Diego Venturino

Lecturer at the University of Lorraine in Metz, Diego Venturino is a specialist of noble ideology of the 17th and 18th centuries (Boulainvilliers, Saint-Simon, Montesquieu), as well as the history of historiography of the modern period and its extensions in the 19th century (Dubos, Voltaire, particularly Le Siècle de Louis XIV, the positivist school). The common thread of his research is the various definitions of monarchical legitimacy under the Ancien Régime.

  • Le Ragioni della tradizione: nobiltà e mondo moderno in Boulainvilliers (1658-1722), Florence: Le Lettere, 1993, XX-422 p.
  • Diego Venturino and Hervé Drévillon (dir.), Penser et vivre l’honneur dans la France moderne, Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2011 (Introduction, p. 11-22, et “Ni dieu ni roi: avatars de l’honneur à l’époque modern”, p. 91-109).
  • Diego Venturino (dir.), L’Éducation de Louis XV, special issue of Histoire de l’éducation, 132, October-December 2011 (Introduction, p. 5-16 and “Le troisième home: Dubois et l’éducation politique de Louis XV (août 1722-août 1723)”, p. 91-122.

Articles

Charles XII, king of Sweden[fr] [en]
Saint-Simon (duc de)[fr] [en]