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Item EXFRN536. Buy these 5 items as a set for $76 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Paris to the Pyrenees

FRA41
David Downie
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
372
1605985562
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
David Downie's spirited book is haunted by the Gallo-Roman forebears of modern France. On ancient trails through the forests of the rugged Morvan, they continued across the celebrated wine country of Burgundy and the centuries-old Via Podiensis on the Way
$16.95

Long Ago in France, The Years in Dijon

FRN21
M.F.K. Fisher
Touchstone
1992
159
0671755145
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A memoir of Fisher's years in France in the late '20s and early '30s, a time of exuberant discoveries of the glories of French food and French culture.
$13.95

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

Michelin Green Guide Burgundy / Jura

FRN164
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
448
2067190377
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough introduction to the region in the classic Michelin style.
$21.99

Burgundy Map

FRN84
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
2
2067135279
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An up-to-date regional map, including Dijon, at the scale of 1:200,000 published by Michelin.
$11.95

Bourgogne Map

FRN262
IGN
IGN
2007
2
2110050918
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of the Burgundy region of France.
$11.95

Wines of Burgundy Map

FRA182
Institut Geographique National
IGN
2006
1
275850183X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed map of important vineyards within the Burgundy region. Produced by French cartographers and written in French. One-sided. Scaled at 1:55,000.
$9.95

Companion Guide Burgundy

FRN73
Robert Speaight, Francis Pagan
Boydell & Brewer
2000
385
1900639173
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personable district-by-district guide to Burgundy, this intelligent (and very British) book interweaves maps, some illustrations and plenty of opinionated detail regarding local geography, history and culture.
$34.95

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

FRN120
Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214448
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

The Way of St James, France: Le Puy to the Pyrenees

FRN915
Alison Raju
Cicerone
2010
224
1852846089
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to walking GR 65, the Via Podiensis, from Le Puy in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. As well as giving step by step directions, the book also provides information on places to visit, history and practical trave
$22.95

A Food Lover's Pilgrimage to France

FRA268
Dee Nolan
Penguin Putnam
2015
400
1921382910
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Nolan introduces the Camino Frances in a gorgeous coffee table book that includes full-color photos as well as historical background, illustrated maps and profiles of vineyards and farms along the path from Dijon to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.
$69.95

Food Wine Burgundy

FRN838
David Downie
Little Bookroom
2009
384
1892145758
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Downie's highly selective guide to Burgundy's authentic eateries, culinary traditions, wine, wineries, food artisans and gourmet shops.
$29.95

The Food of France

FRN17
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
450
0679738975
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the
$18.00

A Traveller's History of France

FRN08
Robert Cole
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
256
1566566061
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.
$14.95

Bordeaux/Burgundy, A Vintage Rivalry

FRA54
Jean-Robert Pitte
University of California Press
2012
0520274555
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A head-to-head social history of the wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, two regions of France whose differences in wine production go far deeper than grape variety.
$29.95

Cluny, In Search of God's Lost Empire

FRN924
Edwin Mullins
Perseus
2008
256
1933346175
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Mullins (The Pilgrimage to Santiago) deftly explores the architecture, monks and abbots, long history and lasting influence of Cluny, a Benedictine monastery in Burgundy and the hub of one of the most powerful empires of the Middle Ages.
$14.95

Shadows in the Vineyard, The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine

FRA111
Maximillian Potter
Aa Balkema
2015
304
1455516090
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A Vanity Fair correspondent relates every seedy detail in this true crime story. When a Burgundy vinter refused an offer of extortion, his priceless vineyards were poisoned.
$16.00

The Age of the Cathedrals, Art and Society 980-1420

EUR01
Georges Duby
University of Chicago Press
1983
320
0226167704
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
French scholar Duby, writing very accessibly, describes both the great cathedrals and the philosophical, religious, and political climate that enabled them to be built in this classic.
$28.00

The Conquest of Gaul

FRN498
Julius Caesar, S.A. Handford (Translator)
Penguin
2008
260
0140444335
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Julius Caesar's own account of the Roman campaign against the Gauls and victory over Vercingetorix in 52 BC.
$12.00

The Most Beautiful Villages of Burgundy

FRN80
James Bentley, Hugh Palmer (Photographer)
Thames & Hudson
1998
224
0500018626
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Divided geographically, this handsome book is an illustrated portrait of the region, its landscape, architecture and people. With maps, a travel guide and 260 photographs.
$40.00

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

FRN03
Ina Caro
Harvest Books
1996
339
0156003635
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Time travel through France by way of its finest castles, chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries. This unusual travelogue is an invaluable companion for traveling in Paris, southern France, the Dordogne and the Loire Valley, combining personal observation wi
$17.95

Vanished Kingdoms, How Nations Rise and Fall

EUR404
Norman Davies
Viking
2012
720
0143122959
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this marvelous tale of lost civilizations and the shifting fate of nations, historian Davies presents the stories of 14 now all-but-forgotten European states, including Aragon, Etruria and the Two Burgundies. Not just an intriguing look at history, the
$30.00

Wine and War, The French, the Nazis and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

FRN874
Donald Kladstrup
Broadway Books
2002
304
0767904486
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This thrilling account of how the vintners of France saved their crops -- and their bottles -- as the Nazis approached, focuses on the activities of five winemaking families in Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne, Bordeaux and the Loire Valley.
$16.00

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Adventures on the Wine Route, A Wine Buyer's Tour of France

