European History

Exile, Imprisonment, or Death

Birkbeck, University of London
Julian Swann discusses the ‘politics of disgrace’ in Ancien Régime France, which led elite subjects to submit to imprisonment or internal exile […]
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1917: War, Peace, and Revolution

London School of Economics
1917 was a year of calamitous events, and one of pivotal importance in the development of the First World War. […]
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Clergy in English minsters c.800-c.1100

University of Leeds
Julia Barrow discusses the late Anglo-Saxon clergy and in particular at the question of royal patronage of churches.
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Danish Ferocity and Abandoned Monasteries: the Twelfth-century View

University of Leeds
Julia Barrow explains why twelfth-century authors found it so important to invent stories of Viking brutality towards monks and nuns […]
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The Clergy in the Medieval World

University of Leeds
Unlike monks and nuns, clergy have hitherto been sidelined in accounts of the Middle Ages, but they played an important […]
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Empire and Aftermath

University of Chicago
Clifford Ando re-frames the issue of beginnings and endings by reexamining “decline and fall” in the works of two eighteenth-century […]
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The political economy of religion in the early Roman empire.

University of Chicago
Cities in the ancient world extracted a great deal of wealth from their hinterlands and often claimed a monopoly on […]
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The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914

Queen Mary, University of London
Capitalism has co-existed with many different kinds of states, from Victorian Britain to republican France and confederate Switzerland, from Fascist […]
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Donald Sassoon on One Hundred Years of Socialism

Queen Mary, University of London
Donald Sassoon traces the fortunes of the political parties of the left in Western Europe across 14 countries, covering the […]
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The Mediterranean and North Africa, 1940–1944

University of Leeds
Simon Ball explores the components of French strategic analysis and decision-making down to the defeat of June 1940. He proposes […]
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