School of History


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 became 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 his teaching includes a special subject entitled: ‘Napoleon and Europe: War, Empire, Civilisation and Law 1799–1815’ and an MA advanced option entitled: ‘Desperate Romantics and Vicious Reactionaries, Europe after Napoleon 1815-1849’.

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 versus the Pope.’. Ambrogio is also very interested in how the Ancien Régime was invented and conceptualised during the nineteenth century. With Prof. Michael Broers of the University of Oxford he organised an international conference in August 2016 entitled: ‘The Price of Peace, Modernising the Ancien Régime? 1815-1848’. This encouraged scholars to engage and share new comparative perspectives on the political history of the European Restorations and Vormärz periods. A two volume edited collection based on the conference proceedings will be published by IB Tauris.

He welcomes enquiries from potential MA and PhD students interested in high politics, Empire, diplomacy, military history and princely courts during eighteenth and nineteenth century European especially France and Italy.

Ambrogio has published his research in several journals including: The Historical Journal, English Historical Review, European History Quarterly and International History Review.

Ambrogio reviews for: the Literary Review, English Historical Review, French History, H-France, History (the Journal of the HA), International History Review, War in History, European History Quarterly, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Modern Languages Review, The Coat of Arms.

Ambrogio will be on study leave for the academic year 2018-2019.

Contact Information


Room W2.W8
Rutherford College
University of Kent

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Caiani, A. (2020). Ch.81 The Legacy of Counter-Revolution: Conservative Ideology and Legitimism. in: Forrest, A. and Hicks, P. eds. The Cambridge History of the Napoleonic Wars. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Broers, M.G. and Caiani, A.A. eds. (2019). A History of the European Restorations, Volume 1 Governments, States and Monarchies. I.B. Tauris.
Broers, M.G. and Caiani, A.A. eds. (2019). A History of the European Restorations. Volume 2 Culture, Society and Religion. I.B. Tauris.
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