Friday, July 15, 2005

History Carnival XII

Caleb McDaniel has posted History Carnival XII, and another fine installment it is. Somehow, I managed to get an early mention. I guess there's something to piggybacking on the backs of the big boys! Here are some I found interesting:

Jason Kuznicki at Positive Liberty has posted a very good Introduction to a "theoretical" course on the Western Intellectual Tradition. He promises a syllabus soon!

Nathanael at The Rhine River writes about the bourgeoisie "municipal revolutions" in France taat were more conservative than the French Revolution they helped spawn. "They attempted to amend their constitutions; in the minds of the bourgeoisies, revolution had clear goals and clear endpoints. "

Mark Grimsley at Blog Them Out of the Stone Age argues that the American Civil War was a "people's war." A lot of installments, and I've only read the first, but it looks interesting.

Siris takes a look at Alexander Hamilton, to my mind, the most under-appreciated Founding Father. (If that's possible...I guess it's relative, huh?)

The Little Professor examines some of the history in historical fiction, particularly historical romances (he's using works about Anna Boleyn), and warns against the various perils.

Caleb also pointed to this new aggregator called Damasus. According to its author, it "scans academic journals and reports on the latest publications. It’s up as ‘proof of concept’ and so may not be around for long. It depends on how much it gets used." Let's use it!

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