Category Archives: Comparative Revolutions

War and Conflict in the Early Modern World Release

I am pleased to report that my new book, War and Conflict in the Early Modern World (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016),  has been released in the U.K., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Here is the brief book description (blurb): In … Continue reading

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Penis Politics and Gender History

My friend and colleague, Rachel Hope Cleves, has written a commentary on the history of penis politics in the American presidential politics. This piece responds to the recent allusions to Donald Trump’s phallus in the United States presidential primaries by … Continue reading

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French Pamphlets at the Newberry

Research Methods Workshop for Early Career Graduate Students French Pamphlets at the Newberry: The Formation of the Concept of “Revolution” and Revolutionary Ideology Directed by Dale Van Kley, Ohio State University Meets 9:00 am to 4:45 pm Friday, January 31, … Continue reading

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Continuing Egyptian Revolution

The Egyptian Revolution continues to develop, although the international news media has largely treated it as a process completed after the Arab Spring, which launched revolutionary processes in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Lybia, and other countries. This week, the Egyptian military … Continue reading

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Salafis and Religious Activism in Egypt

Salafis are increasingly active in Egyptian politics and society. The ongoing Egyptian Revolution has opened political space for many previously suppressed and marginalized groups to engage in religious and political activism. Although the label Arab Spring is still being used … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is both Martin Luther King, Jr., Day and Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration. So, it seems the ideal time to reassess the historical legacy of MLK.  The History News Network regroups a series of articles and essays on Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Napoléon Restored (in Film)

Abel Gance’s epic silent film Napoléon (1927) utilized a number of innovative filmmaking techniques and it has since become a classic work in the linked genres of historical film and war film. A new restored version of the film is … Continue reading

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