The bibliography has been reviewed using C. Philipp E. Nothaft, “A Bibliography to 2015,” in Ann Blair, Anja-Silvia Goeing, and Anthony Grafton: For the Sake of Learning: Essays in Honor of Anthony Grafton, Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions, Volume 18 (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2016), pp. LI-LXXVII. Thanks for permisson given by Philipp Nothaft and by Brill. New titles are inserted continuously.




01-001 Joseph Scaliger (1540–1609) and the Humanism of the Later Renaissance (PhD diss., University of Chicago, Department of History, 1975).




02-001 Joseph Scaliger: A Study in the History of Classical Scholarship, vol. 1, Textual Criticism and Exegesis (Oxford: Clarendon, 1983).

02-002 F.A. Wolf: Prolegomena to Homer, 1795. Translation with Introduction and Notes, with Glenn W. Most and James E.G. Zetzel (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1985; paperback repr. with corrections, 1988, 2014).

02-003 From Humanism to the Humanities: Education and the Liberal Arts in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Europe, with Lisa Jardine (London: Duckworth; Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1986).

02-004 Forgers and Critics: Creativity and Duplicity in Western Scholarship (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990); German trans.: Fälscher und Kritiker: Der Betrug in der Wissenschaft (Berlin: Wagenbach, 1991; paperback repr., Frankfurt: Fischer, 1995); French trans.: Faussaires et critiques: créativité et duplicité chez les érudits occidentaux (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1993); Italian trans.: Falsari e critici: creatività e finzione nella tradizione letteraria occidentale (Torino: Einaudi, 1996).

02-005 Joseph Scaliger: A Study in the History of Classical Scholarship, vol. 2, Historical Chronology (Oxford: Clarendon, 1993).

02-006 Die tragischen Ursprünge der deutschen Fußnote (Berlin: Wagenbach, 1995; paperback repr., 1997); rev. English version: The Footnote: A Curious History (London: Faber & Faber; Cambridge, ma: Harvard University Press, 1997; paperback repr., 1999); French trans.: Les origines tragiques de l’érudition: une histoire de la note en bas de page (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1998); Brazilian Portuguese trans.: As origens trágicas da erudição: pequeno tratado sobre a nota de rodapé (Campinas: Papirus, 1998); Spanish trans.: Los orígenes trágicos de la erudición: breve tratado sobre la nota al pie de página (Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1998); Italian trans.: La nota a piè di pagina: una storia curiosa (Milan: Bonnard, 2000); Turkish trans.: Dipnotlar: Merak Uyandıran Bir Tarih (Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Yayınları, 2012).

02-007 Commerce with the Classics: Ancient Books and Renaissance Readers (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997).

02-008 Cardano’s Cosmos: The Worlds and Work of a Renaissance Astrologer (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999); German trans.: Cardanos Kosmos: Die Welten und Werke eines Renaissance-Astrologen (Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 1999); Italian trans.: Il Signore del tempo: i mondi e le opere di un astrologo del Rinascimento (Rome: Laterza, 2002); Chinese translation forthcoming.

02-009 Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance (New York: Hill & Wang; London: Penguin, 2000); German trans.: Leon Battista Alberti: Baumeister der Renaissance (Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 2002); Italian trans.: Leon Battista Alberti: un genio universale (Rome: Laterza, 2003).

02-010 Christianity and the Transformation of the Book: Origen, Eusebius, and the Library of Caesarea, with Megan Williams (Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 2006); Italian trans.: Come il cristianesimo ha trasformato il libro (Rome: Carocci, 2011).

02-011 What Was History? The Art of History in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007; paperback repr., 2012).

02-012 Obelisk: A History, with Brian Curran, Pamela O. Long, and Benjamin Weiss (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009).

02-013 Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline, with Daniel Rosenberg (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010; paperback repr., 2012) German trans.: Die Zeit in Karten: Eine Bilderreise durch die Geschichte (Darmstadt: Zabern, 2015).

02-014 “I have always loved the Holy Tongue”: Isaac Casaubon, the Jews, and a Forgotten Chapter in Renaissance Scholarship, with Joanna Weinberg (Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 2011).

02-015 The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe, The Panizzi Lectures 2009 (London: British Library, 2011).

02-016 La page de l’Antiquité à l’ère numérique: histoire, usages, esthétiques (Paris: Hazan et Editions du Louvre, 2012).

02-017 Henricus Glareanus’s (1488–1563) Chronologia of the Ancient World: A Facsimile Edition of a Heavily Annotated Copy Held in Princeton University Library, with Urs Leu (Leiden: Brill, 2013).



03-001 The Foundations of Early Modern Europe, 1460–1559, 2nd ed., with Eugene F. Rice Jr. (New York: Norton, 1994).

03-002 David Bell and Anthony Grafton, Towards the Modern West (New York: Norton, forthcoming 2017).



04-001 Joseph Scaliger: A Bibliography, 1852–1982, with Henk Jan de Jonge (The Hague: Cristal-Montana, 1982); rev. version: Joseph Scaliger: A Bibliography, 1850–1993, repr. as supplement to The Scaliger Collection, ed. Rijk Smitskamp (Leiden: Smitskamp Oriental Antiquarium, 1993).

04-002 Johannes Petreius (c. 1497–1550): A Study in the History of Learned Publishing, The Harold Jantz Memorial Lecture, Oberlin College, 1 November 1997 (Oberlin College, 1998).

04-003 Traditions of Conversion: Descartes and His Demon, Doreen B. Townsend Center Occasional Papers 22 (Berkeley, ca, 2000).

04-004 Magic and Technology in Early Modern Europe, Dibner Library Lecture, 15 October 2002 (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 2005).

04-005 Athenae Batavae: The Research Imperative at Leiden, 1575–1650, Scaliger Lectures 1 (Leiden: Primavera, 2003).

04-006 Codex in Crisis (New York: Crumpled Press, 2008); Chinese trans.: 書本的危機 (Hong Kong: Chen Yun 2011); repr. as ch. 15 in WMBW.

04-007 Humanists with Inky Fingers: The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe, The Annual Balzan Lecture 2 (Florence: Olschki, 2011).



05-001 Defenders of the Text: The Traditions of Humanism in an Age of Science, 1450–1800 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991; paperback repr., 1994) [= DOTT].

05-002 Bring Out Your Dead: The Past as Revelation (Cambridge, ma: Harvard University Press, 2001; paperback repr., 2004) [= BOYD]; Chinese translation forthcoming.

05-003 Worlds Made by Words: Scholarship and Community in the Modern West (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009; paperback repr., 2011) [= WMBW].



06-001 Die Wissenschaft des nicht Wissenswerten: Ein Kollegienheft von Ludwig Hatvany, ed. with Hugh Lloyd-Jones et al.; Engl. annotations by Anthony Grafton (Oxford: Pergamon, 1986).

06-002 The Uses of Greek and Latin: Historical Essays, ed. with A.C. Dionisotti and Jill Kraye (London: Warburg Institute, 1988).

06-003 The Transmission of Culture in Early Modern Europe, ed. with Ann Blair (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990; paperback repr., 1998).

06-004 Proof and Persuasion in History, ed. with Susan L. Marchand = History & Theory Theme Issue 33 (1994).

06-005 Arnaldo Momigliano, Ausgewählte Schriften zur Geschichte und Geschichtsschreibung, ed. with Glenn Most and Wilfried Nippel, vol. 2, Spätantike bis Spätaufklärung (Stuttgart: Metzler, 1999).

06-006 Natural Particulars: Nature and the Disciplines in Renaissance Europe, ed. with Nancy G. Siraisi (Cambridge, MA: mit Press, 1999).

06-007 Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe, ed. with William R. Newman (Cambridge, MA: mit Press, 2001).

06-008 Der Magus: Seine Ursprünge und seine Geschichte in verschiedenen Kulturen, ed. with Moshe Idel (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2001).

06-009 Historians and Ideologues: Essays in Honor of Donald R. Kelley, ed. with John H.M. Salmon (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2001).

06-010 Conversion in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Seeing and Believing, ed. with Kenneth Mills (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2003).

06-011 Conversion: Old Worlds and New, ed. with Kenneth Mills (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2003).

06-012 Migration in History: Human Migration in Comparative Perspective, ed. with Marc S. Rodriguez (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2007).

06-013 Scholarly Knowledge: Textbooks in Early Modern Europe , ed. with Emidio Campi, Simone de Angelis, and Anja Goeing (Geneva: Droz, 2008).

06-014 The Classical Tradition , ed. with Glenn W. Most and Salvatore Settis (Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 2010).

06-015 The Correspondence of Joseph Justus Scaliger , ed. Paul Botley and Dirk van Miert; supervisory eds. Anthony Grafton, Henk Jan de Jonge, and Jill Kraye, 8 vols. (Geneva: Droz, 2012).

06-016 The Warburg Institute: A Special Issue on the Library and Its Readers , ed. with Jeffrey F. Hamburger = Common Knowledge 18, no. 1 (2012).

06-017 Collectors’ Knowledge: What Is Kept, What Is Discarded /Aufbewahren oder wegwerfen: Wie Sammler entscheiden , ed. with Anja Goeing and Paul Michel, with the assistance of Adam Blauhut (Leiden: Brill, 2013).

06-018 Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices: A Global Comparative Approach, ed. with Glenn W. Most (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).



07-001 “New Worlds, Ancient Texts,” New York Public Library, Fall 1992 – Winter 1993.

07-002 “Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture,” Library of Congress, Winter 1993.

07-003 (with Daniel Rosenberg) “Cartographies of Time,” Art Museum of Princeton University, June 25 to September 18, 2011.



08-001 New Worlds, Ancient Texts, with A. Shelford and N. Siraisi (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 1992; paperback reprint).

