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Dr Anna Plassart

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Research interests

My research focuses on the history of European ideas in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I am particularly interested in Scottish and French political philosophy, as well as in the history of social sciences. 

I have published on the historiography of the French Revolution, the history of imperialist thought, and the Scottish Enlightenment. My first book examined the Scottish reception of the French Revolution, and looked at the ways in which David Hume and Adam Smith's intellectual heritage was reshaped by their Scottish readers during the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. 

Publications

[Book Review] Parliamentarism: From Burke to Weber (2021-02-16)
Plassart, Anna
European Journal of Political Theory ((Early Access))


La « nationalité » dans les discours parlementaires britanniques au XIXe siècle (2021-01-01)
Plassart, Anna and Forbes, Suzanne
Mots: Les langages du politique, 121 (pp. 15-36)


Democratic struggle or national uprising? The Canadian rebellions in British political thought, 1835–1840 (2021)
Plassart, Anna and Bonin, Hugo
Global Intellectual History ((Early Access))


Edmund Burke, Poland, and the Commonwealth of Europe (2020-09)
Plassart, Anna
The Historical Journal, 63(4) (pp. 885-910)


James Mill, the Scottish Enlightenment and the Problem of Civil Religion (2019-11)
Plassart, Anna
Modern Intellectual History, 16(3) (pp. 679-711)


Introduction: Millar and his Circle (2019)
Plassart, Anna
History of European Ideas, 45(2) (pp. 128-147)


Théodore Flournoy on synesthetic personification (2017)
Plassart, Anna and White, Rebekah C.
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences: Basic and Clinical Perspectives, 26(1) (pp. 1-14)


Scottish perspectives on war and patriotism in the 1790s (2014-01)
Plassart, Anna
The Historical Journal, 57(1) (pp. 107-129)


"Scientific Whigs"? Scottish historians on the French Revolution (2013-01)
Plassart, Anna
Journal of the History of Ideas, 74(1) (pp. 93-114)


A Scottish Jacobin: John Oswald on commerce and citizenship (2010-04)
Plassart, Anna
Journal of the History of Ideas, 71(2) (pp. 263-286)


‘Un impérialiste libéral’? Jean-Baptiste Say on colonies and the extra-european world (2009)
Plassart, Anna
French Historical Studies, 32(2) (pp. 223-250)


James Mill’s treatment of religion and the History of British India (2008)
Plassart, Anna
History of European Ideas, 34 (pp. 526-534)


The Scottish Enlightenment and the French Revolution (2015-05-31)
Plassart, Anna
Ideas in Context
ISBN : 9781107091764 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge


Introduction: A Cultural History of Democracy in the Age of Enlightenment (2021-05)
Plassart, Anna and Mosher, Michael
In: Plassart, Anna and Mosher, Michael eds. A Cultural History of Democracy in the Age of Enlightenment (pp. 1-16)
ISBN : 978-1350042933 | Publisher : Bloomsbury | Published : London


“Sovereign of the Sea”: Adam Ferguson on Britain’s Empire (2021)
Plassart, Anna
In: Brown, Michael and Hill, Jack A. eds. Adam Ferguson Unfurled
Publisher : Aberdeen University Press (In Press) | Published : Aberdeen


Letters of Crito (2019-06-12)
Millar, John
History of European Ideas 45:2, 148-190


Letters of Sidney (2019-06-10)
Millar, John
History of European Ideas 45:2, 191-231