Oral Exam Minor Field Reading List – European Intellectual History

Enlightenment & Revolution (24)

Sankar Muthu, Enlightenment Against Empire

Jonathan Israel, A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy

Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, & Gunzelin Schmid Noerr, The Dialectic of the Enlightenment

Peter Gay, The Enlightenment: The Science of Freedom

Gertrude Himmelfarb, The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments

Helena Rosenblatt, Rousseau and Geneva: From the First Discourse to The Social Contract, 1749-1762

Bruce Kinsey Ward, Redeeming the Enlightenment: Christianity and the Liberal Virtues
Alan Kors, Atheism in France

Keith Michael Baker & Peter Hanns Reill, What’s Left of the Enlightenment?: A Post-Modern Question

Ernst Cassierer, The Philosophy of Enlightenment

Lynn Hunt, The Invention of Human Rights

Timothy Tackett, Becoming a Revolutionary

David Bell, Total War

David Bell, The Cult of the Nation in France

David Bell, Lawyers and Citizens: The Making of a Political Elite in the Old Régime

Darrin McMahon, Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity

Brian Cowen, The Social Life of Coffee

R.R. Palmer, Catholics & Unbelievers in Eighteenth Century France

David Sorkin, The Religious Enlightenment: Protestants, Jews, and Catholincs from London to Vienna

Margaret Jacob, Living the Enlightenment: Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth Century Europe

Dale K. Van Kley, The Religious Origins of the French Revolution

Keith Baker, Inventing the French Revolution: Essays on French Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century

Jeremy L. Caradonna, The Enlightenment in Practice: Academic Prize Contests and Intellectual Culture in France, 1670-1794

Zeev Sternhell, The Anti-Enlightenment Tradition


Liberalism & Republicanism in Europe (16)

Andrew Jainchill, Reimagining Politics after the Terror: The Republican Origins of French Liberalism

Dan Edelstein, The Terror of Natural Right

J.G.A. Pocock, The Machiavellian Moment

Quentin Skinner, Liberty Before Liberalism

J.C.D Clark, The Language of Liberty 1660-1832: Political Discourse and Social Dynamics in the Anglo-American World

Helena Rosenblatt, Benjamin Constant: Liberal Values

George Kelly, The Human Comedy: Constant, Tocqueville, and French Liberalism

Lynn Hunt, The Family Romance of the French Revolution

Uday Mehta, Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth Century British Liberal Thought

Adreas Kalyus, Liberal Beginnings

Alan Kahn, Liberalism in Nineteenth Century Europe

Philip Pettit, Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government

Guido De Ruggiero and R. G. Collingwood, The History of European Liberalism

Maurizio Viroli, Republicanism

Annelien De Dijn, French Political Thought from Montesquieu to Tocqueville

Jennifer Pitts, A Turn to Empire: The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France


Author: Roy Rogers

I am currently a PhD candidate in American History at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY). My undergraduate education was at Shepherd University (Political Science & History) and I received an MA in History from George Mason University. As a historian, my research interests include early American history, the early American republic (1780 to 1830), political history, religious history, and gender history. I live in Brooklyn with my girlfriend and our cat.

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