Nove knjige o intelektualnoj historiji

U nastavku upućujemo na tri važne recentne knjige o disciplini intelektualne historije: Global Intellectual History (2013), Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History (2014) i A Companion to Intellectual History (2016).


Time nastavljamo obavještavati o novostima u disciplini intelektualne historije nakon objavljivanja publikacije Intelektualna historija, Dijalog s povodom 6, Zagreb 2013, dostupne u pdf-izdanju na poveznici:



Global Intellectual History


Edited by Samuel Moyn and Andrew Sartori

Columbia University Press



Where do ideas fit into historical accounts that take an expansive, global view of human movements and events? Teaching scholars of intellectual history to incorporate transnational perspectives into their work, while also recommending how to confront the challenges and controversies that may arise, this original resource explains the concepts, concerns, practice, and promise of “global intellectual history,” featuring essays by leading scholars on various approaches that are taking shape across the discipline.

The contributors to Global Intellectual History explore the different ways in which one can think about the production, dissemination, and circulation of “global” ideas and ask whether global intellectual history can indeed produce legitimate narratives. They discuss how intellectuals and ideas fit within current conceptions of global frames and processes of globalization and proto-globalization, and they distinguish between ideas of the global and those of the transnational, identifying what each contributes to intellectual history. A crucial guide, this collection sets conceptual coordinates for readers eager to map an emerging area of study.




Part I. A Framework for Debate


1. Approaches to Global Intellectual History (Samuel Moyn and Andrew Sartori)


Part II. Alternative Options


2. Common Humanity and Cultural Difference on the Sedentary–Nomadic Frontier: Herodotus, Sima Qian, and Ibn Khaldun (Siep Stuurman)

3. Cosmopolitanism, Vernacularism, and Premodernity (Sheldon Pollock)

4. Joseph Banks’s Intermediaries: Rethinking Global Cultural Exchange (Vanessa Smith)

5. Global Intellectual History and the History of Political Economy (Andrew Sartori)

6. Conceptual Universalization in the Transnational Nineteenth Century (Christopher L. Hill)

7. Globalizing the Intellectual History of the Idea of the “Muslim World” (Cemil Aydin)

8. On the Nonglobalization of Ideas (Samuel Moyn)

9. “Casting the Badge of Inferiority Beneath Black Peoples’ Feet”: Archiving and Reading the African Past, Present, and Future in World History (Mamadou Diouf and Jinny Prais)

10. Putting Global Intellectual History in Its Place (Janaki Bakhle)

11. Making and Taking Worlds (Duncan Bell)


Part III. Concluding Reflections


12. How Global Do We Want Our Intellectual History to Be? (Frederick Cooper)

13. Global Intellectual History: Meanings and Methods (Sudipta Kaviraj)


List of Contributors



Conceptually and substantively sophisticated, this volume of essays will be widely welcomed by a variety of historians. The field is a burgeoning one, but there is little to shape it collectively at present. This volume is among the first to focus on the comparative merits of global intellectual history.

Duncan Kelly, University of Cambridge, author of The Propriety of Liberty: Persons, Passions, and Judgement in Modern Political Thought


As intellectual history takes a global turn, the field urgently needs inspiring examples and salutary skepticism. Global Intellectual History provides both in equal measure through multiple models drawn from exceptionally broad expanses of both time and space. The result is a milestone, a collection of the first importance for global historians and intellectual historians alike.

David Armitage, Harvard University, author of Foundations of Modern International Thought



Samuel Moyn is a professor in the Department of History at Columbia University. He is the editor of Pierre Rosanvallon’s Democracy Past and Future and the author of The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History.


Andrew Sartori is associate professor of history at New York University. He is the author of Bengal in Global Concept History: Culturalism in the Age of Capital and the coeditor of From the Colonial to the Postcolonial: India and Pakistan in Transition.



Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History


Edited by Darrin M. McMahon and and Samuel Moyn




Modern European intellectual history is thriving as never before. It has recovered from an era in which other trends like social and cultural history threatened to marginalize it. But in spite of enjoying a contemporary renaissance, the field has lost touch with the tradition of debating why and how to study ideas and thus lacks both a well-articulated set of purposes and a range of arguments for exactly what it means to pursue those purposes. This volume revives that tradition.


Recalling past attempts to showcase the diversity and differentiation of modern European intellectual history, this volume also documents how much has changed in recent decades. Some authors are much readier to defend a history of ideas practiced over the long term – once the defining sin of the field. Others go so far as to insist on how ideas are always open to reappropriation and reevaluation beyond their original contexts – suggesting that it is an error to reduce the ideas to those contexts. Others still argue that, under threat from trends like social history, intellectual historians have forsaken any attempt to resolve for themselves how ideas are socially embodied.


The volume also registers old and new trends in history that have affected the study of ideas, including the history of science, the history of academic disciplines, the history of psychology and “self,” international and global history, and women’s and gender history.





