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Dr Max Skjonsberg BA, MA, PhD, FRHistS

Post-Doctorate Research Associate History

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. The Persistence of Party: Ideas of Harmonious Discord in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Book - 2021)
  2. ANCIENT CONSTITUTIONALISM, FUNDAMENTAL LAW AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY TORYISM IN THE SEPTENNIAL ACT (1716) DEBATES (Journal article - 2019)
  3. LORD BOLINGBROKE'S THEORY OF PARTY AND OPPOSITION (Journal article - 2016)
  4. Adam Ferguson on the Perils of Popular Factions and Demagogues in a Roman Mirror (Journal article - 2019)
  5. On the Character of a "Great Patriot": A New Essay Ascribed to Bolingbroke (Journal article - 2018)
  6. ADAM FERGUSON ON PARTISANSHIP, PARTY CONFLICT, AND POPULAR PARTICIPATION (Journal article - 2019)
  7. State of the Field: The History of Political Thought (Journal article - 2020)
  8. THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT AND PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES (Journal article - 2020)
  9. Hume and Smith studies after Forbes and Trevor-Roper (Journal article - 2020)

2021

Editorial (Journal article)

Jones, S. H., & Skjönsberg, M. (2021). Editorial. Library & Information History, 37(2), iii. doi:10.3366/lih.2021.0061

DOI: 10.3366/lih.2021.0061

‘This Revolution in the Town’: Richard Champion and the early years of the Bristol Library Society (Journal article)

Skjönsberg, M. (2021). ‘This Revolution in the Town’: Richard Champion and the early years of the Bristol Library Society. Library & Information History, 37(2), 149-167. doi:10.3366/lih.2021.0064

DOI: 10.3366/lih.2021.0064

The Hume-Burke Connection Examined (Journal article)

Skjonsberg, M. (2021). The Hume-Burke Connection Examined. History of European Ideas. doi:10.1080/01916599.2021.1881581

DOI: 10.1080/01916599.2021.1881581

Liberty and Religion: Catharine Macaulay and the History of Republicanism and the Enlightenment (Journal article)

Skjonsberg, M. (n.d.). Liberty and Religion: Catharine Macaulay and the History of Republicanism and the Enlightenment. Intellectual History Review. doi:10.1080/17496977.2021.1873013

DOI: 10.1080/17496977.2021.1873013

David Hume and the Jacobites (Journal article)

Skjonsberg, M. (2021). David Hume and the Jacobites. SCOTTISH HISTORICAL REVIEW, 100(1), 25-56. doi:10.3366/shr.2021.0496

DOI: 10.3366/shr.2021.0496

The Persistence of Party: Ideas of Harmonious Discord in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Book)

Skjonsberg, M. (2021). The Persistence of Party: Ideas of Harmonious Discord in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press.

2020

The Hanoverian Succession in Great Britain and its Empire. Edited by Brent S.Sirota and Allan I.Macinnes. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer. 2019. xl, 221 pp. £65.00. ISBN 9781783274499. (Book Review)

Skjönsberg, M. (2020). The Hanoverian Succession in Great Britain and its Empire. Edited by Brent S.Sirota and Allan I.Macinnes. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer. 2019. xl, 221 pp. £65.00. ISBN 9781783274499.. Parliamentary History, 39(3), 490-492. doi:10.1111/1750-0206.12516

DOI: 10.1111/1750-0206.12516

Hume and Smith studies after Forbes and Trevor-Roper (Journal article)

Skjonsberg, M. (2020). Hume and Smith studies after Forbes and Trevor-Roper. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL THEORY, 19(4), 623-635. doi:10.1177/1474885118798928

DOI: 10.1177/1474885118798928

Slavery and the making of early American libraries: British literature, political thought, and the transatlantic book trade, 1731–1814 (Book Review)

Skjönsberg, M. (2020). Slavery and the making of early American libraries: British literature, political thought, and the transatlantic book trade, 1731–1814. Intellectual History Review, 30(4), 741-744. doi:10.1080/17496977.2019.1698861

DOI: 10.1080/17496977.2019.1698861

Terrorists, anarchists, and republicans: The Genevans and the Irish in time of revolution (Book Review)

