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Read Along With Me! (And go insane) [Dec. 11th, 2010|09:26 pm]
So the PhD program's own "trial by fire" isn't the dissertation, but the comps. After reading about three hundred books or so, I have to write an essay a day for three or four days and then go before my entire committee to answer any questions they ask. Allegedly the professors of the History department have a tradition of setting out to make any student get to the point where they have to admit, "I don't know."

Since I have a lot of academic-minded and history-loving friends and readers, I thought I'd share the list of comps readings I and my committee came up with. They're divided into four sections reflecting my interests and my dissertation research:

General Background

Barnett, S.J. Enlightenment and Religion: The Myths of Modernity (Manchester University Press, 2003).

Blanning, T.C.W. The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe, 1660 – 1789 (Oxford University Press, 2002).

Burke, Peter. Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe, 3rd ed. (London: Ashgate, 2009).

Elias, Norbert. The Civilizing Process, trans. Edmund Jephcott, rev. ed. (London: Blackwell Publishing, 2000).

Israel, Jonathan. Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man, 1670 – 1752 (Oxford University Press, 2006).

____. Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity, 1650 – 1750 (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Jacob, Margaret. The Cultural Meaning of the Scientific Revolution (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1988).

Martin, A. Lynn. Alcohol, Sex, and Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (New York: Palgrave, 2001).

Muir, Edward. Ritual in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Ruff, Julius. Violence in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Trevor-Roper, Hugh. The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century (New York: Harper & Rowe, 1956).

Weisner-Hanks, Merry. Early Modern Europe, 1450 – 1789 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).

General History of Aristocracy

Clark, Samuel. State and Status: The Rise of the State and Aristocratic Power in Western Europe (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995).

Dewald, Jonathan. The European Nobility, 1400 – 1800 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Goodwin, Albert, ed. The European Nobility in the Eighteenth Century, Studies of the Major European States in the Pre-Modern Era (New York: Harper Rowe, 1967).

Lukowski, Jerzy. The European Nobility in the Eighteenth Century (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

Scott, H.M., ed. European Nobilities in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, 2 vols. (New York: Longman, 1995).

Zmora, Hillary. Monarchy, Aristocracy, and the State in Europe, 1300 – 1800 (New York: Routledge, 2001).

General European History of Sexuality

Bailey, Derrick Sherwin. Homosexuality and the Western Christian Tradition (New York, 1955).

Betteridge, Thomas, ed. Sodomy in Early Modern Europe (Manchester University Press, 2002).

Clark, Anna. Desire: A History of European Sexuality (London: Routledge, 2008).

Crawford, Katherine. European Sexualities, 1400 – 1800 (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Cryle, Peter and O'Donnell, Lisa, eds. Libertine Enlightenment (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

Faderman, Lillian. Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women, From the Renaissance to the Present (New York: Morrow, 1981).

Fout, John C. Forbidden History: The State, Society, and the Regulation of Sexuality in Early Modern Europe (University of Chicago Press, 1992).

Gerard, Kent and Hekma, Gert, eds. The Pursuit of Sodomy: Male Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe (New York: Harrington Park Press, 1989).

Hunt, Alan. Governing Morals: A Social History of Moral Regulation (Harvard University Press, 1999).

Kamitsuka, Margaret, ed. The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010).

Kingsley, D.A. Erotica Judaica: An Erotic History of the Jews (New York: Julian Press, 1967).

Lawrence, Raymond. The Poisoning of Eros: Sexual Values in Conflict (A. Moore Press, 1989).

____. Sexual Liberation: The Scandal of Christendom (New York: Praeger, 2007).

Maccubbin, Robert P, ed. 'Tis Nature's Fault: Unauthorized Sexuality in the Enlightenment (Cambridge University Press, 1988).

Mosse, George L. Nationalism and Sexuality: Respectability and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe (New York: H. Fertig, 1985).

Mounsey, Chris and Gonda, Caroline. Queer People: Negotiations and Expressions of Homosexuality, 1700 - 1800 (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2007).

Nichols Barker, N. Brother to the Sun King: Philippe, Duke of Orleans (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1989).

Peakman, Julie. Lascivious Bodies: A Sexual History of the Eighteenth History (London, 2004).

Phoenix, Joanna. Illicit and Illegal: Sex, Regulation, and Social Control (Collumpton, 2005).

Roper, Lyndal. Oedipus and the Devil: Witchcraft, Sexuality, and Religion in Early Modern Europe (London: Routledge, 1994).

Rousseau, G.S. and Porter, Roy, eds. Sexual Underworlds of the Enlightenment (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1988).

Trumbach, Randolph. Sex and the Gender Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 1998).

Wiesner, Merry Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000).

General European History of Gender

Brown, Sylvia Monica. Women, Gender, and Radical Religion in Early Modern Europe (Boston: Brill, 2007).