Introduction: Interim Intellectual History, Darrin M. McMahon and Samuel Moyn


1. The Return of the History of Ideas?, Darrin M. McMahon

2. Contextualism and Criticism in the History of Ideas, Peter E. Gordon

3. Does Intellectual History Exist in France?: The Chronicle of a Renaissance Foretold, Antoine Lilti

4. On Conceptual History, Jan-Werner Müller

5. Scandalous Relations: Supplementing Intellectual and Cultural History, Judith Surkis

6. Imaginary Intellectual History, Samuel Moyn

7. Has the History of the Disciplines Had Its Day?, Suzanne Marchand

8. Cosmologies Materialized: History of Science and History of Ideas, John Tresch

9. Decentering Sex: Reflections on Freud, Foucault, and Subjectivity in Intellectual History, Tracie Matysik

10. Can we see ideas? On Evocation, Experience, and Empathy, Marci Shore

11. The Space of Intellect and the Intellect of Space, John Randolph

12. The International Turn in Intellectual History, David Armitage

13. Global Intellectual History and the Indian Political, Shruti Kapila

14. Intellectual History and the Interdisciplinary Ideal, Warren Breckman



At the crossroads of many disciplines, intellectual history has emerged as a vital stimulus to the humanities as a whole. Shedding the residues of cultural condescension, European intellectual history in particular has come to be an endlessly renewable resource for creative thinking across the globe. As this lively volume amply demonstrates, it has a bright future in the hands of a new generation of gifted practitioners.” —Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley


“Over thirty years have passed since the last major attempt to reassess the field of modern European intellectual history. In light of the seeming eclipse of some orientations (such as Marxism), the reformulation of others (such as psychoanalysis), and the newer turns in the field (from the linguistic to the postsecular and the global), the time is certainly ripe for a new assessment. This volume will hold a key place in further efforts to ‘rethink’ the field both as a collection of significant contributions and as a focal point for constructive, critical debate.” —Dominick LaCapra, Cornell University


“The study of modern intellectual history is gripped by the paradoxes of success. While scholarship in this area has flourished over the past generation, it has become so sprawling an enterprise that its very identity is in question. Perfectly timed to address the growing need for self-reflection in the field, Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History provides at once a map of the discipline, a meditation on its history, and a provocation to new thinking and writing on the history of European ideas. This collection is sure to become a landmark, not just for European intellectual historians, but for anyone with an interest in the history of ideas.” —Joel Isaac, author of Working Knowledge: Making the Human Sciences from Parsons to Kuhn



A Companion to Intellectual History

Edited by: Richard Whatmore and Brian Young 



A Companion to Intellectual History provides a unique and in-depth survey of the practice of intellectual history as a discipline, showcasing research undertaken by scholars in Britain, North America and the wider world from ancient times to the present. Its broad coverage incorporates every aspect of intellectual history as it is currently practiced, including the origins and method of intellectual history, its relationship with philosophy, religion, economics, politics and international relations, and the scholarly controversies to concern intellectual historians from ancient to modern times.

Written by leading researchers in the field, these 40 newly-commissioned chapters consider developments in intellectual history in relation to particular national/continental histories; they demonstrate the ways in which intellectual historians have contributed to more established disciplinary enquiries, from the history of science and medicine to literary studies, art history and the history of political thought. Several chapters provide an expert overview of the seminal writings by contemporary intellectual historians that have caused particular historiographical controversy, and contributors pay special attention to contemporary controversies in order to provide readers with the most current overview of the field. Essays are written in a clear and accessible manner, designed for an international audience.


Notes on Contributors x


Introduction 1

Brian Young


Part One Approaches to Intellectual History 5


1 The Identity of Intellectual History 7

Stefan Collini


2 Intellectual History and Historismus in Post War England 19

Brian Young


3 Intellectual History in the Modern University 36

Cesare Cuttica


4 Intellectual History and Poststructuralism 48

Edward Baring


5 Intellectual History as Begriffsgeschichte  61

Keith Tribe


6 Intellectual History and History of the Book 72

Jacob Soll


7 Michel Foucault and the Genealogy of Power and Knowledge 83

Michael Drolet


8 Quentin Skinner and the Relevance of Intellectual History 97

Richard Whatmore


9 J. G. A. Pocock as an Intellectual Historian 113

Kenneth Sheppard


Part Two The Discipline of Intellectual History 127


10 Intellectual History and the History of Philosophy: Their Genesis and Current Relationship 129

Leo Catana


11 Intellectual History and the History of Political Thought 141

Duncan Kelly


12 Intellectual History and the History of Science 155

John F. M. Clark


13 Intellectual History and the History of Economics 170

Donald Winch


14 Art History and Intellectual History 184

Katharina Lorenz


15 Intellectual History and Global History 201

Andrew Sartori


16 Intellectual History and Legal History 213

John W. Cairns


17 The Idea of Secularisation in Intellectual History 230

Peter E. Gordon


Part Three The Practice of Intellectual History 247


18 Liberty and Law 249

Ioannis D. Evrigenis


19 Education and Manners 262

Deborah Madden


20 Republics and Monarchies 276

Koen Stapelbroek


21 Barbarism and Civilisation 288

Michael Sonenscher


22 Religion Natural and Revealed 303

Norman Vance


23 Citizenship and Culture 316

David Burchell


24 Democracy and Representation 331

Manuela Albertone


25 Religion and Enlightenment 345

Sarah Mortimer


26 Art and Aesthetics 358

Francesco Ventrella


27 Natural Law: Law, Rights and Duties 377

Knud Haakonssen and Michael J. Seidler


28 Wars and Empires 402

Sophus A. Reinert


29 Reason and Scepticism 417

Mark Somos


Index 438


Richard Whatmore is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews and Director of the St Andrews Institute of Intellectual History. He is the author of Republicanism and the French Revolution (2000) and Against War and Empire (2012).

Brian Young is Lecturer in Modern History at Christ Church, University of Oxford. He is the author of Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England (1998), and The Victorian Eighteenth Century (2007).



“this is an exceptionally stimulating book.  Each chapter discusses complex matters with lucidity with no loss in rigor, and each raises questions with great intrinsic interest…… An outstanding work.” (Choice Connect 2016)