08-002 Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture, with N. Baker, H. Goodman, A. Hamilton, J. Hankins, R. Sherr, N. Siraisi, N. Swerdlow (New Haven and London: Yale University Press; Washington, D. C.: The Library of Congress; Vatican City: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1993).




09-001 “Michael Maestlin’s Account of Copernican Planetary Theory,” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society  117 (1973): 523–50.

09-002 “Joseph Scaliger and Historical Chronology: The Rise and Fall of a Discipline,” History & Theory  14 (1975): 156–85.

09-003 “J.J. Scaliger’s Indices to J. Gruter’s Inscriptiones antiquae : A Note on Leiden University Library ms Scal. 11,” Lias  2 (1975): 109–13.

09-004 “Joseph Scaliger’s Edition of Catullus (1577) and the Traditions of Textual Criticism in the Renaissance,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes  38 (1975): 155–81.

09-005 “On the Scholarship of Politian and Its Context,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes  40 (1977): 150–88; repr. as Chap. 2 in DOTT.

09-006 “Rhetoric, Philology and Egyptomania in the 1570s: J.J. Scaliger’s Invective against M. Guilandinus’s Papyrus,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes  42 (1979): 167–94.

09-007 “Prolegomena  to Friedrich August Wolf,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes  44 (1981): 101–29; repr. as Chap. 9 in DOTT.

09-008 “Teacher, Text and Pupil in the Renaissance Class-Room: A Case Study from a Parisian College,” History of Universities  1 (1981): 37–70.

09-009 “Wilhelm von Humboldt” (in part a review of Wilhelm von Humboldt, by Paul Sweet), American Scholar  50, no. 3 (Summer 1981): 371–81.

09-010 “Humanism and the School of Guarino: A Problem of Evaluation,” with Lisa Jardine, Past & Present  96 (August 1982): 51–80.

09-011 “From Ramus to Ruddiman: The studia humanitatis  in a Scientific Age,” in Universities, Society, and the Future , ed. Nicholas Phillipson (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1983), 62–81.

09-012 “Mark Pattison,” American Scholar  52, no. 2 (Spring 1983): 229–36; repr. as Chap. 11 in WMBW.

09-013 “Protestant versus Prophet: Isaac Casaubon on Hermes Trismegistus,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes  46 (1983): 78–93; repr. as Chap. 5 in DOTT.

09-014 “Pietro Bembo and the ‘Scholia Bembina,’” Italia Medioevale e Umanistica  24 (1981 [1984]): 405–7.

09-015 “Polyhistor into Philolog: Notes on the Transformation of German Classical Scholarship, 1780–1850,” History of Universities  3 (1983 [1984]): 159–92; rev. French trans.: “De polyhistor en philologue,” Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales  135 (2000): 25–38.

09-016 “The World of the Polyhistors: Humanism and Encyclopedism,” Central European History  18 (1985): 31–47; repr. as Chap. 9 in BOYD.

09-017 “Scaliger’s Collation of the Codex Pithoei of Censorinus,” Bodleian Library Record  11 (1985): 406–8.

09-018 “From De die natali  to De emendatione temporum: The Origins and Setting of Scaliger’s Chronology,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes  48 (1985): 100–143; repr. as Chap. 4 in DOTT.

09-019 “Renaissance Readers and Ancient Texts: Comments on Some Commentaries,” Renaissance Quarterly  38, no. 4 (Winter 1985): 615–49; repr. as Chap. 1 in DOTT.

09-020 “Technical Chronology and Astrological History in Varro, Censorinus and Others,” with Noel Swerdlow, Classical Quarterly , n.s., 35, no. 2 (1985): 454–65.

09-021 “The Horoscope of the Foundation of Rome,” with Noel Swerdlow, Classical Philology  81, no. 2 (April 1986): 148–53.

09-022 “Greek Chronography in Roman Epic: The Calendrical Date of the Fall of Troy in the Aeneid,” with Noel Swerdlow, Classical Quarterly , n.s., 36, no. 1 (1986): 212–18.

09-023 “‘Man muss aus der Gegenwart heraufsteigen’: History, Tradition, and Traditions of Historical Thought in F.A. Wolf,” in Aufklärung und Geschichte: Studien zur deutschen Geschichtswissenschaft im 18. Jahrhundert , ed. Hans Erich Bödeker et al. (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1986), 416–29.

09-024 “Portrait of Justus Lipsius,” American Scholar  56, no. 3 (Summer 1987): 382–90; repr. as Chap. 12 in BOYD.

09-025 “The Availability of Ancient Works,” in The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy , vol. 1, ed. Charles B. Schmitt et al. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 767–91.

09-026 “Close Encounters of the Learned Kind: Joseph Scaliger’s Table Talk,” American Scholar 57, no. 4 (Autumn 1988): 581–88.

09-027 “Higher Criticism, Ancient and Modern: The Lamentable Deaths of Hermes and the Sibyls,” in The Uses of Greek and Latin: Historical Essays , ed. A.C. Dionisotti et al. (London: Warburg Institute, 1988), 155–70; repr. as Chap. 6 in DOTT.

09-028 “Civic Humanism and Scientific Scholarship at Leiden,” in The University and the City: From Medieval Origins to the Present , ed. Thomas Bender (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988), 59–78; repr. as Chap. 6 in BOYD.

09-029 “Joseph Scaliger’s Manuscript of His Father’s ‘Poemata,’” Bodleian Library Record  12 (1988): 502–5.

09-030 “Calendar Dates and Ominous Days in Ancient Historiography,” with Noel Swerdlow, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes  51 (1988): 14–42.

09-031 “Editing Technical Neo-Latin Texts: Two Cases and Their Implications,” in Editing Greek and Latin Texts, ed. John N. Grant (New York: AMS, 1989), 163–86.

09-032 “Humanists and Sewers: A Comment and a Coda,” Renaissance Quarterly  42, no. 4 (Winter 1989): 812–16.

09-033 “Humanism, Magic and Science,” in The Impact of Humanism on Western Europe, ed. Anthony Goodman and Angus MacKay (London: Longman, 1990), 99–117.

09-034 “Barrow as a Scholar,” in Before Newton: The Life and Times of Isaac Barrow, ed. Mordechai Feingold (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 291–302.

09-035 “Invention of Traditions and Traditions of Invention in Renaissance Europe: The Strange Case of Annius of Viterbo,” in The Transmission of Culture in Early Modern Europe, ed. Anthony Grafton and Ann Blair (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990), 8–38; repr. as Chap. 3 in DOTT.

09-036 “Ricci, the Chinese, and the Toolkits of Textualists,” with Howard L. Goodman, Asia Major, 3rd ser., 3, no. 2 (1990): 95–148.

09-037 “‘Studied for Action’: How Gabriel Harvey Read His Livy,” with Lisa Jardine, Past & Present  129 (November 1990): 30–78.

09-038 “Petronius and Neo-Latin Satire: The Reception of the Cena Trimalchionis ,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes  53 (1990): 237–49; repr. as Chap. 11 in BOYD.

09-039 “Arnaldo Momigliano: A Pupil’s Notes,” American Scholar  60, no. 2 (Spring 1991): 235–41.

09-040 “Humanism and Science in Rudolphine Prague: Kepler in Context,” in Literary Culture of the Holy Roman Empire, 1555–1720, ed. James A. Parente Jr. et al. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991), 19–45; repr. as Chap. 7 in DOTT.

09-041 “Humanism and Political Theory,” in The Cambridge History of Political Thought: 1450–1700, ed. J.H. Burns (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), 7–29.

09-042 “The Renaissance,” in The Legacy of Rome: A New Apparaisal, ed. Richard Jenkyns (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992), 97–123.

09-043 “Renaissance Readers of Homer’s Ancient Readers,” in Homer’s Ancient Readers: The Hermeneutics of Greek Epic’s Earliest Exegetes , ed. Robert Lamberton and John J. Keaney (Princeton, nj: Princeton University Press, 1992), 149–72.

09-044 “Germany and the West, 1830–1900,” in Perceptions of the Ancient Greeks, ed. Kenneth James Dover (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992), 225–45.

09-045 “Reassessing Humanism and Science,” with Ann Blair, Journal of the History of Ideas  53 (1992): 535–40.

09-046 “Kepler as a Reader,” Journal of the History of Ideas  53, no. 4 (1992): 561–72.

09-047 “Joseph Scaliger et l’histoire du judaïsme hellénistique,” in La République des lettres et l’histoire du judaïsme antique, XIVe–XVIIIe siècle, ed. Chantal Grell and François Laplanche (Paris: Presses de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, 1992), 51–63.

09-048 “The Attic Calendar from Theodore Gaza to Joseph Scaliger,” Studi italiani di Filologia Classica , 3rd ser., 10, no. 2 (1992): 879–91.

09-049 “Tradition intellectuelle et d.couverte du Nouveau Monde,” Le genre humain  27 (Summer/Autumn 1993): 41–54.

09-050 “The Ancient City Restored: Archaeology, Ecclesiastical History, and Egyptology,” in Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture , ed. Anthony Grafton (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress; New Haven, ct: Yale University Press, in association with the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1993), 87–123; repr. as Chap. 2 in BOYD.

09-051 “The Footnote from de Thou to Ranke,” in Proof and Persuasion in History, ed. Anthony Grafton and Suzanne L. Marchand = History & Theory  33, no. 4 (1994): 53–76; Italian trans.: “La nota a pi. di pagina: da De Thou a Ranke,” Intersezioni  15, no. 2 (1995): 245–73.

09-052 “L’umanista come lettore,” in Storia della lettura nel mondo occidentale, ed. Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier (Rome: Laterza, 1995), 199–242; Engl. version: “The Humanist as Reader,” in A History of Reading in the West  (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999), 179–212; French trans.: “Le lecteur humaniste,” in L’histoire de la lecture dans le monde ocidental  (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1997), 209–48.

