Herbert Baxter Adams Prize Recipients

The Herbert Baxter Adams Prize is awarded annually for a distinguished first book published in English in the field of European history. The prize was established in 1905 in memory of the first secretary of the Association, Herbert Baxter Adams of Johns Hopkins University, who was also one of the founders of the Association.

2013

Dr. Steven A. Barnes, Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society (Princeton Univ. Press)

2012

Dr. E. Natalie Rothman, Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects Between Venice and Istanbul (Cornell Univ. Press)

2011

Dr. Anna Krylova, Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2010

Dr. Karl Appuhn, A Forest on the Sea: Environmental Expertise in Renaissance Venice (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

2009

Dr. Priya Satia, Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East (Oxford Univ. Press)

2008

Dr. Carol Symes, A Common Stage: Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras (Cornell Univ. Press)

2007

Dr. Francine Hirsch, Empire of Nations: Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union (Cornell Univ. Press)

2006

Dr. Stefanie Siegmund, The Medici State and the Ghetto of Florence: The Construction of an Early Modern Jewish Community (Stanford Univ. Press)

2005

Dr. Maureen Anne Healy, Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire: Total War and Everyday Life in World War I (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2004

Dr. Ethan H. Shagan, Popular Politics and the English Reformation (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2003

Dr. Terry Martin, The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-39 (Cornell Univ. Press)

2002

Dr. Florin Curta, The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, c. 500-700 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2001

Dr. Malachi Haim Hacohen, Karl Popper--The Formative Years, 1902-45. Politics and Philosophy in Interwar Vienna (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2000

Dr. Daniel L. Smail, Imaginary Cartographies: Possession and Identity in Late Medieval Marseille (Cornell Univ. Press)

1999

Dr. Gabrielle Hecht, The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II (MIT Press)

1998

Dr. David Nirenberg, Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages (Princeton Univ. Press)

1997

Dr. Pieter M. Judson, Exclusive Revolutionaries: Liberal Politics, Social Experience, and National Identity in the Austrian Empire, 1848-1914 (Univ. of Michigan Press)

1996

Dr. Mary C. Mansfield, The Humiliation of Sinners: Public Penance in 13th-Century France (Cornell Univ. Press)

1995

Dr. James H. Johnson, Listening in Paris: A Cultural History (Univ. of California Press)

1994

Dr. John Jeffries Martin, Venice's Hidden Enemies: Italian Heretics in a Renaissance City (Univ. of California Press)

1993

Dr. Charters Wynn, Workers, Strikes, and Pogroms: The Donbass-Dnepr Bend in Late Imperial Russia, 1870-1905 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1992

Dr. Suzanne Desan, Reclaiming the Sacred: Religious and Popular Politics in Revolutionary France (Cornell Univ. Press)

1991

Dr. Theodore Koditschek, Class Formation and Urban-Industrial Society: Bradford, 1750-1850 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1990

Dr. Richard C. Hoffmann, Land, Liberties, and Lordship in a Late Medieval Countryside. Agrarian Structures and Change in the Duchy of Wroclaw (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1989

Dr. Jan Goldstein, Console and Classify: The French Psychiatric Profession in the 19th Century (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1987

Dr. Peter Jelavich, Munich and Theatrical Modernism: Politics, Playwriting, and Performances, 1890-1914 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1986

Dr. William Beik, Absolutism and Society in 17th-Century France (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1985

Dr. Jonathan Sperber, Popular Catholicism in 19th-Century Germany (Princeton Univ. Press)

1984

Dr. Robert C. Palmer, The County Courts of Medieval England, 1150-1350 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1983

Dr. Roberta T. Manning, The Crisis of the Old Order in Russia: Gentry and Government (Princeton Univ. Press)

1982

Dr. Edward W. Muir, Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice (Princeton Univ. Press)

1981

Dr. William H Sewell, Work and Revolution in France: The Language of the Old Regime to 1848 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1980

Dr. William E. Kapelle, The Norman Conquest of the North: The Region and Its Transformation, 1000-1135 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1979

Dr. Kendall Bailes, Technology and Society under Lenin and Stalin (Princeton Univ. Press)

1978

Dr. Allan N. Galpern, The Religions of the People in 16th-Century Champagne (Harvard Univ. Press)

1977

Dr. Charles S. Maier, Recasting Bourgeois Europe: Stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the Decade After World War I (Princeton Univ. Press)

