Nigel Aston is Reader in History at the University of Leicester. His most recent book is Art and Religion in Eighteenth Century Europe (2009).
Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire is Professor of (Early) Modern History at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, and a member of the Institut universitaire de France. In 2010 he published, with Silvia Marzagalli, the Atlas de la Révolution française: Circulation des hommes et des idées 1770–1804 (Éditions Autrement); and edited, with Pierrick Pourchasse, Les Circulations internationales en Europe, années 1680–années 1780 (Presses universitaires de Rennes).
Gail Bossenga, Scholar in Residence at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, has written The Politics of Privilege: Old Regime and Revolution in Lille (Cambridge, 1991) as well as numerous articles dealing with politics, finances, and corporate institutions in the Ancien Régime. She is currently working on a book on institutional origins of the French Revolution.
Robin Briggs is Emeritus Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His books include Early Modern France, 1560–1715 (1977, 2nd edn. 1989), Communities of Belief (1999), Witches and Neighbours (1996, 2nd edn. 2002), and The Witches of Lorraine (2007).
Michael Broers is Professor of Western European History at the University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in History at Lady Margaret Hall. He is the author of six books, among them The Napoleonic Empire in Italy (Palgrave, 2004), which won the Grand Prix Napoléon in 2005. His latest book is Napoleon's Other War: Bandits, Rebels, and their Pursuers in the Age of Revolution (Peter Lang, 2010). He is currently writing a life of Napoleon for Faber & Faber.
Peter R. Campbell is since 2009 Professor of Early Modern History at the Institut d’Études Culturelles, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin, and Elizabeth and J. Richardson Dilworth Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2010–11). He has published five books on the nature of the Ancien Régime and the Revolution, and several articles on ideology and politics. He is completing a major study of state failure and the origins of the French Revolution for Oxford University Press.
(p. x) Christopher Clark is Professor of History at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, where he teaches early American history. His books include The Roots of Rural Capitalism: Western Massachusetts, 1780–1860; The Communitarian Moment: The Radical Challenge of the Northampton Association; and Social Change in America: from the Revolution through the Civil War.
Anthony Crubaugh received his BA from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. from Columbia University and is presently Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of History at Illinois State University. The author of Balancing the Scales of Justices: Local Justice and Rural Society in Southwest France, 1750–1800 (2001), his current project focuses on representations of the peasantry in French revolutionary newspapers.
William Doyle is Emeritus Professor of History and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. A Fellow of the British Academy, he has written mainly about the Ancien Régime and the French Revolution. His most recent books are Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2010)
Joël Félix is Professor of History at the University of Reading and the author of several works in French on the financial history of the Ancien Régime. The main purpose of his research is to renew the approach to political crisis by exploring the relevance of fiscal and financial issues in the European context of the struggle for great power status in the early modern period and the French Revolution.
Alan Forrest has been Professor of History at the University of York since 1989. He has written widely on the history of revolutionary and Napoleonic France, and the history of modern warfare. His most recent book is The Legacy of the French Revolutionary Wars: The Nation-in-Arms in French Republican Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
Jack A. Goldstone, Ph.D. (Harvard) is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Jr. Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He was awarded the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award for Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World (1991) and the Historical Society's Arnaldo Momigliano Award for his essay ‘Efflorescences in World History’ in the Journal of World History (2002). His latest work is Why Europe? The Rise of the West in World History, 1500–1800 (2008).
Julie Hardwick is Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her publications include The Practice of Patriarchy: Gender and the Politics of Household Authority in Early Modern France (p. xi) (1998) and Family Business: Litigation and the Political Economies of Daily Life in Early Modern France (2008).
Julian Hoppit joined University College London in 1987, where he is now Astor Professor of British History. He works on the economic and political history of Britain between 1660 and 1800. His published work includes Risk and Failure in English Business 1700–1800 (1987) and A Land of Liberty? England, 1689–1727 (2000). He is currently writing on Britain's Political Economies, 1660–1800, and is editor of the Historical Journal.
Peter M. Jones is Professor of History at the University of Birmingham. He has written extensively on the Ancien Régime and the French Revolution. In 2010 Pearson Education Ltd published a revised and expanded edition of his popular textbook The French Revolution, 1787–1804.
