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From the First Partition of Poland to Yorktown

It is generally taken for granted that France was ready to jump into the war between Britain and the rebelling North American colonies on... The post From the First Partition of Poland to Yorktown appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Akhenaten: The Egyptian Sun King | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and writer based in Leeds, UK. Temple to Aten at Akhetaten, modern-day Armana Egyptian Civilization Ancient Egypt, the land of pharaohs, was a grand civilization. The civilisation of the pharaohs developed a...

A “Versailles” Historical-ish Cosplay

I’m just going to admit it: I flippin’ *loved* the Canal+ show “Versailles.” Loved it. Binged it. Binged it again. When it comes to historical costumes in television shows and movies, I give a lot of leeway with accuracy, especially in periods...

The Lost Case for Murder: A Guest Post by Stephen M. Carter

The Lost Case for Murder, 6 February 1685 by Stephen M. Carter In today’s social media-filled world, conspiracy theories and fake news spread like a wildfire that burns truth in its path. Therefore, when we look back at history we do so with envy....
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 6 Feb 2021

Online resources for sixteenth and seventeenth-century French history – museums, châteaux and institutions

Despite the herculean efforts of librarians all over, not least those at my home institution, some of my students have been struggling to get hold of useful resources for essays as they are based at home and online, without a physical library to get to....
From: Early Modern France on 9 Apr 2020

What else makes a critical edition?

Material constraints in publishing can sometimes have the beneficial effect of focusing attention anew on the importance of the intellectual content of the book. As has happened so many times over the years in bringing out the Œuvres complètes...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 4 Jul 2019

17 Publication Wrap-Up

For those still keeping score, there are a couple of EMEMH publications worth mentioning in the second half of 2017. In a particular order: Drévillon, Hervé, Bertrand Fonck and Jean-Philippe Cénat, eds. Les dernières...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 28 Dec 2017

Jumping on the eclipse bandwagon

Since the whole US seems to be aflutter with today’s solar eclipse, I might as well jump on the bandwagon, and introduce an earlier solar eclipse and how it was interpreted. That would be, of course, the eclipse of the Sun King – le Roi...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 21 Aug 2017

Le Siècle de Louis XIV en alphabet

Voltaire, Le Siècle de Louis XIV, 1re éd. (Berlin, 1751), t.2, p.438. Il est de ces textes du corpus voltairien qui passent relativement inaperçus aujourd’hui, malgré leur succès au dix-huitième siècle....
From: Voltaire Foundation on 18 May 2017

If Voltaire had used Wikipedia…

At the Voltaire Foundation we’ve recently had the opportunity to work with the University of Oxford’s Wikimedian in residence, Dr Martin Poulter. He has helped us to build some new content for our website as well as contributing to our mission...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 20 Feb 2017

OCV update: Focus on Louis XIV

Bonne rentrée! This September marks a milestone for the OCV team as we publish the final chapters of our critical edition of Voltaire’s Siècle de Louis XIV (OCV, vol.13D), in which Voltaire explores the cultural history of the reign,...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 8 Sep 2016

Gossip meets history at Versailles

The Fountain of Apollo, Park of Versailles, France (Wikimedia) ‘Louis XIV was so magnificent in his court, as well as reign, that the least particulars of his private life seem to interest posterity.’ So wrote Voltaire in his account of the...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 16 Jun 2016

Review: PROMISED TO THE CROWN by Aimie K. Runyan

Years ago, Nicole Macé's novel MARIE CARDUNER, FILLE DU ROY, written in French, introduced me to the fascinating history of the filles du roy, the eight hundred young French women who emigrated to Canada between 1663 and 1673 under the sponsorship...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 26 Apr 2016

The Limits of Religious Liberty: Rabaut Saint-Étienne and the French Revolution

By Bryan A. Banks In 1685, Louis XIV revoked Henri IV’s Edict of Nantes and effectively outlawed Calvinism in France. This led to the expulsion of around 200,000 Huguenots into the Diaspora and inaugurated a period of forced conversions at home...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Apr 2016

Music for Royalty at a Commoner's House

My husband and I visited several royal courts Thursday night: in France, including Provence and Burgundy, Italy, Spain, Germany, Prussia. I suppose we spent the most time at Versailles, listening to works by Mouret, Couperin, Lully, de Lalande, Philidor,...

Death at Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is mounting a magnificent exhibition entitled ‘Le Roi est mort’ to mark the tercentenary of the death of Louis XIV. The exhibits, artefacts, texts, and background music document the king’s last days, how his...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 29 Jan 2016

When it rains, it pours

Early modern European military history (EMEMH) is a small field. Or so I thought, until I started to dust off my old grad school projects (late 1990s) on the French side of the Louis XIV’s last war. Then I discover, as I’ve already...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 14 Jan 2016

15: The Year of the Military Revolution in French historiography

Yet more Xmas gifts. But at a price. Oh, don’t worry –  I’ll spare you the checklist, but I’ll belabor you instead with what I’ve learned (and why I didn’t learn it sooner) over the past year. But if...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 29 Dec 2015

Fear of the French: Alexander Peden’s Sermon at Coilsholm Wood: #History #Scotland

According to John Ker of Kersland, Alexander “Prophet” Peden (d.1686) foretold that a ‘mighty alteration’ and apocalyptic sourging at the hands of foreigners would happen in Scotland and England. ‘The next I shall trouble...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Dec 2015

Responding to Louis XIV in the Oxfordshire landscape

On the tercentenary of the death of Louis XIV, and the publication of Voltaire’s seminal Siècle de Louis XIV by the Voltaire Foundation, 2015 is a better year than most to search for the legacies and impacts of Louis’s reign closer...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 12 Nov 2015

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