Reviews & Other Articles

"French Law and Justice," Oxford Bibliographies (in progress, 2017)

"Concluding Remarks on 'New Directions: French Scholarship in Early Modern France,'" H-France Salon, 7:13 (Oct. 2015). (

Introduction, "Forum: Self, Family, Religion, and Society: New Directions in l'histoire moderne in France," French Historical Studies, 38:4 (2015): 525-27.

Review of Nicolas Le Roux, Le roi, la cour, l’état: De la renaissance à l’absolutisme. Renaissance Quarterly, 68:1 (2015): 304-05.

Review of Marie Houllemare, Politiques de la parole: Le parlement de Paris au XVIe siècle. French History, 27:3 (2013): 461-62.

Review of Claire Dolan, Les procureurs du midi sous l'ancien régime. American Historical Review, 118:2 (2013): 595-96.

Review of Laurent Bourquin & Philippe Hamon, (eds), La politisation: Conflits et construction du politique depuis le Moyen Âge. American Historical Review, 117:1 (2012): 270-71.

Introduction, “Resistance and Order in Early Modern France,” H-France Salon, 4:1 (Feb. 2012)

Review of Le roi danse. Film and Fiction for French Historians: A Cultural Bulletin, #6 (May 2011)

Review of Darryl Dee, Expansion and Crisis in Louis XIV's France: Franche-Comte and Absolute Monarchy, 1674-1715. English Historical Review, #517 (2010): 1532-33.

Review of William Beik, A Social and Cultural History of Early Modern France. H-France Reviews, vol. 10:102 (July 2010).

Review of Jeffrey S. Ravel, The Would-Be Commoner: A Tale of Deception, Murder, and Justice in Seventeenth-Century France. American Historical Review, 114:5 (2009): 1541-42.

Review of Florence Buttay-Jutier, Fortuna: Usages politiques d'une allégorie morale à la Renaissance. American Historical Review, 114:1 (2009): 200-01.

Review of Hervé Leuwers, L’invention du barreau français, 1660-1830: La construction nationale d’un groupe professionnel. H-France Reviews, vol. 7:154 (Dec. 2007).

Review of James R. Farr, A Tale of Two Murders: Passion and Power in Seventeenth-Century France.Journal of Modern History, 79:4 (2007): 919-21.

Review of Ellen M. McClure, Sunspots and the Sun King: Sovereignty and Mediation in Seventeenth-Century France. H-France Reviews, vol. 7:78 (June 2007).

“A Timeless Institution?: Marriage in the West From the Renaissance to the Present,” Oregon Humanities, (Fall 2004): 16-21.

Review of Raymond A. Mentzer & Andrew Spicer, eds, Society and Culture in the Huguenot World, 1559-1685. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 34:1 (2003): 77-8.

Review of Julius Ruff, Violence in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800. H-France Reviews, vol. 2:96 (October 2002).

Review of Peter Elmer, ed., The Renaissance in Europe: Challenges to Authority. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 33:1 (2002): 311-13.

Review of Gene Brucker, ed., The Society of Renaissance Florence: A Documentary Study (1998 reprint of the 1971 edition). The Sixteenth Century Journal, 30:4 (1999): 1170-71.

Review of Charlotte C. Wells, Law and Citizenship in Early Modern France. Societa e Storia, 79 (1998): 188-91.

Review of Geoffrey Treasure, Mazarin: The Crisis of Absolutism in France. Web posted on the H-Net France Review Project, 3 July 1997.

Review of David A. Bell, Lawyers and Citizens: The Making of a Political Elite in Old Regime France. Societa e Storia, 75 (1997): 209-11.