More history garments

In addition to the nerd onesie (see below), we now have the arrogant history-major t-shirt.  You don’t get much else from a history major, so in that sense, this shirt is entirely understandable.  One of my professors told me that everyone else wants to be an historian, which is the consolation for going into a …

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H-Net Review

We are approaching a year since my book’s publication, and we are still awaiting the first review in a printed journal.  However, we at least do have a scholarly review available on H-Net.  This is also probably the only review that will be available for free on-line.  The review brazenly asserts that Westphalia has faults, …

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Syria and Westphalia

[Note: This post originally appeared on my blog on February 9, 2014.]  The idea of linking Syria and Westphalia had never occurred to me until I stumbled across it on an unrelated search last week.  I found that it was not a new or isolated connection, but one that has been going since the beginning …

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Westphalia for Nerds

I was fascinated to discover the onesie on the left recently (yes, it really is available for sale — click on the image to go to the site). Apparently the Peace of Westphalia defines nerdiness these days. (Sadly, the image appears to be gone forever, but the page can still be viewed on the wayback …

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