Diane Roussel Diane Roussel is a former student at the École Normale Supérieure-LSH-Lyon. She is currently an Associate Professor in Early Modern History at the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée and a member of Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs. Her PhD, published under the title of Violences et Passions dans le Paris de la Renaissance, Seyssel, Champ Vallon, 2012, deals with crime and justice. As also a specialist in the history of Paris, she works on various urban archives from criminal records to municipal archives, including notary minutes in order to study the ordinary urban experience in the biggest occidental city of the XVIth and XVIIth centuries. She is particularly interested in the peripheral spaces, such as the faubourg Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and the – physical and cultural – city limits. She is currently working on the social history of the siege of Paris in 1590, durant the wars of Religion.