Professor of History
Wednesdays 2:30 - 5:00 (202 Carr or the Perk)
As an historian of early modern Europe Dr. Robisheaux has particular interests in social and cultural history, German-speaking Central Europe, Renaissance culture, religious reform, popular religion and culture, and microhistory. Author of The Last Witch of Langenburg and Rural Society and the Search for Order in Early Modern Germany, Lost Worlds, and many articles, he teaches courses on European history; Reformation Europe; Magic, Religion and Science; social and economic history; and religion and society in early modern Europe. He is currently writing a book on the craft of microhistory. He is a member of the Society for Reformation Research and the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. As executive secretary of the Fruehe Neuzeit Interdisziplinaer (Conference Group in Early Modern German Studies) he co-organizes the trienniel conference in early modern studies at Duke University.
Duke Magazine, "A Witch's Brew," July/August 2009
Enduring Loss in the Early Modern Era awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2008
Orthodoxies and Diversities in Early Modern German-Speaking Europe awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005
Forensic Medicine, Witchcraft and Poison in 17th Century Germany awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2001
(98-0602) Conference on Constructing Publics: Cultures of Communication in the Early Modern German Lands awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1998 to 1999
Robisheaux, T. L’ultima strega, 2011.
Robisheaux, T. Living with Witches: Six Interdisciplinary Essays, 2009.
Robisheaux, Thomas. The Last Witch of Langenburg: Murder in a German Villages, 2009.
Robisheaux, T. The Craft of Microhistory, 2009.
Imhof, Arthur, and Thomas Robisheaux translator. Lost Worlds: How Our European Ancestors Coped with Everyday Life and Why Life is so Hard Today. Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Press, 1996.
Robisheaux, T. Rural Society and the Search for Order in Early Modern Germany. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Robisheaux, T. “The German Witch Trials.” In The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft, edited by Brian Levack. Oxford University Press, 2013.
Robisheaux, T. “Penance, Confession and the Self in Early Modern Lutheranism.” In Ideas and Cultural Margins: Essays in Honor of H.C. Erik Midelfort, edited by Marjorie Elisabeth Plummer and Robin B. Barnes, 117–30. Aldershot, 2009.
Robisheaux, T. “The German Peasants’ War.” In Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. New York: Scribner’s, 2004.
Robisheaux, T. “’The Queen of Evidence:’ The Witchcraft Confession in the Age of Confessionalism.” In Confessionalization in Europe 1500-1700: Essays in Honor and Memory of Bodo Nischan, edited by John Headley and Hans Hillerbrand. Ashgate, 2004.
Robisheaux, T. “Zur Rezeption Benedict Carpzov im 17ten. Jahrhundert.” In Hexenprozesse Und Gerichtspraxis, edited by Franz Irsigler and Gunther Franz, 527–44. Trier, 2001.
Robisheaux, T. “Forensic Medicine and Witchcraft in Seventeeth Century Germany.” In Languages of Witchcraft: Narrative, Ideology and Meaning in Early Modern Culture, edited by Stuart Clark, 197–215. London: Routledge, 2000.
Robisheaux, T. “The Peasantries of Western Germany, 1300-1750.” In The Peasantries of Europe from the Fourteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries, edited by Tom Scott, 111–42. London: Longman, 1997.
Robisheaux, T. “The Nobility in South Germany, 1790-1848.” In Adel Und Staatsverwaltung in Brandenburg Im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert: Ein Historischer Vergleich, edited by Kurt Adamy, 267–80. Akademie Verlag, 1996.
Robisheaux, T. “The World of the Village.” In Handbook of European History 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, edited by Thomas A. Brady, Heiko A. Oberman, and James D. Tracy, 79–112. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1994.
Robisheaux, T. “Microhistory and the historical imagination: New frontiers.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 47, no. 1 (January 1, 2017): 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1215/10829636-3716554. Full Text
Thomas Robisheaux, T. “Peasant Unrest and the Moral Economy in the German Southwest, 1560 1620.” Archiv Für Reformationsgeschichte 77 (1987): 174–86.
Robisheaux, T. “Peasant Society and Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe.” Peasant Studies 1 (1987): 105–18.
Barnett-Robisheaux, T. “Peasant Revolts in Germany and Central Europe after the Peasants' War: Comments on the Literature.” Central European History 17, no. 4 (January 1, 1984): 384–403. https://doi.org/10.1017/S000893890001637X. Full Text
Robisheaux, T. “Peasants and pastors: Rural youth control and the reformation in hohenlohe, 1540–1680.” Social History 6, no. 3 (January 1, 1981): 281–300. https://doi.org/10.1080/03071028108567506. Full Text
Robisheaux, T. “History and Economic Anthropology: The Historians' Search for Economic Man in Africa.” Essays in History 21 (1977): 53–82.
Midwives, Naturalists & Doctors: New Visions of Medicine & Science. Heralding the Way to a New World: Exploring Women in Science and Medicine through the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection. Rubenstein Library. February 9, 2016