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A Message from H-France:

The tragic news from France this week of the vicious attack on Charlie Hebdo struck all of us at H-France with profound sadness.  We stand in solidarity with the spirit of free expression and morn those whose lives have been tragically cut short.

For the H-France Editorial Board,

David Kammerling Smith

H-France Editor-in-Chief


From the latest New Books in French Studies: Michael Kwass on contraband, smuggling, consumer revolutions, state building, and some guy named Louis Mandrin.


New on the H-France Salon: Fresh from November's "Western," videos of five panels and one roundtable. Topics range from the wars of religion to twentieth-century (post-)colonial society. We have a new Fiction and Film for French Historians as well. FFFH's "Holiday Special" features reviews on books covering the Occupation and the Napoleonic era. Meanwhile, the latest H-France Forum features four essays on Marisa Linton's Choosing Terror. Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution. As always, the forum concludes with a response from the author.