Thomas E. Kaiser is Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. The author of more than twenty-five articles on the political culture of the Old Regime and the French Revolution, he is also the co-author of Europe, 1648–1815: From the Old Regime to the Age of Revolution (2004), and co-editor of Conspiracy in the French Revolution (2007) and From Deficit to Deluge: The Origins of the French Revolution (2011). Currently he is working on a study of the interaction of French diplomacy and domestic politics, provisionally titled Marie Antoinette and the Austrian Plot, 1748–1794.
Mark Ledbury is Power Professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture and Director of the Power Institute at the University of Sydney. He has published widely on art–theatre relationships and on the artists of eighteenth-century France. Author of Sedaine, Greuze and the Boundaries of Genre (2000) and editor of David after David (2006), he is currently working on the history of history painting.
Dr Marisa Linton is Reader in History at Kingston University. She is the author of The Politics of Virtue in Enlightenment France (2001) and co-editor of Conspiracy in the French Revolution (2007). She has written a variety of articles and essays on the French Revolution and the political culture of eighteenth-century France.
Silvia Marzagalli is Professor of (early) Modern History at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis and Director of the Centre for the Modern and Contemporary Mediterranean. Specializing in the history of early modern seaborne commerce, in 1999 she published Les Boulevards de la fraude: Le Négoce maritime et le blocus continental, 1806–1813. Her most recent work (in collaboration with Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire) is Atlas de la Révolution française: Circulation des hommes et des idées, 1770–1804 (2010).
(p. xii) Sarah Maza is Jane Long Professor in the Arts and Sciences and Professor of History at Northwestern University. She is the author of several books on the social and cultural history of France from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, including The Myth of the French Bourgeoisie: An Essay in the Social Imaginary, 1750–1880 (Harvard University Press, 2003). Her most recent book, Violette Nozière: A Story of Murder in 1930s Paris, will be published in early 2011.
Christine MacLeod is Professor Emerita at the University of Bristol, and is the author of Heroes of Invention: Technology, Liberalism, and British Identity, 1750–1914 (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Thomas Munck is Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Glasgow. In addition to his Seventeenth Century Europe (2nd edn. 2005) and The Enlightenment (2000) his research has focused on Scandinavian and north German history, including literacy, censorship, and print culture. He is currently working on a comparative study of print and political culture in northern Europe, 1650–1800.
Alessandro Nuvolari is Associate Professor of Economic and Social History at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy. His research interests are mostly focused on the role of science and technology during the first industrial revolution. In particular, he has studied the origins and development of steam power technology and the impact of patent systems on the rate and direction of inventive activities.
Thomas O’Connor lectures in history at National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where he co-directs the Irish in Europe project and edits Archivium Hibernicum. He has published on early modern religion and Irish migration in Europe.
Dorinda Outram is the Gladys I. and Franklin W. Clark Professor of History at the University of Rochester, New York. She has written widely in the history of science and culture, including two surveys of the Enlightenment. She is currently preparing a book on the experience of religious conversion in the eighteenth century.
David Parrott is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at New College, Oxford. He has published on aspects of seventeenth-century French military and administrative history, and diplomatic relations at the time of the Thirty Years War. He is the author of Richelieu's Army: War, Government and Society in France, 1624–1642 (Cambridge, 2001)
Michael Rapport is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Stirling. Since Nationality and Citizenship in Revolutionary France. the Treatment of Foreigners, 1789–1799 (2000) he has published widely on the Age of Revolutions in Europe. His most recent book is 1848: Year of Revolution (2008).
(p. xiii) Hamish Scott is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of St Andrews, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has written several studies of early modern international relations, and edited volumes of essays on Enlightened absolutism and on European nobilities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He is currently completing a survey of the formation of Europe's aristocracy between the fourteenth and the eighteenth centuries.
John Shovlin teaches eighteenth-century French and European history at New York University. He is the author of The Political Economy of Virtue: Luxury, Patriotism and the Origins of the French Revolution (Cornell University Press, 2006), together with numerous articles and essays exploring French politics and culture in the Ancien Régime. He is currently preparing a study of the Franco-British international relationship in the eighteenth century.
Professor Julian Swann lectures at Birkbeck College, University of London, and is the author of Politics and the Parlement of Paris under Louis XV, 1754–1774 and Provincial Power and Absolute Monarchy: The Estates-General of Burgundy, 1661–1790.
Peter H. Wilson is G. F. Grant Professor of History at the University of Hull, having worked previously at Sunderland and Newcastle universities. He has written or edited thirteen books on European history, including Europe's Tragedy: A History of the Thirty Years’ War (2009).