Category Archives: War and Society

The Defeat of Napoleon and the Occupation of France

My French historian colleague, Christine Haynes, recently published Our Friends the Enemies, a new book on the defeat of Napoleon and the occupation of France. The book description at Harvard University Press’s website reads: “The Napoleonic wars did not end … Continue reading

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Preliminary Peace Agreement to End the Afghan War?

The United States and the Taliban have reportedly agreed to a preliminary process for a peace agreement to end the Afghan War. The New York Times reports that “American and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of … Continue reading

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Historical Memory of the Spanish Civil War

The historical memory of the Spanish Civil War is being contested regularly in modern Spanish society and in the European Union. Historians such as Jay Winter and Pierre Nora have been studying the construction of historical memory through memorial, commemorations, … Continue reading

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Painting from Louis XIV’s Reign Discovered in Paris

A large seventeenth-century oil painting (measuring 10-by-20-foot) has been discovered behind a wall in a building that is currently being restored for an Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris. After workers discovered the painting, Oscar de la Renta brought … Continue reading

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Vietnam War Conference

1969: Vietnamization and the Year of Transition in the Vietnam War April 25-27, 2019, Lubbock Texas The Vietnam Center and Archive (VNCA) and the Institute for Peace & Conflict (IPAC) at Texas Tech University are pleased to announce a conference … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Releases Iraq War Study

The United States Army has released its highly anticipated study of the Iraq War (2003-2011), entitled The U.S. Army in the Iraq War (2 vols.) (United States Army War College Press, 2019). This internal U.S. Army study was commissioned by … Continue reading

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The World of the Siege

A new volume on The World of the Siege: Representations of Early Modern Positional Warfare will soon be published by Brill in its History of Warfare series. This collective volume is edited by Anke Fischer-Kattner and Jamel Ostwald and includes … Continue reading

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