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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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)


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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