Leo Gershoy Award Recipients

In 1975 Mrs. Ida Gershoy made a gift to the Association in order to establish a prize in memory of her husband, Leo Gershoy. Professor Gershoy was a specialist in European history associated with the faculty of New York University for more than 35 years. The award named in his honor is awarded to the author of the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of 17th- and 18th-century European history. From its inception in 1977 until 1985 the Leo Gershoy Award was a biennial award worth $1,000; since 1985 it has been an annual award.

2013

Dr. Daniela Bleichmar, Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment (Univ. of Chicago Press)

2012

Dr. Ethan H. Shagan, The Rule of Moderation: Violence, Religion and the Politics of Restraint in Early Modern England (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2011

Dr. Alexandra Walsham, The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity, and Memory in Early Modern Britain and Ireland (Oxford Univ. Press)

2010

Dr. Francesca Trivellato, The Familiarity of Strangers: The Sephardic Diaspora, Livorno, and Cross-Cultural Trade in the Early Modern Period (Yale Univ. Press)

2009

Dr. Stuart B. Schwartz, All Can Be Saved: Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World (Yale Univ. Press)

2008

Dr. Anne Goldgar, Tulipmania. Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age (Univ. of Chicago Press)

2007

Dr. Richard B. Sher, The Enlightenment and the Book: Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in 18th-Century Britain, Ireland, and America (Univ. of Chicago Press)

2006

Dr. Howard G. Brown, Ending the French Revolution: Violence, Justice and Repression from the Terror to Napoleon (Univ. of Virginia Press)

2005

Dr. Pamela H. Smith, The Body of the Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution (Univ. of Chicago Press)

2004

Dr. Ronald B. Schechter, Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815 (Univ. of California Press)

2003

Dr. Joseph Eyitemi Inikori, Africans and the Industrial Revolution in England: A Study in International Trade and Economic Development (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2002

Dr. David A Bell, The Cult of the Nation in France: Inventing Nationalism, 1680-1800 (Harvard Univ. Press)

2001

Dr. Jonathan Israel, The Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity, 1650-1750 (Oxford Univ. Press)

2000

Dr. Ruth MacKay, The Limits of Royal Authority: Resistance and Obedience in 17th-Century Castile (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1999

Dr. Adrian D. S. Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (Univ. of Chicago Press)

1998

Dr. Carla Rahn Phillips, Spain's Golden Fleece: Wool Production and the Wool Trade from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1998

Dr. William D. Phillips, Spain's Golden Fleece: Wool Production and the Wool Trade from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1997

Dr. Timothy N. Tackett, Becoming a Revolutionary: The Deputies of the French National Assembly and the Emergence of a Revolutionary Culture, 1789-90 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1996

Dr. Isabel V. Hull, Sexuality, State, and Civil Society in Germany, 1700-1815 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1995

Dr. J. Russell Major, From Renaissance Monarchy to Absolute Monarchy: French Kings, Nobles, and Estates (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1994

Dr. Isser Woloch, The New Regime: Transformations of the French Civic Order, 1789-1820s (W.W. Norton)

1993

Dr. Jonathan Dewald, Aristocratic Experience and the Origins of Modern Culture: France, 1570-1715 (Univ. of California Press)

1992

Dr. Joseph M. Levine, The Battle of the Books: History and Literature in the Augustan Age (Cornell Univ. Press)

1991

Dr. Helen Nader, Liberty in Absolutist Spain: The Hapsburg Sale of Towns, 1516-1700 (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1990

Dr. Richard Herr, Rural Change and Royal Finances in Spain at the End of the Old Regime (Univ. of California Press)

1989

Dr. Nancy Nichols Barker, Brother to the Sun King: Philippe, Duke of Orleans (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1988

Dr. Roy Porter, Mind-Forg'd Manacles: A History of Madness in England from the Restoration to the Regency (Harvard Univ. Press)

1987

Dr. Carla Rahn Phillips, Six Galleons for the King of Spain: Imperial Defense in the Early 17th Century (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1986

Dr. John M. Beattie, Crime and the Courts in England, 1660-1800 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1985

Dr. John H. Elliott, Richelieu and Olivares (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1983

Dr. Marianne Elliott, Partners in Revolution: The United Irishmen and France (Yale Univ. Press)

1981

Dr. Richard S. Westfall, Never At Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1979

Dr. Robert C. Darnton, The Business of Enlightenment: A Publishing History of the Encyclopedie, 1775-1800 (Harvard Univ. Press)

1977

Prof. Simon Schama, Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813 (Alfred A. Knopf)