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Presidential Plateau: Putting French Gentility Center Stage

“Revolutionary Material Culture Series” This series examines the Age of Revolutions through its material markers, reminding us that materials themselves reflected and shaped political cultures around the revolutionary Atlantic and World. By...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Mar 2019

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...

Renaissance History and Franco-Italian Quarrels

French President Emmanuel Macron has recalled the French Ambassador to Italy, in response to the Italian government’s support of the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) protest movement in France. Italian Deputy Prime Ministers Matteo Salvini and Luigi...

History, Identity Politics, and the “French Destiny”

History and identity politics are intimately interwoven in modern French society. The history of the French Revolution and Napoleonic period to define the landscape of  political ideologies (socialism, liberalism, conservatism) in the nineteenth...

Pamphlet of Protest: Revolution, Exile, and Abolition in Chautard’s Escapes from Cayenne

By Michaël Roy In September 1857, Jean-Léon Chautard, Charles Bivors, and Louis Antoine Hippolyte Paon arrived in Boston, Massachusetts. The three French refugees from the Revolution of 1848 were “homeless, penniless, friendless, strangers...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Feb 2019

French Revolution and the Let Them Eat Cake Shutdown

Welcome to the “Let Them Eat Cake Shutdown.” The French Revolution has now entered into the current federal government shutdown in the United States. The BBC reports that “US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has attracted scorn for suggesting...

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...

Generous Amazons Article in Spanish

I am excited to see that my “Generous Amazons” article on besieged women in the French Wars of Religion is now available in Spanish! Antonio Escobar Tortosa has kindly translated the article and Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar (RUHM)...

Religion, Politics, and Violence in Early Modern France at the ASCH 2019

Historians discussed religion, politics, and violence in early modern France at the American Society of Church History (ASCH) conference in Chicago this weekend. The ASCH promotes the academic study of the history of Christianity and is one of the affiliated...

The Gilets Jaunes Protest: A Grand Refusal in an Age of Commuter Democracy

By Andrew W.M. Smith “Everyone is looking for their own revolution,” Abel Mestre wrote in a recent Le Monde article surveying the profusion of historical references in the Gilets Jaunes protests. He quoted Phillipe Burrin analyzing Revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Dec 2018

Femmes à la cour de France. Charges et fonctions, XVe-XIXe siècle

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, has been released. This collective volume on...

Featured Review on War and Culture in American Historical Review

I am happy to report that my review essay on three new books on war and culture in early modern Europe has been published in the American Historical Review (AHR). The books under review are: Ilya Berkovich. Motivation in War: The Experience of Common...

Role-Playing the French Revolution, Reacting to the Past in the Classroom

By Meghan Roberts “I hope that Robespierre is rotting in hell!” one of my students declared, and I realized that my Old Regime and French Revolution class had gone slightly off the rails. All semester, my students had shown an admirable ability...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 Sep 2018

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...

Remembering the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

I will be offering my course, HIST 414 European Wars of Religion, 1520s-1660s, at Northern Illinois University beginning next Monday. Just in time for the beginning of the semester, today is the anniversary of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre...

Artists in Paris: Digital Mapping and the Cultural Geography of the 18th-Century Art World

By Hannah Williams  Paris is famous for its art world. You don’t need to be an art historian to have heard of Montmartre or Montparnasse and to know about the crucial role that the city and its local neighborhoods played in the cultural histories...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Jun 2018

From Phrygian Cap to Foulard: Looking Back on the Festivals of the Revolution, 1793-1989

By Mike Follert When the beachwear known as the burkini was temporarily banned by municipalities along the French Riviera in 2016, Prime Minister Manuel Valls marshaled the allegorical figure of the Republic, Marianne, to offer his support. Or, that...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Jun 2018

Challenging Lafayette’s Legacy: Race and Republicanism in France and the United States

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Aurélia Aubert In March 1825, Achille Murat, a recent settler in Florida and nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, heard that the Marquis de Lafayette was touring the United States.[1]...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Apr 2018

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...

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...

Notes on Post Tags Search

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.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.