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Armistice Day in France

Today, 11 November, is Armistice Day, marking the end of the First World War in 1918. France celebrates 11 November each year with a series of ceremonies commemorating the dead of La Grande Guerre, as the First World War is often known. This commemoration...

SMH Group Blog

The Society for Military History has a new group blog, the SMH Blog, which will offer posts and discussions of all aspects of the history of war and society. I am thrilled to be participating in the SMH blog as one of the authors, along with Robert Bateman,...

Mack Holt Webinar on “Confessional Violence in Early Modern France”

This week, Mack Holt, Professor of History at George Mason University, will lead a webinar on “Confessional Violence in Early Modern France” for H-France Salon. The webinar is directed at graduate students, especially doctoral students researching...

Mack Holt Webinar on “Confessional Violence in Early Modern France”

Mack Holt, Professor of History at George Mason University, will lead an upcoming webinar on “Confessional Violence in Early Modern France” for H-France Salon. The webinar is directed at graduate students, especially doctoral students researching...

Cultural History of Violence

The cultural history of violence is finally being recognized as a major scholarly field. A sign of the growing prominence of violence studies is the recent announcement of the Penn Humanities Forum’s theme for 2013-2014 on Violence. The Penn...

Historian John Keegan has Died

John Keegan, a leading historian of warfare, has died at the age of 78. Keegan taught at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst for many years and wrote a number of books on military history topics. Keegan’s most famous work was The Face of Battle...

Two New Reviews of Warrior Pursuits

Two new reviews of Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) have recently been published. Hamish Scott, Professor of History at the University of Glasgow, reviewed...

Port Cities and the Slave Trade

In the early modern period, many port cities were intimately connected with the slave trade. Ports ringing the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, and other bodies of water acted as harbors for slave ships and resale markets for human bodies....

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