor of theology, professor of poetry, and literary figure. He popularized the "Three W's and the Five W's".He graduated from the University of Rochester in 1857 and the Rochester Theological Seminary in 1859. After his graduation, he visited Great Britain and on his return in November 1859, he became pastor of the Wooster Place Baptist church in New Haven, Connecticut. On account of ill health, he resigned his pastorate in 1861 and took a walking tour of England. On his return in 1863, he became professor ad interim of modern languages in the University of Rochester. Not long after he accepted the pastorate of the Mount Auburn Baptist church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cleaver_Wilkinson< Less
The French Revolution By Thomas Carlyle
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The French Revolution is a work by Scottish essayist, philosopher, and historian Thomas Carlyle. It is a massive, even heroic undertaking - one which hadn't been achieved before and has not since.... More > Carlyle's literary style is unique: written in the present tense first-person plural, A History follows along chronologically as the events of the Revolution unfold with sweeping, apocalyptic grandeur. The reader feels as though he or she were observing, participating almost in, the events occurring on the Paris streets. The reader is carried along day-by-day, month-by-month as the as the inevitable disaster comes to life: the meeting of the Estates General, the Tennis Court Oath, the march on Versailles, the varied attempts to draft a constitution, the fall out between the royal couple and the Revolutionary Government, the escape attempt to Varennes, the beheading of the king and queen, the "Reign of Terror," and lastly the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte as he famously cleared the streets with a "whiff of grapeshot."< Less
The French Revolution By Nesta Webster
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Webster's fundamental theme here is that the French Revolution resulted from a web of conspiracies, the primary of which was that of the Orleanist faction. Also involved were Illuminated Freemasonry,... More > the Prussian Court, and English Jacobins. . This work is both finely documented and significant in respect of hidden history. Any who would truly understand this terribly important epic of modern history would be well served by carefully reading this very important book.< Less
The French Revolution By Nesta Webster
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Webster's fundamental theme here is that the French Revolution resulted from a web of conspiracies, the primary of which was that of the Orleanist faction. Also involved were Illuminated Freemasonry,... More > the Prussian Court, and English Jacobins. . This work is both finely documented and significant in respect of hidden history. Any who would truly understand this terribly important epic of modern history would be well served by carefully reading this very important book.< Less
The French Revolution By Nesta Webster
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Webster's fundamental theme here is that the French Revolution resulted from a web of conspiracies, the primary of which was that of the Orleanist faction. Also involved were Illuminated Freemasonry,... More > the Prussian Court, and English Jacobins. . - This work is both finely documented and significant in respect of hidden history. Any who would truly understand this terribly important epic of modern history would be well served by carefully reading this very important book.< Less
The French Revolution By Thomas Carlyle
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Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher. One of the most important social commentators of his time, he... More > presented many lectures during his lifetime with certain acclaim in the Victorian era. One of those conferences resulted in his famous work On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History where he explains that the key role in history lies in the actions of the "Great Man", claiming that "History is nothing but the biography of the Great Man". A respected historian in his day, his 1837 book The French Revolution: A History was the inspiration for Dickens' 1859 novel A Tale of Two Cities, and remains popular today. Carlyle's 1836 novel Sartor Resartus is considered one of the finest works of the nineteenth century.< Less
French Sand By catherine broughton
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How would you cope if your husband suddenly - and totally inexplicably - abandoned you and your child at the other end of the earth ? Set in the 1960s in the days of stiletto heels and The Beatles,... More > French Sand makes for a gripping read. One of four other novels by Catherine Broughton. Catherine Broughton attended London University where she did a degree in French (Hons) and she later achieved a BA in Art History (Hons). She has been married for thirty-five eyars and now divides her time between France, Belize and England.< Less
History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 By Emperor of the French Napoleon III
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History of the French Revolution: From 1789 to 1814 By Francois-Auguste Marie Mignet
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Of the great incidents of History, none has attracted more attention or proved more difficult of interpretation than the French Revolution. The ultimate significance of other striking events and... More > their place in the development of mankind can be readily estimated. It is clear enough that the barbarian invasions marked the death of the classical world, already mortally wounded by the rise of Christianity. It is clear enough that the Renaissance emancipated the human intellect from the trammels of a bastard mediaevalism, that the Reformation consolidated the victory of the "new learning" by including theology among the subjects of human debate. But the French Revolution seems to defy complete analysis. Its complexity was great, its contradictions numerous and astounding.< Less
HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION By Rev. JAMES MacCAFFREY
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The fifteenth century may be regarded as a period of transition from the ideals of the Middle Ages to those of modern times. The world was fast becoming more secular in its tendencies, and, as a... More > necessary result, theories and principles that had met till then with almost universal acceptance in literature, in art, in education, and in government, were challenged by many as untenable. Scholasticism, which had monopolised the attention of both schools and scholars since the days of St. Anselm and Abelard, was called upon to defend its claims against the advocates of classical culture; the theocratico-imperial conception of Christian society< Less

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