Cohen, Michéle. Fashioning Masculinity: National Identity and Language in the Eighteenth Century (London: Routledge, 1996).

Fairchilds, Cissie. Women in Early Modern Europe, 1500 – 1700 (New York: Pearson, 2007).

Hunt, Margaret. Women in Eighteenth Century Europe (New York: Pearson, 2010).

Johns, Alessa. Women's Utopias in the Eighteenth Century (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003).

Kittredge, Katharine (ed.) Lewd & Notorious: Female Transgression in The Eighteenth Century (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2003).

Weisner-Hanks, Merry. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 2nd ed. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000).

History of Gender/Sexuality/Aristocracy in Western Europe Outside France and England

Carvajal, Federico Garza. Butterflies Will Burn: Prosecuting Sodomites in Early Modern Spain and Mexico (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003).

Davis, James C. The Decline of the Venetian Nobility as a Ruling Class (Baltimore: John Hopkins Press, 1962).

Dopico Black, Georgina. Perfect Wives, Other Women: Adultery and Inquisition in Early Modern Spain (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001).

Hull, Isabel. Sexuality, State, and Civil Society in Germany, 1700-1815 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996).

Rosenberg, Hans. Bureaucracy, Aristocracy, and Autocracy: The Prussian Experience, 1660 – 1815, 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968).

Shemek, Deanna. Ladies Errant: Wayward Women and Social Order in Early Modern Italy (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1998).

Weisner-Hanks, Merry. Gender, Church, and State in Early Modern Germany: Essays (London: Longman, 1998).

Aristocracy in France

Bohanan, Donna. Crown and Nobility in Early Modern France (New York: Palgrave, 2001).

Dewald, Jonathan. Aristocratic Experience and the Origins of Modern Culture: France, 1570 – 1715 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993).

Doyle, William Aristocracy and Its Enemies in an Age of Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Ford, Franklin L. Robe and Sword: The Regrouping of the French Aristocracy After Louis XIV, 2nd ed. (New York: Harper and Rowe, 1965).

Forster, Robert. The Nobility of Toulouse in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Economic Study (Baltimore: John Hopkins Uiniversity Press, 1960).

James, Alan. The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598 – 1661 (Harlow, UK: Pearson Longman, 2007).

Levron, Jacques. Daily Life at Versailles in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, trans. Claire Elaine Engel (London, 1968).

Merrick, Jeffrey. The Desacralization of the French Monarchy in Eighteenth Century France (Baton Rogue: Louisiana State University Press, 1990).

Motley, Mark. Becoming a French Aristocrat: The Education of the Court Nobility, 1580 – 1715 (Princeton University Press, 1990).

Parker, David. The Making of French Absolutism (London: Edward Arnold, 1983).

Schalk, Ellen From Valor to Pedigree: Ideas of Nobility in France in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Princeton University Press, 1996).

Smith, Jay M. Nobility Reimagined: The Patriotic Nation in Eighteenth Century France (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005).

Somerset, Anne The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide, and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV (London, 2003).

Gender, Sexuality, and Scandal in France

Beckstrand, Lisa. Deviant Women of the French Revolution and the Rise of Feminism (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009).

Copley, Anthony. Sexual Moralities in France, 1780 – 1980: New Ideas on the Family, Divorce, and Homosexuality (London: Routledge, 1989).

Cusset, Catherine. No Tomorrow: The Ethics of Pleasure in the French Enlightenment (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1999).

Darnton, Robert. The Devil in the Holy Water or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon (Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press, 2010).

____. The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France (New York: W.W. Norton, 1995).

Desan, Suzanne. The Family on Trial in Revolutionary France (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004)

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. Grub Street Abroad: Aspects of the French Cosmopolitan Press from the Age of Louis XIV to the French Revolution (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992).

Gibson, Wendy. Women in Seventeenth Century France (New York, 1989).

Hesse, Carla. The Other Enlightenment: How French Women Became Modern (Princeton University Press, 2001).

Maza, Sarah. Private Lives and Public Affairs: The Causes Celebres of Prerevolutionary France (Berkeley, 1995).

Riley, Philip F. A Lust For Virtue: Louis XIV's Attack on Sin in Seventeenth Century France (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001).

Spencer, Samia I, ed. French Women and the Age of Enlightenment (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984).

Steinbrügge, Lieselotte The Moral Sex: Woman's Nature in the French Enlightenment, trans. Pamela E. Selwyn (Oxford University Press, 1995).

Aristocracy in England

Beard, Geoffrey. The Compleat Gentleman: Five Centuries of Aristocratic Life (New York: Rizzoli, 1993).

Beckett, J.V. The Aristocracy in England, 1660 – 1914 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1986).

