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
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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).
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