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The Politics of Commemorating Napoleon

Commemorations of the Bicentennial of the death of Napoléon Bonaparte this year have become the latest battleground in France’s ongoing “culture wars.” The figure of Napoléon remains powerful in French popular culture...

The Revolutionary Life of Eugene Sue (Part I)

By Stephen Basdeo To us, therefore, who have known and loved him—who are proud of having been his dearest and best affection, who mourn him in so many ways—to tell Eugène Sue’s life story—a joyful, restless, then grave...

The Making of a Terrorist: Alexandre Rousselin and the French Revolution

By Jeff Horn What led an educated twenty-year-old from a poor family to embrace the methods and goals of revolutionary politics strongly enough to become a “missionary of the republic” willing to deploy violence on behalf of the French...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Mar 2021

The French Revolution Against Caste

By Blake Smith In his incendiary essay, What is the Third Estate?, published in successive, increasingly strident editions throughout 1789, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès sketched a program for the French Revolution. He called for the abolition...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Mar 2021

Franco-American Culture Wars

American multiculturalism and intellectual influences are increasingly threatening French identity, according to French President Macron and his ministers. The New York Times reports on the developing Franco-American Culture Wars: “Stepping...

Daphne du Maurier's THE GLASSBLOWERS: A Novel of the French Revolution

Did you know that Daphne du Maurier, of REBECCA fame, wrote a novel set during the French Revolution? My discovery of THE GLASSBLOWERS was a lovely surprise. The novel, published in 1963, recounts the story of a family of glass makers in the Sarthe region,...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 26 Feb 2021

Register for the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850!

The annual Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 will be held virtually from February 18-20 & 26-27 and will be free to all who register. You can register for the conference here. For the full list of CRE Board of Directors, click here....
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Feb 2021

Choosing June: Did France’s Second Republic Intentionally Spark a Class War?

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 Lindsay Ayling The first four months of France’s...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Feb 2021

Robert Macaire and the Code Civil: The Political Economy of French Theatre after Bonaparte

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 Klaas Tindemans In 1823, under the restored...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Jan 2021

A Cross-Channel Marriage in Limbo: Alexandre d’Arblay, Frances Burney, and the Risks of Revolutionary Migration

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 Kelly Summers In late 1801, as the prospect...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 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

Beneath the Hardened Lava: Images of Nature and Revolutionary Violence in Germaine de Staël’s “Épître au malheur”

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 Luiza Duarte Caetano Since the semantic break...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Jan 2021

Politicized National Guard Poses Threat

In the aftermath of the Storming of the Capitol on 6 January 2020, political tensions and civil violence continue to grow across the United States, creating a dangerous situation that National Guard forces is now being called to address. At least 20,000...

Red, White, and Blood: White Terror and Great Fear, 1789-2021

By Beatrice de Graaf “White terror” has always been the twin brother of “revolutionary” or “red terror.” Modern history since the French Revolution has witnessed an effervescent parade of rebellions, insurrections,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Jan 2021

The French Revolution and the execution of Olympe de Gouges

The year before Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, another writer, Olympe de Gouges, published a comparable call for equality during the turmoil of revolutionary France. De Gouges’ Déclaration des droits de la...
From: Mathew Lyons on 23 Dec 2020

Les Aristocrates, Mangeurs de Peuple: On Zombies, Revolution, and Netflix’s La Révolution

By Tyson Leuchter We open with a portentous quotation from Napoléon: “History is a set of lies agreed upon” (Napoléon does not appear in this or any other episode and is never mentioned again). Cut to a snow-covered château,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Nov 2020

How to Teach about Violence in France

In the wake of the horrific murder of history teacher Samuel Paty, historians are grappling with how to teach students and the public about the history of violence in France. Paty taught history and geography at a collège (middle school) in...

“He who wielded Medusa’s head on his shield”: A Danish Historic-Poetic Perspective on the French Revolution

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Kasper Rathjen In  1838, the Danish pastor and poet Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872) gave his lecture, “Mands...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Oct 2020

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