Category Archives: Comparative Revolutions

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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Imperial Rivalry in the Modern Mediterranean

France and Turkey are now contending for political and economic dominance in the Mediterranean in the wake of the Arab Spring revolutions. Soner Cagaptay, a Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, argues that the imperial legacies … Continue reading

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Anti-French Attitudes and American Politics

French historians and literary scholars are all too aware of the anti-French attitudes in American society.  Anti-French references have long been rife in American popular culture, but took on new virulence in the wake of Franco-German opposition to the Bush … Continue reading

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Libyan Women at War

Libyan women have been closely involved in the Libyan Civil War over the past six months. Many Libyan women have participated in the Civil War as combatants, logistical supporters, medical assistants, and family mangers. An article in the New York … Continue reading

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NIU Professors Comment on Libyan Civil War

The Northern Illinois University community is following developments in the Libyan Civil War and the revolutionary conflicts in the Arab World. NIU student journalist Eric Nofsinger recently asked several professors, including me, to comment on the Libyan Civil War for … Continue reading

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France’s New Role in North Africa

France has played a prominent diplomatic and military role in the revolutions and civil conflicts in the Arab world this year. President Sarkozy intervened early in the Libyan Civil War, supporting the rebel groups opposing Qaddafi in Libya. France has … Continue reading

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H-France Webinars

H-France is launching a webinar series beginning this fall. Graduate students in History at NIU, as well as undergraduate students in HIST 311 Early Modern France, 1500-1789 and HIST 423 French Revolution and Napoleon will be interested in this series. … Continue reading

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