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Danna Agmon is an Associate Professor of History at Virginia Tech and a scholar of French empire, specializing in the history of French India in the eighteenth century. She is the author A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India, published by Cornell University Press in 2017. She is currently working on a book titled A World at Court: Law and French Empire in the Indian Ocean.
- Recent Publications
A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India. Cornell University Press, 2017.
“Striking Pondichéry: Religious Disputes and French Authority in an Indian Colony of the Ancien Régime.” French Historical Studies (2014) 37(3): 437-467.
“The Currency of Kinship: Trading Families and Trading on Family in Colonial French India.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 47, no. 2 : 137-155.
“Intermediaries on the Move: Mobility and Stability in the Making of Colonial Go-Betweens in Eighteenth-Century India.” In Intermédiares culturels/Cultural Intermediaries: Séminaire international des jeunes dix-huitiémistes, edited by Vanessa Alayrac-Fielding and Ellen R. Welch. Paris: Honoré-Champion, 2015: 217-236.
“Conflicts in the Context of Conversion: French Jesuits and Tamil Religious Intermediaries in Madurai, India.” In Intercultural Encounter: Jesuit Mission in South Asia, 16th-18th Centuries, edited by Anand Amaladass and Ines G. Zupanov. Bangalore, India: Asian Trading Corporation, 2014: 179-198.
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- France, India
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- Asia, France, India, Western Europe
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- 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
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- Capitalism, Colonialism, Diplomacy, Economic History, Law, Politics, Religion