Rosenheim, James M. The Emergence of a Ruling Order: English Landed Society, 1650 – 1750 (London: Longman, 1998).

____. Townshends of Raynham: Nobility in Transition in Restoration and Early Hanoveran England (Middletown, CN: Wesleyan University Press, 1989).

Stone, Lawrence and Fawtier, Jeanne. An Open Elite?: England, 1540 – 1880 (Oxford University Press, 1984).

Gender and Sexuality in England

Amussen, Susan Dwyer An Ordered Society: Gender and Class in Early Modern England (New York, 1993).

Ashe, Geoffrey. The Hell-Fire Clubs: Sex, Rakes, and Libertines in Eighteenth Century Europe (Stroud, 2005).

Barker-Benfield, G.J. The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth Century Britain (Chicago, 1992).

Boucé, Paul-Gabriel Sexuality in Eighteenth Century Britain (Totowa, NJ, 1982).

Carter, Philip. Men and the Emergence of Polite Society, Britain 1660 – 1800 (New York: Longman, 2001).

Clark, Anna. Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004).

Cohen, Michéle and Hitchcock, Tim, eds. English Masculinities, 1660 – 1800 (London: Longman, 1998).

Donoghue, Emma. Passions Between Women: British Lesbian Culture, 1668-1801 (London:, 1993).

Forstythe, Elizabeth. Manhood in Early Modern England: Honour, Sex, and Marriage (London: Longman, 1999).

Gatrell, V.A.C. City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in Eighteenth Century London (New York, 2007).

Goldsmith, Netta Murray The Worst of Crimes: Homosexuality and the Law in Eighteenth Century London (Aldershot Hants, 1998).

Harvey, A.D. Sex in Georgian England: Attitudes and Prejudices from the 1720s to the 1820s (London, 1994).

Hitchcock, Tim, ed. English Sexualities, 1700-1800 (Basingstoke, 1997).

O'Brien, Karen Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth Century France (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Stone, Lawrence The Family, Sex, and Marriage in England, 1500-1800 (London, 1977).

____. Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England, 1660 – 1753 (Oxford University Press, 1992).

Turner, David Fashioning Adultery: Gender, Sex, and Civility in England, 1660-1740 (Cambridge, 2002).

Aftalion, Florin The French Revolution: An Economic Interpretation, trans. Martin Thom (Cambridge University Press, 1990).

Andress, David. The French Revolution and the People (London: Hambledon and London, 2004).

Aston, Nigel. The End of an Elite: The French Bishops and the Coming of Revolution (Oxford University Press, 1992).

____. Religion and Revolution in France, 1780 – 1804 (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America, 2002).

Baker, Keith Michael, ed. Inventing the French Revolution: Essays on French Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990).

Bates, David W. Enlightenment Aberrations: Error and Revolution in France (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002).

Beasley, Faith. Salons, History, and the Creation of Seventeenth Century France (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006).

Beckstrand, Lisa. Deviant Women of the French Revolution and the Rise of Feminism (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009).

Bercé, Yves Marie. The History of Peasant Revolts: The Social Origins of Rebellion in Early Modern France (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990).

Bouton, Cynthia A. The Flour War: Gender, Class, and Community in Late Ancien Regime France (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania University Press, 1993).

Chadwick, Owen. The Secularization of the European Mind (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Coleman, Francis X.J. The Aesthetic Thought of the French Enlightenment (University of Pitsburgh Press, 1971).

Darnton, Robert. The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History (New York: Basic Books, 1984).

____. The Literary Underground of the Old Regime (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992).

Desan, Suzanne. The Family on Trial During the French Revolution (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006).

Garioch, Peter The Formation of the Parisian Bourgeoisie, 1690 – 1830 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993).

Lynn, Martin A. The Jesuit Mind: The Mentality of an Elite in Early Modern France (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988).

Chartier, Roger. The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution (Durham: Duke University Press, 1991).

Collins, James B. The State in Early Modern France (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Doyle, William. Jansenism: Catholic Resistance to Authority from the Reformation to the Revolution (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000).

____., ed. Old Regime France, 1648 – 1788 (Oxford University Press, 2001).

____. Origins of the French Revolution (Oxford University Press, 1998).

Garber, Peter M. Famous First Bubbles: The Fundamentals of Early Manias (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000) (for the description of John Law's financial reforms and the crash that followed).

Gay, Peter. The Enlightenment: An Interpretation, 2nd ed. (New York: Norton, 1995).

Goldsmith, Elizabeth. Exclusive Conversations: The Art of Interaction in Seventeenth Century France (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988).

_____. The Party of Humanity: Essays on the French Revolution (New York: Knopf, 1964).

_____. Voltaire's Politics: The Poet as Realist (Princeton University Press, 1959).

Guérard, Albert Léon. France in the Classical Age: The Life and Death of an Ideal (New York: Harper & Rowe, 1965).

