Category Archives: French History

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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Warrior Pursuits in Paperback

I am happy to report that Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Johns Hopkins University Press) has been released in paperback!

Posted in Early Modern Europe, European History, European Wars of Religion, French History, French Wars of Religion, History of Violence, Languedoc and Southern France, Noble Culture and History of Elites, Religious Violence, Revolts and Revolutions, War and Society, War, Culture, and Society, Warfare in the Early Modern World | Leave a comment

Postdoctoral Opportunity in France

A postdoctoral opportunity in genealogical studies in France for recent PhDs: The postdoctoral fellowship is on “The child and family genealogical stories: globalisation of practices, new issues, counter-archives” (L’enfant et le récit généalogique et familial : mondialisation des pratiques, nouveaux … Continue reading

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Greg Bereiter Feature

Greg Bereiter (Ph.D. in History, Northern Illinois University) is featured in the American Historical Association’s Member Spotlight. Greg wrote his doctoral dissertation with me on clerical militancy during the French Wars of Religion.  I was honored to work with Greg … Continue reading

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The Post-Democratic Age and the French Revolution

We live in a “post-democratic age” according to numerous historians, political theorists, and political scientists. Sophie Wahnich recently published an article in Libération, affirming that European society is characterized by a post-democratic political system. Wahnich argues that: “Nous vivons, en … Continue reading

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