09-053 “Chronology and Its Discontents in Renaissance Europe: The Vicissitudes of a Tradition,” in Time: Histories and Ethnologies, ed. Diane Owen Hughes and Thomas R. Trautmann (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1995), 139–66.

09-054 “Panofsky, Alberti and the Ancient World,” in Meaning in the Visual Arts: Views from the Outside; A Centennial Commemoration of Erwin Panofsky (1892–1968) , ed. Irving Lavin (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995), 123–30; repr. as Chap. 1 in BOYD.

09-055 “Tradition and Technique in Historical Chronology,” in Ancient History and the Antiquarian : Essays in Memory of Arnaldo Momigliano , ed. Michael H. Crawford and Christopher R. Ligota (London: Warburg Institute, 1995), 15–31.

09-056 “Cardano’s Cosmos: The Worlds of a Renaissance Magician,” Mitteilungen/Zentrum zur Erforschung der frühen Neuzeit  3 (1995): 7–17.

09-057 “A Fifteenth-Century Site Report on the Vatican Obelisk,” with Brian Curran and Angelo Decembrio, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes  58 (1995 [1996]): 234–48.

09-058 “Comment créer une bibliothéque humaniste: le cas de Ferrare,” in Le pouvoir des bibliothèques: la mémoire des livres en Occident, ed. Marc Baratin and Christian Jacob (Paris: Albin Michel, 1996), 189–203.

09-059 “The New Science and the Traditions of Humanism,” in The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism, ed. Jill Kraye (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 203–23; repr. as Chap. 5 in BOYD.

09-060 “Causaubon, Isaac,” “Estienne, Henri II,” and “Scaliger, Joseph Justus,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation , ed. Hans J. Hillerbrand, 4 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), 1:270–71, 2:68–69, 3:490–91.

09-061 “Eclipses,” “Scholarship, Classical, History of,” and “Time-Reckoning,” in The Oxford Classical Dictionary , 3rd ed., ed. Simon Hornblower and Anthony Spawforth (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996; 4th ed. 2012), 502, 1365–67, 1527–28; the latter two entries repr. in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization, ed. Simon Hornblower and Anthony Spawforth (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998; 2nd ed. 2014), 642–46, 726–27.

09-062 “Descartes the Dreamer,” Wilson Quarterly  20, no. 4 (Fall 1996): 36–46; repr. as Chap. 13 in BOYD.

09-063 “Birth of the Footnote,” Lingua Franca  7, no. 9 (November 1997): 59–66.

09-064 “The Death of the Footnote (Report on an Exaggeration),” Wilson Quarterly  21, no. 1 (Winter 1997): 72–77.

09-065 “Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum: Fragments of Some Lost Enterprises,” in Collecting Fragments—Fragmente Sammeln , ed. Glenn W. Most (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1997), 124–43.

09-066 “From Apotheosis to Analysis: Some Late Renaissance Histories of Classical Astronomy,” in History and the Disciplines: The Reclassification of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, ed. Donald R. Kelley (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 1997), 261–76.

09-067 “Girolamo Cardano, oder: der gelehrte Astrologe,” in Zwischen Narretei und Weisheit: Biographische Skizzen und Konturen alter Gelehrsamkeit , ed. Gerald Hartung and Wolf Peter Klein (Hildesheim: Olms, 1997), 179–91.

09-068 “Martin Bernal and His Critics,” with Suzanne Marchand, Arion , 3rd ser., 5, no. 2 (Fall 1997): 1–35.

09-069 “The Origins and Impact of the Renaissance Sense of History: Notes on the Humanist as an Intellectual Type,” in Cultures of Scholarship, ed. Sarah C. Humphreys (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997), 253–75.

09-070 “The Revival of Antiquity: A Fan’s Note on Recent Work,” American Historical Review 103, no. 1 (February 1998): 118–21.

09-071 “Correctores corruptores? Notes on the Social History of Editing,” in Editing Texts—Texte edieren, ed. Glenn W. Most (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1998), 54–76.

09-072 “Girolamo Cardano und die Tradition der klassischen Astrologie,” Scientia poetica  2 (1998): 1–26.

09-073 “Girolamo Cardano and the Tradition of Classical Astrology: The Rothschild Lecture, 1995,” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society  142, no. 3 (September 1998): 323–54.

09-074 “Jacob Bernays, Joseph Scaliger, and Others,” in The Jewish Past Revisited: Reflections on Modern Jewish Historians , ed. David N. Myers and David B. Ruderman (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998), 17–38; repr. as Chap. 15 in BOYD.

09-075 “Kaspar Schoppe and the Art of Textual Criticism,” Zeitsprünge  2, no. 3/4 (1998): 231–43.

09-076 “Arendt and Eichmann at the Dinner Table,” American Scholar  68, no. 1 (Winter 1999): 105–19; repr. as Chap. 14 in WMBW.

09-077 “Astrologie, Philologie und prisca sapientia  bei Pico della Mirandola,” in Wissensbilder: Strategien der Überlieferung, ed. Ulrich Raulff and Gary Smith (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1999), 95–116.

09-078 “Juden und Griechen bei Friedrich August Wolf,” in Friedrich August Wolf: Studien, Dokumente, Bibliographie, ed. Reinhard Markner and Giuseppe Veltri (Stuttgart: Steiner, 1999), 9–31.

09-079 “Historia  and Istoria : Alberti’s Terminology in Context,” I Tatti Studies  8 (1999 [2000]): 37–68; repr. as Chap. 2 in WMBW.

09-080 “Jean Hardouin: The Antiquary as Pariah,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes  62 (1999 [2000]): 241–67; repr. as Chap. 10 in BOYD.

09-081 “The Condition of History: Cliff Notes,” Rechtshistorisches Journal  18 (1999 [2000]): 477–84.

09-082 “Starry Messengers: Recent Work in the History of Western Astrology,” Perspectives on Science  8, no. 1 (Spring 2000): 70–83.

09-083 “Morhof and History,” in Mapping the World of Learning: The  Polyhistor of Daniel Georg Morhof, ed. Françoise Waquet (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2000), 155–77.

09-084 “Geniture Collections: Origins and Uses of a Genre,” in Books and the Sciences in History, ed. Marina Frasca-Spada and Nick Jardine (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), 49–68.

09-085 “Introduction: The Problematic Status of Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe,” with William R. Newman, and “Between the Election and My Hopes: Girolamo Cardano and Medical Astrology,” with Nancy Siraisi, in Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe , ed. William R. Newman and Anthony Grafton (Cambridge, ma: Harvard University Press 2001), 1–37, 69–131.

09-086 “Der Magus und seine Geschichte(n),” in Der Magus: Seine Ursprünge und seine Geschichte in verschiedenen Kulturen, ed. Anthony Grafton and Moshe Idel (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2001), 1–26.

09-087 “Latinland,” Harvard Library Bulletin , n.s., 12, no. 1–2 (2001): 5–12.

09-088 “Les correcteurs d’imprimerie et la publication des textes classiques,” in Des Alexandries I: Du livre au texte, ed. Luce Giard and Christian Jacob, 2 vols. (Paris: Bibliothéque nationale de France, 2001), 1:425–42.

09-089 “Living through Media Revolutions: Some Help from History,” Gazette of the Grolier Club, n.s., 52 (2001): 5–30.

09-090 “John Dee Reads Books of Magic,” in The Reader Revealed, ed. Sabrina Alcorn Baron (Washington, D.C.: Folger Shakespeare Library; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001), 31–37.

09-091 “Joseph Scaliger as a Reader,” in Old Books, New Learning: Essays on Medieval and Renaissance Books at Yale, ed. Robert Babcock and Lee Paterson (New Haven, CT: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2001), 152–77.

09-092 “Where Was Salomon’s House? Ecclesiastical History and the Intellectual Origins of Bacon’s New Atlantis,” in Die europäische Gelehrtenrepublik im Zeitalter des Konfessionalismus, ed. Herbert Jaumann (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2001), 21–38; repr. as Chap. 5 in WMBW.

09-093 “Error Messages: Night Thoughts Inspired by James O’Donnell’s Avatars of the Word ,” boundary 2  28, no. 3 (Autumn 2001): 191–205.

09-094 “The Public Intellectual and the American University: Robert Morss Lovett Revisited,” American Scholar  70, no. 4 (Autumn 2001): 41–54; repr. as Chap. 13 in WMBW.

09-095 “Cardano’s Proxeneta: Prudence for Professors,” Bruniana & Campanelliana  7, no. 2 (2001 [2002]): 363–80.

09-096 “Macht über die Natur: Technik und Magie,” Gegenworte  9 (2002): 87–89.

09-097 “Martin Crusius Reads His Homer,” Princeton University Library Chronicle  64, no. 1 (Autumn 2002): 63–86.

09-098 “Obelisks and Empires of the Mind,” American Scholar  71, no. 1 (Winter 2002): 123–27.

09-099 “Some Uses of Eclipses in Early Modern Chronology,” Journal of the History of Ideas  64, no. 2 (April 2003): 213–29.

09-100 “Dating History: The Renaissance & the Reformation of Chronology,” Daedalus  132, no. 2 (Spring 2003): 74–85.

09-101 “The Precept System: Myth and Reality of a Princeton Institution,” Princeton University Library Chronicle  64, no. 3 (Spring 2003): 467–503.

09-102 “Les lieux communs chez les humanistes,” in Lire, copier, écrire: les bibliothèques manuscrites et leurs usages au XVIIIe siècle, ed. Elisabeth Décultot (Paris: CNRS, 2003), 31–42; German trans.: “Die loci communes  der Humanisten,” in Lesen, Kopieren, Schreiben: Lese- und Exzerpierkunst in der europäischen Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts (Berlin: Ripperger & Kremers, 2014), 49–66.

