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French Historical Studies is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering French history. It publishes articles in English and French. The journal is published by Duke University Press on behalf of the Society for French Historical Studies.

French Historical Studies  
French Historical Studies.png
LanguageEnglish, French
Edited byKathryn A. Edwards, Carol E. Harrison
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
Fr. Hist. Stud.
ISSN0016-1071 (print)
1527-5493 (web)
OCLC no.1570174


Evelyn Acomb, a historian of French laïcité, found that France lay largely outside the scope of North American historians. In 1954, Acomb and several colleagues founded the Society for French historical Studies to be one of the leading journals in French history. The Society's journal was established in 1958 with Marvin L. Brown Jr., a diplomatic historian from North Carolina State College in Raleigh, was the first editor-in-chief. Brown remained as editor through 1966.

As of 2014 it is edited by Kathryn A. Edwards and Carol E. Harrison, professors of history at the (University of South Carolina).

Further readingEdit

  • Edward Berenson and Nancy L. Green, "The Society for French Historical Studies: The Early Years", French Historical Studies 28, no. 4 (2005): 579-600.

External linksEdit

  1. ^ "French Historical Studies (Fr Hist Stud)". ResearchGate.