Crane Brinton Biography

Crane Brinton was McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University at the time of his presidency. He was also the author of The Jacobins: An Essay in the New History (1930), English Political Thought in the 19th-century (2nd edition, 1949), Ideas and Men: the Story of Western Thought (1950), The Shaping of the Modern Mind (1953), and A History of Western Morals (1959).


The political ideas of the English romanticists, by Crane Brinton. London, Oxford University Press: H. Milford, 1926.

The Jacobins; an essay in the new history, by Clarence Crane Brinton. New York: The Macmillan company, 1930.

English political thought in the nineteenth century, by Crane Brinton. London: E. Benn, 1933.

A decade of revolution, 1789-1799, by Crane Brinton. New York, London: Harper & Brothers, 1934; Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983, 1934.

French revolutionary legislation on illegitimacy, 1789-1804, by Crane Brinton. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936.

The lives of Talleyrand, by Crane Brinton. New York: Norton, 1936.

The anatomy of revolution, by Crane Brinton. 1st ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 1938.

Nietzsche, by Crane Brinton. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard university press, 1941.

The United States and Britain, by Crane Brinton. Maps prepared under the cartographic direction of Arthur H. Robinson. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1945.

From many, one. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1948.

English political thought in the nineteenth century. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1949.

Ideas and men; the story of Western thought. New York, Prentice-Hall, 1950.

The anatomy of revolution. Rev. ed. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1952.

The temper of western Europe. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1953.

Modern civilization; a history of the last five centuries, by Crane Brinton, John B. Christopher and Robert Lee Wolff. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 1957.

A history of Western morals. 1st ed. New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1959; Reprint, 1st pbk. ed. New York: Paragon House, 1990.

The fate of man, edited with introductions and postscript. New York: G. Braziller, 1961.