Category Archives: French Revolution and Napoleon

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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Révoltes et révolutions à l’écran

I am happy to announce that a new edited volume has been published on Révoltes et révolutions à l’écran. Europe moderne, XVIe-XVIIIe siècle (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015). My chapter, entitled “Les révoltes nobiliaires et les histoires confessionnelles : représentations … Continue reading

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Early Modern Workshop in Chicago

Demystifying the Archives Monday, April 13 The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is hosting a panel discussion concerning “the process of archival research in a graduate student’s career.” According to the workshop’s announcement, “The aim of this … Continue reading

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Guerre, Circulations et Transferts Culturels

I recently participated in a fascinating conference in Paris on “Guerre, circulations et transferts culturels de la renaissance à l’Empire” (War, Circulation and Cultural Transfers from the Renaissance to the French Empire), organized by Hervé Drévillon and Arnaud Guinier. Conference … Continue reading

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History of Globalization

The history of globalization is “hot,” having emerged as a major field of historical studies since the 1990s. “Why is globalization ‘hot’ now and what does it portend for the study of history?” asks Lynn Hunt, Professor of History at UCLA … Continue reading

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Marketing Napoleon

Napoleon’s stock value is rising as we near the bicenntenial of the battle of Waterloo in 2015. A cache of Napoleonic memorabilia went on auction this weekend near the château de Fontainebleau. “Nearly 1,000 objects were for sale, including weapons, … Continue reading

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The Duke of Wellington’s Library and the Circulation of Military Knowledge

A recent blog post by Dr. Huw J. Davies contemplates the Duke of Wellington’s understanding of military affairs.  How did Wellington learn the “art of war” and how did military knowledge circulate in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? … Continue reading

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