Skjönsberg, M. (n.d.). Terrorists, anarchists, and republicans: The Genevans and the Irish in time of revolution. Intellectual History Review, 1-3. doi:10.1080/17496977.2020.1822109

DOI: 10.1080/17496977.2020.1822109

Review of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Division of Labour, the Politics of the Imagination and the Concept of Federal Government by Michael Sonenscher (Leiden: Brill, 2020). (Book Review)

Skjonsberg, M. (2020). Review of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Division of Labour, the Politics of the Imagination and the Concept of Federal Governmentby Michael Sonenscher (Leiden: Brill, 2020).. Intellectual History Review.

From moral theology to moral philosophy: Cicero and visions of humanity from Locke to Hume (Book Review)

Skjönsberg, M. (n.d.). From moral theology to moral philosophy: Cicero and visions of humanity from Locke to Hume. Intellectual History Review, 1-4. doi:10.1080/17496977.2020.1775361

DOI: 10.1080/17496977.2020.1775361

State of the Field: The History of Political Thought (Journal article)

Charette, D., & Skjonsberg, M. (2020). State of the Field: The History of Political Thought. HISTORY, 105(366), 470-483. doi:10.1111/1468-229X.13013

DOI: 10.1111/1468-229X.13013

The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III: The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State. By James M.Vaughn. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 2019. xii, 304 pp. £40.00. ISBN 9780300208269. (Book Review)

Skjönsberg, M. (2020). The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III: The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State. By James M.Vaughn. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 2019. xii, 304 pp. £40.00. ISBN 9780300208269.. Parliamentary History, 39(2), 354-357. doi:10.1111/1750-0206.12495

DOI: 10.1111/1750-0206.12495

David Hume and 'Of the Liberty of the Press' (1741) in its original contexts (Chapter)

Skjonsberg, M. (2020). David Hume and 'Of the Liberty of the Press' (1741) in its original contexts. In Freedom of speech, 1500–1850. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT AND PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES (Journal article)

SKJÖNSBERG, M. A. X. (2021). THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT AND PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES. The Historical Journal, 64(2), 501-513. doi:10.1017/s0018246x20000114

DOI: 10.1017/s0018246x20000114

Champion, Coffey, Harris and Marshall (eds), Politics, Religion and Ideas in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Britain: Essays in Honour of Mark Goldie (Book Review)

Skjönsberg, M. (2020). Champion, Coffey, Harris and Marshall (eds), Politics, Religion and Ideas in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Britain: Essays in Honour of Mark Goldie. The Scottish Historical Review, 99(1), 149-150. doi:10.3366/shr.2020.0444

DOI: 10.3366/shr.2020.0444

Demos Assembled: Democracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840–1880. By Stephen W. Sawyer. University of Chicago Press. 2018. ix + 233pp. $45.00. (Book Review)

SKJÖNSBERG, M. A. X. (2020). Demos Assembled: Democracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840–1880. By Stephen W. Sawyer. University of Chicago Press. 2018. ix + 233pp. $45.00.. History, 105(365), 352-354. doi:10.1111/1468-229x.12932

DOI: 10.1111/1468-229x.12932

Charles Bradford Bow (ed.), Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment (Book Review)

Skjönsberg, M. (2020). Charles Bradford Bow (ed.), Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment. Journal of Scottish Philosophy, 18(1), 113-116. doi:10.3366/jsp.2020.0259

DOI: 10.3366/jsp.2020.0259

The Philosophical Progress of Hume's Essays. By MargaretWatkins. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2019. 265 p. £75 (hb). ISBN 978-1-108-47627-0. (Book Review)

Skjönsberg, M. (2020). The Philosophical Progress of Hume's Essays. By MargaretWatkins. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2019. 265 p. £75 (hb). ISBN 978-1-108-47627-0.. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 43(1), 133-135. doi:10.1111/1754-0208.12671

DOI: 10.1111/1754-0208.12671

Reading History in Britain and America, c.1750-c.1840 (Book Review)

Skjonsberg, M. (2020). Reading History in Britain and America, c.1750-c.1840. JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES, 59(1), 201-202. doi:10.1017/jbr.2019.209

DOI: 10.1017/jbr.2019.209

2019

James Harrington: an intellectual biography (Book Review)

Skjönsberg, M. (n.d.). James Harrington: an intellectual biography. Global Intellectual History, 1-3. doi:10.1080/23801883.2019.1703512

DOI: 10.1080/23801883.2019.1703512

Review of Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society: Moral Science in the Scottish Enlightenment, by Craig Smith (Book Review)

Skjonsberg, M. S. (2019). Review of Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society: Moral Science in the Scottish Enlightenment, by Craig Smith. Intellectual History Review.

