Historian Authors

Harold Acton
English Historian
Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton KBE was a British writer, scholar and dilettante perhaps most famous for being wrongly believed to have inspired the character of "Anthony Blanche" in Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited . Wikipedia
John Acton
English Historian
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, KCVO, DL , known as Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Bt from 1837 to 1869 and usually referred to simply as Lord Acton, was an English Catholic historian, politician, and writer. Wikipedia
Lord Acton
British Historian
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, KCVO, DL , known as Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Bt from 1837 to 1869 and usually referred to simply as Lord Acton, was an English Catholic historian, politician, and writer. Wikipedia
Brooks Adams
American Historian
Peter Chardon Brooks Adams , was an American historian and a critic of capitalism. He graduated from Harvard University in 1870 and studied at Harvard Law School in 1870 and 1871. Wikipedia
Henry Adams
American Historian
Henry Brooks Adams was an American journalist, historian, academic and novelist. He was the grandson and great-grandson of John Quincy Adams and John Adams, respectively. Wikipedia
James Truslow Adams
American Historian
James Truslow Adams was an American writer and historian. He was not related to the famous Adams family . Wikipedia
Stephen Ambrose
American Historian
Stephen Edward Ambrose was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. Wikipedia
Cleveland Amory
American Historian
Cleveland Amory was an American author who devoted his life to promoting animal rights. He was perhaps best known for his books about his cat, named Polar Bear, whom he saved from the Manhattan streets on Christmas Eve 1977. Wikipedia
Hannah Arendt
German Historian
Johanna "Hannah" Arendt was a German-American political theorist. Wikipedia
Arrian
Greek Historian
Arrian of Nicomedia was a Roman historian, public servant, military commander and philosopher of the 2nd-century Roman period. As with other authors of the Second Sophistic, Arrian wrote primarily in Attic . Wikipedia
George Bancroft
American Historian
George Bancroft was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. During his tenure as U.S. Wikipedia
Jeanine Basinger
Historian
Jeanine Basinger , a film historian, is Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies and Founder and Curator of The Cinema Archives at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. Wikipedia
Charles A. Beard
American Historian
Charles Austin Beard was, with Frederick Jackson Turner, one of the most influential American historians of the first half of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Mary Ritter Beard
American Historian
Mary Ritter Beard was an American historian and archivist, who played an important role in the women's suffrage movement and was a lifelong advocate of social justice through educational and activist roles in both the labor and woman's rights... Wikipedia
Antony Beevor
British Historian
Antony James Beevor, FRSL is a British historian, educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst. He studied under the famous military historian John Keegan. Wikipedia
Bernard Berenson
American Historian
Bernard Berenson was an American art historian specializing in the Renaissance. He was a major figure in pioneering art attribution and therefore establishing the market for paintings by the "Old Masters". Wikipedia
Michael Beschloss
American Historian
Michael Richard Beschloss is an American historian. A specialist in the United States presidency, he is the author of nine books. Wikipedia
Marc Bloch
French Historian
Marc Léopold Benjamin Bloch was a French historian who cofounded the highly influential Annales School of French social history. Bloch was a quintessential modernist. Wikipedia
Anthony Blunt
English Historian
Anthony Frederick Blunt , known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO from 1956 to 1979, when he was stripped of his honours, was a British art historian who was exposed as a Soviet spy late in his life. Wikipedia
Daniel J. Boorstin
American Historian
Daniel Joseph Boorstin was an American historian, professor, attorney, and writer. He was appointed twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress in 1975 and served until 1987. Wikipedia
Fernand Braudel
French Historian
Fernand Braudel was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School. Wikipedia
Crane Brinton
American Historian
Clarence Crane Brinton was an American historian of France, as well as an historian of ideas. His most famous work, The Anatomy of Revolution, compared the dynamics of revolutionary movements to the progress of fever. Wikipedia