FRN72
Kermit Lynch
Noonday Press
1990
271
0374522669
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A delightful and warmly anecdotal book highly recommended for anyone touring the wine regions of France. Lynch brings the domains and appellations of French wine to full-blown life and his portraits of the grand personalities who make the wine are pricele
$19.00

Breakfast in Burgundy, A Hungry Irishman in the Belly of France

FRA177
Raymond Blake
Skyhorse
2014
272
1629144746
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Irish wine writer Raymond Blake is obsessed with the Pinot Noir grape and follows his fancy to Burgundy, France. This fun and fancy free travel narrative finds Blake and his wife purchasing a house in the region, then emptying their wallets in a search fo
$22.95

The Road to Burgundy, The Unlikely Story of an American Making Wine and a New Life in France

FRA53
Ray Walker
Gotham Books
2014
320
1592408788
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Along with his struggle to capture his wine's distinct terroir, Ray shares enthralling stories of late-night tastings, flying down the Route National on a vintage Peugeot bicycle with no brakes and his journey to secure both the trust of his insular Burgu
$17.00

Dead in the Dregs

FRA42
Peter Lewis
Counterpoint
2010
274
1582435480
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Sommelier and Napa Valley bar keep Babe Stern journeys from California to Burgundy, visiting cellars and tasting rooms from Beaune to Nuits-Saint-Georges in search of clues as to who may have killed prominent wine critic Richard Wilson, found dead in a va
$14.95

Fire in the Blood

FRN711
Irene Nemirovsky
Vintage Books
2008
160
030738800X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Nemirovsky explores the passion of youth and ties of family in this exquisite short novel set in rural Burgundy in the years before WWII.
$12.95

In a Dark Wood Wandering, A Novel of the Middle Ages

FRN86
Hella Haasse
Academy Chicago
1991
594
089733356X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
With a cast of thousands including Joan of Arc and the Dukes of Burgundy, this 1949 historical novel renders the political intrigue, people and texture of 15th-century Europe and of medieval court life during the Hundred Years War.
$21.95

The Song of Roland

SPN271
Robert Harrison (Translator)
Signet
2012
192
0451528573
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The medieval French epic poem recalling the gory battle which took place in 778 (as Charlemagne's rear guard was ambushed by Saracens) this text offers important insights into Christian attitudes toward Muslims in medieval European history. Translated by
$7.95

The Botanist and the Vintner, How Wine Was Saved for the World

FRN497
Christy Campbell
Algonguin
2006
314
1565125282
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
In this witty book Campbell interweaves a dramatic tale of the devastation of vineyards in 1860's France with French cultural history and a tale of the mad scramble by scientists (along with witches, priests and mystics) to discover the cause and cure. Th
$14.95

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The Song of Roland

SPN536
Glyn S. Burgess
Penguin Putnam
1990
224
0140445323
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Recalling the gory battle which took place in 778 (as Charlemagne's rear guard was ambushed by Saracens) this lyric poem offers important insights into Christian attitudes toward Muslims in medieval European history.
$12.00

The Cook and the Gardener, A Year of Recipes and Writings from the French Countryside

FRN85
Amanda Hesser
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
632
0393046680
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
An American cook in Burgundy records her recipes and growing fondness for a very French gardener in this narrative cookbook. It includes 250 recipes and some fine observations on local people and places.
$35.00

The Autumn of the Middle Ages

EUR17
Johan Huizinga
University of Chicago Press
1997
467
0226359948
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A pioneering work of social and cultural history, this well translated classic is a richly detailed portrait of life, thought and art in 14th- and 15th-century France and the Netherlands.
$32.00

A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, Portrait of an Age

EUR06
William Manchester
Little Brown and Company
1993
336
0316545562
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Organized into sections on the Renaissance, Reformation and Discovery, Manchester's popular history evokes in vivid detail the great figures and daily life of the 16th century, including Henry VIII, Magellan, Borgia, da Vinci and Martin Luther.
$16.00

Two Lives of Charlemagne

FRN77
Nofker the Stammerer Einhard, Lewis G.M. Thorpe (Translator)
Penguin
1969
227
0140442138
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Two 8th-century histories of Charlemagne and his military conquests. Both present a vivid account of his life and times, already establishing him as a legendary character.
$16.00

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

FRN75
Peter Abelard, Betty Radice (Translator)
Penguin
2004
309
0140448993
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The correspondence of the famous 12th-century lovers, translated from the medieval French. This Penguin Classic edition translated by Betty Radice. Peter Abelard's "Historia Calamitatum" is a classic.
$16.00

France, A Traveler's Literary Companion

FRN767
William Rodarmor (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2008
256
1883513189
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This collection contains literary gems from all corners of France by a select group of 20th-century French writers from Colette to Simenon.
$14.95

The Secret Life of the Seine

FRN48
Mort Rosenblum
Da Capo Press
2001
290
0306810743
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
After losing his Paris apartment, Rosenblum, a born storyteller, takes to a houseboat moored on the Seine. The result is this entertaining tour of the places and people he encounters during his explorations along the river.
$17.50

Worth Looking For

Made in France, A Shopper's Guide

FRN706
Laura Morelli
Universe Publishing
2008
208
0789316900
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
Both a fascinating history of France's artisanal legacy and an insider's shopping guide, the book includes illustrations, maps, a primer on French shopping culture and craft festivals.
$24.95

Romanesque

ART105
Norbert Wolf
Taschen
2007
95
3822854468
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
This slim volume introduces the Romanesque movement, the first universal style of the European Middle Ages dating to the 11th and 12th centuries, its artists and historical context.
$9.99