Harth, Erica. Cartesian Women (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992).

_____. Ideology and Culture in Seventeenth-Century France (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983).

Horn, Jeff. The Path Not Taken: French Industrialization in the Age of Revolution (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006).

Hunt, Lynn. The Family Romance of the French Revolution (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992).

James, Alan. The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598 – 1661 (Harlow, UK: Pearson Longman, 2007).

Jones, P.M. The Peasantry in the French Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 1988).

_____. Reform and Revolution in France: The Politics of Transition, 1774 – 1791 (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Kale, Steve. French Salons: High Society and Political Sociability from the Old Regime to the Revolution of 1848 (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2004).

Kettering, Sharon. French Society, 1589 – 1715 (New York: Longman, 2001).

Kors, Alan Charles. Atheism in France, 1650 – 1729 (Princeton University Press, 1990).

Lewis, Gwynne. The French Revolution: Rethinking the Debate (London: Routledge, 1993).

Martin, A. Lynn. The Jesuit Mind: The Mentality of an Elite in Early Modern France (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988).

Martin, Xavier. Human Nature and the French Revolution: From the Enlightenment to the Napoleonic Code (New York: Berghahn Books, 2001).

Maza, Sara. The Myth of the French Bourgeoisie: An Essay on the Social Imaginary (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003).

Maza, Sara and Norberg, Katherine, eds. From the Royal to the Republican Body: Incorporating the Political in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century France (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998).

McManners, John. Church and Society in Eighteenth Century France (Oxford University Press, 1998).

Merrick, Jeffrey. The Desacralization of the French Monarchy in Eighteenth Century France (Baton Rogue: Louisiana State University Press, 1990).

Moriarty, Michael. Early Modern French Thought: The Age of Suspicion (Oxford University Press, 2003).

_____. Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought (Oxford University Press, 2006).

_____. Taste and Ideology in Seventeenth Century France (Cambridge University Press, 1988).

O'Neal, John. Changing Minds: The Shifting Perception of Culture in Eighteenth Century France (Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 2002).

Parker, David. The Making of French Absolutism (London: Edward Arnold, 1983).

Ranum, Orest. Artisans of Glory: Writers and Glory in Seventeenth Century France (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1980).

Rapley, Elizabeth. The Dévotes: Women and Church in Seventeenth Century France (Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1990).

Root, Hilton The Fountain of Privilege: Political Foundations of Markets in Old Regime France (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994).

Schmaltz, Ted A. Radical Cartesianism: The French Reception of Descartes (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Shennan, J.H. The Bourbons: History of a Dynasty (New York: Hambledon Continuum, 2007).

Sonenscher, Michael. Before the Deluge: Public Debt, Inequality, and the Intellectual Origins of the French Revolution (Princeton University Press, 2007).

Stone, Bailey. Reinterpreting the French Revolution: A Global-Historical Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

Szabo, Frank. The Seven Years War, 1756 – 1763 (New York: Pearson/Longman, 2008).

Treasure, G.R.R. Cardinal Richelieu and the Development of Absolutism (London: A&C Black, 1974).

_____. Mazarin: The Crisis of Absolutism in France (London: Routledge, 1995).

Van Kley, Dale K. The Religious Origins of the French Revolution: From Calvin to the Civil Constitution, 1560 – 1791 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991).

White, R.J. The Anti-Philosophes: A Study of the Philosophes in Eighteenth-Century France (London: Macmillan, 1970).

Wolfe, Michael, ed. Changing Identities in Early Modern France (Durham: Duke University Press, 1997).

Wyngaard, Amy S. From Savage to Citizen: The Invention of the Peasant in the French Revolution (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2004).

Amussen, Susan and Kishlansky, Mark A., eds. Political Culture and Cultural Politics in Early Modern England (Manchester University Press, 1995).

Aughton, Peter. Newton's Apple: Isaac Newton and the English Scientific Renaissance (New York: Weidenfield & Nicholson, 2003).

Barry, Jonathan and Brooks, Christopher, eds. The Middling Sort of People: Culture, Society, and Politics in England, 1550 – 1800 (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994).

Bell, David A. The First Total War: Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Europe as We Know It (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007).

Bellany, Alastair James. The Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England: News Culture and the Overbury Affair, 1603 – 1666 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Berg, Maxine. The Age of Manufactures, 1700 – 1820: Industry, Innovation, and Work in Britain (London: Routledge, 1994).

____. Luxury and Pleasure in Eighteenth Century Britain (Oxford University Press, 2003).

Black, Jeremy, ed. Culture and Society in Britain, 1660 – 1800 (Manchester University Press, 1997).

