Publications

Publications

Explore publications by scholars in the School of Historical Studies whose varigated work touches on a broad range of intellectual disciplines in all fields of historical research.  The School is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy and modern international relations. The School also supports scholarship in the field of Music Studies, and each year some scholars are invited who are pursuing historical research that falls outside these traditional fields.

Faculty and Emeriti of the School of Historical Studies -
Recent books and major articles:

"The Crucible of Islam," (Harvard University Press, 2017), by G. W. Bowersock, Professor Emeritus, Ancient History, School of Historical Studies.

“‘Crowned with Many Crowns’: Nuns and Their Statues in Late Medieval Wienhausen,” The Catholic Historical Review 101:1 (Centennial Issue 2015), pp. 18-40, by Caroline W. Bynum, Professor Emerita, European Medieval History, School of Historical Studies.

“In the Humanities Classroom: A Set of Case Studies,” Common Knowledge 23:1 (2017), pp. 57-103, edited by Caroline W. Bynum, Professor Emerita, European Medieval History, School of Historical Studies.

“Are Things 'Indifferent'?  How Objects Change Our Understanding of Religious History,” German History: The Journal of the German History Society 34:1 (2016), pp. 88-112, by Caroline W. Bynum, Professor Emerita, European Medieval History, School of Historical Studies.

"The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy", (Oxford University Press, 2016), edited by Khaled El-Rouayheb, Harvard University and 2008-2009 Member in the School of Historical Studies, and Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies.

"Al-Ṣāḥib Ibn ʿAbbād Promoter of Rational TheologyTwo Muʿtazilī kalām texts from the Cairo Geniza" (Brill, 2016), edited by Wilferd Madelung, University of Oxford and 2010-2011 Member in the School of Historical Studies, Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies.

“The Discourse of Herrschaft and the Practice of Herrschaft in the Fifth Century,” Medieval Worlds: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Studies vol. 1 (2015), Approaches to Comparison in Medieval Studies, pp. 5-15, by Patrick J. Geary, Professor in the School of Historical Studies.

“Jacques Le Goff Chez les médiévistes aux États-Unis et en Grande-Bretagne,” in Jacques Revel and Jean-Claude Schmitt, eds. Un autre histoire: Jacques Le Goff (1924-2014) Éditions EHESS(Paris : 2015), pp. 131-137, by Patrick J. Geary, Professor in the School of Historical Studies.

Manufacturing a Past for the Present : Forgery and Authenticity in Medievalist Texts and Objects in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Brill 2014), edited by Patrick J. Geary, Professor in the School of Historical Studies.

Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology (Oxford University Press, 2016), edited by Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies.

Accusations of Unbelief in Islam: A Diachronic Perspective on Takfīr (Brill, 2016), edited by Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies.

A Jewish Philosopher of Baghdad (Brill, 2016), coauthored by Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies. This a new edition of the title by Schmidtke and Pourjavady originally published by Brill in 2006.

Intellectual History of the Islamicate World (Brill, 2016) edited by Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies.

Matisse in the Barnes Foundation (Thames & Hudson, 2016), edited by Yve-Alain Bois, Professor in the School of Historical Studies.

The Qurʾānic Pagans and Related Matters (Brill, 2016) by Patricia Crone, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies.

The Iranian Reception of Islam: The Non-Traditionalist Strands (Brill, 2016) by Patricia Crone, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies.

Islam, the Ancient Near East and Varieties of Godlessness (Brill, 2016) by Patricia Crone, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies.

School of Historical Studies, Members & Former Members -
Recent books resulting from research carried out at the Institute

The New Jewish Diaspora: Russian-speaking Immigrants in the United States, Israel and Germany (Rutgers University Press, 2016) edited by Zvi Gitelman, 2009 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

The Last Hindu Emperor: Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200–2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2016) by Cynthia Talbot, 2007-2008 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically (The University of Chicago Press, 2017) by Jutta Schickore, 2007-2008 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Civilisation and Nineteenth-Century Art: A European Concept in Global Context (Manchester University Press, 2016) edited by David O’Brien, 2007-2008 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Counsel for Kings: Wisdom and Politics in Tenth-Century IranThe Naṣīḥat al-mulūk of Pseudo-Māwardī. Volume I: Contexts and Themes; Volume II: Texts, Sources and Authorities (University of Edinburgh Press, 2016) by Louise Marlow, 2011-2012 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Exploring the Economy of Late Antiquity (Cambridge University Press, 2016) by Jairus Banaji, 2006-07 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris: The Story of a Friendship, a Novel, and a Terrible Year (Basic Books; Revised edition, 2017) by Peter Brooks, 2010-2011 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum (Harvard University Press and Penguin Random House, 2017) by James Delbourgo, 2011-2012 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

