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“Bons pour le service”, l’expérience de la caserne à la fin du XIXe siècle

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

“Bons pour le service”, l’expérience de la caserne à la fin du XIXe siècle. By RoynetteOdille. Paris: Éditions Belin. 2017. 556 pp. €11.90. ISBN 978 2 4100 0606 3.



SSFH SOCIETY NEWS

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Abstract
The Society for the Study of French History (SSFH) supports postgraduate research by funding students to carry out archival research as well as helping them to attend and/or present work at conferences. These awards are open to all postgraduate students registered at a UK university who are carrying out research on an aspect of French history, and reports from successful applicants clearly indicate the tremendous range of research interests supported by the Society. The Society also supports conferences on French history as well as Visiting Scholars to UK and Irish Universities. In this edition we present three reports from Postgraduate Research Grants, one from a Conference Bursary, and one from a Visiting Scholar Grant. The edition also includes details on the Society’s annual conference and Studies in French History series with MUP. More information on the postgraduate awards (and on the full range of bursaries and prizes offered by the SSFH) is available from the Society’s website: www.frenchhistorysociety.ac.uk.



The ‘Unrealizable chimera’: workers’ housing in nineteenth-century Mulhouse

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Abstract
Between 1853 and 1895, the Société mulhousienne des cités ouvrières (SOMCO) constructed over 1200 houses, which were sold by annuities to the workers of the town of Mulhouse. The scheme was influenced by unique local characteristics in Mulhouse, as well as international developments in reformed housing. The innovations made at Mulhouse in terms of architectural forms, financing and worker ownership made it internationally renowned by the end of the nineteenth century. Reformers marvelled at the transformation of ‘prolétaire’ into ‘propriétaire’ and called for widespread emulation. But in these calls for emulation of the ‘Mulhouse System’, reformers neglected the importance of the specific local conditions in Mulhouse that had facilitated the scheme’s inception and success. This article will show the importance of these local factors and their significance to the innovations of the cités ouvrières of Mulhouse, which explain why this meant that attempts to imitate elsewhere were doomed to failure.



Social Relations, Politics and Power in Early Modern France. Robert Descimon and the Historian’s Craft

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Social Relations, Politics and Power in Early Modern France. Robert Descimon and the Historian’s Craft. By DiefendorfBarbara B. Early Modern Studies 19. Kirksville: Truman State University Press. 2016. vi + 312 pp. £47.99. ISBN 978 1 6124 8163 0.



The Book on the Floor: André Malraux and the Imaginary Museum

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

The Book on the Floor: André Malraux and the Imaginary Museum. By GrasskampWalter. Translated by ElliottFiona. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute. 2016. viii + 232 pp. £30.00. ISBN 978 1 6060 6501 3.