____. France and the Grand Tour (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

____. The Hanoverians: The History of a Dynasty (London: Hambledon and London, 2004).

____. A Subject for Taste: Cultural History in Eighteenth Century England (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

Braddick, Michael J. State Formation in England, c. 1550 – 1700 (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Brewer, John. The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century (New York: Ferrar Strous Giroux, 1997).

Brown, Kenneth. The English Labour Movement, 1700 – 1951 (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982).

Burrows, Simon. Blackmail, Scandal, and Revolution: London's French Libellistes, 1758-92 (Manchester University Press, 2002).

Clark, J.C.D. English Society, 1660 – 1832: Religion, Ideology, and Politics during the Ancien Regime (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

____. Revolution and Rebellion: State and Society in England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Colley, Linda. Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707 – 1837 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992).

Crossley, Ceri and Small, Ian, eds. The French Revolution and British Culture (Oxford University Press, 1989).

Davidoff, Leonore and Hall, Catherine. Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780 – 1850 (Chicago University Press, 1987).

Deane, Seamus. The French Revolution and the Enlightenment in England, 1789 – 1832 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1988).

Duran, Angelica. The Age of Milton and the Scientific Revolution (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2007).

Eagles, Robin. Francophilia in English Society, 1750 – 1815 (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000).

Evans, Chris. Debating the Revolution: Britain in the 1790s (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).

Frail, Robert J. A Singular Duality: Literary Relations Between France and England in the Eighteenth Century (New York: AMS Press, 2007).

Greaves, Richard L. Deliver Us From Evil: The Radical Underground in Britain, 1660 – 1663 (Oxford University Press, 1986).

____. Enemies Under His Feet: Radicals and Nonconformists in Britain, 1664 – 1677 (Standford University Press, 1990).

Harris, Tim, ed. Popular Culture in England, c. 1500 – 1850 (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995).

____. Restoration: Charles II and His Kingdoms (London: Penguin, 2006).

Harrison, Peter 'Religion' and Religions in the English Enlightenment (Cambridge University Press, 1990).

Hill, Brian. The Early Parties and Politics in Britain, 1688 – 1832 (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996).

Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of Revolution, 1789 – 1848 (New York: New American Library, 1962).

____. Industry and Empire: The Making of English Society, from 1750 to the Present Day (New York: Pantheon Books, 1968).

Hunt, Margaret. The Middling Sort: Commerce, Gender, and the Family in England, 1680 – 1780 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996).

Jacob, Margaret. The Newtonians and the English Revolution, 1689 – 1720 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1976).

____, ed. The Origin of Anglo-American Radicalism (London: Allen & Unwin, 1984).

Jupp, Peter. The Governing of Britain, 1688 – 1848: The Executive, Parliament, and the People (London: Routledge, 2006).

Lewis, Brian. The Middlemost and the Milltowns: Bourgeois Culture and Politics in Early Industrial England (Stanford University Press, 2001).

Malcolmson, Robert W. Life and Labour in England, 1700 – 1780 (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980).

McKendrick, Neil; Brewer, John; and Plumb, J.H. The Birth of a Consumer Society: The Commercialization of Eighteenth Century England (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1982).

McLynn, Frank. 1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2004).

Mee, Jon. Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s (Oxford University Press, 1992).

Morgan, Kenneth. The Birth of Industrial Britain: Economic Change, 1750 – 1850 (London: Longman, 1999).

Morse, David. The Age of Virtue: British Culture from the Restoration to Romanticism (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000).

Myers, Sylvia Harcstock. The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford University Press, 1990).

Nester, William R. The Great Frontier War: Britain, France, and the Struggle for North America, 1607 – 1755 (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2000).

Ogée, Frédéric, ed. Better in France?: The Circulation of Ideas Across the Channel in the Eighteenth Century (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2004).

Osler, Margaret J., ed. Rethinking the Scientific Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Pincus, Steve. 1688: The First Modern Revolution (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009).

Porter, Roy The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment (New York: Norton, 2000).

_____. English Society in the Eighteenth Century (New York: Penguin Books, 1982).

_____ and Roberts, Marie Maulvey. Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century (Washington Press, NY: New York University Press, 1996).

Peck, Linda Levy. Consuming Splendor: Society and Culture in Seventeenth Century England (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Rainsford, Dominic. Literature, Identity, and the English Channel: Narrow Seas Expanded (Houndmills, Hampshire: Palgrave, 2002).

Rogers, Nicholas. Crowds, Culture, and Politics in Georgian England (Oxford University Press, 1998).

Sharpe, J.A. Early Modern England: A Social History (London: Edmund Arnold, 1987).

Slacke, Paul. From Reformation to Improvement: Public Welfare in Early Modern England (Oxford University Press, 1999).

Sommerville, C. John. Popular Religion in Restoration England (Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1977).

