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Mediterranean Migrations to the French Atlantic

This article is a part of our series, entitled “Age of Slavery,” which explores the existence, persistence, and abolition of slavery in the revolutionary era. By Meredith Martin and Gillian Weiss King Louis XIV (r. 1643-1715) viewed France’s...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Jul 2022

Adelina, the Cigar-Seller from “Narrativas Negras” (2020) | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and lecturer based in Leeds, United Kingdom, who specialises in the study of Victorian popular fiction and, owing to his own family history, has lately taken an interest in the history of South America. In this post Stephen...

A Commercial (Neo)Colony? The Role of the Merchant Lobby in France’s Recognition of Haitian Independence

By Mary D. Lewis On May 20, 2022, the New York Times published an important series of articles on the impact of the “ransom” Haiti paid to former French planters for their losses during the Haitian Revolution.[1] As the Times made clear, the indemnity...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Jun 2022

The Quebec Act, Two Fights, and Relative Subjecthood

Mark R. Anderson The king’s face had been “smeared with tar, with a necklace of potatoes around the neck from which was suspended a wooden Cross with this inscription— VOILÁ LE PAPE DU CANADA ET LE SOT ANGLOIS [This is the Pope of Canada and the...
From: Borealia on 20 Jun 2022

Álvares de Azevedo’s “Oh, Jesus!” [Ai Jesus!] | Luiz Guerra (Trans.)

Luiz Guerra is a Brazilian historian, researcher of medievalisms, and free-lance translator. His previous works include the first Portuguese edition of The Inheritance of Rome, by Chris Wickham. One of Luiz’s current freelance translation projects...

The Brazilian Revolution of 1848 | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and lecturer who specialises in the study of mid-Victorian radical literary cultures, with an emphasis on radical history and the works of George W.M. Reynolds (1814–79), Pierce Egan (1814–80), Eugene Sue (1804–57),...

Álvares de Azevedo’s ‘Shadow of Don Juan’ [Sombra de Don Juan] | Luiz Guerra (Trans.)

Luiz Guerra is a Brazilian historian, researcher of medievalisms, and free-lance translator. His previous works include the first Portuguese edition of The Inheritance of Rome, by Chris Wickham. One of Luiz’s current freelance translation projects...

Evliya Çelebi: Ottoman traveller, writer, dreamer

Evliya Çelebi was born in Istanbul on 25 March 1611. He is best known in the Anglophone world through the translations of Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall in the 19th century and, more recently, Robert Dankoff. His ten-volume Seyahatname is perhaps the longest...
From: Mathew Lyons on 22 Apr 2022

Revolution in Search of a Father: The Return of the Emir Abd el-Kader

By Mounira Keghida In March of 1962, the French Republic and the provisional government of Algeria brought one hundred and thirty-two years of French colonialism to an end with the signing of a series of agreements, collectively known as the Évian...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Apr 2022

Álvares de Azevedo’s “Memory of Dying” [Lembrança de Morrer] | Leandro Machado (Trans.)

Translated by Leandro Machado, based in the northern part of Brazil, who is an architect, freelance translator, and teaches Portuguese as a foreign language. Álvares de Azevedo Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo (1831–52), referred to usually...

Gallica Celebrates Early Modern Venice

The Bibliothèque Nationale de France’s Gallica platform is celebrating early modern Venice with a digitized version of its copy of Jacopo de’ Barbari’s Venetie MD (1500). This monumental printed city view of Venice has been closely studied...

Giovanni Contarini’s Account of the Lepanto Campaign

I am happy to report that my book review of Kiril Petkov’s translation of Giovanni Pietro Contarini’s account of the Lepanto campaign has been published by the Mediterranean Seminar Review. Contarini, Giovanni Pietro. From Cyprus to Lepanto. Trans....

French Politics and the Memory of the Algerian War

The historical memory of the Algerian War (1954-1962) looms large in French politics. Commemorations this weekend of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Algerian War and the establishment of Algerian independence in 1962 come in the midst of intense...

This Week on Dispatches: Jospeh Solis-Mullen on the First Partition of Poland on the Eve of the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Joseph Solis-Mullen on how the agreement between Austria, Russia, and Prussia to divide Poland... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jospeh Solis-Mullen on the First Partition of...

Russian Offensives in Ukraine

Ten days into the Ukraine War, we can begin to assess the Russian offensives in Ukraine on multiple fronts. Separate Russian offensives are threatening to encircle the major cities of Kyiv and Kharkiv in northern Ukraine, while the Russian forces from...

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.

Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Russian military forces have launched a major invasion of Ukraine, escalating the civil conflict in eastern Ukraine into a broader Ukraine War. President Putin has made a televised announcement of a “special military operation” in Ukraine, effectively...

The Ukrainian Crisis and the History of War

The current Ukrainian Crisis is being analyzed by security studies and international relations analysts primarily through the lens of recent Russian History and Eastern European Studies (using area studies approaches). War and Society Studies may...

The Enlightenment Strikes Back: Holy War and the Absence of Religious Violence in Empire: Total War

By Thomas Lecaque The Total War series prides itself for their “historical authenticity,” saying, “We aim to create games which evoke the feel and spirit of an age as much as the events that actually occurred in it, and this is influenced by...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Feb 2022

“What would Lord Durham advise?”

E.A. Heaman No, “not assimilate your French”: I think he’s been misread. Lord Durham would have better advice than that because he lived in a world not unlike our own. Devastating and state-discrediting pandemic? Check. Disaffected fringe looking...
From: Borealia on 15 Feb 2022

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