How did you become a specialist on the French Revolution?
How did you progress from the Vendée to the Révolution more generally?
Memory was favoured by the geographic stability of the population. Intensive dairy farming encouraged strong family structures, often with 10-15 members, centred on the male head of household. These structures were valued by local notables and curés. An ethos of self-sufficiency, which asked nothing of the state, placed a positive value on their predecessors' struggle against the Republican government.
What were the demands of the Vendéens themselves?
Why do you reject the idea of a "genocide" in the Vendée, when you yourself have shown that there were more victims than previously admitted?
Can one use the concept of "war crime", which was not admitted at the time?
|"Le Dernier Panache", a show at Le Puy de Fou based on the life of Charette|
How do you explain Emmanuel Macron's visit to the Puy du Fou during his presidential campaign in 2017?
You have written that the work of the historian requires the exercise of asceticism ["un relève de l’ascèse"]?
What is the connection between the Terror and terrorism?
Thirty years after the Bicentenary, what place does the Revoluton have in political discourse and the teaching of history in France?
And in the discourse of French politicians?
Are the gilets jaunes the new Revolutionaries?
The Institut de l'histoire de la Révolution has been closed. Does this suggest a lack of interest in the Revolution?