Monthly Archives: April 2012

Financial Cutbacks at European Universities

As European nations institute “austerity measures,” public universities are feeling the pain. For decades, European Union member states have promoted higher education as a right for all citizens. The Euro crisis and massive budget cuts are now threatening public higher … Continue reading

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French History Review of Warrior Pursuits

French History has published a review of my monograph, Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). Fadi el Hage, who is based at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie at … Continue reading

Posted in Current Research, Early Modern Europe, European History, European Wars of Religion, French History, French Wars of Religion, Languedoc and Southern France, Noble Culture and History of Elites, Religious Violence, State Development Theory, War, Culture, and Society, Warfare in the Early Modern World | 1 Comment

Bernard Lewis Claims to Have Opposed Iraq War

Bernard Lewis, Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University, is one of the most controversial figures in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean history. Lewis is known for his many books on Middle Eastern history, but also for his influential formulation of … Continue reading

Posted in History in the Media, Mediterranean World, Political Culture, Strategy and International Politics, Terrorism, War, Culture, and Society | 1 Comment

Kuhn’s Paradigm Shift at 50

This year is the 50th anniversary of Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, with its influential concept of the “paradigm shift.” The book has reportedly sold over 1.4 million copies and is still on science and history of science … Continue reading

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Hollande Wins First Round of French Presidential Election

French citizens went to the polls today (22 April) to vote in the first round of the 2012 French Presidential Election. François Hollande, the Socialist Party candidate, has won the first round with 28.8% of the vote, edging out President … Continue reading

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French Elections and the Weight of History

French people are used to having their politicians make historical references in their campaign speeches and policy statements. As the French head to the polls, the weight of French history is again shaping the presidential campaigns. The BBC reports on … Continue reading

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Journal of Modern History Review of Warrior Pursuits

The Journal of Modern History has published a review by Jonathan Dewald of my book, Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France. Jonathan Dewald, Professor of History at the University of Buffalo, is a noted historian … Continue reading

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