Friday Sep 6th, 2013

The Reign of Terror

Two hundred and twenty years ago this week, 5 September 1793, saw the official beginning of the Terror in the French Revolution. Ever since that time, it is very largely what the French Revolution has been remembered for. When people think about it, they picture the guillotine in the middle of Paris, surrounded by baying mobs, ruthlessly chopping off the heads of the king, the queen, and innumerable… read more »

Monday Jul 21st, 2014

“How absurd!” The Occupation of Paris 1940-1944

Excerpts on the absurdity of the German occupation of Paris, as noted by Jean Guéhenno in his diary
Sunday Jul 20th, 2014

The month that changed the world: Monday, 20 July to Thursday, 23 July 1914

Part 6 of Gordon Martel’s series
Monday Jul 14th, 2014

A reading list on the French Revolution for Bastille Day

A list of books and articles from Very Short Introductions and University Press Scholarship Online
Sunday Jul 13th, 2014

The month that changed the world: Monday, 13 July to Sunday, 19 July 1914

Part 5 in Gordon Martel’s series
Sunday
Jul 13th, 2014

Countries of the World Cup: Germany

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Saturday
Jul 12th, 2014

Countries of the World Cup: Netherlands

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Wednesday
Jul 2nd, 2014

The danger of ideology

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Thursday
Jun 26th, 2014

The month that changed the world: a timeline to war

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Thursday
Jun 19th, 2014

Felipe VI, Spain’s new king: viva el rey

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Saturday
Jun 14th, 2014

English convent lives in exile, 1540-1800

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Tuesday
Jun 10th, 2014

Life in occupied Paris during World War II

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