Sir John Elliott, Oxford Regius Professor of Modern History, has Died

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). His legacy at IAS lives on as well, with a Membership named in his honor in 2016 by the Center for Spain in America. The Membership supports scholars focused on the history and culture of early modern Spain.

Elliott "was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford from 1990 to 1997; his studies of the Iberian peninsula and the Spanish Empire transformed our understanding of the problems confronting Spain in the late 16th and early 17th centuries and of the attempts made by the country’s leaders to avert its decline."

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