____. The Secularization of Early Modern England: From Religious Culture to Religious Faith (Oxford University Press, 1992).

Speck, W.A. The Birth of Britain, A New Nation: 1700 – 1710 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1994).

____. The Reluctant Revolutionaries: Englishmen and the Revolution of 1688 (Oxford University Press, 1988).

_____. Stability and Strife: England, 1714 – 1760 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1977).

Stafford, William. Socialism, Radicalism, and Nostalgia: Social Criticism in Britain, 1775 – 1830 (Cambridge University Press, 1987).

Stone, Lawrence. Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England, 1660 – 1857 (Oxford University Press, 1993).

_____. The Family, Sex, and Marriage in England, 1500 – 1800 (New York: Harper & Rowe, 1979).

_____, ed. An Imperial State at War: Britain from 1689 to 1815 (London: Routledge, 1994).

____. Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England, 1660 – 1753 (Oxford University Press, 1992).

Temple, Kathryn. Scandal Nation: Law and Authorship in Britain, 1750 – 1832 (Cornell University Press, 2003).

Thompson, E.P. Customs in Common (New York: The New Press, 1991).

_____. The Making of the English Working Class (New York: Vintage Books, 1963).

_____. The Romantics: England in a Revolutionary Age (New York: The New Press, 1997).

Thomson, Anne; Burrows, Simon; and Dziembowski, Edmond, eds. Cultural Transfers: France and Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2010).

Wahrman, Dror. Imagining the Middle Class: The Political Representation of Class, c. 1780 – 1840 (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

_____. The Making of the Modern Self: Identity and Culture in Eighteenth Century England (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004).

Watson, J.R. Romanticism and War: A Study of British Romantic Period Writers and the Napoleonic Wars (Houndmills, Hampshire: Macmillan, 2003).

Webster, Charles, ed. The Intellectual Revolution of the Seventeenth Century (London: Routledge, 1974).

Wilson, Kathleen. The Sense of the People: Politics, Culture, and Imperialism in England, 1715 – 1785 (Cambridge University Press, 1985).

Wigelsworth, Jeffrey. Deism in Enlightenment England: Theology, Politics, and Newtonian Public Science (Manchester University Press, 2009).

Theories of Gender in History

Davidoff, Leonore et al., eds. Gender and History: Retrospect and Prospect (Oxford: Blackwell, 1999).

Gilmore, D. Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990).

Lerner, Gerda. The Creation of Patriarchy (Oxford University Press, 1986).

McCall, Laura and Yacavone, David, eds. A Shared Experience: Men, Women, and the History of Gender (New York University Press, 1988).

Meade, Teresa A. and Weisner-Hanks, Merry, eds. A Companion to Gender History (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004).

Scott, Joan. Gender and the Politics of History, 2nd ed. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999).

Smith, Bonnie. The Gender of History: Men, Women, and Historical Practice (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998).

Weisner-Hanks, Merry. Gender in History: Global Perspectives (Walden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).

Subverting Gender

Ackroyd, Peter. Dressing Up, Transvestitism, and Drag: The History of an Obsession (London: Thames and Hudson, 1979).

Bullough, Vern and Bullough, Bonnie. Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender (Philadelphia: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1993).

Lang, Sabine, ed. John L. Vantine. Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender in Native American Cultures (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998).

Suthrell, Charoltte. Unzipping Gender: Sex, Cross-Dressing, and Culture (Oxford: Berg, 2004).

General Transatlantic Cultural Encounters

Bataille, Gretchen M. Native American Representations: First Encounters, Distorted Images, and Literary Appropriations (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2001).

Elliott, J.H. The Old World and the New, 1492-1650 (Cambridge University Press, 1970).

Haig-Brown, Celia and Nock, David A. With Good Intentions: Euro-American and Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006).

Pagden, Anthony. European Encounters with the New World: From Renaissance to Romanticism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993).

____. The Fall of Natural Man: The American Indian and the Origins of Comparative Ethnology, 2nd ed. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Pratt, Mary Louise. Imperial Eyes: Studies in Travel Writing and Transculturation (London: Routledge, 1992).

Schlesinger, Robert. In the Wake of Columbus: The Impact of the New World on Europe, 1492 – 1650 (Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 1996).

Transatlantic and Colonial History of Sexuality and Gender, British and French

Anderson, Karen. Chain Her By One Foot: The Subjugation of Native Women in Seventeenth-Century New France (New York: Routledge, 1993).

Brown, Kathleen. Good Wives, Nasty Wrenches, and Anxious Patriarchs (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996).

Clinton, Catherine and Gillespie, Michelle, eds. The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997).

Foster, Thomas A., ed. Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America (New York: New York University Press, 2007).

Friend, Craig Thompson and Glover, Lorri Southern Manhood: Perspectives on Masculinity in the Old South (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2004).

