In this latest episode of In Theory, Disha Karnad Jani interviews Charly Coleman, Associate Professor of History at Columbia University and award-winning author of the 2016 Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies, about his book, The Spirit of French Capitalism: Economic Theology in the Age of Enlightenment (Stanford University Press, 2021).

Disha Karnad Jani is a postdoctoral researcher in the Research Training Group on World Politics at Bielefeld University, Germany. She received her Ph.D from the Department of History at Princeton University in April 2022. Her dissertation is an intellectual history of the League Against Imperialism (1927-1937), and her research interests include global intellectual histories of mass movements, political economy, and state-making. 

Edited by: Kristin Engelhardt

Featured Image: Reading of Voltaire’s tragedy of the Orphan of China in the salon of Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin in 1755, by Lemonnier, c. 1812, Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.