Early Modern Historian’s Memoir

John H. Elliott, a noted historian of early modern Spain and its empire, has published a memoir of his career as a historian. His memoir is entitled History in the Making (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012).

Eliott is known above all for his landmark study of the seventeenth-century Spanish minister Olivares, who was architect of Spanish military policy during the Thirty Years’ War.

NPG 6518; Historians of 'Past and Present' by Stephen Frederick Godfrey Farthing

Elliott has long served on the editorial board of the influential historical journal, Past and Present, which is published in the United Kingdom.

A extended review of Elliott’s memoir appears in the Weekly Standard.

This entry was posted in Careers in History, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, Empires and Imperialism, European History, European Wars of Religion, Historiography and Social Theory. Bookmark the permalink.

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