09-103 “Renaissance Research Today: Forms and Styles,” in L’étude de la Renaissance nunc et cras, ed. Max Engammare et al. (Geneva: Droz, 2003), 57–68.

09-104 “Renaissance,” in The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science , ed. J.L. Heilbron (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), 717–19.

09-105 “Conflict and Harmony in the Collegium Gellianum ,” in The World of Aulus Gellius , ed. Leofranc Holford-Strevens and Amiel Vardi (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), 318–42.

09-106 “Momigliano at the Warburg: The Origins of a Style,” American Scholar  73, no. 4 (Autumn 2004): 129–32.

09-107 “Kircher’s Chronology,” in Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything , ed. Paula Findlen (New York: Routledge, 2004), 171–87.

09-108 “1515–1517: The Mysteries of the Kabbalah and the Theology of Obscure Men” and “1860: A Model for Cultural History,” in A New History of German Literature, ed. David Wellbery et al. (Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 2004), 219–25, 603–8.

09-109 “Eric Cochrane and Julius Kirshner at the University of Chicago,” in A Renaissance of Conflicts: Visions and Revisions of Law and Society in Italy and Spain, ed. John A. Marino and Thomas Kuehn (Toronto: Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2004), 1–13.

09-110 “A Note from inside the Teapot,” in Teaching New Histories of Philosophy , ed. J.B. Schneewind (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Center for Human Values, 2004), 317–26.

09-111 “Architectures of Love and Strife,” in Erotikon: Essays on Eros, Ancient and Modern , ed. Shadi Bartsch and Thomas Bartscherer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005), 161–65.

09-112 “The Commonplace Bee: A Celebration,” in The Revolt of the Bees: Wherein the Future of the Paper-Hive Is Declared, ed. Aaron Levy and Thaddeus Squire (Philadelphia: Slought Foundation, 2005), 34–53.

09-113 “The Identities of History in Early Modern Europe: Prelude to a Study of the Artes historicae ,” in Historia: Empiricism and Erudition in Early Modern Europe , ed. Gianna Pomata and Nancy G. Siraisi (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005), 41–74.

09-114 “Libraries and Lecture Halls,” in The Cambridge History of Science, vol. 3, Early Modern Science, ed. Katherine Park and Lorraine Daston (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 238–50.

09-115 “The History of Ideas: Precept and Practice, 1950–2000 and Beyond,” Journal of the History of Ideas  67, no. 1 (January 2006): 1–32; repr. as Chap. 10 in WMBW.

09-116 “The Chronology of the Flood,” in Sintflut und Gedächtnis , ed. Martin Mulsow and Jan Assmann (Munich: Fink, 2006), 65–82.

09-117 “History’s Postmodern Fates,” Daedalus  135, no. 2 (Spring 2006): 54–69.

09-118 “Auf den Spuren des Allgemeinen in der Geschichte: Der wilde Gott des Aby Warburg,” in Der Hochsitz des Wissens: Das Allgemeine als wissenschaftlicher Wert, ed. Michael Hagner and Manfred D. Laubichler (Zurich: Diaphanes, 2006), 73–95.

09-119 “Reforming the Dream,” in Humanism and Creativity in the Renaissance: Essays in Honor of Ronald G. Witt, ed. Christopher S. Celenza and Kenneth Gouwens (Leiden: Brill, 2006), 271–92.

09-120 “Roman Monument,” History Today  56, no. 9 (September 2006): 48–50.

09-121 “Jos. de Acosta: Renaissance Historiography and New World Humanity,” in The Renaissance World, ed. John Jeffries Martin (New York: Routledge, 2007), 166–88.

09-122 “Momigliano’s Method and the Warburg Institute: Studies in His Middle Period,” in Momigliano and Antiquarianism: Foundations of the Modern Cultural Sciences, ed. Peter N. Miller (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007), 97–126; repr. as Chap. 12 in WM.

09-123 “The Devil as Automaton: Giovanni Fontana and the Meanings of a Fifteenth-Century Machine,” in Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life, ed. Jessica Riskin (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007), 46–62.

09-124 “Renaissance Histories of Art and Nature,” in The Artificial and the Natural: An Evolving Polarity, ed. Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and William R. Newman (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007), 185–210; repr. as Chap. 4 in WMBW.

09-125 “Textbooks and the Disciplines,” in Scholarly Knowledge: Textbooks in Early Modern Europe, ed. Emidio Campi et al. (Geneva: Droz, 2008), 11–36.

09-126 “Un passe-partout ai segreti di una vita: Alberti e la scrittura cifrata,” in La vita e il mondo di Leon Battista Alberti , 2 vols. (Florence: Olschki, 2008), 1:3–21.

09-127 “Apocalypse in the Stacks? The Research Library in the Age of Google,” Daedalus  138, no. 1 (Winter 2009): 87–98.

09-128 “A Sketch Map of a Lost Continent: The Republic of Letters.” Republics of Letters: A Journal for the Study of Knowledge, Politics, and the Arts  1, no. 1 (1 May 2009),; repr. as Chap. 1 in WMBW.

09-129 “From Roll to Codex: A Christian Initiative,” in Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-Place of Cultures , ed. Piet van Boxel and Sabine Arndt (Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2009), 15–20.

09-130 “Isaac Casaubon’s Library of Hebrew Books,” with Joanna Weinberg, in Libraries within the Library: The Origins of the British Library’s Printed Collections , ed. Giles Mandelbrote and Barry Taylor (London: British Library, 2009), 24–42.

09-131 “The Treasure House of Time,” Omslag: Bulletin van de Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden en het Scaliger Instituut  7, no. 3 (2009): 16.

09-132 “De Emendatione Temporum,” in “All my Books in Foreign Tongues”: Scaliger’s Oriental Legacy in Leiden, 1609–2009, ed. Arnoud Vrolijk and Kasper van Ommen (Leiden: Leiden University Library, 2009), 91.

09-133 “Alberti, Leon Battista,” “Calendars, Chronicles, Chronology,” “Cartography,” “Cicero and Ciceronianism,” “Commentary,” “Donation of Constantine,” “Forgery,” “Herodotus,” “Heyne, Christian Gottlob,” “Historiography,” “Ptolemy,” “Scaliger, Joseph Justus,” “Tacitus and Tacitism,” and “Wolf, Friedrich August,” in The Classical Tradition, ed. Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most, and Salvatore Settis (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010), 21–22, 165–68, 170–74, 194–97, 225–33, 280–81, 361–64, 434–35, 436–37, 441–48, 789–92, 865–88, 920–24, 987–89.

09-134 “In Clio’s American Atelier,” in Social Knowledge in the Making, ed. Charles Camic, Neil Gross, and Michéle Lamont (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), 89–117.

09-135 “Petrus Apianus Draws Up a Calendar,” Journal for the History of Astronomy  42, no. 1 (February 2011): 55–72.

09-136 “Church History in Early Modern Europe: Tradition and Innovation,” in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World , ed. Katherine Van Liere, Simon Ditchfield, and Howard Louthan (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), 3–26.

09-137 “Introduction: Warburg’s Library and Its Legacy,” with Jeffrey F. Hamburger, in The Warburg Institute: A Special Issue on the Library and Its Readers, ed. with Jeffrey F. Hamburger = Common Knowledge  18, no. 1 (2012): 1–16.

09-138 “Mercator Maps Time,” in Nature Engaged: Science in Practice from the Renaissance to the Present , ed. Mario Biagioli and Jessica Riskin (London: Palgrave, 2012), 187–204.

09-139 “The Republic of Letters in the American Colonies: Francis Daniel Pastorius Makes a Notebook,” American Historical Review  117, no. 1 (February 2012): 1–39.

09-140 “Isaac Vossius, Chronologer,” in Isaaac Vossius (1618–1689): Between Science and Scholarship, ed. Erik Jorink and Dirk van Miert (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 43–84.

09-141 “De la page à la Toile: une rupture essentielle?” with Roger Chartier and Yves Hersant, Critique  68, no. 10 (October 2012): 854–65.

09-142 “A Graphic Renaissance,” with Daniel Rosenberg, Hedgehog Review  14, no. 3 (Fall 2012): 58–72.

09-143 “Chronologia est unica historiae lux : How Glarean Studied and Taught the Chronology of the Ancient World,” with Urs B. Leu, in Heinrich Glarean’s Books: The Intellectual World of a Sixteenth-Century Musical Humanist, ed. Iain Fenlon and Inga Mai Groote (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 248–79.

09-144 “Chronologies as Collections,” in Collectors’ Knowledge: What Is Kept, What Is Discarded/Aufbewahren oder wegwerfen: Wie Sammler entscheiden , ed. Anja-Silvia Goeing, Anthony Grafton, and Paul Michael (Leiden: Brill, 2013), 145–62.

09-145 “Subtile Jagden: Die Gelehrtenrepublik in den amerikanischen Kolonien,” Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte  7, no. 4 (Winter 2013): 5–18.

09-146 “Corrections and Clarifications,” in Emprynted in thys manere: Early Printed Treasures from Cambridge University Library, ed. Ed Potten and Emily Dourish (Cambridge: Cambridge University Library, 2014), 146–47.

09-147 “The Jewish Book in Christian Europe: Material Texts and Religious Encounters,” in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity, ed. Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014), 96–114, 243–47.

09-148 “Christian Hebraism and the Rediscovery of Hellenistic Judaism,” in Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honor of David B. Ruderman , ed. Richard I. Cohen et al. (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press; Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 2014), 169–80.

09-149 “Arnaldo Momigliano and the Tradition of Ecclesiastical History,” in The Legacy of Arnaldo Momigliano, ed. Tim Cornell and Oswyn Murray (London: Warburg Institute; Torino: Aragno, 2014), 53–76.

09-150 “Humanist Philologies: Texts, Antiquities and Their Transformations in the Early Modern West,” in World Philology , ed. Sheldon Pollock, Benjamin A. Elman, and Ku-ming Kevin Chang (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015), 154–77, 360–62.

