Daniel Woolf

Dr. Daniel Woolf

Professor of History and Principal Emeritus, Queen’s University.

e-mail: woolfd@queensu.ca

Some recent publications

A Concise History of History. Cambridge University Press.

“A Late Seventeenth-Century Englishwoman and her History Books: Sarah Cowper (1644-1720) as Reader and Commentator”, in J. Willoughby and J. Catto, eds. Books and Bookmen in Early-Modern Britain, PIM, pp. 362-85.

“Concerning Altered Pasts: Reflections of an Early Modern Historian”. Journal of the Philosophy of History, no. 10, pp. 415-34.

Texts to download

“Concerning Altered Pasts: Reflections of an Early Modern Historian”. Journal of the Philosophy of History, no. 10, pp. 415-34.

“English Vernacular Historical Writing and Holinshed’s Chronicles”, in M. Smuts, ed. The Oxford Companion to the Age of Shakespeare. Oxford University Press, pp. 213-30.

“Afterword: Shadows of the Past in Early Modern England”. Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 76, no. 4, pp. 638-50.

“Historical Writing in Britain from the Late Middle Ages to the Eve of Enlightenment”, in J. Rabasa, M. Sato, E. Tortarolo & D. Woolf, eds. Oxford History of Historical Writing, volume 3: 1400-1800. Oxford University Press, pp. 474-497.

“Of Nations, Nationalism, and National Identity: Reflections on the Historiographic Organization of the Past”, in Q. Edward Wang & Franz Fillafer, eds. The Many Faces of Clio Cross-cultural Approaches to Historiography. Berghahn Books, pp. 71-103.

“From Hystories to the Historical: Five Transitions in Thinking about the Past, 1500-1700”, in Paulina Kewes, ed., The Uses of History in Early Modern England, special issue of Huntington Library Quarterly , 68.1 and 2 (2005), 33-70 (reissued as hardback by University of California Press, 2006).

“Historiography”. 53 page article on the history of history globally, for New Dictionary of the History of Ideas , ed. M.C. Horowitz. Scribners, vol. 1, pp. xxxv-lxxxviii.

“News, History and the Construction of the Present in Early Modem England”, in B. Dooley and S. Baron, eds. The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe. Routledge, pp. 80-118.

“Little Crosby and the Horizons of Early Modern Historical Culture”, in Donald R. Kelley & David Harris Sacks (eds.), The Historical Imagination in Early Modern Britain. Cambridge University Press, pp. 93-132.

“A Feminine Past? Gender, Genre, and Historical Knowledge in England, 1500-1800”The American Historical Review, vol. 102, n.3, pp. 645-647.

“Memory and Historical Culture in Early Modern England”Journal of the Canadian Historical Association/Revue de la Societé historique du Canada, vol. 2, n. 1, pp. 283-308.

“Genre into Artifact: The Decline of the English Chronicle in the Sixteenth Century”Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 19, n. 3, pp. 321-354.

“Erudition and the Idea of History in Renaissance England”Renaissance Quaterly, vol. 40, n.1, pp. 11-48.