Jeffrey S. Ravel
Associate professor of history
areas of expertise: history, french and european political culture, 17th-19th century
Jeffrey S. Ravel studies the history of French and European political culture from the mid-17th through the mid-19th centuries.
He is the author of The Would-Be Commoner: A Tale of Deception, Murder, and Justice in Seventeenth Century France (Houghton Mifflin, 2008); and The Contested Parterre: Public Theater and French Political Culture, 1680-1791 (Cornell University Press, 1999). He was editor for volumes 35 and 36 of Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, an annual publication of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. He is a Co-Founder of CÉSAR, a website devoted to the study of 17th and 18th-century French theater. Teaching interests include Old Regime and Revolutionary France, European cultural and intellectual history, the history of the book and comparative media studies, and Latin America.
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