Creating Communities through Coercion

I will be chairing a session on “Creating Communities through Coercion in Seventeenth-Century France” at the American Historical Association (AHA) in Chicago in early January 2012.

AHA Session 183

Saturday, January 7, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Iowa Room (Chicago Marriott Downtown)

Chair: Brian W. Sandberg, Northern Illinois University


“‘Let us melt into sadness’: Ordering France’s Emotions after the Assassination of Henry IV,” by John W. McCormack, University of Notre Dame

“Unwilling Allies: Forced Cooperation during the Princely Fronde, 1650–53,” by James Coons, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Forcing French Catholicism: Noble Conversion and Reeducation after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes,” by Elizabeth Churchich, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The full session description is available in the AHA program online.

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3 Responses to Creating Communities through Coercion

  1. Mathieu Servanton says:

    Mr. Sandberg,

    Currently a PhD candidate in modern history, I am very interested in these new approaches of the seventeenth century French.
    I wanted to know whether these interventions should be published quickly, particularly that of Mr. Coons, and the interventions of Mr Ranum and Dewald that you mention in another of your articles.

    A French reader,

    Mathieu Servanton
    EA 2958 CEMMC
    Université Bordeaux III

  2. Mathieu Servanton:

    Thanks for your question and for your interest in the “Creating Communities through Coercion” session at the recent AHA conference.

    Jim Coons’s presentation is part of his doctoral dissertation, in progress at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. I do not know if he is planning on trying to publish his paper as an article in the near future.

    The interventions by professors Ranum and Dewald were part of the general discussion, rather than formal papers, and will not be published.

    My own first book, Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), is available. I am currently working on a second book on religious violence after the Edict of Nantes.

    Let me know if I can provide you with additional assistance or references for your own research. Feel free to contact me by e-mail at:


    Brian Sandberg

  3. Mathieu Servanton says:

    Thank you very much for your reply. I keep your email address in mind.
    Good luck in your research,



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