09-151 “Johann Buxtorf Makes a Notebook,” with Joanna Weinberg, in Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices: A Global Comparative Approach, ed. Anthony Grafton and Glenn W. Most (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 275–298.

09-152 Anthony Grafton and William Sherman, “In the Margins of Josephus: Two Ways of Reading,” International Journal of the Classical Tradition 23.3 [in Martin Goodman and Joanna Weinberg, eds., The
Reception of Josephus in the Early Modern Period] (2016): 213-238

09-153 “Pandects of the Jews”: A French, Swiss and Italian Prelude to John Selden,” in Jewish Books and their Readers. Aspects of the Intellectual Life of Christians and Jews in Early Modern Europe, ed. Scott Mandelbrote and Joanna Weinberg (Leiden: Brill, 2016), 169- 188.

09-154 Anthony Grafton, “Good Company: Spinoza the Traditionalist and Some Unexpected Friends,” in Wendy Doniger, Peter Galison, Susan Neiman, eds., What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature and History (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016), 178-185

09-155 “Christianity’s Jewish Origins Rediscovered: The Roles of Comparison in Early Modern Ecclesiastical Scholarship,” Erudition and the Republic of Letters 1 (2016), 13-42

09-156 “Reading History: Konrad Peutinger and the Chronicle of Nauclerus,” in Gesammeltes Gedächtnis: Konrad Peutinger und die kulturelle Überlieferung im. 16. Jahrhundert, ed. Reinhard Laube and Helmut Zäh (Luzern: Quaternio Verlag, 2016), 18-25



10-001 “Historians’ Rocky Job Market,” with Robert Townsend, Chronicle of Higher Education Review  (11 July 2008).

10-002 “The Parlous Paths of the Profession,” with Robert Townsend, Perspectives on History 46, no. 7 (October 2008).

10-003 “History under Attack,” Perspectives on History  49, no. 1 (January 2011).

10-004 “A Discussion Continues,” Perspectives on History  49, no. 2 (February 2011).

10-005 “Loneliness and Freedom,” Perspectives on History  49, no. 3 (March 2011).

10-006 “Historians at Work: Rutgers-Camden,” Perspectives on History  49, no. 4 (April 2011).

10-007 “The Imperative of Public Participation,” with James Grossman, Perspectives on History 49, no. 5 (May 2011).

10-008 “The Arc of Writing History: Building Bridges from the Periphery to the Center,” Perspectives on History  49, no.6 (September 2011).

10-009 “No More Plan B,” with James Grossman, Perspectives on History  49, no. 7 (October 2011), and Chronicle of Higher Education  (9 October 2011).

10-010 “Plan C,” with James Grossman, Perspectives on History  49, no. 8 (November 2011).

10-011 “Time to Craft a Plan C,” with James Grossman, Chronicle of Higher Education (1 November 2011).

10-012 “Historians at Work III: Public History,” Perspectives on History  49, no. 9 (December 2011).

10-013 “The Humanities in Dubious Battle,” with James Grossman, Chronicle of Higher Education  (1 July 2013).

10-014 “Habits of Mind,” with James Grossman, American Scholar  84, no. 1 (Winter 2015): 31–37.



11-001 Foreword, in The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo, trans. George Boas (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993), xi–xxi.

11-002 Introduction, in Horst Bredekamp, The Lure of Antiquity and the Cult of the Machine: The Kunstkammer and the Evolution of Nature, Art, and Technology, trans. Allison Brown (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995), xi–xiii.

11-003 Introduction [to four essays by historians], in Meaning in the Visual Arts: Views from the Outside; A Centennial Commemoration of Erwin Panofsky (1892–1968), ed. Irving Lavin (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995), 109–12.

11-004 Introduction, in Giambattista Vico, The New Science, trans. David Marsh (London: Penguin, 1999), xi–xxxiii; repr. as Chap. 14 in BOYD.

11-005 Introduction, in Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince, trans. George Bull (London: Penguin, 1999; rev. repr., 2003), xv–xxviii.

11-006 Introduzione, in Girolamo Cardano, Il prosseneta: ovvero della prudenza politica, ed. Piero Cigada and Luigi Guerrini (Milan: Berlusconi, 2001), xxi–xli.

11-007 Introduction, in Girolamo Cardano, The Book of My Life , trans. Jean Stoner (New York: New York Review of Books, 2002), ix–xviii.

11-008 Introduction to “ahr Forum: How Revolutionary Was the Print Revolution?” American Historical Review  107, no. 1 (February 2002): 84–86.

11-009 Introduction, in Carlo Cipolla, Clocks and Culture, 1300–1700  (New York: Norton, 2003), xv–xix.

11-010 Introduction, in Jacob Burckhardt, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy: An Essay, trans. S.G.C. Middlemore (London: Folio Society, 2004), 21–28.

11-011 Foreword, in C.V. Wedgwood, The Thirty Years War  (New York: New York Review of Books, 2005), vii–xi.

11-012 Introduction, in Theodor Mommsen, A History of Rome: From the Foundation of the City to the Sole Rule of Julius Caesar , trans. W.P. Dickson, ed. C.J. Shepherd (London: Folio Society, 2006), xi–xxi.

11-013 Preface, in The Rebirth of Antiquity: Numismatics, Archaeology, and Classical Studies in the Culture of the Renaissance, ed. Alan M. Stahl and Gretchen Oberfranc (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Library,  2009), xiii–xvii.

11-014 “Roy Rosenzweig: Scholarship as Community,” in Roy Rosenzweig, Clio Wired: The Future of the Past in the Digital Age  (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011), ix–xxiv.

11-015 Preface, in Zachary S. Schiffman, The Birth of the Past  (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011), ix–xii.

11-016 “Arnaldo Momigliano: The Historian of History,” in Arnaldo Momigliano, Essays in Ancient and Modern Historiography  (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012), ix–xvi.

11-017 Introduction, in Pliny, Natural History , vol. 1, Preface and Books 1–7, trans. H. Rackham (London: Folio Society, 2012), xi–xviii.

11-018 Introduction, in Paul Hazard, The Crisis of the European Mind: 1680–1715 , trans. J. Lewis May (New York: New York Review of Books, 2013), vii–xi.

11-019 Foreword, in Desiderius Erasmus, The Praise of Folly , trans. Hoyt Hopewell Hudson (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015), vii–xxii.

11-020 Foreword, in Michael A. Screech, Laughter at the Foot of the Cross  (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015), ix–xiii [first published in Times Literary Supplement (10 April 1998)].

11-021 “Foreword: Living the Humanities in the Twenty-First Century,” in How to Build a Life in the Humanities: Meditations on the Academic Work-Life Balance , ed. Greg Colón Semenza and Garrett A. Sullivan Jr. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), xi–xv.

11-022 (with Glenn Most), “How to do Things with Texts: An Introduction,” in Canonical Texts and Learned Practices: A Global Comparative Approach, ed. Anthony Grafton and Glenn Most (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 1-13




12-001 “From Politian to Pasquali” (review of The Classical Text, by E.J. Kenny), Journal of Roman Studies 67 (1977): 171–76.

12-002 Review of The Great Instauration, by Charles Webster, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 9, no. 1 (Summer 1978): 167–71.

12-003 “The Origins of Scholarship” (review of History of Classical Scholarship from 1300 to 1850, by Rudolph Pfeiffer), American Scholar 48, no. 2 (Spring 1979): 236, 238, 240, 242, 244, 246, 256–58, 260–61.

12-004 “Copernicus without Tears” (review of Introductions à l’astronomie de Copernic, intro., trans., and comm. H. Hugonnard-Roche, E. Rosen, and J.-P. Verdet), Journal for the History of Astronomy 11, no. 1 (February 1980): 63–68.

12-005 “The Importance of Being Printed” (review of The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, by Elisabeth L. Eisenstein), Journal of Interdisciplinary History 11, no. 2 (Autumn 1980): 265–86; repr. in Literacy and Historical Development: A Reader, ed. Harvey J. Graff (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007), 106–25.

12-006 Review of Francesco Guicciardini: The Historian’s Craft, by Mark Phillips, Journal of the History of Philosophy 18, no. 4 (October 1980): 471–73.

12-007 “Glimpses from a Lost World: The Need for a New Map of the Republic of Learning” (review of From Humanism to Science, 1480–1700, by Robert Mandrou, trans. Brian Pearce), Minerva 18, no. 3 (Autumn 1980): 531–35.

12-008 Review of Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum, vol. 4, ed. F. Edward Cranz with Paul Oskar Kristeller, Renaissance Quarterly 35, no. 1 (Spring 1982): 61–63.

12-009 “Censorinus’ Aureolus Libellus” (review of Censorini de die natali liber ad Q. Caerellium, ed. Nicolaus Sallmann), Classical Review 35, no. 1 (1985): 46–48.

12-010 Review of Humanists and Holy Writ, by Jerry H. Bentley, Speculum 60, no. 2 (April 1985): 383–85.

12-011 “Holland without Huizinga: Dutch Visual Culture in the Seventeenth Century,” with Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann (review of The Art of Describing, by Svetlana Alpers), Journal of Interdisciplinary History 16, no. 2 (Autumn 1985): 255–65.

12-012 Review of Iter italicum, vol. 3, by Paul Oskar Kristeller, Renaissance Quarterly 39, no. 3 (Autumn 1986): 508–10.

12-013 Review of Erasmus as a Translator of the Classics, by Erika Rummel, Catholic Historical Review 73, no. 3 (July 1987): 463–64.

12-014 Review of Hercules at the Crossroads, by Ronald G. Witt, American Historical Review 95, no. 2 (April 1990): 481–82.

12-015 Review of The Measure of Times Past, by Donald J. Wilcox, American Historical Review 95, no. 3 (June 1990): 775–76.

