Category Archives: French Revolution and Napoleon

H-France Webinars

H-France is launching a webinar series beginning this fall. Graduate students in History at NIU, as well as undergraduate students in HIST 311 Early Modern France, 1500-1789 and HIST 423 French Revolution and Napoleon will be interested in this series. … Continue reading

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Mubarak’s Trial and the Ongoing Egyptian Revolution

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak is currently being tried in Cairo, presenting a remarkable televised spectacle.  The Washington Post reports on the opening of the trial and Mubarak’s appearance in court. Many previous revolutionary movements have put their deposed leaders … Continue reading

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United States Debt Crisis and the French Revolution

The current debt crisis in the United States in some ways echoes the financial crisis in monarchical France during the 1780s. French historian Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has published an interesting … Continue reading

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Robespierre’s Manuscripts for Sale

A collection of Maximilien Robespierre’s manuscripts is being put up for sale by Sotheby’s France.  The collection apparently includes 150 pages of Robespierre’s writings that were in a dossier that has resurfaced over 200 years after the death of this … Continue reading

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French Revolution on the Radio

The French Revolution is featured in a recent episode of Milt Rosenberg’s Extension 720 on WGN Radio.  French historians David Jordan (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Paul Cheney (University of Chicago) are guests on the show. David Jordan has … Continue reading

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Becoming a Man in the Age of Revolutions

Professor Dena Goodman, a historian of women and gender in the Enlightenment and French Revolution at the University of Michigan, will be presenting a lecture on “Becoming a Man in the Age of Revolutions” at the Newberry Library in Chicago … Continue reading

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Of Pirates, Empire, and Terror

An interview with Lauren Benton and Dan Edelstein, authors of two new books on piracy, imperialism, and violence appears in a recent issue of the academic journal Humanity. Lauren Benton’s book, A Search for Sovereignty: Law and Geography in European … Continue reading

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