This blog is a place to collect and share materials and ideas I come across in my teaching and research on France in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
It is designed to be used by undergraduate students taking modules on early modern France, but it might also be of interest to postgraduates, people doing school projects, teachers, scholars and tutors.
One priority is to provide information about materials in English, but there will also be links to items in French.
My name is Sara Barker, and I'm a lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Leeds.
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20 October 2016
I recently started teaching a new module on printing and books in early modern Europe – my dream module. This is a one-semester module taught through 11 two-hour long seminars,...
8 May 2016
I am a massive fan of BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time programme. The range of subjects covered is truly mind-boggling, and the BBC has been really great at archiving the series over...
3 May 2016
Students are often wary about studying early modern France, particularly when it comes to research projects and dissertations, because they’re concerned that there’s not...
3 May 2016
There’s a new drama about Louis XIV coming soon to BBC2. First screened last year in France – although it’s all in English, and a lot of the cast are British , which...