Herbert Baxter Adams Prize Recipients

The Herbert Baxter Adams Prize is awarded annually for a distinguished first book published in English in the field of European history. The prize was established in 1905 in memory of the first secretary of the Association, Herbert Baxter Adams of Johns Hopkins University, who was also one of the founders of the Association.

2018
Hussein Fancy, The Mercenary Mediterranean: Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon (Univ. of Chicago Press)

2017
Max Bergholz, Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community (Cornell Univ. Press)

2016
Vittoria Di Palma, Wasteland: A History (Yale Univ. Press)

2015
Emily J. Levine, Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School (Univ. of Chicago Press)

2014
Daniela Bleichmar, Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment (Univ. of Chicago Press)

2013
Steven Barnes, Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society (Princeton Univ. Press)

2012
E. Natalie Rothman, Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects Between Venice and Istanbul (Cornell Univ. Press)

2011
Anna Krylova, Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2010
Karl Appuhn, A Forest on the Sea: Environmental Expertise in Renaissance Venice (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

2009
Priya Satia, Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East (Oxford Univ. Press)

2008
Carol Symes, A Common Stage: Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras (Cornell Univ. Press)

2007
Francine Hirsch, Empire of Nations: Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union (Cornell Univ. Press)

2006
Stefanie Siegmund, The Medici State and the Ghetto of Florence: The Construction of an Early Modern Jewish Community (Stanford Univ. Press)

2005
Maureen Healy, Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire: Total War and Everyday Life in World War I (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2004
Ethan Shagan, Popular Politics and the English Reformation (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2003
Terry Martin, The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-39 (Cornell Univ. Press)

2002
Florin Curta, The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, c. 500-700 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2001
Malachi Hacohen, Karl Popper--The Formative Years, 1902-45. Politics and Philosophy in Interwar Vienna (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2000
Daniel Smail, Imaginary Cartographies: Possession and Identity in Late Medieval Marseille (Cornell Univ. Press)

1999
Gabrielle Hecht, The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II (MIT Press)

1998
David Nirenberg, Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages (Princeton Univ. Press)

1997
Pieter Judson, Exclusive Revolutionaries: Liberal Politics, Social Experience, and National Identity in the Austrian Empire, 1848-1914 (Univ. of Michigan Press)

1996
Mary Mansfield, The Humiliation of Sinners: Public Penance in 13th-Century France (Cornell Univ. Press)

1995
James Johnson, Listening in Paris: A Cultural History (Univ. of California Press)

1994
John Martin, Venice's Hidden Enemies: Italian Heretics in a Renaissance City (Univ. of California Press)

1993
Charters Wynn, Workers, Strikes, and Pogroms: The Donbass-Dnepr Bend in Late Imperial Russia, 1870-1905 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1992
Suzanne Desan, Reclaiming the Sacred: Religious and Popular Politics in Revolutionary France (Cornell Univ. Press)

1991
Theodore Koditschek, Class Formation and Urban-Industrial Society: Bradford, 1750-1850 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1990
Richard Hoffmann, Land, Liberties, and Lordship in a Late Medieval Countryside. Agrarian Structures and Change in the Duchy of Wroclaw (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1989
Jan Goldstein, Console and Classify: The French Psychiatric Profession in the 19th Century (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1987
Peter Jelavich, Munich and Theatrical Modernism: Politics, Playwriting, and Performances, 1890-1914 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1986
William Beik, Absolutism and Society in 17th-Century France (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1985
Jonathan Sperber, Popular Catholicism in 19th-Century Germany (Princeton Univ. Press)

1984
Robert Palmer, The County Courts of Medieval England, 1150-1350 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1983
Roberta Manning, The Crisis of the Old Order in Russia: Gentry and Government (Princeton Univ. Press)

1982
Edward Muir, Jr., Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice (Princeton Univ. Press)

1981
William Sewell, Work and Revolution in France: The Language of the Old Regime to 1848 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1980
William Kapelle, The Norman Conquest of the North: The Region and Its Transformation, 1000-1135 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1979
Kendall Bailes, Technology and Society under Lenin and Stalin (Princeton Univ. Press)

