About me

My name is Valentin. Having grown up and lived in France until the age of 16, I moved to the UK and finished my studies here. I’ve graduated from the History of Bristol with a 2.1, where I mainly studied modules in modern history.

For my dissertation, I’ve focused on the fighting motivations of the French army during the Revolutionary wars of 1792-1802. You can find and read my full dissertation on this blog. Some of my other interests include: the history of Modern European Empires, American history, French history, 19th century history and 20th century history.

I currently work for a digital marketing agency based in London. My areas of expertise include SEO, social media and content marketing.

You can visit my personal blog here

Thanks for dropping by!

2 thoughts on “About me

  1. Dear Valentin,

    Great blog, congratulations!

    After years of frustration with the declining interest students show for the typical history book (I have taught history at the college and high school levels in North America, Europe and Russia), I decided to try and remedy this situation by writing three books on German history using the pen name “Kurt E. Breitner”. My aim was to disseminate information to the non-specialist (student and non-) in a manner that was as easy, pleasant and digestible as possible.

    I realize you are very busy, but if at all possible I would love your opinion of my work. You can get a general idea of how these history books differ by examining this link: http://hmsseries.wix.com/hmsseries
    or by looking at the first few pages in their Amazon previews at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=kurt+breitner

    If interested, I would be happy to send you one or more of these books as pdf files.

    Sincerely Yours,

    Evel Masten Economakis
    (Ph.D. Columbia University, 1994)

    • Hi Evel,

      Thanks a lot for your comment, I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog! I think your books are a great concept, and I certainly would love to have a look at them more closely.

      Please do feel free to send across pdf copies. I could even review them on publishistory if you want?

      All the best,


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