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From Zouaves Pontificaux to the volontaires de l'Ouest: Catholic volunteers and the French Nation, 1860-1910 (2018)
Journal Article
Simpson, M. (2018). From Zouaves Pontificaux to the volontaires de l'Ouest: Catholic volunteers and the French Nation, 1860-1910. Annales canadiennes d'histoire / Canadian Journal of History, 53(1), 1-28. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjh.ach.53.1.01

This article examines the French papal zouaves, volunteers who fought for the defence of the temporal sovereignty of the Pope in the decade 1860-1870, and their successors, the irregular Volunteers of the West. The latter was a volunteer force formed... Read More about From Zouaves Pontificaux to the volontaires de l'Ouest: Catholic volunteers and the French Nation, 1860-1910.

Resolving forward-reverse logistics multi-period model using evolutionary algorithms (2016)
Journal Article
Simpson, M., Brady, M., Kumar, V., Kumar, V. N., Kumar, A., Kumar, V., …Simpson, M. (2017). Resolving forward-reverse logistics multi-period model using evolutionary algorithms. International Journal of Production Economics, 183, 458-469. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.04.026

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd In the changing competitive landscape and with growing environmental awareness, reverse logistics issues have become prominent in manufacturing organizations. As a result there is an increasing focus on green aspects of the supply... Read More about Resolving forward-reverse logistics multi-period model using evolutionary algorithms.

Serving France in Rome: The zouaves pontificaux and the french nation (2013)
Journal Article
Simpson, M. (2013). Serving France in Rome: The zouaves pontificaux and the french nation. French History, 27(1), 69-90. https://doi.org/10.1093/fh/crs120

This article examines the French contingent of the pontifical zouaves, the volunteer force that defended the territory of the papacy in the decade 1860-70. Attention is focused on the zouave myth-though it must be recognized that the zouaves themselv... Read More about Serving France in Rome: The zouaves pontificaux and the french nation.

The 'milch-cow state' revisited: Republican politics in the Aveyron (2005)
Journal Article
Simpson, M. (2005). The 'milch-cow state' revisited: Republican politics in the Aveyron. Historical Journal, 48(3), 743-768. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0018246X05004644

This article examines the 'republicanization' of the Aveyron under the Third Republic, exploring issues of the practice and meaning of politics in this rural département. I look at the impact of the Republic's efforts to secularize education and ask... Read More about The 'milch-cow state' revisited: Republican politics in the Aveyron.

Taming the revolution?: Legitimists and the centenary of 1789 (2005)
Journal Article
Simpson, M. (2005). Taming the revolution?: Legitimists and the centenary of 1789. English Historical Review, CXX(486), 340-364. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehr/cei118

The celebration of the centenary of 1789 by republicans in 1889 has received considerable scholarly attention, yet the far more surprising attempt by the right to appropriate the Revolution has been neglected. In this article I explore the terms in w... Read More about Taming the revolution?: Legitimists and the centenary of 1789.

Republicanizing the city: Radical republicans in Toulouse, 1880-90 (2004)
Journal Article
Simpson, M. (2004). Republicanizing the city: Radical republicans in Toulouse, 1880-90. European History Quarterly, 34(2), 157-190. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265691404042506

Using research on Toulouse, this article explores the limits of 'statuomania' in a major French city that was dominated by a strongly republican municipality, keen to testify to its principles. It looks at the alternative strategies that were adopted... Read More about Republicanizing the city: Radical republicans in Toulouse, 1880-90.