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The Emergence of Modern Political Scandal: A French Threshold Crossed in 1790

The Emergence of Modern Political Scandal: A French Threshold Crossed in 1790
1 Devonshire Place, Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 108N
Time: Feb 12th, 10:00 am End: Feb 12th, 12:00 pm
Interest Categories: Political Science, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), 1500-1800
Lecture by Jay Smith, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

The Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World presents:

The Emergence of Modern Political Scandal: A French Threshold Crossed in 1790

Jay M. Smith (Department of History, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)  is a specialist of early-modern France, especially in the later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Most of his work traces the negotiation of change over time, and he often uses the history of language to gain access to processes of change. Smith has written about the development of royal absolutism, the emergence of patriotic habits of thought under the old regime, the origins of the French Revolution, the history of the nobility, and the fascinating legend surrounding the beast of the Gévaudan. He is now working on several projects including scandal in the 1780s and municipal politics in the wake of the L'Averdy reforms of the 1760s.

This event is free and opne to all. Registration is required. To register online: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/cefmf/en/events/

For further information, please contact the Joseph Hawker, Munk School of Global Affairs at (416) 946-8698.

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