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 (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
The regard of the first man: on Joseph Addison’s aesthetic categories
Endre Szécsényi, vol. 43 (6): 582-597
A threat like no other threat, George Berkeley against the freethinkers
Timo Airaksinen, vol. 43 (6): 598-613
Jeremy Bentham on liberty of taste
Malcolm Quinn, vol. 43 (6): 614-627
Accounts of early Christian history in the thought of François Guizot, Benjamin Constant and Madame de Staël 1800–c.1833
Lucian Robinson, vol. 43 (6): 628-648
Containment and intensification in political war: Carl Schmitt and the Clausewitzian heritage
Timo Pankakoski, vol. 43 (6): 649-673
Europe as a nation? Intellectuals and debate on Europe in the inter-war period
Paola Cattani, vol. 43 (6): 674-682
David Hume the polymath
Tom Pye, vol. 43 (6): 683-686
Intellectual history for the non-converted
Filimon Peonidis, vol. 43 (6): 687-690