Jonathan Israel

Jonathan Israel

Professor Jonathan Irvine Israel (born London, 26 January 1946) is as of 2006 Modern European History Professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Township, New Jersey, U.S., and a writer on Dutch history, the Age of Enlightenment and European Jewry. He was previously Professor of Dutch History and Institutions at the University of London.

= Life [ [ Institute for Advanced Study: appointment press release] ] [ [ Institute for Advanced Study: biographical details] ] =

Israel's career until 2001 unfolded in UK academia. He did his undergraduate studies at Queens' College, Cambridge and his graduate work at University of Oxford and the El Colegio de México, Mexico City, receiving his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1972. He was named Sir James Knott Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1970, and in 1972 he moved to the University of Hull where he was first an assistant lecturer then a lecturer in Early Modern Europe. In 1974 he became a lecturer in Early Modern European History at University College London, progressing to become a reader in Modern History in 1981, then to become Professor of Dutch History and Institutions in 1984. In January 2001, Israel became Modern European History Professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA.

He was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1992, Corresponding Fellow of the Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) in 1994, won the American Historical Association’s Leo Gershoy Prize in 2001, and was made Knight of the Order of the Nederlandsche Leeuw (Order of the Dutch Lion), 2004. In 2008, he won the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize prize for history, medicine, environmental studies and cognitive science.


* (ISBN 0-19-821860-5 hardback) – in Oxford Historical Monographs series

* (ISBN 0-19-826534-4 hardback, ISBN 0-19-821998-9 paperback)

* (ISBN 0-19-821928-8 hardback, ISBN 1-874774-42-0 paperback)

* (ISBN 0-19-821139-2 paperback)

* (ISBN 1-85285-022-1 hardback)

* (editor) (ISBN 0-521-39075-3 hardback, ISBN 0-521-54406-8 paperback)

* (joint editor) (ISBN 0-19-820196-6 hardback)

* (ISBN 0-19-873072-1 hardback, ISBN 0-19-820734-4 paperback) – a 1200-page tome in the Oxford History of Early Modern Europe series, documenting the golden age of the United Provinces of the Netherlands and its historical context

* (ISBN 1-85285-161-9 hardback)

* (ISBN 0-19-820608-9 hardback, ISBN 0-19-925456-7 paperback) – emphasizes the role of 17th century Holland, and Spinoza in particular, in the Enlightenment

* (ISBN 90-04-12765-8 hardback) – in Brill's Series in Jewish Studies

* (joint editor) (ISBN 90-04-12436-5 hardback) – in Brill's Series in Jewish Studies

* (ISBN 0-19-927922-5 hardback) [ [ Review on "Economist" website (account needed)] ]

This list is complete as of 2006.

See also

* List of historians


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