12-016 Review of Trigonometrisch-astronomisches Rechnen kurz vor Copernicus, by Armin Gerl, Isis 83, no. 3 (September 1992): 486–87.

12-017 Review of Galileo Galilei: Tractatus de praecognitionibus et praecognitis and Tractatio de demonstratione, ed. William F. Edwards and William A. Wallace, Isis  83, no. 4 (December 1992): 656–57.

12-018 Review of The Uses of Antiquity, by Stephen Gaukroger, Isis  84, no. 1 (March 1993): 151–52.

12-019 Review of De opkomst van de historische en literaire kritiek in de synoptische beschouwing van de evangeliën van Calvijn (1555) tot Griesbach (1774) , by M.H. de Lang, Nederlands archief voor kerkgeschiedenis  73, no. 2 (1993): 232–33.

12-020 Review of Les langues du paradis, by Maurice Olender, Revue de l’histoire des religions 210, no. 4 (October/December 1993): 463–66.

12-021 Review of Johannes Kepler: Gesammelte Werke, vol. 12, ed. Jürgen Hübner et al., Isis  84, no. 4 (December 1993): 798–99.

12-022 Review of The Atlantic Vision, by Gunnar Eriksson, Isis  86, no. 2 (June 1995): 328.

12-023 Review of Leon Battista Alberti’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, by Liane Lefaivre, with Brian Curran, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians  59, no. 4 (December 2000): 528–30.

12-024 Review of Investigations into Magic, by Martín del Rio, ed. and trans. P.G. Maxwell-Stuart, Journal of Religious History  25, no. 2 (June 2001): 214–15.

12-025 Review of Defining the Architect in Fifteenth-Century Italy, by Liisa Kanerva; Ornamentum , by Veronika Biermann; and Leon Battisa Alberti: Das Bauornament, by Candida Syndikus, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians  61, no. 3 (September 2002): 402–4.

12-026 “Science across Cultures” (review of Lost Discoveries, by Dick Teresi), American Scientist 91, no. 2 (March/April 2003): 169–71.

12-027 Review of An Annotated Census of Copernicus ’ De Revolutionibus (Nuremberg, 1543 and Basel, 1566) , by Owen Gingerich, Early Science and Medicine 9, no. 1 (2004): 53–55.

12-028 “Life, the Universe and Everything” (review of Maps of Time, by David Christian), American Scientist  92, no. 4 (July/August 2004): 379–81.

12-029 “The Middleman” (review of The First Copernican , by Dennis Danielson), American Scientist  95, no. 2 (March/April 2007): 177–79.

12-030 Review of Forgery, Replica, Fiction, by Christopher S. Wood, Art Bulletin  93, no. 2 (June 2011): 253–56.

12-031 “John Selden: The Life of Scholarship” (review of John Selden: A Life in Scholarship, by G.J. Toomer), Huntington Library Quarterly  74, no. 3 (September 2011): 505–13.



13-001 “In the Spider’s Web of Magic” (review of Music, Spirit and Language in the Renaissance, by D.P. Walker, ed. Penelope Gouk), Times Literary Supplement  (7 February 1986).

13-002 “Sleuths and Analysts” (review of English Classical Scholarship , by C.O. Brink), Times Literary Supplement  (8 August 1986).

13-003 “Reading the Friendly Skies” (review of A History of Western Astrology , by S.J. Tester), New York Times  (31 January 1988).

13-004 “A Vision of the Past and Future” (review of Isaac La Peyrère (1596–1676) , by Richard H. Popkin), Times Literary Supplement  (12–18 February 1988); repr. as Chap. 8 in DOTT.

13-005 “The Battle of Beliefs” (review of Galileo Heretic , by Pietro Redondi; and Theology and the Scientific Imagination, by Amos Funkenstein), New Republic  (11 April 1988).

13-006 “A Love of Convention” (review of Marullus , by Carol Kidwell), Times Literary Supplement  (22 December 1989).

13-007 “A Lost Latin World” (review of Intellectual Culture in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, by J.W. Binns), Times Literary Supplement  (8 March 1991).

13-008 “The Peasants’ Prophet” (review of Thomas Müntzer, A Destroyer of the Godless , by Abraham Friesen), New Republic  (18 March 1991).

13-009 “The Man Who Saved History” (review of The Classical Foundations of Modern Historiography , by Arnaldo Momigliano), New Republic  (19/26 August 1991).

13-010 “Through a Glass Darkly” (review of The Broken Staff, by Frank E. Manuel), New Republic (1 June 1992).

13-011 “Dressed for Success” (review of The Art of Worldly Wisdom, by Baltasar Gracian), New Republic  (5 October 1992).

13-012 “The Sense of an Ending” (review of When Time Shall Be No More , by Paul Boyer; and The Creationists , by Ronald Numbers), New Republic  (8 March 1993).

13-013 “Signs of Spring” (review of The Portrayal of Love,  by Charles Dempsey), London Review of Books  (10 June 1993).

13-014 “The Return of Greek” (review of From Byzantium to Italy , by N.G. Wilson), Times Literary Supplement  (11 June 1993).

13-015 “Fear and Loathing in Naples” (review of G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern , by Mark Lilla), New Republic  (20/27 September 1993).

13-016 “Frets and Knots” (review of A History of Cambridge University Press,  vol. 1, by David McKitterick), London Review of Books  (4 November 1993).

13-017 “Die Auslegekunst der Frühaufklärung,” Frankfurter Rundschau  (24 January 1994).

13-018 “The Soul’s Entrepreneurs” (review of The First Jesuits, by John O’Malley; Ignatius of Loyola , by W.W. Meissner; and Jésuites: Une Multibiographie, by Jean Lacouture), New York Review of Books  (3 March 1994); repr. as Chap. 8 in WMBW; rev. German trans.: “Erneuern und Erobern im Namen Gottes,” Frankfurter Rundschau  (19 April 1994).

13-019 “From Norwich to Naples” (review of The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance , by John Hale), London Review of Books  (28 April 1994).

13-020 “Archäopteryx der Wissenschaft” (review of Mundus combinatus, by Thomas Leinkauf), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung  (18 August 1994).

13-021 “The Hand and the Soul” (review of The Moment of Self-Portraiture in German Renaissance Art, by Joseph Leo Koerner), New Republic  (19/26 September 1994); repr. as Chap. 3 in BOYD.

13-022 “Ah, Wilderness” (review of Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape, by Christopher S. Wood), New York Review of Books  (20 October 1994).

13-023 “Kein Mensch liest Italienisch” (review of Models of the History of Philosophy , vol. 1, by Giovanni Santinello et al.), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung  (23 December 1994).

13-024 “Speaking Volumes” (review of God’s Plagiarist , by R. Howard Bloch), New Republic (30 January 1995).

13-025 “Miracles in Miniature” (review of The Painted Page , by Jonathan J.G. Alexander), New York Times  (12 March 1995).

13-026 “Der Mythos der zwei Vergangenheiten” (review of Jüdische Geschichte und ihre Deutungen, by Amos Funkenstein), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung  (16 May 1995).

13-027 “Intellektuellengeschichte ohne Ideen” (review of Agent der Königin, by John Bossy), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung  (6 July 1995).

13-028 “The Forest and the Trees” (review of Landscape and Memory , by Simon Schama), New Republic  (7 August 1995): 37–42.

13-029 “Authors and Climbers” (review of Impolite Learning , by Anne Goldgar), London Review of Books  (5 October 1995); repr. as Chap. 8 in BOYD.

13-030 “Geschichte im großen Bogen,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung  (16 November 1995).

13-031 “Strange and Desperate Cures” (review of Gehennical Fire, by William R. Newman), New York Review of Books  (16 November 1995).

13-032 “Nabokov unters Volk Bringen,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung  (24 November 1995).

13-033 “Vermeer’s Mystery Theater” (review of Johannes Vermeer , exhibition catalog by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.), New York Review of Books  (11 January 1996 [published late December 1995]).

13-034 “Born to Network” (review of The Fortunes of the Courtier , by Peter Burke), London Review of Books  (22 August 1996).

13-035 “Quotations on Demand” (review of Reading in Tudor England , by Eugene R. Kintgen; and Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought , by Ann Moss), Times Literary Supplement  (31 January 1997).

13-036 “Der Intellektuelle und die Orthodoxie: Philip Melanchthon,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung  (16 February 1997).

13-037 “Castellios großer Bruder” (review of Erasmmus of the Low Countries, by James D. Tracy), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung  (25 March 1997); repr. in Ein Büchertagebuch: Buchbesprechungen aus der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung  (Frankfurt am Main, 1997), 418–19.

13-038 “The Rest vs. the West” (review of The Darker Side of the Renaissance , by Walter D. Mignolo; and Reframing the Renaissance, ed. Claire Farago), New York Review of Books  (10 April 1997); repr. as Chap. 4 in BOYD.

13-039 “Hello to Berlin” (review of The Ghosts of Berlin, by Brian Ladd; The Berlin of George Grosz, by Frank Whitford; Adolph Menzel (1815–1905), ed. Claude Keisch and Marie Ursula Riemann-Reyher; Berlin: The City and the Court Smith, by Jules Laforgue; George Grosz: Berlin-New York, ed. Peter-Klaus Schuster; Reading Berlin 1900, by Peter Fritzsche; and The Writing on the Walls, by Shimon Attie), New York Review of Books  (14 August 1997).

13-040 “The Obelisks’ Tale” (review of Moses the Egyptian , by Jan Assmann), New Republic (24 November 1997).

13-041 “Beyond the Joke” (review of Laughter at the Foot of the Cross , by M.A. Screech), Times Literary Supplement  (10 April 1998).

13-042 “Botticelli and the Built-in Bed” (review of Behind the Picture , by Martin Kemp), London Review of Books  (2 April 1998).

