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”Altering the Name of ROYAL Exchange Lane”

As I quoted yesterday, in 1796 William Cobbett, a Federalist writer based in Philadelphia, complained about Bostonians changing the name of “Royal Exchange Alley” to “Equality Lane.” Cobbett said this showed the pernicious effect...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Jul 2020

The Origin of “Liberty Stump”

In 1796 the British-born, Philadelphia-based bookseller and publisher William Cobbett issued “A History of the American Jacobins, &c.” as an pseudonymous appendix to his edition of William Playfair’s The History of Jacobinism, Its...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Jul 2020

Opposing the Franco-American Alliance: The Case of Anne-Robert Jacques Turgot

The participation of the French on the side of the newly declared independent American colonies is widely acknowledged as the factor that tipped the... The post Opposing the Franco-American Alliance: The Case of Anne-Robert Jacques Turgot appeared first...

This Week on Dispatches: Geoff Smock on the Influence of the Enlightenment on Thomas Jefferson

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews teacher and JAR contributor Geoff Smock on Thomas Jefferson’s enlightenment-influenced views of  pandemics, the French Revolution, Shays’... The post This Week on Dispatches:...

The (Failed) French Revolution against Medical Expertise and Foucault’s Philosophy of History

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Blake Smith Capitalist democracy has a problem with public health. The premises of political and economic liberalism, which organize society...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Jun 2020

Royal Ecossais

The best French group for the WAS is the Royal Ecossais. They have a Facebook page here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 25 May 2020

The French army of the War of Austrian Succession

Anybody read this? Can't find any reviews. It's a little expensive to speculate on.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 21 May 2020

Source of “the volley fired by a young Virginian”?

In The Fight with France for North America (1902), Arthur Granville Bradley wrote:The killing of Jumonville raised a great commotion not only in the colonies but in Europe. “It was the volley fired by a young Virginian in the backwoods of America,”...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 May 2020

Walpole on Young Washington

Horace Walpole, the son of British prime minister Robert Walpole and at the end of his life the fourth Earl of Orford, died in 1797. A quarter-century later, Baron Holland edited and published Walpole’s review of the 1750s, ultimately titled...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 May 2020

Thomas Jefferson and the Public Benefits of Epidemics

An epidemic that violently attacks public health—that sickens and takes lives; that cripples our economy; that forces us into our homes; that turns cities... The post Thomas Jefferson and the Public Benefits of Epidemics appeared first on Journal...

Sovereignty at Stake in 1789: The French Revolution Begins

By Robert H. Blackman What do historians mean when they say that sovereignty moved from King Louis XVI of France to the National Assembly on 17 June 1789? That was the date when the deputies of the Third Estate, along with a score of deputies from the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 May 2020

Fontenoy 1745

Today's anniversary - the 275th. WikiThis book looks good if you have an interest in the WAS.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 11 May 2020

Manuscrit de Gudenus 1735

 We have had this before but it needs reposting. French troops of 1735.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 2 May 2020

Frenc infantry on the march 1756

Extrapolated from Vue de la rade d'AntibesOeuvre de Joseph Vernet (1714-1789) 1756 Huile sur toile Dimensions : 2,63m par 1,65m Dépôt du musée du Louvre Musée national de la Marine
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 1 May 2020

Memoires du Cardinal de Retz (1731)

So far, our blog has featured signed books from England, the Low Countries, and Sweden, but not yet from France. I encountered this series of books during the annual Deventer Bookmarket in 2019. A woman named Catherine Mann signed all three of her volumes...

Lucien Rousselot - French infantry studies 1680-1715

 Rousselot's study of the evolution of French infantry 1645 to 18126- Piquiers. À gauche 1680-1690, à droite vers 17007- Infanterie 1690-1695. Source: maniement d’armes de Giffard. La baïonnette à manche est en usage,...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 23 Apr 2020

What Moves the Monster?: Anthropomorphizing Revolution from Darwin’s Colossus to Frankenstein’s Creature

By Samantha Wesner Between thick dungeon walls, a giant lies asleep. He’s chained to the ground, large limbs folded, enmeshed in a web of ropes, a blindfold over his closed eyes. Suddenly, as if touched by a flame, he awakes, and gazes around in...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Apr 2020

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By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.