The St Andrews Centre for French History and Culture was founded in 2005 to enhance and expand the university's existing strengths in French history. The Centre provides an intellectual and social focus for staff and graduate students working in any field and on any period related to the history of France and its possessions, and offers a designated specialist pathway in French history for postgraduate students.

For more information please visit the Centre for French History and Culture home page.

Recent Submissions

  • Hold still, Madame: wartime gender and the photography of women in France during the Great War 

    Hudgins, Nicole (Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews, 2014) - Book
    This study investigates French images of women during the First World War, the feminine postures and roles captured by photographers, how female images were used in the wartime media and by the state, and how captions and ...
  • The Legacy of Iconoclasm: religious war and the relic landscape of Tours, Blois and Vendôme, 1550-1750 

    Nelson, Eric (Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews, 2013-09) - Book
    This study explores the process of physically rebuilding, renewing and reinventing the relic landscape in the regions around Tours, Blois and Vendôme following the widespread iconoclastic damage of the French religious ...
  • "For the salvation of my soul": women and wills in medieval and early modern France 

    Rollo-Koster, Joëlle; Reyerson, Kathryn L. (Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews, 2012) - Book
    This volume seeks to investigate the testamentary practices of women in medieval and early modern France, examining the experience of a cross-section of the population, from artisans to the elite, in Aix-en-Provence, ...
  • Revisiting Geneva: Robert Kingdon and the coming of the French Wars of Religion 

    Barker, Sara K. (Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews, 2012) - Book
    The late Robert Kingdon’s Geneva and the Coming of the Wars of Religion in France, 1555-1563 (1956) was not merely an engaging and challenging piece of scholarship, it came to dominate the study of Genevan Protestantism ...
  • “Proven patriots”: the French diplomatic corps, 1789-1799 

    Frey, Linda S.; Frey, Marsha L. (Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews, 2011) - Book
    This study analyzes a hitherto unexamined group, the French diplomatic corps during the Revolution (1789 to 1799), and focuses on the question of loyalty and conscience. For some diplomats choice was an illusion as their ...

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