Selected Recent and Forthcoming Publications


Sowerby, T. A., Hennings, J, eds., Practices of Diplomacy in the Early Modern World c. 1410-1800 (London: Routledge).

Krstić, T., 'From Shahāda to ‘Aqīda: Conversion to Islam, Catechization, and Sunnitization in Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Rumeli', in A.C.S. Peacock, ed., Islamisation: Comparative Perspectives from History (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press).

Perczel, I., 'Accommodationist Strategies on the Malabar Coast: Competition or Complementarity?', in P. A. Fabre, I. Zupanov, eds., The Rites Controversy in the Early Modern World (Leiden: Brill).

Perczel, I., 'The role of Mar Abraham, the last Persian Metropolitan of the Saint Thomas Christians, in the light of the Kerala manuscripts', in P. Malekandathil, ed., Proceedings of the XIVth International Seminar on Indo-Portuguese History, New Delhi 11-13 February 2013.

Perczel, I., 'Documents about Mar Abraham and the European Missionaries (1563-1597)' in M. Pearson, M. Kooria, eds., Malabar in the Indian Ocean World (New Delhi: Oxford University Press India).

Sebök, M., Birnbaum, M. D., eds., Practicing Coexistence: Constructions of the Other in Early Modern Perception. co-edited with Marianna D. Birnbaum (Budapest: CEU Press).

Wilke, C., 'Manuel Fernandes Vila Real at the Portuguese Embassy in Paris, 1644–1649: New Documents and Insights', Journal of Levantine Studies.

Wilke, C., 'Where Geometry Meets Kabbalah: Paul Yvon’s Esoteric Engravings', in P. Forshaw, ed., Lux in Tenebris: The Visual and the Symbolic in Western Esotericism (Leiden, Brill), pp. 179-205.


Esmer, T., 'Notes on a Scandal: Transregional Networks of Violence, Gossip, and Imperial Sovereignty in the Late Eighteenth Century Ottoman Empire', Comparative Studies in Society and History 58 (1), 99-128. 

Hennings, J., Russia and Courtly Europe: Ritual and the Culture of Diplomacy, 1648-1725 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Hennings, J., ‘“A perfect relation of the reception, audience, and dispatch, of all ambassadors from foreign princes, sent unto the emperour of All Russia”: Personal und Dokumentation des frühneuzeitlichen Gesandtschaftsrituals im russisch-englischen Vergleich’, Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung 52 (Beiheft), 71-94. 

Kontler, L., 'Enlightenment and Empire', in J. MacKenzie et al., eds., The Encyclopedia of Empire (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell).

Krstić, T., 'New Directions in the Study of Conversion to Islam in Ottoman Rumeli, 14th – 17th Centuries – Reconsidering Methods, Theories and Terminology', in O. J. Schmitt, ed., The Ottoman Conquest of the Balkans—Interpretations and Research Debates (Austrian Academy of Sciences), pp. 167-188.

Perczel, I., 'Documents about Mar Abraham and the European Missionaries', in Ignatius Payyappilly, ed)., Mar Abraham and the Saint Hormis Church [Malayalam and English: മാർ അബ്രാഹവും സെൻറ് ഹൊർമിസ് ദേവാലയവും] (Angamaly: Saint George’s Forane Church), pp. 90-131.

Perczel, I. (co-edited with A. Chong, P. Moura Carvalho, C. Onn, K. Parry, L. Arnold, M. da Conceição Borges de Sousa, W. R. Sargent),Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour (Singapore: Asian Civilisations Museum).

Perczel, I., “Monuments of Indian Christian Art: Problems of Genres, Dating and Context” in: Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour, p. 38-49.

Riedl, M. 'Apocalyptic Violence and Revolutionary Action: Thomas Müntzer's Sermon to the Princes', in M. A. Ryan, ed., A Companion to the Premodern Apocalypse (Leiden: Brill), pp. 260-296.

