H-France Forum Volume 12

Volume 12 (2017), Issue 1
Issue Editor: Hilary Bernstein, University of California, Santa Barbara

Daniel Lord Smail, Legal Plunder: Households and Debt Collection in Late Medieval Europe, Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 2016, xv+ 326 pp.  Maps, tables, figures, illustrations, notes and index. $29.95 U.S. (cl.) ISBN 9780674737280.

Review Essays:
Julie Claustre, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne
Noël Coulet, Aix-Marseille Université

Susan McDonough, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Kathryn Reyerson, University of Minnesota

Response Essay by Daniel Lord Smail, Harvard University

Volume 12, Issue 2
Issue Editor: Jack Censer, George Mason University

Jennifer Palmer. Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 267 pp. $45.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0812248401.

Review Essays:
Laurent Dubois, Duke University
Christine Adams, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Jennifer Heuer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Response Essay by Jennifer Palmer, University of Georgia


Volume 12, Issue 3
Issue Editor: Hélène Bilis, Wellesley College


Ellen R. Welch, A Theater of Diplomacy: International Relations and the Performing Arts in Early Modern France. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. vi + 312 pp. Notes, bibliography, illustrations, and index. $75.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-8122-4900-2.

Review Essays:

Stephen C. Bold, Boston College

Brian Sandberg, Northern Illinois University

Scott M. Sanders, Dartmouth College

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Trinity College, Dublin


Response Essay by Ellen R. Welch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Volume 12, Issue 4
Issue Editor: Rachel Chrastil, Xavier University

Kristen Stromberg Childers, Seeking Imperialism’s Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016. ix + 275 pp. Illustrations, map, notes, bibliography, and index. $74.00 (cl.) ISBN 9780195382839.

Review Essays:

Jennifer Anne Boittin, The Pennsylvania State University

Andrew Daily, University of Memphis

Emily Marker, Rutgers University, Camden

H. Adlai Murdoch, Tufts University


Response essay by Kristen Stromberg Childers, Templeton Honors College at Eastern University


Volume 12, Issue 5
Issue Editor: Rachel Mesch, Yeshiva University

Maurice Samuels, The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2016. 264 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. ISBN: 9780226397054

Review Essays:

Jonathan Skolnik, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sarah Hammerschlag, University of Chicago Divinity School

Dorian Bell, University of California, Santa Cruz

Sharon Marquart, , Wilfrid Laurier University


Response essay by Maurice Samuels, Yale University


Volume 12, Issue 6
Issue Editor: Andrew Curran, Wesleyan University

James A. Steintrager, The Autonomy of Pleasure: Libertines, License and Sexual Revolution. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. xi + 408 pp. $65 (hb). ISBN: 9780231540872

Review Essays:

Jean-Marc Kehrès, Trinity College, Harford CT

Murielle M. Perrier, Princeton University

Thomas Wynn, Durham University

Response Essay by James A. Steintrager, University of California Irvine