Godbeer, Richard. Sexual Revolution in Early America (Baltimore: John Hopkins Press, 2002).

Greer, Allan. The People of New France (University of Toronto Press, 1997).

Katz, Jonathan. Love Stories: Sex Between Men Before Homosexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2001).

Leites, Edmund. The Puritan Conscience and Modern Sexuality (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996).

Lombard, Anne. Making Manhood: Growing Up Male in Colonial New England (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003).

Namias, June. White Captives: Gender and Ethnicity on the American Frontier (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1993).

Norton, Mary Beth. In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 (New York: Vintage, 2003).

Reis, Elizabeth. Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1997).

Smith, Merril D., ed. Sex and Sexuality in Early America (New York University Press, 1998).

Snyder, Terri L. Babbling Women: Disorderly Speech and the Law in Early Virginia (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003).

Thompson, Roger. Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649 – 1699 (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986).

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650 – 1750 (New York: Vintage, 1991).

____. Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007).

Transatlantic and Colonial History of Sexuality and Gender, Outside Britain and France

Horswell, Michael J. Decolonizing the Sodomite: Queer Tropes of Sexuality in Colonial Andean Culture (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005).

Todorov, Tzvetan. The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other (New York: Harper and Row, 1984).

Trexler, Richard S. Sex and Conquest: Gendered Violence, Political Order, and the European Conquest of the Americas (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995).

Foundational Writings

Beauvoir, Simone de. Must We Burn Sade? (Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 1999).

Butler, Judith. Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative (New York: Routledge, 1997).

_____. Gender Trouble (New York: Routledge, 1990).

_____. Undoing Gender (New York: Routledge, 2004).

Carter, Angela. The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography (New York: Harper Colphon Books, 1980).

Freud, Sigmund. Civilization and Its Discontents, trans. James Strachey (New York: Norton, 1989).

____. The Interpretation of Dreams, trans. Joyce Crick (Oxford University Press, 1999).

____. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, trans. James Strachey (New York: Avon Books, 1971).

Havelock, Ellis. Analysis of the Sexual Impulse, Love and Pain, the Sexual Impulse in Women (Philadelpha: F.A. Davis, 1913).

Ellis, Havelock and Symonds, John Addington. Sexual Inversion (New York: Arno Press, 1975).

Foucault, Michel. Abnormal: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975, trans. Graham Bruchell (New York: Picador, 2003).

____. The History of Sexuality, trans. Robert Hurley (New York: Vintage Books, 1988-1990).

Freud, Sigmund and Breuer, Josef. Studies on Hysteria, trans. James Strachey (New York: Basic Books, 1957).

Heinrich-Ulrichs, Karl. The Riddle of Man-Manly Love, trans. Michael A. Lombardi-Nash (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1994).

Hirschfield, Magnus. Homosexuality of Men and Women, trans. Michael A. Lombardi-Nash (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2000).

Kinsey, Alfred, et al. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (Philadelphia: Saunders, 1953).

_____. Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (Philadelphia: Saunders, 1957).

Krafft-Ebing, Richard von. Psychopathia Sexualis, trans. Franklin S. Klaf (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1998).

Lacan, Jacques. On Feminine Sexuality: The Limits of Love and Knowledge, trans. Bruce Fink (New York: Norton, 1998).

Mead, Margaret. Male and Female: A Study of the Sexes in a Changing World (New York: W. Morrow, 1949).

Rubin, Gayle. “Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality” in Pleasure and Danger, ed. Carole Vance (Routledge & Kegan, Paul, 1984).

Theories on Sexual Deviance

Adler, Patricia and Adler, Peter. Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction, 6th ed. (New York: Wadsworth Publishing, 2008).

Goode, Eric and Ben-Yehuda, Nachman. Moral Panics: The Social Construction of Deviance, 2nd ed. (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).

Highwater, Jamake. The Mythology of Transgression: Homosexuality as Metaphor (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997).

Jenks, Chris. Transgression (New York: Routledge, 2003).

Pelligrini, Ann and Jakobsen, Janet R. Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (New York: Beacon Press, 2004).

Roudenisco, Elisabeth Our Dark Side: A History of Perversion, trans. David Macey (Cambridge: Polity, 2009).

Wolfrys, Julian. Transgression: Identity, Space, Time (New York: Macmillan, 2008).

Queer Theory/Theories of the Body

Ahmed, Sara. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006).

Althaus-Reid, Marcella. Indecent Theology: Theological Perversions in Sex, Gender, and Politics (London: Routledge, 2004).

Boone, Joseph Allen. Libidinal Currents: Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism (University of Chicago Press, 1998).

Cvetkovich, Ann. An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Durham: Duke University Press, 2003).

Conboy, Katie, Medina, Nadia, and Stanbury, Sarah. Writing on the Body: Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997).

