Monthly Archives: October 2011

Review of Warrior Pursuits by Robert A. Nye

A new review by Professor Robert A. Nye of my book, Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France, has just appeared in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History. I am pleased to read Professor Nye’s critique of … Continue reading

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History of the World in 100 Objects

The British Museum offers a history of the world through some of its celebrated objects. The museum is publishing a book entitled, A History of the World in 100 Objects, based on a BBC Radio 4 program on the same … Continue reading

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Oligarchies and Wealth Defense

The Occupy Wall Street movement has brought great attention to the problems of wealth concentration and income disparities in the United States. An understanding of American elites has been missing from the debates over tax policies and financial reform following … Continue reading

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L’Histoire globale

World history and global thematic perspectives have become integral parts of European history, at least as practiced in the United States. Historians in France are now increasingly grappling with how to mesh global historical interpretations with French national history, which … Continue reading

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Braudel Revisited

My latest book review, of a collective volume entitled Braudel Revisited: The Mediterranean World, 1600-1800, has been published online in H-France Review. Here is the full citation: Gabriel Piterberg, Teofilo F. Ruiz, and Geoffrey Symcox, eds., Braudel Revisited: The Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago

The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is an active community of researchers on early modern European and global history. I have attended presentations at the Early Modern Workshop periodically over the past five years, since taking up … Continue reading

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Amazon Now Publishes Books

Publishers and editors worldwide have been adjusting to developments in e-publishing, cutbacks in library acquisitions, the spread of e-readers, the growth of online booksellers, and the decline of independent bookstores. Now, publishers face new challenges from Amazon, which has begun … Continue reading

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