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Dr. Jonathan Dewald, University at Buffalo

Tommy and Marissa interview Jonathan Dewald, a historian, blogger, and Distinguished Professor at the University at Buffalo, about his highly anticipated new book, Status, Power and Identity in Early Modern France: The Rohan Family, 1550-1715. The result is a fascinating discussion about the Rohan family, which lived across eras that historians understand as vastly different. What can one family teach us about change over time?

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Henri duc de Rohan | Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Show Notes and Further Reading

Dewald, Jonathan. Status, Power, and Identity in Early Modern France: The Rohan Family, 1550-1715. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015.

Jonathan Dewald, “The Early Modern Period.”

Davis, Natalie Zemon, The Return of Martin Guerre. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1983.

De Vries, Jan.  The Industrious Revolution: Consumer Behavior and the Household Economy, 1650 to the Present. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Lepore, Jill. “Historians Who Love Too Much: Reflections on Microhistory and Biography.” The Journal of American History 88.1 (2001): 129-44.

Sweet, James H.  Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

Walkowitz, Judith R. City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

You can find Dr. Dewald’s blog here, and you can purchase his new book through Pennsylvania State University Press and other book sellers.


Background Music: “Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major for Oboe and Orchestra Andante,” performed by Advent Chamber Orchestra. Public domain from the Free Music Archive.

Feature Image: Image from Henri duc de Rohan, Memoires of the Duke of Rohan, Gabriel Bedell and Thomas Collins, 1660.Public Domain.


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