A basic introduction to French history. An Illustrated History by Lisa Neal.
Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History This site provides users with a free, expansive, searchable, reliable, peer-reviewed, copy-edited, easy-to-use overview of the period Since no one scholar could hope to provide a complete overview of an entire century of British society, I have compiled material from a host of scholars working on all facets of the British nineteenth century.
Authors come from History, Art History, and English departments across the world. The site differs from wikipedia in so far as all articles have undergone peer review, copy-editing, and proofing.
Each article also seeks to interpret the events being discussed.
Indeed, many events are discussed by more than one scholar. Thanks to its site structure, BRANCH offers users an innovative approach to history itself, suggesting that any given bit of historical information can branch outward in often surprising directions. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread.
This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed.
But a storm is blowing in from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such a violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward.
This storm is what we call progress. Chronologies normally give a sense that there was only one way for events to play out. If you are trying to find information on a specific topic, I suggest that you visit the Topic Clusters tab or use the Search boxes top right—the NINES search is much more precise and includes relevant text snippets.
If you prefer to browse, click on the Timeline at the top of this browser window. Throughout, you will find links to geospatial information for locations mentioned in the article, with the first instance in each article marked by the geolocation image to the right. Clicking on that takes you to COVE:Of all the women Napoleon Bonaparte knew, he hated Madame de Stael the most.
She was the most famous woman in Europe during the nineteenth century. She was born in Paris on 22 April Her parents named her Germaine Necker. Her father was Jacques Necker, a wealthy Genevese banker. Jacques Necker. When the French Revolution broke out in , the Swedish Embassy in Paris provided Germaine and her friends with diplomatic sanctuary.
Like her mother before her and other rich and powerful women of this era, Germaine held some of the grandest salons of eighteenth century French society.
Anthologies Warner, Charles D., ed. The Library of the World’s Best Literature. With 5, selections and over 1, essays on primary authors and literary genres, this 20,page anthology stands as a monument of the best critique and editorial expertise of the early twentieth century.
Napoleon appoints a commission to prepare a code of civil law, which becomes known as the Code Napoléon.
The Nights of Labor Revisited Jacques Ranciere Preface to the Hindi edition of The Nights of Labor: the workers' dream in 19th century France. Trans.
Margaret Fuller's book ''Woman in the Nineteenth Century'' was one of the most important feminist documents of the 19th century due to its call for equality in marriage and its radical claims.