Anita Brookner
English Historian
Anita Brookner CBE is an English language novelist and art historian who was born in Herne Hill, a suburb of London. Wikipedia
Arthur Bryant
British Historian
Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, CH, CBE , was an English British historian and a columnist for the Illustrated London News. Wikipedia
Alan Bullock
British Historian
Alan Louis Charles Bullock, Baron Bullock was a British historian, who wrote an influential biography of Adolf Hitler and many other works. Wikipedia
William P. Bundy
American Historian
William Putnam "Bill" Bundy was a member of the CIA and foreign affairs advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He had a key role in planning the Vietnam War. After leaving government service he became a historian. Wikipedia
William Camden
English Historian
William Camden was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and officer of arms. Wikipedia
Bruce Catton
American Historian
Charles Bruce Catton was an American historian and journalist, best known for his books on the American Civil War. Wikipedia
Iris Chang
Chinese Historian
Iris Shun-Ru Chang was an American historian and journalist. She is best known for her best-selling 1997 account of the Nanking Massacre, The Rape of Nanking. She committed suicide on November 9, 2004. Wikipedia
Henry Steele Commager
American Historian
Henry Steele Commager was an American historian who helped define Modern liberalism in the United States for two generations through his forty books and 700 essays and reviews. Wikipedia
Robert Conquest
British Historian
George Robert Acworth Conquest, CMG - known as Robert Conquest - is an Anglo-American historian and poet best known for his influential works of Soviet history which include The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s . Wikipedia
Donald Creighton
Canadian Historian
Donald Grant Creighton, CC was a noted Canadian historian. Wikipedia
Mandell Creighton
British Historian
Mandell Creighton , was a British historian and a bishop of the Church of England. Wikipedia
Martin Van Creveld
Israeli Historian
Martin Levi van Creveld is an Israeli military historian and theorist. Wikipedia
Len Deighton
British Historian
Leonard Cyril Deighton is a British military historian, cookery writer, graphic artist, and novelist. He is perhaps most famous for his spy novel The IPCRESS File, which was made into a film starring Michael Caine. Wikipedia
Wilhelm Dilthey
German Historian
Wilhelm Dilthey was a German historian, psychologist, sociologist and hermeneutic philosopher, who held Hegel's Chair in Philosophy at the University of Berlin. Wikipedia
David Herbert Donald
American Historian
David Herbert Donald was an American historian. Wikipedia
Will Durant
American Historian
William James Durant was a prolific American writer, historian, and philosopher. He is best known for The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife Ariel Durant and published between 1935 and 1975. Wikipedia
Cyril Falls
English Historian
Cyril Bentham Falls CBE was a military historian noted for his work on the First World War. He was born in Dublin and died in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. Wikipedia
Michel Foucault
French Historian
Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, social theorist, historian of ideas, and literary critic. Wikipedia
John Hope Franklin
American Historian
John Hope Franklin was a United States historian and past president of Phi Beta Kappa, the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Southern Historical Association. Wikipedia
Charles Freeman
English Historian
Jean Froissart
French Historian
Jean Froissart , often referred to in English as John Froissart, was a medieval French chronicle writer. Wikipedia
James Anthony Froude
English Historian
James Anthony Froude , was an English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine. Wikipedia
Paul Fussell
American Historian
Paul Fussell was an American cultural and literary historian, author and university professor. His writings cover a variety of topics, from scholarly works on eighteenth-century English literature to commentary on America's class system. Wikipedia
Peter Gay
American Historian
Peter Gay is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and former director of the New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers . Wikipedia
Bronislaw Geremek
Polish Historian
Professor Bronislaw Geremek   , was a Polish social historian and politician. Wikipedia
Edward Gibbon
English Historian
Edward Gibbon was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. Wikipedia
