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The Dynastic Imagination

Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Power and Time Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History

December 2020

Time is the backdrop of historical inquiry, yet it is much more than a featureless setting for events.

Classical Athens as an Epistemic Democracy

Chapter in Brill's Companion to the Reception of Athenian Democracy: From the Late Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era

Time’s Monster: How History Makes History

October 2020

For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making.

Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age

July 2020

Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age explores one major manuscript repository’s digital presence and poses timely questions about studying books from a temporal and spatial distance via the...

Leaving the Enclave: Historical Evidence on Immigrant Mobility from the Industrial Removal Office

June 2020

We study a program that funded 39,000 Jewish households in New York City to leave enclave neighborhoods circa 1910.

Colonialism, slavery and ‘The Great Experiment’: Carbon, nitrogen and oxygen isotope analysis of Le Morne and Bois Marchand cemeteries, Mauritius

June 2020

Slavery, colonialism and emancipation are important aspects of archaeological research in the Atlantic region, but the lifeways of colonial populations remain understudied in the Indian Ocean World...

Intermediation in Mortgage-Backed Securities: The Plantation Business of F.W. Hudig, 1759-1797

June 2020

Dutch-Caribbean plantations attracted substantial outside funding in the 1760s. This came to an abrupt end after the 1773 credit crisis.

Limited liability and investment: Evidence from changes in marital property laws in the US South, 1840–1850

April 2020

We study the impact of marital property legislation passed in the US South in the 1840s on households’ investment in risky, entrepreneurial projects.

Ottoman Early Modern

March 2020

It would not be wrong to suggest that we have been undergoing a “global turn” in Ottoman studies for some time.

Do Immigrants Assimilate More Slowly Today Than in the Past?

March 2020

Using millions of historical census records and modern birth certificates, we document that immigrants assimilated into US society at similar rates in the past and present.

Roman Seas: A Maritime Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean Economies

March 2020

That seafaring was fundamental to Roman prosperity in the eastern Mediterranean is beyond doubt, but a tendency by scholars to focus on the grandest long-distance movements between major cities has...

Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire

March 2020

In the Holy Roman Empire 'no prince â can forbid men passage in the common road', wrote the English jurist John Selden.

In Praise of Depth: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Hidden

February 2020

In recent years, some prominent scholars have been making a surprising claim: examining literary texts for hidden depths is overblown, misguided, or indeed downright dangerous.

Text Technologies: A History

February 2020

The field of text technologies is a capacious analytical framework that focuses on all textual records throughout human history, from the earliest periods of traceable communication—perhaps as...

The Lusiads Affect: Standing in the Middle of the Sea (Chapter in A Companion to World Literature: 1451 to 1770 The Emergence of Modernity)

December 2019

In this chapter I begin by discussing the impact that Luís Vaz de Camões's epic masterwork, The Lusiads (Os Lusíadas, 1572), has had on the long epic tradition in Portugal and Brazil.

Escape from Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World)

October 2019

The fall of the Roman Empire has long been considered one of the greatest disasters in history.

Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty

October 2019

The Cold War division of Europe was not inevitable―the acclaimed author of Stalin’s Genocides shows how postwar Europeans fought to determine their own destinies.Was the division of Europe after...

Roman Wealth and Wealth Inequality in Comparative Perspective

October 2019

Reflecting current concerns about economic inequality, scholars who study the pre-modern past are increasingly addressing this issue.

People

2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Director, TEC, Professor, Political Science
sheehan James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Robert Harrison headshot Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian