Paul Cohen is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World at the University of Toronto. A historian of early modern France, he pursues research interests in a range of distinct areas: the formation of nation-states, the social history of languages; cultural identities; and early modern empire. He also publishes on issues of contemporary concern in France, including higher education and economic and social policy. Pursuing a distinct interest in the history of food and wine in modern France, he is currently working on a book-length history of the natural wine movement in France.
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