The Early Modern Commons

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The age of lightness

18 April 2019

Le petit-maître et la dame en l’air, engraving, c.1780 (source: Bibliothèque Nationale de France). France is a light-hearted nation… This classical common...

Anarchists and terrorists at Geneva and Waterford in the 1780s

11 April 2019

On the 1st of July 1782, in the early hours of the morning, most of the leaders of the popular government at Geneva fled their city by boat, landing on the Neuchâtel shore of...

Exploring multilingual digital editions

4 April 2019

The Taylor Institution Library recently launched a new course teaching digital editing, with students able to create digital editions in any language of their choice. I was delighted...

Un aide-mémoire du professeur Voltaire: Les Annales de l’Empire

28 March 2019

Il faut commencer par un peu de publicité négative. Pourquoi ne pas le dire? Les Annales de l’Empire, dont la Voltaire Foundation va publier une admirable édition...