History of European Ideas

History of European Ideas is devoted to the intellectual history of Europe from the Renaissance onwards. It is interdisciplinary in that it aims to publish papers on the history of ideas in a number of different fields: political and economic thought, philosophy, natural philosophy and science, theology and literature. Treatments of the history of ideas which cut across these categories or which trace connections between them in different European countries are particularly welcome. Proposals for special issues devoted to historical themes or to proceedings of conferences are also encouraged.

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Latest articles

La Boétie and the Neo-Roman Conception of Freedom
Liberalism against Democracy: A Comparative Analysis of the Concepts of Totalitarian Democracy and Positive Liberty in Jacob Leib Talmon and Isaiah Berlin
Rethinking the Political Thought of James Harrington: Royalism, Republicanism and Democracy
Catharine Macaulay on the Will
Particular Universals—Universal Particulars: Biopolitical Metaphors and the Emergence of Nationalism in Europe (1650–1815)
Who is the Author of the Abstract of Monsieur l'Abbé de Saint-Pierre's ‘Plan for Perpetual Peace’? From Saint-Pierre to Rousseau
The Changing Moral Justification of Empire: From the Right to Colonise to the Obligation to Civilise
Godly Dispositions and Textual Conditions: The Literary Sociology of International Religious Exchanges, c. 1722–1740

Volume 43 (7)

Gibbon’s second trilogy: an introductory survey
J. G. A. Pocock, vol. 43 (7): 701-731
The early Rousseau’s egalitarian feminism: a philosophical convergence with Madame Dupin and ‘The Critique of the Spirit of the Laws’
Eileen Hunt Botting, vol. 43 (7): 732-744
The enlightened narrative in the age of liberal reform: William Robertson’s View of the Progress of Society in Hungary
László Kontler, vol. 43 (7): 745-761
Polish republicanism of the Four Year Seym at a doctrinal crossroads
Rafał Lis, vol. 43 (7): 762-775
The genre of radical thought and the practices of equality: the trajectories of William Godwin and John Thelwall in the mid-1790s
John-Erik Hansson, vol. 43 (7): 776-790
Ultra-modern thoughts: political theology in Leo Strauss’s Philosophy and Law
Beau Shaw, vol. 43 (7): 791-807
Political myth and sacrifice
Herbert De Vriese, vol. 43 (7): 808-824
Pierre Cabanis and the politics of perfectibility: from Enlightenment to socialism
Thomas Lalevée, vol. 43 (7): 825-829

Volume 43 (6)

Unitas multiplex: John Barclay’s notion of Europe in his Icon animorum (1614)
Isabella Walser, vol. 43 (6): 533-546
The origins of the modern emotions: Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and the embodied mind
Renée Jeffery, vol. 43 (6): 547-559
At the Origins of Modern Geography. The Oecumene: an Anthropogeographical Pattern
Carlotta Santini, vol. 43 (6): 560-569
Did Harrington’s cats catch Harvey’s chick? Vitalistic imagery in early modern republican political theory
Veronika Szántó, vol. 43 (6): 570-581