The new issue of the Journal of the History of Ideas (July 2020, 81.3) is now live on Project MUSE.

Over the coming weeks, we will publish short interviews with some of the authors featured in this issue about the historical and historiographical context of their respective essays. Look out for these conversations under the new rubric Broadly Speaking.


Timothy Twining, The Early Modern Debate over the Age of the Hebrew Vowel Points: Biblical Criticism and Hebrew Scholarship in the Confessional Republic of Letters, 337-358.

Nathaniel K. Gilmore, Montesquieu’s Considerations on the State of Europe, 359-379.

Peter de Bolla, Ewan Jones, Paul Nulty, Gabriel Recchia, John Regan, The Idea of Liberty, 1600–1800: A Distributional Concept Analysis, 381-406.

Joris van Gorkom, Immanuel Kant on Race Mixing: The Gypsies, the Black Portuguese, and the Jews on St. Thomas, 407-427.

José M. Menudo, Nicolas Rieucau, The Rural Economics of René de Girardin: Landscapes at the Service of L’Idéologie Nobiliaire, 429-449.

Pedro Martins, History, Nation, and Modernity: The Idea of “Decadência” in Portuguese Medievalist Discourses (1842–1940), 451-471.

Carlotta Santini, Searching for Orientation in the History of Culture: Aby Warburg and Leo Frobenius on the Morphological Study of the Ifa-Board, 473-497.


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