A book by UNC Charlotte History professor Christine Haynes has been chosen the best in modern French history (post 1815) over the previous two years, receiving the inaugural Weber Book Prize from the UCLA Department of History.
The Eugen Weber Book Prize in French History is a biennial prize that is named for the eminent French historian Eugen Weber (1925-2007) and includes a cash award of $15,000. The prize was announced at the American Historical Association annual meeting in January in New York City. Haynes will receive the award formally in May when she delivers a talk at UCLA.
“I am thrilled to receive this prize in honor of one of the premiere historians of modern France,” Haynes said. “It is most gratifying to have my work recognized by a committee of scholars in my field.”