Office: 452 Fletcher Argue
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
I am a historian of early modern Europe, with special interests in French and Swedish history. My current major work concerns how commerce reshaped politics in the early seventeenth century, looking particularly at ministers such as Cardinal Richelieu and Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna. I'm also interested in the processes of early modern elite interaction, and how they shaped late-Renaissance culture and more modern notions of cosmopolitanism.
“Le Travail du diplomate et la diffusion des idées politiques à l’époque moderne : la Fronde vue par le résident suédois Schering Rosenhane (1648-1649),” Histoire, Economie & Sociétés, (Avril, 2010): 5-15.
“The Dutch Miracle, Modified: Commercial governance and imperial war in the early seventeenth century,” Grotiana, 30 (2009): 107-130.
“France’s Grotian moment? Hugo Grotius and Cardinal Richelieu’s Commercial Statecraft,” French History, (December, 2007): 377-394.
“Axel Oxenstierna and books,” Sixteenth Century Journal, XXXVIII/3 (Fall, 2007), 705-729.
“Commerce, law and erudite culture: The mechanics of Théodore Godefroy’s service to Cardinal Richelieu,” Journal of the History of Ideas, 68, 3 (July, 2007): 407-427.
“For a comparative history of early modern diplomacy: commerce and French and Swedish emissarial cultures during the early seventeenth century,” Scandinavian Journal of History. 31, 2 (June, 2006): 151-172.
“Swedish variations on Dutch commercial institutions, practices, and discourse, 1605-1655,” Scandinavian Studies, 77, 3 (Autumn, 2005): 331-346. "