The Catholic Enlightenment: The Forgotten History of a Global Movement (Oxford University Press, 2016) by Ulrich Lehner, 2008-2009 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion (Yale University Press, 2016) by Stephen J. Shoemaker, 2013-2014 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Rediscovering Sainthood in Italy: Hagiography and the Late Antique Past in Medieval Ravenna (Palgrave, 2016) by Edward M. Schoolman, 2014-2015 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Smail, Daniel Lord. Legal Plunder: Households and Debt Collection in Late Medieval Europe. Cambridge, (Harvard University Press, 2016) by Daniel Lord Smail, 2015-2016 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Ex Voto: Votive Giving Across Cultures (University of Chicago Press, 2016) by Ittai Weinryb, 2012-2013 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Where Dreams May Come: Incubation Sanctuaries in the Greco-Roman World (Brill, 2017) by Gil Renberg, 2011-2012 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

La banca e il ghetto. Una storia italiana (Roma, Editori Laterza, 2016) by Giacomo Todeschini, 2007-2008 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Horace: Odes Book II (Cambridge University Press, 2017) by Stephen Harrison, 2014-2015 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Abstraction and Infinity (Oxford University Press, 2017) by Paolo Mancosu, 2009-2010 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Desencuentros y Desafios: Ensayos Sobre la Historia Contemporánea Centroamericana (San José: Centro de Investigaciones Históricas, 2016) by Jeffrey L Gould, 2012-2013 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs (Yale University Press, 2017) by Adam Sabra, 2012-2013 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

The New Testament in Byzantium (Dumbarton Oaks Press, 2017) edited by Derek Krueger and Robert S. Nelson. Derek Krueger was a 2012-2013 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science (The University of Chicago Press, 2016) by Francesca Rochberg, 2006-2007 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Boccaccio and the Invention of Italian Literature: Dante, Petrarch, Cavalcanti, and the Authority of the Vernacular (Cambridge University Press, 2016) by Martin Eisner, 2007-2008 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

The Vanquished (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016) by Robert Gerwarth, 2001-2012 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Philosophical Thought of the Crimean Khanate (Kyiv: Komora, 2016, (in Ukrainian)) by Mykhaylo Yakubovych, 2014-2015 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

The Triumph of Empire: The Roman Empire from Hadrian to Constantine (Harvard University Press, 2016) by Michael Kulikowski, 2015-2016 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

The Frame in Classical Art: A Cultural History (Cambridge University Press, 2017) edited by Verity Platt, 2009-2010 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Dada Presentism: An Essay on Art and History (Stanford University Press, 2016) by Maria Stavrinaki, 2011-2012 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought (University of Chicago Press, 2017) by Chad Alan Goldberg, 2011-2012 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Preaching and Inquisition in Renaissance Italy. Words on Trial (Brill, Leiden-Boston, 2016) by Giorgio Caravale, 2013-2014 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Beyond the Inquisition. Ambrogio Catarino Politi and the Origins of the Counter-Reformation (Notre Dame, Notre Dame University Press, 2017) by Giorgio Caravale, 2013-2014 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

A Saving Science: Capturing the Heavens in Carolingian Manuscripts (Penn State University Press, 2017) by Eric Ramirez-Weaver, 2015-2016 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

La croisée des signes (Les Éditions du Cerf, 2017) by Vincent Debiais, 2014-2015 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230 (Oxford University Press, 2017) by Sara McDougall, 2014-2015 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

America in Italy: The United States in the Political Thought and Imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763–1865 (Princeton University Press, 2017) by Axel Körner, 2006-2007 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Across Forest, Steppe and Mountain: Environment, Identity and Empire in Qing China’s Borderlands (Cambridge University Press, 2016) by David Bello, 2014-2015 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

1971: A Year in the Life of Color (The University of Chicago Press, December 2016) by Darby English, 2010-2011 Member in the School of Historical Studies

A Historian in Exile: Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish - Christian Encounter (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017) by Jeremy Cohen, 2011-2012 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Voices of Conscience: Royal Confessors and Political Counsel in Seventeenth-Century Spain and France (Oxford University Press, 2016) by Nicole Reinhardt, 2014-2015 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Art in a Time of War: The Master of Morgan 453 and Manuscript Illumination in Paris during the English Occupation (1419–1435) (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2016) by Gregory T. Clark, 2002-2003 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Luther's Legacy: The Thirty Years War and the Modern Notion of 'State' in the Empire, 1530s to 1790s (Cambridge University Press, 2016) by Robert von Friedeburg, 2001-2002 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Josephinismus zwischen den Regimen (De Gruyter, 2016) edited by Thomas Wallnig, 2014-2015 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Menachem Fisch: The Rationality of Religious Dispute (Brill, 2016) Edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Arizona State University and Aaron W. Hughes, University of Rochester. Menachem Fisch was a 2010-2011 Memeber in the School of Historical Studies.

Collective Memory and the Historical Past (University of Chicago Press, 2016) by Jeffrey Andrew Barash, 2015-2016 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Mediterranean Families in Antiquity: Households, Extended Families, and Domestic Space (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016), Edited by Sabine R. Huebner, 2010-11 Member in the School of Historical Studies.

Databases & Electronic Resources

Stephen Lambert (Member, 2012-13), website of Attic inscriptions in translation

Daniel Lord Smail (Member, 2015-16), website of the Documentary Archaeology of Late Medieval Europe (in development)

 

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