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Your search for posts with tags containing Napoleonic France found 11 posts

Islam and the Revolutionary Age

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Ian Coller On 2 Floréal of the year III (21 April...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Jan 2020

The Real-Life Aeronauts

By Jason Pearl Flight was invented not by the Wright brothers in the early twentieth century but by the Montgolfiers, also brothers, in the late eighteenth. Over a hundred years of ballooning—for show, for fun, for war, for science—precede...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Dec 2019

The Last Crusade: Napoleon and the Knights Hospitaller

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Thomas Lecaque Knights on horseback, charging beneath...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Dec 2019

Haiti and the Colonial Predicament of Language in Zamoyski’s Napoleon, A Life

By Nathan H. Dize Napoleon Bonaparte has fascinated historians, biographers, writers of fiction, and readers for centuries. Indeed, the “great man” tradition of history would have it no other way. In his recent biography of Napoleon, Napoleon,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Aug 2019

Book Raffle: Haynes’s Our Friends the Enemies

Haynes, Christine. Our Friends the Enemies: The Occupation of France After Napoleon (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018). In conjunction with Harvard University Press and Christine Haynes, Age of Revolutions proud to offer a revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Feb 2019

Book Raffle: Hayes’s Our Friends the Enemies

Hayes, Christine. Our Friends the Enemies: The Occupation of France After Napoleon (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018). In conjunction with Harvard University Press and Christine Hayes, Age of Revolutions proud to offer a revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Feb 2019

The Occupation of France After Napoleon, or Confessions of a Cultural-Turned-Military Historian

By Christine Haynes The “Age of Revolutions” was also an Age of Wars. While this point may be obvious to most readers of this site, as well as historians of the period, it took me an embarrassingly long time to understand. Trained as a cultural...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Feb 2019

Think Globally, Act Historically: Teaching the French Revolution and Napoleon

By Lynn Hunt and Jack R. Censer The explosive growth of global history is changing the scholarship of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era.  Earlier interest in such a broad framework failed to resonate because the idea of an Atlantic Revolution...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Dec 2017

Power and the People: Theater in France, 1789–1815

By Clare Siviter Theatrical metaphors, most notably Marx’s comparison of the First French Empire with a tragedy, dominate our perceptions of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era. In fact, from 1789 to 1815, theater – as a combination...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Feb 2017

Plotting Revolution, Part II: Politics of the Past

By Nathan Perl-Rosenthal Scholars choose the plots that structure their histories and these choices involve more than deciding which events to discuss.  Each plot embeds an emotional arc and potential political lesson into the historical narrative....
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Jan 2017

The French Revolution and Napoleon Collection at FSU

By Richard J. Siegler III The Special Collections at Florida State University’s Robert M. Strozier Library in Tallahassee, Florida contains one of the largest repositories of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic documents in the world. The...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Sep 2016

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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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.