Research and Publications – B. Shapiro

Selected Publications

Books
Traumatic Politics: The Deputies and the King in the Early French Revolution, (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2009).

Revolutionary Justice in Paris, 1789-1790, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).

Articles
“Conspiratorial Thinking in the Constituent Assembly: Mirabeau and the Exclusion of Deputies from the Ministry”, Conspiracy in the French Revolution, eds. Marissa Linton, Peter Campbell, and Thomas Kaiser, (Manchester, U. K.: Manchester University Press, 2007).

“The Impact of Trauma in the Early French Revolution” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History, 34 (2006). http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.0642292.0034.005

“Danton”, Encyclopedia of Europe 1789-1914, eds. John Merriman and Jay Winter (New York: Scribner’s, 2006).

“The Day After: Trauma and Denial in the National Assembly on 15 July 1789″, Selected Papers of the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, 35 (2005).

“What was Relived in 1958?”, Clio’s Psyche, 12: 2 (2005).

“Guizot and the Psychological Origins of Political Centrism”, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History, 30 (2002).

“Self-Sacrifice, Self-Interest, or Self-Defense?: The Constituent Assembly and the ‘Self-Denying Ordinance’ of May 1791″, French Historical Studies, 25: 4 (2002).

“Opting for the Terror: A Critique of Keith Baker’s Analysis of the Suspensive Veto of 1789,” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History, v. 26, 1999.

“From Literary Criticism to Revolutionary Justice: The Paternal Lessons of Elie-Catherine Fréron,” Selected Papers of the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, v. 27, 1997.

“In the Shadow of the Guillotine: A Psychohistorical Analysis of Guizot’s Approach to Political Justice,” Psychohistory Review, Spring 1994.

“Revolutionary Justice in 1789-1790: The Comité des Recherches, the Châtelet, and the Fayettist Coalition,” French Historical Studies, v. 17, Spring 1992.

“The October Days and the Halting of Revolutionary Momentum,” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History, v. 18, 1991.

“Amnesty versus Vengeance in July 1789: The Case of the Baron de Besenval,” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History, v. 16, 1989.

Book Reviews
Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism, American Historical Review, 111: 2 (2006).

Melanie Miller, Envoy to the Terror: Gouverneur Morris and the French Revolution, H-FRANCE electronic list, May 2005, http://h-france.net/vol5reviews/shapiro2.html

Michael Rapport, Nationality and Citizenship in Revolutionary France, American Historical Review (forthcoming).

David Andress, Massacre at the Champ de Mars, Social History (forthcoming).

Patrice Gueniffey, La Politique de la Terreur: Essai sur la violence révolutionnaire, 1789-1794, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, v. 31: 4, 2001. (Available online from Project Muse for Allegheny students and employees.)

Ladan Boroumand, La Guerre des principes: Les Assemblées révolutionnaires face aux droits d l’homme et à la soveraineté de la nation, mai 1789-juillet 1794, American Historical Review, v. 105, June 2000.

Kenneth Margerison, Pamphlets and Public Opinion: The Campaign for a Union of Orders in the Early French Revolution, H-FRANCE electronic list, June 1999.

Hervé Leuwers, Un juriste en politique: Merlin de Douai (1754-1838), American Historical Review, v. 103, October 1998.

Morris Slavin, The Hébertistes to the Guillotine: Anatomy of a “Conspiracy” in Revolutionary France, American Historical Review, February 1996.

Selected Conference Papers and Public Lectures
“Conflict Resolution Theory in the Post-14 July Political World”, Society for French Historical Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, April 2008.

“Poisoning Chicago’s Waters: Psychedelic Magic and the Specter of ‘the Other’ at the 1968 Democratic Convention”, Legacy of 1968 Conference, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, April 2008.

“Living the Revolution: Trauma and Denial in the Constituent Assembly”, Western Society for French History, Long Beach, CA, October 2006.

“The Day After: Trauma and Denial in the National Assembly on 15 July 1789″, Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, February 2005.

“Living the Revolution: Trauma and Denial in Revolutionary France”, Allegheny Colloquium Vinosum, February 2005.

“Living the Revolution: Traumatic Stress and the French Constituent Assembly”, Michigan Psychoanalytic Society, Ann Arbor, MI, October 2004.

“Conspiracy Thinking in the French Revolution”, The Psychohistory Forum, New York, April 2004.

“Individual Rights vs. National Security in an Era of Terrorism: The French Revolution and the Present Day”, Ramapo College, Ramapo, NJ, April 2004.

“Guizot and the Psychological Origins of Political Centrism”, Western Society for French History, Baltimore, MD, October 2002.

“Conspiratorial Thinking in the Constituent Assembly: Mirabeau and the Exclusion of Deputies From the Ministry”, Society for French Historical Studies, Toronto, April 2002.

“The Constituent Assembly and the Self-Denying Ordinance of May 1791,” Society for French Historical Studies, Arizona State University, March 2000.

“Opting for the Terror: A Critique of Keith Baker’s Analysis of the Suspensive Veto of 1789,” Western Society for French History, Boston, MA, November 1998. (Also presented papers at WSFH in 1988 and 1990: see publications above.)

“Anatomy of a Rumor: Yippies, Jews, and the Specter of ‘the Other’ at the 1968 Democratic Convention, Allegheny Humanities Lectures, November 1997.

“François Guizot and the Psychology of Centrism,” University of Windsor, March 1996.

“Political Pluralism and Pre-Oedipal Boundary Awareness: The Psychological Roots of Guizot’s Liberalism,” Canadian Society for 18th Century Studies, University of Windsor, October 1995.

“Guizot on Political Crime and Political Justice: Restoration Politics and the Memory of the French Revolution,” Society for French Historical Studies, California State University (Chico), March 1993.

“Political Justice in 1789-1790,” American Historical Association, San Francisco, CA, December 1989.

“The Case of the Marquis de Favras and Revolutionary Politics in 1790,” International Congress on the French Revolution, Georgetown University, May 1989.

“La Style Parlementaire dans la Révolution Française,” Bi-centennial Lecture, Epinay-sur-Seine, France, June 1989.