Doris Kearns Goodwin
American Historian
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian, and an oft-seen political commentator. She is the author of biographies of several U.S. Wikipedia
Philip Guedalla
English Historian
Philip Guedalla was a British barrister, and a popular historical and travel writer and biographer. His wit and epigrams are well-known, one example being "Even reviewers read a Preface," another being "History repeats itself. Wikipedia
Francesco Guicciardini
Italian Historian
Francesco Guicciardini was an Italian historian and statesman. A friend and critic of Niccolò Machiavelli, he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance. Wikipedia
Francois Guizot
French Historian
François Pierre Guillaume Guizot was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Wikipedia
Matthew Hale
British Historian
Henry Hallam
English Historian
Henry Hallam was an English historian. Wikipedia
Victor Davis Hanson
American Historian
Victor Davis Hanson is an American military historian, columnist, political essayist and former classics professor, a scholar of ancient warfare. Wikipedia
Albert Bushnell Hart
American Historian
Albert Bushnell Hart, Ph.D. , was an American historian, writer, and teacher. Wikipedia
B. H. Liddell Hart
British Historian
Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart , usually known before his knighthood as Captain B. H. Liddell Hart, was an English soldier, military historian and leading inter-war theorist. He is credited with greatly influencing the development of armoured warfare. Wikipedia
Thomas Hearne
English Historian
Arthur Helps
British Historian
Sir Arthur Helps, KCB, DCL , English writer and dean of the Privy Council, youngest son of Thomas Helps, a London merchant, was born in Streatham in South London. Wikipedia
Herodotus
Greek Historian
Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria and lived in the fifth century BC . Wikipedia
Robert Hewison
British Historian
Robert Alwyn Petrie Hewison is a British cultural historian. Wikipedia
John Edward Christopher Hill
English Historian
John Edward Christopher Hill , usually known simply as Christopher Hill, was an English Marxist historian and author of textbooks. Wikipedia
Gertrude Himmelfarb
American Historian
Gertrude Himmelfarb , also known as Bea Kristol, is an American historian. She has written extensively on intellectual history, with a focus on Britain and the Victorian era, as well as on contemporary society and culture. Wikipedia
Eric Hobsbawm
British Historian
Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm, CH, FBA, FRSL was a British Marxist historian of the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism, and nationalism. Wikipedia
Richard Hofstadter
American Historian
Richard Hofstadter was an American historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century. Wikipedia
Irving Howe
American Historian
Irving Howe was an American literary and social critic and a prominent figure of the Democratic Socialists of America. Wikipedia
Johan Huizinga
Dutch Historian
Johan Huizinga , was a Dutch historian and one of the founders of modern cultural history. Wikipedia
Flavius Josephus
Roman Historian
Titus Flavius Josephus , also called Joseph ben Matityahu , was a 1st-century Romano-Jewish historian and hagiographer who was born in Jerusalem - then part of Roman Judea - to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry. Wikipedia
Donald Kagan
American Historian
Donald Kagan is an American historian at Yale University specializing in ancient Greece, notable for his four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War. 1987-1988 Acting Director of Athletics, Yale University. Wikipedia
Steven T. Katz
Historian
Steven T. Katz is a Jewish philosopher and scholar. He is the director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University in Massachusetts, USA, where he holds the Alvin J. and Shirley Slater Chair in Jewish and Holocaust Studies. Wikipedia
John Keegan
English Historian
Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan, OBE, FRSL was a British military historian, lecturer, writer and journalist. Wikipedia
George F. Kennan
American Historian
George Frost Kennan was an American adviser, diplomat, political scientist, and historian, best known as "the father of containment" and as a key figure in the emergence of the Cold War. Wikipedia
George Kimble
Historian
Michael King
New Zealander Historian
Michael King, OBE was a New Zealand popular historian, author and biographer. He wrote or edited over 30 books on New Zealand topics, including The Penguin History of New Zealand, which was the most popular New Zealand book of 2004. Wikipedia
Christopher Lasch
American Historian
