A Companion to Intellectual History
A Companion to Intellectual History provides an in-depth survey of the practice of intellectual history as a discipline. Forty newly-commissioned chapters showcase leading global research with broad coverage of every aspect of intellectual history as it is currently practiced.
Presents an in-depth survey of recent research and practice of intellectual history
Written in a clear and accessible manner, designed for an international audience
Surveys the various methodologies that have arisen and the main historiographical debates that concern intellectual historians
Pays special attention to contemporary controversies, providing readers with the most current overview of the field
Demonstrates the ways in which intellectual historians have contributed to the history of science and medicine, literary studies, art history and the history of political thought
Richard Whatmore is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews and Director of the St Andrews Institute of Intellectual History. He is the author of Republicanism and the French Revolution (2000) and Against War and Empire (2012).
Brian Young is Lecturer in Modern History at Christ Church, University of Oxford. He is the author of Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England (1998), and The Victorian Eighteenth Century (2007).
A Companion to Intellectual History
Notes on Contributors
Manuela Albertone is Professor of Early Modern History in the Department of Historical Studies, University of Turin, Italy and Chercheur associé, Institut d'Histoire de la Révolution française, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. Her work focuses on eighteenth-century French and American history, and the relationship between politics and economics. She is a Physiocracy specialist and is particularly interested in the economic origins of political representation. She is the author of numerous books and articles, the most recent of which is National Identity and the Agrarian Republic. The Transatlantic Commerce of Ideas between America and France (1750-1830) (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014). She co-edited with Antonino De Francesco, Rethinking the Atlantic World. Europe and America in the Age of Democratic Revolutions (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
Edward Baring is Assistant Professor in Modern European Intellectual History at Drew University. He is the author of The Young Derrida and French Philosophy, 1945-1968 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), which won the Morris D. Forkosch Prize for Best Book in Intellectual History, and editor with Peter E. Gordon of The Trace of God: Derrida and Religion (New York: Fordham, 2014). He is currently working on a Europe-wide history of phenomenology in the first half of the twentieth century.
David Burchell is Senior Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Western Sydney and has written on early modern political thought and the histories of ethics, citizenship and religious toleration. He is also a regular contributor to current social and political debates in the national and international media.
John W. Cairns is Professor of Civil Law and Director of the Centre for Legal History in the University of Edinburgh. His research interests lie in legal education and the legal profession (particularly in Enlightenment Scotland), eighteenth-century slavery and the legal history of Louisiana. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Leo Catana is Associate Professor in the Division of Philosophy, the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen. He is the author of The Historiographical Concept 'System of Philosophy': Its Origin, Nature, Influence and Legitimacy (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2008) and The Concept of Contraction in Giordano Bruno's Philosophy (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005) and has written widely about Platonism, neo-Platonism, and the history and nature of the discipline of philosophy.
John F. M. Clark is lecturer and director of the Institute for Environmental History at the University of St Andrews, where he teaches and researches on history of science, medicine and environment within the School of History. He is the author of Bugs and the Victorians (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009) and co-editor (with John Scanlan) of Aesthetic Fatigue: Modernity and the Language of Waste (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013).
Stefan Collini is Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature in the Faculty of English at Cambridge University. He has published widely on modern intellectual history, including Public Moralists (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991), Matthew Arnold: a Critical Portrait (1994), English Pasts: Essays in History and Culture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), Common Reading: Critics, Historians, Publics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), and What Are Universities For? (London: Penguin, 2012). He is also a frequent contributor to The London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, and other publications.
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