Niall O'Flaherty, Utilitarianism in the Age of Enlightenment: The Moral and Political Thought of William Paley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. viii + 339. (Book Review)

Skjönsberg, M. (2019). Niall O'Flaherty, Utilitarianism in the Age of Enlightenment: The Moral and Political Thought of William Paley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. viii + 339.. Utilitas, 31(3), 356-359. doi:10.1017/s0953820819000189

DOI: 10.1017/s0953820819000189

Adam Ferguson on the Perils of Popular Factions and Demagogues in a Roman Mirror (Journal article)

Skjönsberg, M. (2019). Adam Ferguson on the Perils of Popular Factions and Demagogues in a Roman Mirror. History of European Ideas, 45(6), 842-865. doi:10.1080/01916599.2019.1601466

DOI: 10.1080/01916599.2019.1601466

ANCIENT CONSTITUTIONALISM, FUNDAMENTAL LAW AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY TORYISM IN THE SEPTENNIAL ACT (1716) DEBATES (Journal article)

Skjonsberg, M. S. (2019). ANCIENT CONSTITUTIONALISM, FUNDAMENTAL LAW AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY TORYISM IN THE SEPTENNIAL ACT (1716) DEBATES. History of Political Thought.

Review of On the Spirit of Rights, by Dan Edelstein (Book Review)

Skjonsberg, M. S. (n.d.). Review of On the Spirit of Rights, by Dan Edelstein. Global Intellectual History.

Review of The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century by Helena Rosenblatt (Book Review)

Skjonsberg, M. S. (2019). Review of The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century by Helena Rosenblatt. Nations and Nationalism, 25(2).

Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society: Moral Science in the Scottish Enlightenment, by Craig Smith (Book Review)

Skjönsberg, M. (2019). Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society: Moral Science in the Scottish Enlightenment, by Craig Smith. Intellectual History Review, 29(2), 364-368. doi:10.1080/17496977.2019.1565203

DOI: 10.1080/17496977.2019.1565203

Commerce and Peace in the Enlightenment, edited by Béla Kapossy, Isaac Nakhimovsky, and Richard Whatmore (Book Review)

Skjönsberg, M. (2019). Commerce and Peace in the Enlightenment, edited by Béla Kapossy, Isaac Nakhimovsky, and Richard Whatmore. Intellectual History Review, 29(2), 361-364. doi:10.1080/17496977.2019.1561816

DOI: 10.1080/17496977.2019.1561816

ADAM FERGUSON ON PARTISANSHIP, PARTY CONFLICT, AND POPULAR PARTICIPATION (Journal article)

Skjonsberg, M. (2019). ADAM FERGUSON ON PARTISANSHIP, PARTY CONFLICT, AND POPULAR PARTICIPATION. MODERN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY, 16(1), 1-28. doi:10.1017/S1479244317000099

DOI: 10.1017/S1479244317000099

2018

On the Character of a "Great Patriot": A New Essay Ascribed to Bolingbroke (Journal article)

Hone, J., & Skjonsberg, M. (2018). On the Character of a "Great Patriot": A New Essay Ascribed to Bolingbroke. JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES, 57(3), 445-466. doi:10.1017/jbr.2018.81

DOI: 10.1017/jbr.2018.81

2016

LORD BOLINGBROKE'S THEORY OF PARTY AND OPPOSITION (Journal article)

Skjonsberg, M. (2016). LORD BOLINGBROKE'S THEORY OF PARTY AND OPPOSITION. HISTORICAL JOURNAL, 59(4), 947-973. doi:10.1017/S0018246X15000485

DOI: 10.1017/S0018246X15000485