The potential range of Oxford Handbooks in History is endless: history is concerned with everything that human beings have done. Thus volumes already published range chronologically from medieval times to the Cold War; regionally from the Americas to China; topically through race, religions, and gender to food; methodologically from oral history to environmental. A similar spread can be found in further volumes currently being planned. None of these collections claim to exhaust their subject, and one feature of the online series will be to add new topics to those already covered in existing handbooks. The aim of the series is to identify areas and approaches in history commanding widespread or awakening interest among scholars and students, to set out the current state of research into them, and to point the way towards further growth in our understanding. Newly commissioned essays will appear online as soon as they are ready, often in advance of the volumes of which they will form part. Existing essays will be regularly updated. The aim is to make readily and constantly available the present state of our knowledge of the past, and to explore new ways into its future.

Editor in Chief


Rebecca Earle is Professor of History at the University of Warwick. A cultural historian of Spanish America, her research is characterised by its broad geographical remit and its eclectic use of sources. She is the author of numerous articles and three books, including The Body of the Conquistador (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which explores the centrality of food to the construction of colonial space across the Spanish Indies, and The Return of the Native (Duke University Press, 2007), which offered a hemispheric interpretation of elite nationalism in post-colonial Spanish America based on both written texts and also visual and material culture.


Editorial Board

Senior Editors
Christopher Clark
University of Connecticut

Robert Bickers
University of Bristol
John Darwin
Oxford University

R.I. Moore
Professor Emeritus of History
at Newcastle University

Volume Editors

John H. Arnold
Birkbeck, University of London

Eiichiro Azuma
University of Pennsylvania

Alison Bashford
University of Sydney

Ronald H. Bayor
Georgia Institute of Technology

Judith Bennett
University of Southern California

Jerry H. Bentley
University of Hawai`I

Donald Bloxham
Edinburgh University

Dirk Bonker
Duke University

R. J. B. Bosworth
University of Reading

Michael J. Braddick
University of Sheffield

John Breuilly
London School of Economics and Political Science

Leslie Brown
Williams College

Garnette N. Cadogan
independent researcher

Louis P. Cain
Loyola University Chicago's
Quinlan School of Business

Nicholas Canny
National University of Ireland, Galway

Peter Clark
Helsinki University; University of Leicester

Touraj Daryaee
University of California, Irvine

Carola Dietze
Justus Liebig University-Giessen

Simon Dixon
University College London

Nicholas Doumanis
University of New South Wales

William Doyle
University of Bristol

Stefan Dudink
Radboud University Nijmegen

Robert Edelman
University Of California, San Diego

Price V. Fishback
University of Arizona

James B. Gardner
The Smithsonian

Amal Ghazal
Dalhousie University

Edward Gray
Florida State University

Karen Hagemann
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Paula Hamilton
University of Technology, Sydney

Jens Hanssen
University of Technology, Sydney

Leslie M. Harris
Emory University

Frederick E. Hoxie
University of Illinois

Andrew C. Isenberg
Temple University

Alvin Jackson
University of Edinburgh

Mark Jackson
University of Exeter

Jane Kamensky
Brandeis University

Ruth Karras
University of Minnesota

Amy Koehlinger
Florida State University

Brian P. Levack
University of Texas at Austin

Philippa Levine
University of Texas at Austin

Philip Morgan
Johns Hopkins University

A. Dirk Moses
University of Sydney

Jose C. Moya
University of California, Los Angeles

Catherine O'Donnell
Arziona State University

Robert L. Paquette
Hamilton College

John Parker
University of London
Devin O. Pendas
Boston College

Jeffrey Pilcher
University of Minnesota

Pierre Purseigle
Yale University

Richard Reid
University of London

Paul W. Rhode
University of Michigan

Donald A. Ritchie
United States Senate

Sonya Rose
University of Michigan

Ulinka Rublack
University of Cambridge

Hamish Scott
University of St Andrews

Adam R. Seipp
Texas A&M University

Helmut Walser Smith
Vanderbilt University

Mark M. Smith
University of South Carolina

Stephen A. Smith
All Souls College, Oxford

Dan Stone
Royal Holloway
University of London

Shirley Elizabeth Thompson
University of Texas at Austin

Frank Trentmann
Birkbeck College, University of London

Claudia Verhoeven
Cornell University

Wayne Wilson
The LA84 Foundation

David K. Yoo
University of California, Los Angeles

Nancy Beck Young
University of Houston

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