My research focuses on the intersections of religion, violence, and political culture during the European Wars of Religion. I have conducted extensive archival research on manuscript collections in Paris, Montpellier, Toulouse, Florence, and other archives.  My recently published monograph entitled, Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), examines provincial nobles’ orchestration of civil violence in southern France in the early seventeenth century.  I served as a Solmsen Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  I worked for three years on the construction of a massive digital humanities research database as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Medici Archive Project in Florence, Italy.  I previously held a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.  I have published a number of articles and essays on religious violence, gender relations, and noble culture in early modern France, and am currently working on a new book project on A Virile Courage: Gender and Violence in the French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629.

This site provides links to archives, research libraries, and digital humanities sources for conducting research on early modern history:


Research Libraries

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The site also provides resources to assist undergraduate and graduate students conducting research on early modern history:

Archival Methods

French and Italian Language Resources

Historiography and Social Theory

Manuscript Resources

Paleography Resources

Research Centers on Early Modern History

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