Category Archives: French History

Femmes à la cour de France. Charges et fonctions, XVe-XIXe siècle

Femmes à la cour de France. Charges et fonctions (XVe – XIXe siècle), ed. Caroline zum Kolk, Kathleen Wilson-Chevalier (Villeneuve d’Ascq, Septentrion, 2018), ISBN-102757423614, has been released. This collective volume on women at the royal court of France in the … Continue reading

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Featured Review on War and Culture in American Historical Review

I am happy to report that my review essay on three new books on war and culture in early modern Europe has been published in the American Historical Review (AHR). The books under review are: Ilya Berkovich. Motivation in War: … Continue reading

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Femmes à la Cour de France

Femmes à la cour de France. Charges et fonctions (XVe – XIXe siècle), ed. Caroline zum Kolk, Kathleen Wilson-Chevalier (Villeneuve d’Ascq, Septentrion, 2018), ISBN-102757423614, will soon be published.   This collective volume on women at the royal court of France … Continue reading

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Remembering the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

I will be offering my course, HIST 414 European Wars of Religion, 1520s-1660s, at Northern Illinois University beginning next Monday. Just in time for the beginning of the semester, today is the anniversary of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in … Continue reading

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Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times

Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times, edited by Richard Avramenko and Ethan Alexander-Davey (Lexington Books, 2018) is currently being published. This collective volume examines elites, political culture, and political theory from a variety of perspectives. The book includes an essay I wrote … Continue reading

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H-France Forum on Fanny Cosandey’s Le Rang

The latest H-France Forum, volume 13, number 1, has been published online.   This issue of H-France Forum includes review essays on Fanny Cosandey’s Le rang. Préséances et hierarchies dans la France d’Ancien Régime (Paris: Gallimard, 2016). The forum on … Continue reading

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Crowd-funding French History

The BBC reports that that a crowd-funding project has successfully raised money to purchase a thirteenth-century French castle. “Thousands of internet users have joined forces to save Mothe-Chandeniers chateau in France. By contributing at least €51 (£45; $61) each, they … Continue reading

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