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Dr Ambrogio Caiani


History (Rutherford W2.W6)

Ambrogio's main research interests cover Revolutionary France and Napoleonic Italy.

Ambrogio received his doctorate from Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge in 2009. Since then he has taught at the Universities of Greenwich, York and Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. He was appointed Lecturer in Modern European History at Kent in 2013. His teaching focuses on Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Europe. His main area of expertise is the French Revolution and he is in process of designing a special subject for 2014 which will be entitled Napoleon and Europe: War, Empire, Civilisation and Law 1799–1815.

Ambrogio's main research interests have focused on Revolutionary France and Napoleonic Italy. His doctorate examined the declining fortunes of Louis XVI's court during the early French Revolution and was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. He is currently working on a second book project with the provisional title: ‘Napoleon, the Cardinal and the Prostitute: A scandal in Napoleonic Bologna 1806’. He welcomes enquiries from students interested in high politics, diplomacy, military history and princely courts in eighteenth and nineteenth century France & Italy.

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Louis XVI and the French Revolution 1789-1792 (Cambridge University Press, 2012)


  • 'Louis XVI, la cour de Tuileries et le corps diplomatique 1789-1791', Numéro Spécial, Histoire, Economie & Société (Armand Colin, Forthcoming)
  • 'Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette' in David Andress ed, Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming)
  • 'The Levée en Masse in History' in Europäische Geschichte Online published by the Institut für Europäische Geschichte Mainz (December 2010)
  • 'Louis XVI's Chapel during the French Revolution' in the Oxford University Press journal, French History, vol.22 no.4 (2008), pp. 425-45.
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  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
  • Member of the Society for Court Studies
  • Member of the Society for the Study of French History
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