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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

© 2018 University of Toronto Press. 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... Read More about From Zouaves Pontificaux to the volontaires de l'Ouest: Catholic volunteers and the French Nation, 1860-1910.

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.