Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Over thirty historians in the standing faculty with a broad range of research specialties advance our understanding of the past. Penn's graduate program trains the next generation of scholars and teachers. The Department's strong commitment to undergraduate education can be seen in the prominence of the history major, one of the largest on campus, in the numerous teaching awards earned by both standing faculty and graduate students, and history's strong presence in general education. History faculty direct and participate in many interdisciplinary centers on the Penn campus, and edit a number of scholarly journals.

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Submissions from 2016

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The 12 Covenants of Pinchas Hurwitz: How an 18th-Century Eastern European Kabbalist Jew Produced One of the First Hebrew Bestsellers, David B. Ruderman

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The Blessing of Gerson D. Cohen, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 2015

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Are Jews the Only True Monotheists? Some Critical Reflections in Jewish Thought from the Renaissance to the Present, David B. Ruderman

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Early Modern Jewish History, David B. Ruderman

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The Transformations of Judaism, David B. Ruderman

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Towards a Preliminary Portrait of an Evangelical Missionary to the Jews: The Many Faces of Alexander McCaul (1799-1863), David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 2014

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Governance (Spain), Antonio Feros

Submissions from 2013

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Reflexiones Generales Sobre Autoridad y Poder en el Siglo de Oro, Ignacio Arellano and Antonio Feros

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Historia y Poesía: Monarcas y Favoritos en las Obras de Marlowe y Mira de Amescua, Antonio Feros

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Las Varias Vidas del Duque de Lerma, Antonio Feros

Submissions from 2012

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The Hague Dialogues, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 2011

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Behind the Best Sellers: A Scholar Revisits an 18th-Century Popular Tone—Reprinted for Centuries—That Mixes Science, Kabbalah and Ethics, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 2010

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Three Reviewers and the Academic Style of the Jewish Quarterly Review at Midcentury, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 2008

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The King’s Favorite, Antonio Feros

Submissions from 2007

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Review of Renato Barahona, Sex Crimes, Honour, and the Law in Early Modern Spain: Vizcaya, 1528–1735, Antonio Feros

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Le Ghetto et les Débuts de l'Europe Nouvelle: Vers une Nouvelle Interpretation, David B. Ruderman

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The Impact of Early Modern Jewish Thought on the Eighteenth Century: A Challenge to the Notion of the Sephardi Mystique, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 2006

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Review of Stanley J. Stein and Barbara H. Stein, Apogee of Empire: Spain and New Spain in the Age of Charles III,1759–1789, Antonio Feros

Submissions from 2005

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Prólogo to Duque de Osuna: La Hegemonia Española en Europa a Comienzos del Siglo XVII, Antonio Feros

Submissions from 2004

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El Duque de Lerma: Valimiento y Construcción de un Nuevo Paradigma Político, Antonio Feros

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Por Dios, Por La Patria y El Rey: El Mundo Político en Tiempos de Cervantes, Antonio Feros

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Greenville Diary: A Norther Rabbi Confronts the Deep South, 1966-1970, David B. Ruderman

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Review of Adam Sutcliffe, Judaism and Enlightenment, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 2003

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Review of Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, How to Write the History of the New World, Antonio Feros

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Twin Souls: Monarchs and Favourites in Early Seventeenth-Century Spain, Antonio Feros

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De Culturele Betekenis van het Getto in de Joodse Geschiedenis, David B. Ruderman

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Reflecting on American Jewish History, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 2002

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Introducción a Antonio Feros, El Duque De Lerma: Realeza y Privanza en la España de Felipe III, Antonio Feros

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"Sacred and Terrifying Gazes": Languages and Images of Power in Early Modern Spain, Antonio Feros

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Review of John M. Efron, Medicine and the German Jews: A History, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 2001

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Review of Ruth Ruth Mackay and Sir John Elliott, The Limits of Royal Authority: Resistance and Obedience in Seventeenth‐Century Castile, Antonio Feros

Submissions from 2000

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Introduction to Kingship and Favoritism in the Spain of Philip III, 1598-1621, Antonio Feros

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Jewish Medicine and Science, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1999

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Images of Evil, Images of Kings: The Contrasting Faces of the Royal Favourite and the Prime Minister in Early Modern European Political Literature, c. 1580-c. 1650, Antonio Feros

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Was There an English Parallel to the German Haskalah?, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1998

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Cecil Roth, Historian of Italian Jewry: A Reassessment, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1997

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El Viejo Monarca y Los Nuevos Favoritos: Los Discursos Sobre La Privanza en El Reinado de Felipe II / The old Monarch and the new Favorites: Discourses on the Privanza During Philip II's Reign, Antonio Feros

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The Cultural Significance of the Ghetto in Jewish History, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1996

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Review of Robert Bonfil, Jewish Life in Renaissance Italy, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1995

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Medieval and Modern Jewish History, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1994

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Review of Gad Freudenthal (Ed.), Studies on Gersonides: A Fourteenth-Century Jewish Philosopher-Scientist, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1993

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Vicedioses, Pero Humanos: El Drama del Rey, Antonio Feros

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Review of Ilana Zinguer, L'Hébreu au Temps de la Renaissance, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1992

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Jewish Preaching and the Language of Science: The Sermons of Azariah Figo, David B. Ruderman

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Jewish Thought in Newtonian England: The Career and Writings of David Nieto (In Memory of Jacob J. Petuchowski), David B. Ruderman

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Tragedy and Transcendence: The Meaning of 1492 for Jewish History, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1991

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Review of Yosef Kaplan, Henry Méchoulan, and Richard H. Popkin, Menasseh ben Israel and His World, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1990

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Lerma y Olivares: La Práctica del Valimiento en la Primera Mitad del Seiscientos, Antonio Feros

Submissions from 1989

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At the Intersection of Cultures: The Historical Legacy of Italian Jewry Prior to the Emancipation, David B. Ruderman

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The Academic Study of Judaism: A Challenge to the Reform Rabbi, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1988

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Some Literary and Iconographic Influences of the Renaissance and Baroque on Sefer Gei Hizzayon of Abraham ben Hananiyah Yagel, David B. Ruderman

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The Italian Renaissance and Jewish Thought, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1987

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Review of Jonathan I. Israel, European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550-1750, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1986

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Rabbi and Teacher, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1985

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Review of Judah Messer Leon and Issac Rabinowitz, The Book of the Honeycomb's Flow (Sepher Nopheth Suphim), David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1984

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Review of Johann Reuchlin, On the Art of the Kabbalah, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1982

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Review of Paul Lawrence Rose, Bodin and the Great God of Nature: The Moral and Religious Universe of a Judaiser, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1980

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Review of Robert Bonfil, The Rabbinate in Renaissance Italy, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1979

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Review of Yacov Boksenboim, Responsa of Rabbi Azriel Diena Vol. I, David B. Ruderman

Submissions from 1975

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Giovanni Mercurio da Correggio's Appearance in Italy as Seen through the Eyes of an Italian Jew, David B. Ruderman