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 (1)

The Oxford handbook of European romanticism
Michael Sonenscher, vol. 43 (1): 122-123

Volume 42 (8)

Rehabilitating Machiavelli: Kaspar Schoppe with and against Rome
Gábor Almási, vol. 42 (8): 981-1004
The Praelium Nuportanum by Isaac Dorislaus: Anglo–Dutch Relations and Strategic historiography
Jan Waszink, vol. 42 (8): 1005-1026
Contests about Natural Law in Early Enlightenment Copenhagen
Mads Langballe Jensen, vol. 42 (8): 1027-1041
From Hanover to Gibraltar: Cato’s Letters (1720–23) in International Context
Doohwan Ahn, vol. 42 (8): 1042-1054
‘An Old Carriage with New Horses’: Nietzsche’s Critique of Democracy
Hugo Drochon, vol. 42 (8): 1055-1068
Agents of knowledge: Marxist identity politics in the Revisionismusstreit
Jamie Melrose, vol. 42 (8): 1069-1088
‘The Standard Work in English on the League’ and Its Authorship: Charles Howard Ellis, an Unlikely Australian Internationalist
James Cotton, vol. 42 (8): 1089-1104
New Histories of Enlightenment Geneva
Neven Leddy, vol. 42 (8): 1105-1110
Tuck, Rousseau and the Sovereignty of the People
Robin Douglass, vol. 42 (8): 1111-1114
Before anarchy. Hobbes and his critics in modern international thought
Michael Sonenscher, vol. 42 (8): 1115-1116

Volume 42 (7)

Experientia and the Machiavellian turn in religio-political and scientific thinking: Basel in 1580
Gábor Almási, vol. 42 (7): 857-881