Category Archives: French Revolution and Napoleon

French Pamphlets at the Newberry

Research Methods Workshop for Early Career Graduate Students French Pamphlets at the Newberry: The Formation of the Concept of “Revolution” and Revolutionary Ideology Directed by Dale Van Kley, Ohio State University Meets 9:00 am to 4:45 pm Friday, January 31, … Continue reading

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Nelson, Navy, Nation

Britain’s National Maritime Museum recently opened a new permanent gallery on “Nelson, Navy, Nation: The Story of the Royal Navy and the British People, 1688-1815.” The National Maritime Museum explains: “From bustling dockyards to ferocious sea battles, the gallery brings … Continue reading

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Reparations to Caribbean Nations for Slavery

Some European nations are considering offering reparations for their involvement in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and Caribbean plantation slavery during the early modern period. Sir Hilary Beckles, a historian and university president in Barbados, and Jamaican historian Verene Shepherd have … Continue reading

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Re-enactment of the Battle of Leipzig

Some 6,000 historical re-enactors took over the battlefield of Leipzig in Germany this past week to commemorate the bicentennial of the 1813 battle in which Prussian, Austrian, Russian, and allied forces defeated the imperial army of Napoleon. The clash became … Continue reading

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Salafis and Religious Activism in Egypt

Salafis are increasingly active in Egyptian politics and society. The ongoing Egyptian Revolution has opened political space for many previously suppressed and marginalized groups to engage in religious and political activism. Although the label Arab Spring is still being used … Continue reading

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Restoration Work at the château de Versailles

Louis XIV expanded the château de Versailles in the 1680s, creating a grand palace complex that became the effective administrative capital of France. Louis XIV’s royal state promoted Bourbon dynastic interests and managed the French military from Versailles during the … Continue reading

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Forensic Science and French History

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) meets French history. DNA testing is being used to examine historical evidence in new ways. A recent study brings techniques of forensic science to examine the alleged remains of French King Henri IV. Scientists studied an … Continue reading

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