Category Archives: French History

Painting from Louis XIV’s Reign Discovered in Paris

A large seventeenth-century oil painting (measuring 10-by-20-foot) has been discovered behind a wall in a building that is currently being restored for an Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris. After workers discovered the painting, Oscar de la Renta brought … Continue reading

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Generous Amazons Article in Spanish

I am excited to see that my “Generous Amazons” article on besieged women in the French Wars of Religion is now available in Spanish! Antonio Escobar Tortosa has kindly translated the article and Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar (RUHM) has … Continue reading

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Religion, Politics, and Violence in Early Modern France at the ASCH 2019

Historians discussed religion, politics, and violence in early modern France at the American Society of Church History (ASCH) conference in Chicago this weekend. The ASCH promotes the academic study of the history of Christianity and is one of the affiliated … Continue reading

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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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