Emma Rothschild

Emma Rothschild

Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History
Director, Center for History and Economics
Emma Rothschild

Office Hours: By appointment.  Please email emma_rothschild@harvard.edu

Emma Rothschild is Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History at Harvard University. She is Director of the Joint Center for History and Economics, a fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and professeur invitée at the Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, Paris. She is involved in collaborative research projects, at the University of Cambridge and at Harvard, on Exchanges of Economic, Legal and Political Ideas and on Visualizing Historical Networks. She is also an Affiliated Faculty member at Harvard Law School. Publications include “Economic History and Nationalism” (Capitalism, Winter 2021), “A (New) Economic History of the American Revolution?” (New England Quarterly, March 2018), "Isolation and Economic Life in Eighteenth-Century France" (American Historical Review, October 2014), Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment (Harvard University Press, 2001), The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History (Princeton University Press, 2011), and An Infinite History: The Story of a Family in France Over Three Centuries (Princeton University Press, 2021).

https://www.infinitehistory.org

Honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh

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Selected Publications

  • An Infinite History: The Story of a Family in France Over Three Centuries (Princeton University Press, 2021).
  • The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History (Princeton University Press, 2011)
  •  "Isolation and Economic Life in Eighteenth-Century France," American Historical Review, vol. 119, no. 4 (October, 2014), pp. 1055-1082.
  •  “The Archives of Universal History” in Journal of World History, Vol. 19, No. 3 (September 2008),  pp. 375-401
  • "A Horrible Tragedy in the French Atlantic" in Past and Present, No. 192 pp. 67-108 (August 2006)
  • "Adam Smith" in The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith with Amartya Sen (2005)
  • "Global Commerce and the Question of Sovereignty in the 18th Century Provinces" in Modern Intellectual History, Vol 1, No. 1 pp 3-25 (April 2004)
  • Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment (Harvard University Press, 2001)

 

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