Dean, Tim. Beyond Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2000).

Dreger, Alice Domurant. Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex (Harvard University Press, 2000).

Fausto-Sterling, Anna. Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality (New York: Basic Books, 2000).

Floyd, Kevin. The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009).

Garber, Linda. Identity Poetics: Race, Class, and the Lesbian-Feminist Roots of Queer Theory (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001).

Gherovici, Patricia. Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (New York: Routledge, 2010).

Grosz, Elizabeth. Space, Time, and Perversion: Essays on the Politics of Bodies (New York: Routledge, 1995).

Halberstam, Judith. Female Masculinity (Durham: Duke University Press, 1998).

Hart, Lynda. Between the Body and the Flesh: Performing Sadomasochism (New York: Columbia University Press, 1998).

Huffer, Lynne. Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010).

Isherwood, Lisa. The Power of Erotic Celibacy: Queering Heteropatriarchy (New York: T&T Clark, 2006).

Jordan, Mark. The Ethics of Sex (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2002).

Loughlin, Gerard, ed. Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007).

Johnston, Lynda and Longhurst, Robyn. Space, Place, and Sex: Geographies of Sexuality (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010).

Murray, Stephen O. Homosexualities (University of Chicago Press, 2002).

____. Social Theory, Homosexual Realities (New York: Gay Academic Union, 1984).

Munt, Sally. Heroic Desire: Lesbian Identity and Cultural Space (New York University Press, 1998).

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Epistemology of the Closet (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990).

Turner, William B. A Genealogy of Queer Theory (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000).

Winnubst, Shannon. Queering Freedom (Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2006).

Queer Readings of Early Modern Historical Subjects

Bray, Alan. The Friend (University of Chicago Press, 2006).

Freccero, Carla. Queer/Early/Modern (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005).

Glick, Elisa. Materializing Queer Desire: Oscar Wilde to Andy Warhol (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009).

Goldberg, Jonathan. Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities (Stanford University Press, 1992).

McClintock, Anne. Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Context (New York: Routledge, 1995).

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire (New York: Columbia University Press, 1985).

Young, Michael B. James VI/I and the History of Homosexuality (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999).

Queer History in Theory and Practice/Theory and Early Modern History

Boswell, John. Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century (University of Chicago Press, 1991).

____. Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe (New York: Vintage Books, 1995).

Cadden, Joan. The Meanings of Sex Difference in the Middle Ages: Medicine, Science, and Culture (Cambridge University Press, 1993).

Duberman, Martin, Vicinus, Martha, and Chauncey, George, eds. Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past (New York: Penguin, 1989).

Greenberg, David. The Construction of Homosexuality (University of Chicago Press, 1988).

Halperin, David M. How to Do the History of Homosexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2002).

____. One Hundred Years of Homosexuality and Other Essays on Greek Love (New York: Routledge, 1990).

____. Saint Foucault: Towards a Gay Hagiography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).

Halperin, David M., Winkler, John J., and Zeitlin, Froma I., eds. Before Sexuality: The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World (Princeton University Press, 1990).

Jordan, Mark. The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Tradition (University of Chicago Press, 1997).

Kuefler, Mathew, ed. The Boswell Thesis: Essays on Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality (University of Chicago Press, 1996).

Laquer, Thomas. Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud (Harvard University Press, 1990).

Love, Heather. Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009).

Norton, Rictor. The Myth of the Modern Homosexual: Queer History and the Search for a Cultural Identity (London: Cassell, 1997).

O'Donnell, Katherine and O'Rourke, Michael, eds. Queer Masculinities, 1550 – 1800: Siting Same-Sex Desire in the Early Modern World (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).

Puff, Helmut. Sodomy in Reformation Germany and Switzerland, 1400 – 1600 (University of Chicago Press, 2003).

Weeks, Jeffrey, ed. Against Nature: Essays on History, Sexuality, and Identity (London: Rivers Oram Press, 1991).

____. Sexuality and Its Discontents: Meanings, Myths, and Modern Sexualities (London: Routledge, 1985).

King, Thomas A. The Gendering of Men, 1600 – 1750, vol. 1: The English Phallus (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004).

____. The Gendering of Men, 1600 – 1750, vol. 2: Queer Articulations (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008).


[User Picture]From: sub_musashi
2010-12-12 04:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, the comps are way harder than the dissertation. Looks like a great list. When is the exam?
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[User Picture]From: anne_jumps
2010-12-12 06:27 am (UTC)
Consider me impressed....
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[User Picture]From: delicata77
2010-12-12 04:17 pm (UTC)
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2010-12-12 04:32 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mossymonkey
2010-12-19 10:17 pm (UTC)
You'll do fine. If I survived comps, and I'm a relative idiot, you'll have no problems.
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