Orest has been drafting a cluster of articles about Jacques-Auguste de Thou and his History. They will join other studies that take the form of a five-part essay, "Taking off the Toga." Please see "Studies", where the de Thou pages will soon be available.
All other essays posted prior to the crash in November 2014 have now been reformatted and re-published.
Favorites and Parliaments (Parlements) in the 1640s: Strafford and Mazarin (http://ranumspanat.com/favorites_and_parliaments.htm)
Imposing discordant harmony on the Quarrel over Le Cid. This will not be re-published on our site because it is available in print: Orest Ranum, "Imposing Discordant Harmony on the Quarrel over Le Cid," in Concordia Discors, Choix des communications...., ed. Benoît Bolduc and Henriette Goldwyn, Biblio 17 (Tübingen: Narr Verlag, 2011), pp. 19-42.
Orest's "Presentation" of our transcription of the Mémoires about the secretaries of State (ms Cinq Cents Colbert 136 and ms fr 18236. For the transcription, click here.
A note on favoritism in seventeenth-century Great Britain and France, for J.G.A. Pocock