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Andrew Jainchill

About

Andrew Jainchill's general field of study is early modern Europe, with primary research interests in eighteenth-century France, the French Revolution, and the history of political thought. He is the author of Reimagining Politics after the Terror: The Republican Origins of French Liberalism (Cornell University Press, 2008) as well as articles and essays in a number of venues. In addition, he has edited and introduced a critical edition, D’Argenson, Considérations sur le gouvernement, a critical edition, with other political texts, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (Liverpool University Press, 2019). He has been a visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and, during the 2013-14 academic year, a residential fellow at the Institut d'études avancées de Paris. He currently serves on the editorial board of Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment and has previously done so for Modern Intellectual History and French Historical Studies. He is currently working on two major research projects: (1) a study of French political thought during the first half of the eighteenth century, titled “Sovereignty and Reform in the Early Enlightenment;” (2) an intellectual biography of the political writer and Minister of Foreign Affairs, René-Louis de Voyer de Paulmy, marquis d’Argenson.

Selected Publications

Publications

  • “The Political Thought of Henri de Boulainvilliers Reconsidered,” in The Long Quarrel: Past and Present in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Jacques Bos and Jan Rotmans (forthcoming).
  • D’Argenson, Considérations sur le gouvernement, a critical edition, with other political texts, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 2019:05 (Liverpool University Press, 2019).
  • “Genèse d’une pensée politique : les manuscrits des Considérations sur le gouvernement ancien et présent de la France du marquis d’Argenson,” in Écrire en Europe: De Leibniz à Foscolo, ed. Nathalie Ferrand (Paris, CNRS Éditions, 2019).
  • “Politics, patronage, and peace : the correspondence of Voltaire and the Marquis d’Argenson,” Revue Voltaire n° 16 (2016): 229-40.
  • “The Transformation of Republicanism in the Sister Republics,” in The Political Culture of the Sister Republics, 1794-1806 ed. Joris Oddens, Mart Rutjes, Erik Jacobs (Amsterdam University Press, 2015).
  • “An Unpublished Letter from the Marquis d’Argenson to Voltaire,” Revue Voltaire, n° 14 (2014): 199-213.
  • “1685 and the French Revolution,” The French Revolution in Global Context, ed. Suzanne Desan, Lynn Hunt, and William Nelson (Cornell University Press, 2013).
  •  “Liberal Republicanism after the Terror: Charles-Guillaume Théremin and Germaine de Staël,” in Puralism and the Idea of the Republic in France, ed. Stuart Jones and Julian Wright (Palgrave, 2012).
  •  “The Republican Roots of Liberty in French Liberalism,” in French Liberalism: From Montesquieu to the Present, ed. Raf Geenens and Helena Rosenblatt (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
  • Contribution to forum (“regards croisés”) “Si l’on parlait de la République?,” Annales Historiques de la Révolution Française no. 364 (April-June 2011): 211-38 (with Dan Edelstein, Frédéric Régent, Pierre Serna and Anne Simonin).
  • “Political Economy, the State, and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France,” Modern Intellectual History, 6, no. 2 (2009): 425-444.
  • Review essay of Michael Sonenscher, Before the Deluge: Public Debt, Inequality, and the Intellectual Origins of the French Revolution, and John Shovlin, The Political Economy of Virtue: Luxury, Patriotism, and the Origins of the French Revolution.
  • Reimagining Politics after the Terror: The Republican Origins of French Liberalism (Cornell University Press, 2008).
  • (with Samuel Moyn) “French Democracy between Totalitarianism and Solidarity: Pierre Rosanvallon and Revisionist Historiography,” Journal of Modern History 76, no. 1 (2004): 107-154.
  • “The Constitution of the Year III and the Persistence of Classical Republicanism,” French Historical Studies 26, no. 3 (2003): 399-435.
Awards and recognition
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Grant, 2014-2019
  • Residential Fellowship, Institut d’études avancées de Paris, 2013-14

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