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French perspectives on Mediterranean history are finally becoming established in the broader discipline of Mediterranean studies. French historian Fernand Braudel’s classic study of the Mediterranean transformed the field of Mediterranean history and reshaped Annaliste social history, inspiring many French historians to explore Mediterranean subjects. Yet, the experiences of French people in the early modern Mediterranean have been often overlooked by Mediterraneanists, who have been more focused either on economic history of the entire sea or on the religious histories of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Mediterraneans. Other nationalities and ethnicities (Ottoman, Greek, Venetian, Genoese, Florentine, Spanish, Moroccan, English, and

In: Journal of Early Modern History
Author: Brian Sandberg

Gender, War and Politics: Transatlantic Perspectives, 1775-1830 is a welcome addition to the growing historical literature on gender and war. This collective volume arose from a conference in 2007, and is part of a new series on War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850, which aims to explore the origins of “total war” and “modern” warfare in the age of transatlantic revolutions. The editors define the period from 1775 to 1830 as one of “Wars of Revolution and Liberation,” during which modern notions of “total war” arguably emerged (1-3). The book is organized in five sections: I. Empire,

In: Journal of Early Modern History