1976

Dr. Frederick H. Russell, The Just War in the Middle Ages (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1975

Dr. James Stephen Donnelly, The Land and the People of 19th-Century Cork (Routledge and Kegan Paul)

1974

Dr. Joan Wallach Scott, The Glassworkers of Carmaux: French Craftsmen and Political Action in a 19th-Century City (Harvard Univ. Press)

1973

Dr. Martin Jay, The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute for Social Research, 1923-50 (Little)

1972

Dr. Richard Hellie, Enserfment and Military Change in Muscovy (Univ. of Chicago Press)

1971

Dr. Edward Malefakis, Agrarian Reform and Peasant Revolution in Spain, Origins of the Civil War (Yale Univ. Press)

1970

Dr. John P. McKay, Pioneers for Profit: Foreign Entrepreneurship and Russian Industrialization, 1885-1913 (Univ. of Chicago Press)

1968

Dr. Arno J. Mayer, Politics and Diplomacy of Peacemaking: Containment and CounterRevolution at Versailles, 1918-19 (Knopf)

1966

Dr. Gabriel Jackson, The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-39 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1964

Dr. Archibald S. Foord, His Majesty’s Opposition, 1714-1830 (Oxford Univ. Press)

1962

Dr. Jerome Blum, Lord and Peasant in Russia (Princeton Univ. Press)

1960

Dr. Caroline Robbins, The Eighteenth Century Commonwealthman (Harvard Univ. Press)

1958

Prof. Arthur McCandless Wilson, Diderot: The Testing Years (Oxford Univ. Press)

1956

Dr. Gordon Alexander Craig, Politics of the Prussian Army, 1640-1945 (Oxford Univ. Press)

1954

Dr. W. C. Richardson, Tudor Chamber Administration, 1485-1547 (Louisiana State Univ. Press)

1952

Dr. Arthur J. May, The Hapsburg Monarchy, 1867-1914 (Harvard Univ. Press)

1950

Dr. Hans W. Gatzke, Germany's Drive to the West (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1948

Dr. Raymond de Roover, The Medici Bank: Its Organization, Management, Operations, and Decline (New York Univ. Press)

1946

Dr. A. William Salomone, Italian Democracy in the Making (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1944

Dr. Raymond H. Fisher, The Russian Fur Trade, 1550-1700 (Univ. of California Press)

1942

Dr. E. Harris Harbison, Rival Ambassadors at the Court of Queen Mary (Princeton Univ. Press)

1940

Dr. John Shelton Curtiss, Church and State in Russia, 1900-17 (Columbia Univ. Press)

1938

Prof. Arthur McCandless Wilson, French Foreign Policy during the Administration of Cardinal Fleury, 1726-43 (Harvard Univ. Press)

1931

Dr. Vernon J. Puryear, England, Russia, and the Straits Question (Univ. of California Press)

1929

Dr. Henry Steele Commager, Struensee and the Reform Movement in Denmark

1927

Dr. William F. Galpin, The British Grain Trade in the Napoleonic Period (Macmillan)

1925

Dr. Frederick S. Rodkey, The Turko-Egyptian Question in the Relations of England, France, and Russia, 1832-41 (Univ. of Illinois Press)

1922

Dr. Mary Hume Maguire, History of the Oath Ex Officio in England

1922

Dr. John Thomas McNeill, The Celtic Penitentials and Their Influence on Continental Christianity (Champion)

1921

Dr. Einar Joranson, The Danegeld in France (Augustana)

1919

Dr. William Thomas Morgan, English Political Parties and Leaders in the Reign of Queen Anne, 1702-10 (Yale Univ. Press)

1917

Dr. Frederick L. Nussbaum, Commercial Policy in the French Revolution: A Study of the Career of G. J. A. Ducher

1915

Dr. Theodore C. Pease, The Leveller Movement

1913

Dr. Violet Barbour, Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington

1911

Dr. Louise Fargo Brown, The Political Activities of the Baptists and Fifth-Monarchy Men in England during the Interregnum

1909

Dr. Wallace Notestein, A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718

1907

Dr. Edward B. Krehbiel, The Interdict: Its History and Its Operation with Especial Attention to the Time of Pope Innocent III

1907

Dr. William S. Robertson, Francisco de Miranda and the Revolutionizing of Spanish America

1905

Dr. David S. Muzzey, The Spiritual Franciscans