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“Born out of Shaka’s spear”: The Zulu Iklwa and Perceptions of Military Revolution in the Nineteenth Century

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Jacob Ivey In May 2010, anticipating South...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Jan 2021

4 Cautionary Tales from the French Revolution for Today

This paper is an outgrowth of a talk given at the Newberry library on January 15, 2021. By Christine Adams Many Americans may be tempted to interpret Biden’s inauguration as the opening of a new chapter, and in many ways it is, but we must...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Jan 2021

Testing the Narrative of Prussian Decline: The Rhineland Campaign of 1793

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Ethan Soefje On 14 October 1806, the Prussian...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Jan 2021

Conquest Without War: U.S. Expansionism, the Age of Revolution, and the First Filibuster

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Marco Cabrera Geserick The Age of Revolutions...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Jan 2021

Velasco’s Peru: A Return to a Revolution

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Rohan Chatterjee When...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Nov 2020

Unclaimed Runaways and the Power Struggles of Colonial Haiti: Part II, Effects of War on Nègres Épaves

Click here for part one, which focuses on the legal history of the nègres épaves in colonial Haiti. By Erica Johnson Edwards Two mid-eighteenth-century Atlantic conflicts disrupted colonial Haiti and threatened the colony’s system...
From: Age of Revolutions on 7 Jul 2020

Will the Real George Washington Please Stand Up?

By Andrew R. Detch Misunderstanding the American Revolution, misapplying its lessons, and misappropriating its symbols and figures is an American tradition as old as the nation itself. Jill Lepore reminded the nation of this reality years ago during the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Apr 2020

Living through the Revolution: A Chinese Village Man’s Reflections in the Early Twentieth Century

By Weiting Guo Twentieth-century China was home to a series of revolutions. The Xinhai Revolution (1911) and the Chinese Communist Revolution (1949) had a significant impact on China’s politics and society. The Xinhai Revolution brought 2,000 years...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Apr 2020

A Modern Military Revolution: How Airpower Reshaped the Global Diplomatic Order

By Thomas Furse From the Cold War onward, a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) fundamentally transformed war and politics. Revolutions aren’t always crystallized moments of storming palaces, parliaments, and prisons. The RMA above all represents...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Apr 2020

The Great Fear of 1776

By Jeffrey Ostler Sometime in mid-1776, just as colonists were declaring their independence from Great Britain, an unnamed Shawnee addressed an assembly of representatives from multiple Indigenous nations who had gathered at the Cherokee capital of Chota....
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Sep 2019

Tracing the Aftermath of the American Revolution: An Interview on the Patriot Paths Protect

***** Today, digital humanities projects abound, and offer scholars and students new ways of understanding the past, present, and future. Charles A. Sherrill, the State Librarian and Archivist with the Tennessee State Library and Archives, headed up one...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Aug 2019

The Zulu Iklwa: Evidence of an African Military Revolution in the Nineteenth Century

By Jacob Ivey In 2016, the History Channel’s competitive weapon manufacturing reality show “Forged in Fire” included a final segment that instructed contestants to construct a “Zulu iklwa,” or short stabbing-spear made famous...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Apr 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

The Struggles of Cuba’s Black Soldiers in an Age of Imperial Wars

By Elena Schneider You can start a book project thinking it is about one thing, but then realize in the writing that it is actually about another. When—way too many years ago—I began my study of the British invasion and occupation of Havana...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Dec 2018

Beyond Race: Civil War, Regionalism, and Ideology in Early Post-Independence Haiti

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Chelsea Stieber Given the growth in Haitian Studies over the last twenty years or so, the Haitian Revolution and its relationship to the Age of Revolution no longer requires the laborious...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Apr 2018

Manliness and the Making of the Revolutionary War in Cherokee Country

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Michael Lynch In the Appalachian mountains, the American Revolution was a contest for land and liberty—between Revolutionaries and the British Crown, as well as between...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Nov 2017

Chickasaws and the American Revolution

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Kathleen DuVal British officials knew they would need Native allies in the American Revolution, and they assumed the Chickasaws would be first in line. The British and Chickasaws...
From: Age of Revolutions on 6 Nov 2017

As I was saying

somebody should let people know when there are museum exhibits on early modern military subjects. I’ve been writing up personal summaries of our recent trip to Vienna-Salzburg-Munich (and sprinkling them with photos off the web, which...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 8 Jul 2016

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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

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This is the basic structure:

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

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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.