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Some notes on the history of tolerance

Tolerance and intolerance are themes at the center of many contemporary debates, and their prominence has become stronger after the tragic events in France on January 7 and 8, 2015. 2,917 more words

Legal History

A brief history of Napoleon in eight blogs! No.3 The Napoleonic Code.

Napoleon wasn’t the first French leader who saw the need to thoroughly overhaul and unify the laws of France. As earlier as the sixteenth century, a single law code was the dream of King Louis XI. 961 more words


Bookreview: "Josephine and the Arts of the Empire"

As the reenactment of the Battle of Waterloo has started, reading a recent exhibition catalogue caused me to ferret out a book on Josephine. There are of course plenty biographies available, ranging hardly researched romantic pot boilers to the truly well-researched academically interesting ones. 791 more words


Macaroni and Cheese

Below is an article I had written about a famous comfort food dish known as Macaroni and Cheese:


Macaroni and Cheese is a famous dish known throughout Europe and other Western countries, especially the United States. 421 more words


ITEM SIX: The Coupe Glass

ITEM SIX: The Coupe Glass. Sprung from the fabled history of Ancien Régime France, the Coupe Glass made it though the revolution, though its shape model famously did not. 60 more words

Food Photographer

une mariée sur le pont neuf, des dames à la cour d'Henri IV

les mariée passent en rouge sur le pont neuf

comme on dansait à la cour d’henri IV

(rougedessin, « la mariée rouge »)


Further Thoughts from the Ancien Régime

Reading about the course of British economic history over the late seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries again prompted thoughts on more contemporary, present-day issues. This time concerning the role of the state in economic development. 532 more words

International Political Economy