Douglas C. Baxter received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1970. He has taught at Ohio University for 37 years. His area of specialization is early modern Europe, particularly 17-18th century France. His research combines an interest in the interaction of political and social history in the ancient régime. He is the author of Servants of the Sword: French Intendants of the Army, 1630-1670, and most recently has been working on Bourbon marriage. He is also the author of various articles, including "’Notre Joséphine and ‘l'affaire': The Comtesse de Provence and the Campaign to Marry Her Sister to the Comte d'Artois, 1772-1773," in a recent special issue, "Le Mariage sous l'Ancien Régime" of Dalhousie French Studies. He has written book reviews in a number of journals, including the American Historical Review, Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography, H-France, Historian, History: Reviews of New Books, and Journalism History.
Dr. Baxter teaches courses in Early Modern Europe, French Revolution, and Historical Research and Writing. He has been the local chapter secretary of Phi Beta Kappa for more than 30 years and is chair of the East Central District (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio) of Phi Beta Kappa.
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