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Rioting Over the Virgin Mary’s Belt: Enlightenment, Reform, and the Religion of the People in Tuscany

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 Shaun Blanchard On the evening of the May 20, 1787, a...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Dec 2019

Media Moment 1: Bristol’s Audits

This blog introduces a new series of posts related to Middling Culture research: Media Moments.  These posts will provide short “glimpses” into topics that relate to ordinary, everyday lives in early modern England under the scope...
From: Middling Culture on 10 Oct 2019

Robin Hood the Angry Letter Writer

By Stephen Basdeo Many people have adopted the name of Robin Hood over the years. The most obvious ones which spring to mind are the men who appear in medieval court records, being criminals who adopted the alias. The press today even applies the name...

Thomas Cooper’s “Prison Rhyme” (1845)

By Stephen Basdeo I recently came into possession of a book written by Thomas Cooper (1805-92), a famous Chartist activist, which he gave to his friend, the newspaper proprietor and fellow Chartist, John Cleave (1790-1847). Chartism was the first large-scale...

Titian Portrait on View

A Renaissance masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady in White, is currently on view at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.  The portrait by Tiziano Vecelli (known as Titian) is on loan from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden and...

“A hot dinner and a bloody supper”: St. Helena’s Christmas Rebellions of 1783 and 1811

By Felix Schürmann Did news of revolutions in the Atlantic world spark revolts on a South Atlantic island in 1783 and 1811, or did a combination of alcohol and Christmas festivities drive soldiers to rebellion? During the Age of Revolutions, the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Dec 2018

Life of a Little-Known Chartist

While the main focus of this website is crime, since the publication of my book, The Life and Legend of Rebel Leader: Wat Tyler (2018), I have been increasingly interested also in nineteenth-century radicalism; what was once a passing interest now shares...

Mike Leigh’s “Peterloo” (2018)

Reviewed by Stephen Basdeo As a fan of English radical history (did I mention I once wrote a book about Wat Tyler?), I was really looking forward to Mike Leigh’s Peterloo (2018). For the first time I’d see a visual representation of the infamous...

The French Rural Revolution 1789-1793

By Jorge Sánchez Morales When Louis XVI failed to reconcile the Estates General during the séance royale of June 23, 1789, the expectations for reform held by a large part of French...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Jan 2018

Townsend Reviews Van Deusen in JSH, Spring 2017

Journal of Social History 50/3 (2017): Camilla Townsend reviews Nancy E Van Deusen, Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Duke, 2015).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 21 Aug 2017

Nieto Sánchez & Zofío Llorente, “Return of the Guilds” in JSH, Winter 2016

José Antolín Nieto Sánchez and Juan Carlos Zofío Llorente, “Return of the Guilds: A View from Early Modern Madrid,” Journal of Social History 50/2 (2016).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 26 Jul 2017

Reviews in JSH, Spring 2016

Journal of Social History 49/3 (2016): George Reid Andrews reviews Ann Twinam, Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies (Stanford, 2015). Joan Bristol reviews Alcohol in Latin America: A Social History,...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 19 Jul 2017

Patricia Crawford: Celebrated Scholar and Mentor

Reposted, with permission, from Vida: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network By Joanne McEwan and Stephanie Tarbin The University of Western Australia Patricia Crawford – Trish – in 2007Patricia Crawford – Trish –...
From: Histories of Emotion on 13 Mar 2017

Law & esteem in mid-eighteenth century Newcastle

On the 22nd of September 1750, the Reverend Edmund Tew gave a sermon as part of the Carlisle assizes (a regional court which tried the most serious cases referred by county sessions). He spoke about the relationship between king, people, and law. Monarch...
From: eighteenth-century social history on 13 Dec 2016

Race, temporality & distance

At the most recent session of KCL’s early modern reading group, we talked about chronologies of race. We discussed overarching narratives which tried to explain when race became immutable and biological, on the one hand, and on the other, political:...
From: eighteenth-century social history on 27 Nov 2016

Revolutionary Raffle: Maoism at the Grassroots

Brown, Jeremy, and Matthew D. Johnson, eds. Maoism at the Grassroots: Everyday Life in China’s Era of High Socialism. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press, 2015. Hardback In conjunction with Harvard University Press and the editors of Maoism...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Oct 2016

Maoism at the Grassroots: An Interview with Jeremy Brown and Matthew Johnson

The cover of Maoism at the Grassroots: Everyday Life in China’s Era of High Socialism, published in 2015 by Harvard University Press, is a revolutionary departure from standard depictions of the Chinese Communist revolution. Instead of attracting...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 Oct 2016

Boozing in Boston: Intoxicants and Early Modernity at #RenSA16

Easter offers a break from teaching schedules, and the opportunity for SCEMS members to travel and share their research further afield. This week, the Social History Society gathering in Lancaster heard from Sheffield early modernists including Kate Gibson...
From: SCEMS on 23 Mar 2016

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