Tag Archives: france

  1. Apples and Sestertii: Shifting Symbols of Chirac

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    September 27, 2019 by Andrew W M Smith

    The slick Caius Preposterous knew how to turn a deal. He also knew the way to political power. How to …
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  2. The Gilets Jaunes Protest: A Grand Refusal in an Age of Commuter Democracy

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    December 13, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    I wrote up some thoughts on the recent Gilets Jaunes protests taking place in France. You can read the article …
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  3. Le Chant des Partisans: 75 years since a song took flight

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    July 24, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    When Andre Malraux eulogised Jean Moulin and the ‘army of shadows’ on the steps of the Panthéon in December 1964, …
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  4. Resistance by Moonlight

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    April 6, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    There’s always a slightly awkward moment when you talk to a room full of history enthusiasts about your favourite item …
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  5. Macron’s Appeal: Resistance and Myths

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    September 25, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    In March 1942, the trade-unionist Christian Pineau secretly flew to London from Nazi Occupied France, seeking to connect his resistance …
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  6. Teaching French History

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    February 15, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    I wrote a piece for the Arts and Humanities as Higher Education blog, and you can find it by visiting that …
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  7. Book Launch: Report & Recording

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    November 4, 2016 by Andrew W M Smith

    My book launch took place on 31st October at the IHR. Ludivine Broch has written up a report on the …
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