Christopher Lasch was a well-known American historian, moralist, and social critic. Wikipedia
Kenneth Scott Latourette
American Historian
Kenneth Scott Latourette was an American historian of China, Japan, and world Christianity. His formative experiences as Christian missionary and educator in early 20th century China shaped his life's work. Wikipedia
David Lavender
American Historian
David Sievert Lavender was an American historian and writer of the Western United States. He published more than 40 books, including two novels, several children's books, and a memoir. Wikipedia
Titus Livius
Roman Historian
Titus Livius Patavinus -known as Livy in English-was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people. Wikipedia
Thomas B. Macaulay
English Historian
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay PC was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer; his books on British history were hailed as literary masterpieces. Wikipedia
Henry James Sumner Maine
English Historian
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine, KCSI , was an English comparative jurist and historian. He is famous for the thesis outlined in Ancient Law that law and society developed "from status to contract. Wikipedia
William Manchester
American Historian
William Raymond Manchester was an American author, biographer, and historian, notable as the bestselling author of 18 books that have been translated into over 20 languages. Wikipedia
Golo Mann
German Historian
Golo Mann , born Angelus Gottfried Thomas Mann, was a popular historian, essayist and writer. He was the third child of the novelist Thomas Mann and his wife Katia Mann. Wikipedia
David McCullough
American Historian
David Gaub McCullough is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. Wikipedia
Jules Michelet
French Historian
Jules Michelet was a French historian. He was born in Paris to a family with Huguenot traditions. Wikipedia
James Mill
English Historian
James Mill was a Scottish historian, economist, political theorist, and philosopher. He was a founder of classical economics, together with David Ricardo, and the father of influential philosopher of liberalism, John Stuart Mill. Wikipedia
Perry Miller
American Historian
Perry G. Miller was an American intellectual historian and Harvard University professor. He was an authority on American Puritanism, and a founder of the field of American Studies. Wikipedia
Samuel E. Morison
American Historian
Samuel Eliot Morison, Rear Admiral, United States Naval Reserve was an American historian noted for his works of maritime history that were both authoritative and highly readable. He received his Ph.D. Wikipedia
John Lothrop Motley
American Historian
John Lothrop Motley was an American historian and diplomat. Wikipedia
Louis Mumford
American Historian
Edward Norman
English Historian
Edward Robert Norman was Canon Chancellor of York Minster and is an ecclesiastical historian. Wikipedia
C. Northcote Parkinson
British Historian
Cyril Northcote Parkinson was a British naval historian and author of some sixty books, the most famous of which was his bestseller Parkinson's Law, which led him to be also considered as an important scholar within the field of public... Wikipedia
Francis Parkman
American Historian
Francis Parkman, Jr. was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. Wikipedia
Ben Pimlott
British Historian
Benjamin John Pimlott FBA, known as Ben Pimlott , was a British historian of the post-war period in Britain. He made a substantial contribution to the literary genre of political biography. Wikipedia
Henri Pirenne
Belgian Historian
Henri Pirenne was a Belgian historian. A medievalist of Walloon descent, he wrote a multivolume history of Belgium in French and became a national hero. Wikipedia
Polybius
Greek Historian
Polybius was a Greek historian of the Hellenistic Period noted for his work, The Histories, which covered the period of 264-146 BC in detail. Wikipedia
Sima Qian
Chinese Historian
Sima Qian was a Chinese historian of the Han dynasty. Wikipedia
Edgar Quinet
French Historian
Edgar Quinet was a French historian and intellectual. Wikipedia
Leopold Von Ranke
German Historian
Leopold von Ranke was a German positivist historian and a founder of modern source-based history. Wikipedia
Diane Ravitch
American Historian
Diane Silvers Ravitch is a historian of education, an educational policy analyst, and a research professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Previously, she was a U.S. Wikipedia
William Winwood Reade
Scottish Historian
William Winwood Reade was a British historian, explorer, and philosopher. His two best-known books, The Martyrdom of Man and The Outcast , were included in the Thinker's Library. Wikipedia