13-043 “Believe It or Not” (review of A Collector’s Cabinet, May 17–November 1, 1998 , exhibition catalog by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.; Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150–1750 , by Lorraine Daston and Katharine Park; and Special Cases: Natural Anomalies and Historical Monsters, by Rosamond Purcell), New York Review of Books  (5 November 1998).

13-044 “Remaking the Renaissance” (review of The Culture of the High Renaissance , by Ingrid Rowland), New York Review of Books  (4 March 1999). “Diary: Warburg,” London Review of Books  (1 April 1999).

13-045 “The Jew from Tangier” (review of A Journey to the End of the Millennium, by A.B. Yehoshua), New York Review of Books  (24 June 1999).

13-046 “The Varieties of Millennial Experience: The Latest Trends in Apocalyptic Thought” (review of Apocalypses , by Eugen Weber; Longing for the End , by Frederic Baumgartner; Vision and Violence, by Arthur P. Mendel; Questioning the Millennium, by Stephen Jay Gould; and Assassins, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins), New Republic  (8 November 1999).

13-047 “A Mine of Prophecy” (review of The Apocryphal Apocalypse , by Alastair Hamilton), Times Literary Supplement  (21 April 2000).

13-048 “The Bright Book of Strife” (review of Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream, by Francesco Colonna), New Republic  (5 May 2000).

13-049 “A Fertile Garden” (review of Adam and Eve in Seventeenth-Century Thought , by Philip C. Almond), Times Literary Supplement  (6 October 2000).

13-050 “Over the Rainbow” (review of Utopia , exhibition catalog by Roland Schaer, Gregory Claeys, and Lyman Tower Sargent), New York Review of Books  (30 November 2000).

13-051 “A Passion for the Past” (review of Basel in the Age of Burckhardt , by Lionel Gossman; and The Greeks and Greek Civilization , by Jacob Burckhardt, ed. Oswyn Murray, trans. Sheila Stern), New York Review of Books  (8 March 2001).

13-052 “Der Gelehrte als Held. Mit manchem Makel wollten sie sich gar nicht erst abgeben: Biographien als Wegbereiter der Wissenschaftsberichterstattung,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung  (29 September 2001).

13-053 “The Historian as Hero” (review of The Light of the Eyes, by Azariah de’ Rossi, trans. Joanna Weinberg), New Republic  (8 October 2001).

13-054 “Es wehen starke Winde aus der Erde” (review of Aufstieg aus dem Untergang, by Johannes Fried), Süddeutsche Zeitung  (10 October 2001).

13-055 “Thank You for Your Letter” (review of Latin, or the Empire of a Sign , by Françoise Waquet), London Review of Books  (1 November 2001): 16–18; repr. as part of Chap. 7 in WMBW.

13-056 “Where It All Began: Spinoza and the Dutch Roots of the Enlightenment” (review of Radical Enlightenment, by Jonathan Israel), Times Literary Supplement  (9 November 2001).

13-057 “Lost New York” (review of five books by Ben Katchor), New York Review of Books (15 November 2001).

13-058 “Great Walls” (review of Tapestry in the Renaissance , exhibition catalog by Thomas P. Campbell et al.), New York Review of Books  (9 May 2002).

13-059 “The Witch Hunters’ Crusade” (review of Demon Lovers , by Walter Stephens), with Ingrid Rowland, New York Review of Books  (26 September 2002).

13-060 “The Magician” (review of Gershom Scholem: A Life in Letters, 1914–1982 , ed. and trans. Anthony David Skinner), New Republic  (3 March 2003).

13-061 “Surviving Auschwitz, Surrendering to Despair” (review of Primo Levi: A Life , by Ian Thomson), New York Times  (8 November 2003).

13-062 “In No Man’s Land” (review of Judaism and Enlightenment , by Adam Sutcliffe; and The Languages of Paradise , by Maurice Olender), New York Review of Books  (26 February 2004); repr. as Chap. 9 in WMBW.

13-063 “Reading Ratzinger,” New Yorker  (25 July 2005).

13-064 “Writer’s Block” (review of A Little History of the World , by E.H. Gombrich), Wall Street Journal  (1–2 October 2005).

13-065 “College Makeover: Wrestling with Greco-Roman Ideas,” Slate  (16 November 2005),

13-066 “Starstruck” (review of The Fated Sky, by Benson Bobrick), Washington Post  (20 November 2005).

13-067 “Big Book on Campus” (review of The Rule of Four , by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason), New York Review of Books  (23 September 2004).

13-068 “The Ways of Genius” (review of The Newtonian Moment, exhibition catalog by Mordechai Feingold), New York Review of Books  (2 December 2004).

13-069 “Prague, the Glorious Moment” (review of Prague: The Crown of Bohemia, 1347–1437, exhibition catalog by Barbara Drake Boehm and Jir. Fajt), New York Review of Books (15 December 2005).

13-070 “Rediscovering a Lost Continent” (review of Italy Illuminated, by Flavio Biondo, ed. and trans. Jeffrey White; and twelve other titles in the I Tatti Renaissance Library), New York Review of Books  (5 October 2006); repr. as part of Chap. 7 in WMBW.

13-071 “The Way to Eden” (review of Mapping Paradise , by Alessandro Scafi), New Republic  (25 December 2006). “Military Academy,” New Republic  (29 January 2007).

13-072 “Getting the Word Out” (review of In the Beginning: Bibles before the Year 1000 , ed. Michelle P. Brown), New Republic  (22 January 2007).

13-073 “The Nutty Professors: A History of Academic Charisma,” New Yorker  (23 October 2006); German trans.: “Charisma und Askese: Universitätsgeschichte zwischen Traditionspflege und Modernisierung,” Lettre International  76 (Spring 2007): 72–76.

13-074 “Stoppard’s Romance” (review of The Coast of Utopia , by Tom Stoppard), New York Review of Books  (31 May 2007).

13-075 “Future Reading: Digitization and Its Discontents,” New Yorker  (5 November 2007): 50–54; Spanish trans.: “La lectura futura,” Trama & Texturas  5 (May 2008): 17–26.

13-076 “Say Anything: What the Renaissance Teaches Us about Torture,” New Republic (5 November 2007).

13-077 “Mark Thy Words: Renaissance Readers with Pen at Hand” (review of Used Books , by William H. Sherman), Bookforum  (December/January 2008).

13-078 “The Wonders of the Loom” (review of Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor, exhibition catalog by Thomas P. Campbell), New York Review of Books  (17 January 2008).

13-079 “An Urban Scientific Community” (review of The Jewel House , by Deborah E. Harkness), American Scientist  96, no. 2 (March/April 2008): 156–58.

13-080 “Yesterdays” (review of A History of Histories , by John Burrow), New Republic  (11 June 2008).

13-081 “Violence in Words” (review of Books on Fire , by Lucien X. Polastron; and Burning to Read, by James Simpson), Times Literary Supplement  (25 July 2008).

13-082 “‘But They Burned Giordano Bruno!’” (review of Giordano Bruno , by Ingrid Rowland), New York Review of Books  (20 November 2008).

13-083 “Mein Buch” (review of Hitler’s Private Library , by Timothy W. Ryback), New Republic (24 December 2008).

13-084 “Gospel Secrets: The Biblical Controversies of Morton Smith” (review of Morton Smith and Gershon Scholem: Correspondence, 1945–1982 , ed. Guy Stroumsa), The Nation (7 January 2009).

13-085 “Did Thucydides Really Tell the Truth?” (review of Thucydides , by Donald Kagan), Slate (19 October 2009),

13-086 “Kindled” (review of The Case for Books, by Robert Darnton; and On the Commerce on Thinking, by Jean-Luc Nancy), New Republic  (18 November 2009).

13-087 “Scholar and Blogger,” New Republic  (8 February 2010).

13-088 “Humanities and Inhumanities” (review of The Marketplace of Ideas, by Louis Menand), New Republic  (11 March 2010): 32–36.

13-089 “Britain: The Disgrace of the Universities,” New York Review of Books  (8 April 2010); Spanish trans.: “Gran Breta.a: la vergüenza de las universidades,” Pasajes  33 (October 2010): 61–63.

13-090 “The Pope and the Hedgehog,” New York Review of Books  (28 April 2010).

13-091 “In a Fantastic, Lost World” (review of two exhibitions: The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy , and The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry ), New York Review of Books  (13 May 2010).

13-092 “‘A Jewel of a Thousand Facets’” (review of The Book That Changed Europe , by Lynn Hunt, Margaret C. Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt; and Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion, ed. Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt), New York Review of Books  (24 June 2010).

13-093 “Save the Warburg Library!” with Jeffrey Hamburger, New York Review of Books (30 September 2010).

13-094 “Jumping through the Computer Screen” (review of Reinventing Knowledge , by Ian McNeely and Lisa Wolverton), New York Review of Books  (23 December 2010).

13-095 “Scholars of the World Unite!” (review of Higher Education?  by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus; and Crisis on Campus , by Mark C. Taylor), National Interest  111 (January/February 2011[released 16 December 2010]): 75–80.

13-096 “Beyond Comparison,” New Republic  (17 February 2011).

13-097 “Learning and Pleasure” (review of History and the Enlightenment , by Hugh Trevor-Roper; Letters From Oxford: Hugh Trevor-Roper to Bernard Berenson , ed. Richard Davenport-Hynes; and Hugh Trevor-Roper: The Biography, by Adam Sisman), New Republic  (3 March 2011).

13-098 “About Time” (review of Palaces of Time , by Elisheva Carlebach), Tablet  (14 April 2011),

13-099 Review of The Information, by James Gleick, Washington Post  (13 May 2011).

