From the New York Times, February 16, 1991:
Felix Gilbert [was] a noted historian, educator and author who wrote on Renaissance Italy, 18th-century North America and Europe of the last century[.] . . . Dr. Gilbert wrote, edited or co-edited more than a dozen scholarly books. . . . The American Historical Association honored Professor Gilbert in 1985 with its first award for scholarly distinction. The citation declared that "few among our number have so completely incarnated the virtues of history as a vocation" as he. It also hailed him as the "master of a variety of fields" and praised his works as "models of historical scholarship, rich in empirical specificity, yet resonant with a wider significance for understanding history as a whole."