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Nicolas Mignard (1606-1668), French School. Portrait of Gabriel Nicolas de La Reynie (1625-1709) Lieutenant General of Police of Paris during the reign of Louis XIV. Private Collection. (Photo by: Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images)

Let There Be Light: Paris’ first police chief exposes the unholy work afoot in the ‘crime capital of the world’

in the latest book by Vanderbilt Professor of French Holly Tucker—City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris (2017, Norton)—she recounts the true-crime saga of a string of murders that plagued Paris in the late 1600s—and how the city’s first police chief stopped them.

History Lessons: Editor’s Letter, Summer 2017

History Lessons: Editor’s Letter, Summer 2017

As the campus buzzes with the arrival of new students (and the university made sure they were outfitted with solar eclipse glasses), I think about the spectrum of history embodied in an institution like Vanderbilt. What school traditions or past stories will ignite the imaginations of these newest Commodores?

Recent Books, Winter 2017

Recent Books, Winter 2017

Painting 1909: Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Henri Bergson, Comics, Albert Einstein, and Anarchy (2017, Yale University Press) by Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art In 1909, renowned artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) embarked on a series of stylistic experiments that had a dramatic effect on modern art. The book examinesRead More

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Students Hone Writing in Cryptology Course

Vanderbilt students taking a course in cryptography have contributed a series of essays on professor Holly Tucker’s Wonders & Marvels website.