Monthly Archives: August 2012

Cultural History of Violence

The cultural history of violence is finally being recognized as a major scholarly field. A sign of the growing prominence of violence studies is the recent announcement of the Penn Humanities Forum’s theme for 2013-2014 on Violence. The Penn Humanities … Continue reading

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Joan Miró Exhibit at the National Gallery

A new exhibition on Joan Miró, entitled “Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape,” has opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. I have not yet been able to see this exhibit, but having just visited the Fundació … Continue reading

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Historian John Keegan has Died

John Keegan, a leading historian of warfare, has died at the age of 78. Keegan taught at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst for many years and wrote a number of books on military history topics. Keegan’s most famous work … Continue reading

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Two New Reviews of Warrior Pursuits

Two new reviews of Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) have recently been published. Hamish Scott, Professor of History at the University of Glasgow, reviewed Warrior Pursuits in … Continue reading

Posted in Current Research, Early Modern Europe, European History, European Wars of Religion, French History, French Wars of Religion, History of Violence, Languedoc and Southern France, Noble Culture and History of Elites, Religious Violence, War, Culture, and Society, Warfare in the Early Modern World | Leave a comment

Port Cities and the Slave Trade

In the early modern period, many port cities were intimately connected with the slave trade. Ports ringing the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, and other bodies of water acted as harbors for slave ships and resale markets for human … Continue reading

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Samurai Boys in Italy

Italian archives continue to offer up wonderful evidence for historians of the early modern world. The rich records of Italian principalities, republics, merchants, and religious organizations offer some of the best sources for using World History approaches in the early … Continue reading

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