Thursday, March 12, 2009
This will be a blog devoted to essays primarily on early modern history with some excursions into other historical topics of interest to me. My main focus will be on cultural exchange in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and while I will range geographically, my background is in European history so there will be proportionately more about England, France, Burgundy, and Venice. Subjects will include court culture, trade, language, and education as well as politics and biography. I don't expect to publish often since each essay will take time to research and write but will be intended for a general audience as well as for the scholarly community.