We begin with the courtly idea of love – at the time of the Crusades; the pre-Revolutionary salons and the Revolutionary women and love [the former wrote alternative fairy tales where women were powerful – during the French Revolution ideas of marriage and divorce changed]; then the more modern ideas of romantic love.
Julie Johnson lives in Melbourne and travels to France and Europe regularly for research and for fun. She has undertaken doctoral studies at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Peter McPhee. This led to opportunities to attend history conferences in the National Assembly in Paris; in Nice, France and also in Washington D.C. She studied French history at the University of Sydney where she attained her BA and MA (History) qualification.
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