1978
Allan Galpern, The Religions of the People in 16th-Century Champagne (Harvard Univ. Press)

1977
Charles Maier, Recasting Bourgeois Europe: Stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the Decade After World War I (Princeton Univ. Press)

1976
Frederick Russell, The Just War in the Middle Ages (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1975
James Donnelly, Jr., The Land and the People of 19th-Century Cork (Routledge and Kegan Paul)

1974
Joan Scott, The Glassworkers of Carmaux: French Craftsmen and Political Action in a 19th-Century City (Harvard Univ. Press)

1973
Martin Jay, The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute for Social Research, 1923-50 (Little)

1972
Richard Hellie, Enserfment and Military Change in Muscovy (Univ. of Chicago Press)

1971
Edward Malefakis, Agrarian Reform and Peasant Revolution in Spain, Origins of the Civil War (Yale Univ. Press)

1970
John McKay, Pioneers for Profit: Foreign Entrepreneurship and Russian Industrialization, 1885-1913 (Univ. of Chicago Press)

1968
Arno Mayer, Politics and Diplomacy of Peacemaking: Containment and CounterRevolution at Versailles, 1918-19 (Knopf)

1966
Gabriel Jackson, The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-39 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1964
Archibald Foord, His Majesty’s Opposition, 1714-1830 (Oxford Univ. Press)

1962
Jerome Blum, Lord and Peasant in Russia (Princeton Univ. Press)

1960
Caroline Robbins, The Eighteenth Century Commonwealthman (Harvard Univ. Press)

1958
Arthur Wilson, Diderot: The Testing Years (Oxford Univ. Press)

1956
Gordon Craig, Politics of the Prussian Army, 1640-1945 (Oxford Univ. Press)

1954
W. C. Richardson, Tudor Chamber Administration, 1485-1547 (Louisiana State Univ. Press)

1952
Arthur May, The Hapsburg Monarchy, 1867-1914 (Harvard Univ. Press)

1950
Hans Gatzke, Germany's Drive to the West (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1948
Raymond de Roover, The Medici Bank: Its Organization, Management, Operations, and Decline (New York Univ. Press)

1946
A. William Salomone, Italian Democracy in the Making (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1944
Raymond Fisher, The Russian Fur Trade, 1550-1700 (Univ. of California Press)

1942
E. Harris Harbison, Rival Ambassadors at the Court of Queen Mary (Princeton Univ. Press)

1940
John Curtiss, Church and State in Russia, 1900-17 (Columbia Univ. Press)

1938
Arthur Wilson, French Foreign Policy during the Administration of Cardinal Fleury, 1726-43 (Harvard Univ. Press)

1931
Vernon Puryear, England, Russia, and the Straits Question (Univ. of California Press)

1929
Henry Commager, Struensee and the Reform Movement in Denmark

1927
William Galpin, The British Grain Trade in the Napoleonic Period (Macmillan)

1925
Frederick Rodkey, The Turko-Egyptian Question in the Relations of England, France, and Russia, 1832-41 (Univ. of Illinois Press)

1922
Mary Maguire, History of the Oath Ex Officio in England
John McNeill, The Celtic Penitentials and Their Influence on Continental Christianity (Champion)

1921
Einar Joranson, The Danegeld in France (Augustana)

1919
William Morgan, English Political Parties and Leaders in the Reign of Queen Anne, 1702-10 (Yale Univ. Press)

1917
Frederick Nussbaum, Commercial Policy in the French Revolution: A Study of the Career of G. J. A. Ducher

1915
Theodore Pease, The Leveller Movement

1913
Violet Barbour, Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington

1911
Louise Brown, The Political Activities of the Baptists and Fifth-Monarchy Men in England during the Interregnum

1909
Wallace Notestein, A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718

1907
Edward Krehbiel, The Interdict: Its History and Its Operation with Especial Attention to the Time of Pope Innocent III
William Robertson, Francisco de Miranda and the Revolutionizing of Spanish America

1905
David Muzzey, The Spiritual Franciscans