John Huxtable Elliott

Past Faculty
School of Historical Studies

History of Early Modern Spain, Europe, and the Americas

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Home Institution

Oxford University

From the American Philosophical Society:

…From 1952-55 he did research in the history of seventeenth-century Spain under the direction of Herbert Butterfield and was awarded a Ph. D. in 1955 for a thesis on the Catalan revolt of 1640, subsequently published in 1963 under the title of The Revolt of the Catalans. On the strength of this thesis he was also elected into a Research Fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge and subsequently was appointed a teaching Fellow of the College and University Lecturer in History…As a historian he has concentrated primarily on Early Modern Spain, Europe and the Americas. Among his publications, in addition to The Revolt of the Catalans, are Imperial Spain, 1469-1716 (1963); Europe Divided, 1559-1598 (1968); The Old World and the New, 1492-1650 (1970); A Palace for a King: The Buen Retiro and the Court of Philip IV, in collaboration with Jonathan Brown (1980); Richelieu and Olivares (1984); The Count-Duke of Olivares (1986); Spain and its World (1989). Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America, 1492-1830 was published in 2006…

American Philosophical Society, "John Elliott" (1982)

Dates at IAS

Faculty
School of Historical Studies

Degrees

Cambridge University
Ph.D.
1955

Honors

1999
Balzan Prize for History
1996
Prince of Asturias Prize for Social Sciences
1994
Knight Bachelor
1977
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1976
Fellow Royal, Academy of Letters Seville
1972
Fellow, British Academy
1965
Corresponding Fellow, Royal Academy Madrid

Appointments

King’s College London
1968–1973
Professor of History
Cambridge University
1962–1967
Lecturer in History
Cambridge University
1957–1962
Assistant Lecturer in History