13-100 “Our Universities: Why Are They Failing?” (review of The Faculty Longes, by Naomi Schaefer Riley; The Fall of the Faculty, by Benjamin Ginsberg; The Chosen, by Jerome Karabel; Unmaking the Public University, by Christopher Newfield; Crossing the Finish Line, by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson; Academically Adrift, by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa; Education’s End, by Anthony T. Kronman; and Saving State U, by Nancy Folbre), New York Review of Books (24 November 2011).

13-101 “Those Limbs We Admire: Himmler’s Tacitus” (review of A Most Dangerous Book , by Christopher Krebs), London Review of Books  (14 July 2011).

13-102 “The Most Charming Pagan” (review of The Swerve , by Stephen Greenblatt), New York Review of Books  (8 December 2011).

13-103 “Can the Colleges Be Saved?” (review of College, by Andrew Delbanco), New York Review of Books  (24 May 2012).

13-104 “Search Gets Lost: Why Does Amazon Now Have Customers Do the Search Chores It Used to Do for Them, and in Innovative Ways?” The Nation  (18 June 2012).

13-105 “Of Chymists and Kings” (review of The Secrets of Alchemy , by Lawrence M. Principe), Science  (21 December 2012).

13-106 “Evil Imaginings: The Sordid Representation of Jews in Western Culture” (review of Anti-Judaism , by David Nirenberg), New Republic  (21 October 2013).

13-107 “He Had Fun: Athanasius Kircher” (review of Egyptian Oedipus , by Daniel Stolzenberg), London Review of Books  (7 November 2013).

13-108 “Time Lords: In the Catacombs” (review of Heavenly Bodies , by Paul Koudounaris), London Review of Books  (31 July 2014).

13-109 “The Enclosure of the American Mind” (review of Excellent Sheep, by William Deresiewicz), New York Times  (22 August 2014).

13-110 “Maps to Markets” (review of London: The Selden Map and the Making of a Global City, 1549–1689, by Robert K. Batchelor), Times Literary Supplement  (1 October 2014).

13-111 “A Great Master at the Met” (review of Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry , exhibition catalog by Elizabeth Cleland), New York Review of Books  (8 January 2015).

13-112 “Not Dead Yet: Latin” (review of Latin: Story of a World Language , by Jürgen Leonhardt), London Review of Books  (8 January 2015).

13-113 “Latin Lives: Is the Revival of a Dead Language Breathing New Life into the Humanities?” The Nation  (26 January 2015).

13-114 “The Ravishing Painting of Piero di Cosimo” (review of Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence , exhibition catalog by Gretchen A. Hirschauer, Dennis Geronimus, et al.), New York Review of Books  (7 May 2015).

13-115 “A Hero of the European Mind” (review of Peiresc ’s Mediterranean World , by Peter Miller), New York Review of Books  (19 November 2015).

13-116 “Tell Me a Story: Who Was Arnaldo Dante Momigliano, Other Than Perhaps One of the Greatest Shapers of How We Understand History? A Former Pupil Investigates.” Tablet  (December 2015): 20–30.

13-117 “Lisa Jardine (1944–2015).” Nature  vol. 528 (3 December 2015): 40.

 13-118 Review of Mark Kurlansky, Paper, New York Times, May 17, 2016.




14-001 “Google Books and the Judge,” New Yorker Page-Turner Blog  (18 September 2009).

14-002 “Google Books, Back to the Drawing Board,” New Yorker Page-Turner Blog  (13 October 2009).

14-003 “A Nazi at Harvard” (review of The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower, by Stephen Norwood), New York Review of Books Blog  (2 November 2009).

14-004 “Wisconsin: The Cronon Affair,” New Yorker News Desk Blog  (28 March 2011).

14-005 “The Cronon Affair: Wisconsin Answers,” New Yorker News Desk Blog  (3 April 2011).

14-006 “Academic Freedom after the Cronon Controversy,” New York Review of Books Blog (4 April 2011).

14-007 “The Wrong Way to Lower College Costs,” with James Grossman, New York Review of Books Blog  (31 May 2011).

14-008 “My Blue-Bound Loves,” Harvard University Press Blog  (12 November, 2012).

14-009 “Scrawled Insults and Epiphanies” (review of Readers Make Their Mark, exhibition at the New York Society Library), New York Review of Books Blog  (19 February 2015).

14-010 “In memoriam: Lisa Jardine, April 12, 1944–October 25, 2015” Renaissance Society of America Blog  (2 November, 2015).

14-011 “Konrad Peutinger Reads a History,” New York Society Library Blog  (posted November 2, 2015).



15-001 “Fairer Harvard?” 25 September 2006.

15-002 “Design Princeton for Humans,” 9 October 2006.

15-003 “Tiger? Bulldog? Tiger?” 23 October 2006.

15-004 “What Profs Do When Not Teaching,” 13 November 2006.

15-005 “Labyrinths?” 27 November 2006.

15-006 “Universities: Public, Private, Middlesex,” 11 December 2006.

15-007 “Unlearned Privileges,” 12 February 2007.

15-008 “Service Station?” 26 February 2007.

15-009 “Service Station: Part Two,” 12 March 2007.

15-010 “Grade Inflation, the Other Way,” 2 April 2007.

15-011 “Collaboration: The Thief of Time?” 16 April 2007.

15-012 “The Academic Life—As Others Live It,” 30 April 2007.

15-013 “A Modest Proposal: A College at Princeton,” 14 May 2007.

15-014 “Paradise When?” 1 October 2007.

15-015 “Getting and Spending,” 5 November 2007.

15-016 “Where Have All the Books Gone?” 3 December 2007.

15-017 “Class Tells,” 14 January 2008.

15-018 “Dulce bellum inexpertis,” 18 April 2008.

15-019 “Thoughts on the Summer Whine,” 9 May 2011.

15-020 “pdf Bums?” 10 October 2011.

15-021 “The American University and the World,” 14 November 2011.

15-022 “Lost Causes,” 12 December 2011.

15-023 “Talking with the Plumber,” 30 April 2012.

15-024 “What Will You Do with That Humanities Ph.D.? Even You May Not Know,” 13 February 2013.

15-025 “Watching the Bungee Jump,” 1 April 2013.

15-026 “Bothering the President,” 29 April 2013.

15-027 “Today I Lived,” 20 September 2013.

15-028 “The Recommendation Whisperer,” 13 October 2013.

15-029 “Is This the End for Butler?” 17 November 2013.



16-001 Precepting: Myth and reality of a Princeton institution. Princeton Alumni Weekly, March 12, 2003.




17-001 “A Premature Autobiography?” Acceptance speech: Premio Balzan 2002 per la storia degli studi umanistici,

17-002 “A Professor’s Day,” Princeton Alumni Weekly  (29 January 2003),

17-003 Word of thanks for the honorary doctorate of Leiden University, 8 February 2006, in Henk Jan de Jonge, “De laudatio  van Professor Nicolette Mout en het dankwoord van Professor Anthony Grafton, uitgesproken bij Professor Graftons erepromotie op 8 februari 2006,” Frons: Blad voor Leidse classici  26, no. 1 (March 2006): 19–24, at 22–23.

17-004 “Anthony Grafton: How I Write,” Interview conducted by Noah Charney, Daily Beast (17 July 2013),



Past Belief: Visions of Early Christianity in Renaissance and Reformation Europe, A.W. Mellon Lectures, Washington, DC, 2014.

Gabriel Harvey. With Lisa Jardine, Nicholas Popper, and William Sherman.

A History of Renaissance Europe (a volume in the Penguin History of Europe).

Faustus and Friends: Magic in Renaissance Germany (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; London: Penguin).

Historical Chronology from Petavius to Newton.

Colonial Pedants: Learned Reading and Annotation in the American Colonies and the Atlantic World.

How Jesus Celebrated Passover.


19 ABOUT TONY GRAFTON (a section in progress)

19-001 Liza Schlafly, “Grafton reflects idealistic spirit of Renaissance” Daily Princetonian 101: 92,7 (October 1977).——-en-20–1–txt-txIN-schlafly+grafton——.

19-002 John Davies, “Tiny outward and visible signs of the scholar’s inward game,” Times Higher Education (December 12, 1997).

19-003 Scott McLemee, “The Alchemist of Erudition” The Chronicle of Higher Education (July 5, 2002).

19-004 Anthony Grafton, “A Premature Autobiography?” International Balzan Prize Foundation Prizewinner’s Page (2002).

19-005 Anthony Grafton, “A professor’s day”, Princeton Alumni Weekly (January 29, 2003).

19-006 Christopher Shea, “The humanist: Anthony Grafton’s life in the past and the present” Princeton Alumni Weekly (April 4, 2007).

19-007 Jill O’Neill, “Interview with AHA President-elect Anthony Grafton,” History News Network, George Mason University (January 24, 2010).

19-008 Ann Blair and Nicholas Popper, “Anthony Grafton Biography”, American Historical Association, General Meeting Booklet, 2012 AHA Annual Meeting (2012).

19-009 Noah Charney, “Anthony Grafton: How I Write” The Daily Beast (July 17, 2013).

19-010 Rachel Toor, “Scholars talk about writing: Anthony Grafton” The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 15, 2015).

19-011 “Reading History from the Margins,” Wisconsin Public Radio (July 26, 2015).

19-012 James Romm, “Anthony Grafton.” The Fabulist 11: August 2015.

19-013 Lisa Jardine, “‘Studied for Action’ Revisited,”  in Ann Blair, Anja-Silvia Goeing, and Anthony Grafton: For the Sake of Learning: Essays in Honor of Anthony Grafton, Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions, Volume 18 (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2016), 999-1017.

19-014 Jacob Soll, “The Grafton Method, or the Science of Tradition,”  in Ann Blair, Anja-Silvia Goeing, and Anthony Grafton: For the Sake of Learning: Essays in Honor of Anthony Grafton, Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions, Volume 18 (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2016), 1018-1031.