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Volume 1 (2006)

Winter: Jan Goldstein, The Post-Revolutionary Self: Politics and Psyche in France, 1750-1850.
Spring: James R. Farr, A Tale of Two Murders: Passion and Power in Seventeenth-Century France.
Summer: Gary Wilder, The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and Colonial Humanism between the Two World Wars.
Fall: Stuart Carroll, Blood and Violence in Early Modern France.


Volume 2 (2007)

Winter: Judith Surkis, Sexing the Citizen: Morality and Masculinity in France, 1870-1920.
Spring: Jean-Clément Martin, Violence et Révolution: Essai sur la naissance d’un mythe national.
Summer: David A. Bell, The First Total War. Napoleon’s Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It.
Fall: Christian Jouhaud, Sauver le Grand-Siècle? Présence et transmission du passé.


Volume 3 (2008)

Winter: Tom McDonough, “The Beautiful Language of My Century”: Reinventing the Language of Contestation in Postwar France, 1945-1968.
Spring: Joseph Clarke, Commemorating the Dead in Revolutionary France: Revolution and Remembrance, 1789–1799.
Summer: Christopher L. Miller, The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade.
Fall:Vivian R. Gruder, The Notables and the Nation. The Political Schooling of the French, 1787-1788.


Volume 4 (2009)

Winter: Rachel Fuchs, Contested Paternity: Constructing Families in Modern France.
Spring: Michael Sonenscher, Sans-Culottes: An Eighteenth-Century Emblem in the French Revolution.
Fall: Julian Bourg.From Revolution to Ethics: May 1968 and Contemporary French Thought.


Volume 5 (2010)

Winter: Joseph Bergin, Church, Society, and Religious Change in France, 1580-1730.
Spring: Jann Pasler, Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France.
Summer: D. M. G. Sutherland, Murder in Aubagne: Lynching, Law, and Justice during the French Revolution.
Fall: Robert Darnton, The Devil in the Holy Water or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon.


Volume 6 (2011)

Winter: Philip Nord, France's New Deal: From the Thirties to the Postwar Era.
Spring:Leslie Tuttle,Conceiving the Old Regime: Pronatalism and the Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern France.
Summer:Edward Berenson, Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa
Fall:Ruth Harris, Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century


Volume 7 (2012)

Winter: Ian Coller, Arab France: Islam and the Making of Modern Europe, 1798-1831.
Spring: Larry F. Norman, The Shock of the Ancient: Literature and History in Early Modern France
Summer: Eric T. Jennings, Imperial Heights.  Dalat and the Making and Undoing of French Indochina
Fall: Andrew S. Curran, The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment


Volume 8 (2013)

Winter: Geoffrey Koziol,The Politics of Memory and Identity in Carolingian Royal Diplomas:  The West Frankish Kingdom (840-987).

Spring: Richard Kuisel, The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power

Summer: Arlette Jouanna, The Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre: The Mysteries of a Crime of State, trans. Joseph Bergin

Fall: Dominque Godineau, S’abréger les jours. Le suicide en France au XVIIIe siècle


Volume 9 (2014)

Winter: Jonathan Israel, Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution, and Human Rights 1750-1790 

Spring: Alice L. ConklinIn the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850-1950.
Summer: Clare Haru Crowston, Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France.  

Fall: Marisa LintonChoosing Terror. Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution.


Volume 10 (2015)

Winter: Stephen L. Harp, Au Naturel: Naturism, Nudism, and Tourism in Twentieth-Century France 

Spring: Constance Brittain BouchardRewriting Saints and Ancestors: Memory and Forgetting in France, 500-1200 

Summer: Antoine LiltiFigures publiques. L’invention de la célébrité (1750-1850)

Fall: Emma Spary, Feeding France. New Sciences of Food, 1760-1815

Volume 11 (2016)

Issue 1: Jotham Parsons, Making Money in Sixteenth-Century France: Currency, Culture and the State

Issue 2: David Todd, Free Trade and Its Enemies in France, 1814-1851

Issue 3: Andrea Frisch, Forgetting Differences: Tragedy, Historiography, and the French Wars of Religion

Issue 4: Richard C. Keller, Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003

Issue 5: Andrea Goulet, Legacies of the Rue Morgue: Science, Space, and Crime Fiction in France

Issue 6: Sabine Arnaud, On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820


Volume 12 (2017)

Issue 1: Daniel Lord Smail, Legal Plunder: Households and Debt Collection in Late Medieval Europe

Issue 2: Jennifer L. Palmer, Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic

Issue 3: Ellen R. WelchA Theater of Diplomacy: International Relations and the Performing Arts in Early Modern France

Issue 4: Kristen Stromberg Childers, Seeking Imperialism’s Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean.

Issue 5: Maurice Samuels, The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews.

Issue 6: James A. Steintrager, The Autonomy of Pleasure: Libertines, License and Sexual Revolution.


Volume 13 (2018)

Issue 1: Pierre Triomphe, 1815, La Terreur blanche.

Issue 2: Fanny Cosandey, Le rang. Préséances et hierarchies dans la France d’Ancien Régime.

Issue 3: Katherine Ibbett, Compassion’s Edge: Fellow-Feeling and its Limits in Early Modern France.

Issue 4: Stefanos Geroulanos, Transparency in Modern France: A Critical History of the Present.


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