H-France Salon

Chief Editor
Patrick Bray, University College London (p.bray@ucl.ac.uk)

Associate Editors
Christine Adams, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Lia Brozgal, University of California, Los Angeles
Gülru Çakmak, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Originating in 2009, H-France Salon is a multimedia journal of French Studies in its broadest sense, encompassing history, literature, cinema, art history, theory, and culture. Salons have included debates and collective reassessments of critical, methodological, and professional issues in our fields, tributes to influential individuals, recordings of conference presentations, webinars, and innovative blog projects. We welcome proposals that build on these initiatives or take us in new directions. Please contact us with ideas. (p.bray@ucl.ac.uk)

Volume 13, Issue 19
Global History, Imperialisms, and the French Revolution” 

Edited by Jennifer Ngaire Heuer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

This H-France Salon began as a series of responses to a forum published in the journal French Historical Studies in August 2021, “The French Revolution as an Imperial Revolution,” edited by Manuel Covo and Megan Maruschke. Abstracts for those essays are available here; the original essays are temporarily open-access (https://read.dukeupress.edu/french-historical-studies/issue/44/3), and subsequently can be obtained through the journal. (The table of contents and abstracts for the forum are also a permanent part of this Salon). To engage fully with the richness and the range of questions these works raise, readers are very strongly encouraged to look at both the forum and this Salon.

These contributions, however, can also be read independently. Several offer perspectives on the revolutionary era from seemingly unusual vantage points—including Madras, Crete, and the experiences of various Native communities of North America—building on the innovative angles of the original FHS articles. But contributors seek to do more than simply add or shift geographic lenses. They also debate the more general opportunities and challenges of reframing the French Revolution in global terms. In doing so, they also seek to push our methodological and theoretical understandings not only of revolution, but also of imperialism, capitalism, and cultural change.

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