Monthly Archives: March 2015


A new blog on the history of early modern war and society is active online. Maurizio Arfaioli, a colleague of mine at the Medici Archive Project, has recently launched a website and accompanying blog, entitled Pike-and-Blog. Early modernists will recognize … Continue reading

Posted in Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, Empires and Imperialism, European History, European Wars of Religion, History of Violence, Mediterranean World, Noble Culture and History of Elites, Reformation History, Renaissance Art and History, War, Culture, and Society, Warfare in the Early Modern World | Tagged | Leave a comment

State-Assisted Education

Are we heading toward the end of public education in the United States? In state after state, state legislatures are slashing their already meager funding for formerly public institutions of higher education, essentially privatizing them. Most state universities should be … Continue reading

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