Rafe Blaufarb

Professor of History

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BEL 408

Director and Ben Weider Eminent Scholar in Napoleonic Studies

Dr. Blaufarb is a specialist in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France.  His most recent publications include: The Revolutionary Atlantic: Republican Visions, 1760-1830 (Oxford, 2017); The Great Demarcation: The French Revolution and the Invention of Modern Property (Oxford, 2016), The Politics of Fiscal Privilege in Provence, 1530s-1830s (Catholic University of America, 2012), Napoleonic Foot Soldiers and Civilians: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford, 2011), and Napoleon: A Symbol for an Age (Bedford, 2007).  He is also the author of several books on the social and political history of the French military during this period: The French Army, 1750-1820: Careers, Talent, Merit (Manchester, 2002) and Bonapartists in the Borderlands: French Exiles and Refugees on the Gulf Coast, 1815-1835 (Tuscaloosa, 2006). He has published articles in the American Historical Review, Annales, H.S.S., Journal of Modern History, Past & Present, Comparative Studies in Society and History, French Historical Studies, and Annales Historiques de la Révolution Française on the French army, the French nobility, noble fiscal privilege, and the geopolitics of Latin American independence.

Professor Blaufarb studied at Amherst College, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and the University of Michigan, where he received his Ph.D. in 1996.  He has received fellowships and research grants from the NEH, Mellon Foundation, Camargo Foundation, as well as a Bourse Châteaubriand.  Before coming to FSU in fall 2006, Professor Blaufarb was an associate professor of history at Auburn University.  He has also taught as an invited professor of modern history at the Université Paul-Valéry III (Montpellier).

Research Interests

Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, Latin American Independence