Category Archives: Political Culture

Suffocating Democracy

Historian Christopher R. Browning (who is professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) just published a provocative essay on the suffocation of democracy in the United States, drawing comparisons between current American politics and the politics … 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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Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times

Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times, edited by Richard Avramenko and Ethan Alexander-Davey (Lexington Books, 2018) is currently being published. This collective volume examines elites, political culture, and political theory from a variety of perspectives. The book includes an essay I wrote … Continue reading

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H-France Forum on Fanny Cosandey’s Le Rang

The latest H-France Forum, volume 13, number 1, has been published online.   This issue of H-France Forum includes review essays on Fanny Cosandey’s Le rang. Préséances et hierarchies dans la France d’Ancien Régime (Paris: Gallimard, 2016). The forum on … Continue reading

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Presentation at the University of Chicago

I am looking forward to presenting at the Early Modern and Mediterranean Worlds Workshop at the University of Chicago next week. Brian Sandberg, “Conversion, Confessional Politics, and Violence in the Final Stages of the French Wars of Religion, 1598-1629” Early … Continue reading

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Cultures of Voting in Pre-Modern Europe

I am happy to report that my latest publication has been released, just in time for the new year.  Happy 2018! My chapter on “Municipal elections and contested religious space: electoral practices and confessional politics in Mediterranean France during the … Continue reading

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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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