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A Companion to Intellectual History

Richard Whatmore (Editor), Brian Young (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-29480-2
472 pages
December 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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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
Named Outstanding Academic Title of 2016 by Choice Magazine, a publication of the American Library Association
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors x

Introduction 1
Brian Young

Part One Approaches to Intellectual History 5

1 The Identity of Intellectual History 7
Stefan Collini

2 Intellectual History and Historismus in Post War England 19
Brian Young

3 Intellectual History in the Modern University 36
Cesare Cuttica

4 Intellectual History and Poststructuralism 48
Edward Baring

5 Intellectual History as Begriffsgeschichte  61
Keith Tribe

6 Intellectual History and History of the Book 72
Jacob Soll

7 Michel Foucault and the Genealogy of Power and Knowledge 83
Michael Drolet

8 Quentin Skinner and the Relevance of Intellectual History 97
Richard Whatmore

9 J. G. A. Pocock as an Intellectual Historian 113
Kenneth Sheppard

Part Two The Discipline of Intellectual History 127

10 Intellectual History and the History of Philosophy: Their Genesis and Current Relationship 129
Leo Catana

11 Intellectual History and the History of Political Thought 141
Duncan Kelly

12 Intellectual History and the History of Science 155
John F. M. Clark

13 Intellectual History and the History of Economics 170
Donald Winch

14 Art History and Intellectual History 184
Katharina Lorenz

15 Intellectual History and Global History 201

Andrew Sartori

16 Intellectual History and Legal History 213
John W. Cairns

17 The Idea of Secularisation in Intellectual History 230
Peter E. Gordon

Part Three The Practice of Intellectual History 247

18 Liberty and Law 249
Ioannis D. Evrigenis

19 Education and Manners 262
Deborah Madden

20 Republics and Monarchies 276
Koen Stapelbroek

21 Barbarism and Civilisation 288
Michael Sonenscher

22 Religion Natural and Revealed 303
Norman Vance

23 Citizenship and Culture 316
David Burchell

24 Democracy and Representation 331
Manuela Albertone

25 Religion and Enlightenment 345
Sarah Mortimer

26 Art and Aesthetics 358
Francesco Ventrella

27 Natural Law: Law, Rights and Duties 377
Knud Haakonssen and Michael J. Seidler

28 Wars and Empires 402
Sophus A. Reinert

29 Reason and Scepticism 417
Mark Somos

Index 438

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Author Information

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).
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Reviews

"this is an exceptionally stimulating book.  Each chapter discusses complex matters with lucidity with no loss in rigor, and each raises questions with great intrinsic interest...... An outstanding work." (Choice Connect 2016)
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