Sir John Huxtable Elliott, Professor in the School of Historical Studies from 1973–90, died at Oxford Hospital at age 91. He leaves a vast legacy of scholarship, beginning with his 1955 Ph.D. thesis, subsequently published under the title of The Revolt of the Catalans (1963).
Historian Jérémie Foa offers a very unique view of the 1572 massacres in his work entitled Tous ceux qui tombent: visages du massacre de la Saint–Barthélemy [All that fall: faces of the St. Bartholomew's day massacre]. He exhumes the “small lives” that were taken by reconstituting history in minute detail and honoring the names of the anonymous victims.
“More than 500 years before the industrial revolution, finance
capitalism, represented by paper instruments, enabled new kinds of
commerce over long distances and generated new wealth. But this
wealth was increasingly disconnected from the...
Francesca Trivellato, one of the foremost historians of
economic, social, and cultural history of the early modern period,
has been appointed to the Faculty of the School of Historical
Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, effective July