Category Archives: Noble Culture and History of Elites

H-France Forum on A Theater of Diplomacy

H-France has just published a new H-France Forum, edited by Hélène Bilis, on Ellen R. Welch’s A Theater of Diplomacy: International Relations and the Performing Arts in Early Modern France (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017). I enjoyed participating in … Continue reading

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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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War and Conflict in the Early Modern World – U.S. Release

I am pleased to report that my new book, War and Conflict in the Early Modern World (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016),  has been released in the United States. Here is the brief book description (blurb): In this latest addition to … Continue reading

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War and Conflict in the Early Modern World Release

I am pleased to report that my new book, War and Conflict in the Early Modern World (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016),  has been released in the U.K., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Here is the brief book description (blurb): In … 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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Roger Chartier Lecture at DHIP

Roger Chartier (EHESS) presented a lecture yesterday on “Traduire l’intraduisible. L’homme de cour chez Baltasar Gracián, Amelot de la Houssaie et Norbert Elias,” at the Institut Historique Allemand de Paris (DHIP). The lecture explored translations and appropriations of Baltasar Gracián’s … Continue reading

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Pike-and-Blog

A new blog on the history of early modern war and society is active online. Maurizio Arfaioli, a colleague of mine at the Medici Archive Project, has recently launched a website and accompanying blog, entitled Pike-and-Blog. Early modernists will recognize … Continue reading

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