Szende, K., 'Town Foundations in East Central Europe and The New World: The Use of the Grid Plan in a Comparative Perspective', in Jaritz, G, Szende, K., eds., Medieval East Central Europe in a Comparative Perspective: From Frontier Zones to Lands in Focus (London: Routledge), pp. 157-184.

Wilke, C., 'Sephardi and Ashkenazi Conceptions of World History: From Gedaliah Ibn Yahya to David Gans', Judaica Bohemiae 51 (1), 111-126.


Ben-Yami, H., Descartes’ Philosophical Revolution: A Reassessment (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

Kontler, L. 'Historical Discourses and the Science of Man in the Late Eighteenth Century: Separate Scottish and German Paths?', in J.-F. Dunyach, A. Thomson, eds., The Enlightenment in Scotland: National and International Perspectives (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation), pp. 107-139.

Kontler, L. (with Per Pippin Aspaas), 'Before and After 1773: Central European Jesuits, the Politics of Language and Discourses of Identity in the Late Eighteenth Century Habsburg Monarchy', in G. Almási, L. Subarić, eds., Latin at the Crossroads of Identity. The Evolution of Linguistic Nationalism in the Kingdom of Hungary (Leiden: Brill), pp. 95-118.

Krstić, T., Van Gelder, M., eds., 'Cross-Confessional Diplomacy and Diplomatic Intermediaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean' (Special issue) Journal of Early Modern History 19 (2).

Krstić, T., 'Reading Abdallah b. Abdallah Tarjuman’s Tuhfa (1420) in the Ottoman Empire: Muslim-Christian Polemics and Intertextuality in the Age of Confessionalization', Al-Qantara 36 (2), 341-401.

Krstić, T., 'Islam and Muslims in Early Modern Europe', in Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History1350-1750Vol. I: Peoples & Places, ed. Hamish Scott (Oxford: Oxford University Pres), pp. 670-693.

Perczel, I., 'Cosmopolitismes de la Mer d’Arabie: Les chrétiens de saint Thomas face à l’expansion Portugaise', in, C. Lefèvre, I. Županov, Jorge Flores, eds., Cosmopolitismes en Asie du Sud: Sources, intinéraires, langues (XVIe-XVIIIe siècle) (Paris: Éditions de l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales), pp. 143-169.

Sebök, M. 'The Galley-Slave Trial of 1674: Conviction and Expulsion of Hungarian Protestants', in J. Tolan, ed., Expulsion and Diaspora Formation: Religious and Ethnic Identities in Flux from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century. (Turnhout: Brepols), pp. 135-148.

Szende, K., 'Scapegoats or Competitors? The Expulsion of Jews from Hungarian Towns on the Aftermath of the Battle of Mohács (1526)', in J. Tolan, ed., Expulsion and Diaspora Formation: Religious and Ethnic Identities in Flux From Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century (Turnhout: Brepols), pp. 51-83.

Wilke, C., 'Contraband for the Catholic King: Jews of the French Pyrenees in the Tobacco Trade and Spanish State Finance', in R. Kobrin, A. Teller, eds., Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History (Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press), pp. 46-70, 276-287.

Wilke, C., 'Conversion Theology among Sixteenth-Century Portuguese Jews: Protestant and Islamic Subtexts', in J.A.R. da Silva Tavim, M.F. Lopes de Barros, L.L. Mucznik, eds., In the Iberian Peninsula and Beyond: A History of Jews and Muslims (15th-17th centuries) (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), vol. I, pp. 252-265.

Wilke, C., 'From Deicide to Diaspora: The Construction of Jewish World History in Johann Jakob Schudt's Latin Writings', Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge 40, 141-165.

Wilke, C., Histoire des juifs portugais, second edition (Paris: Éditions Chandeigne).

Wilke, C., 'Losing Spain, Securing Zion: Allegory and Mental Adaption to Exile among Refugees of the Iberian Inquisitions', in J. Tolan, ed., Expulsion and Diaspora Formation: Religious and Ethnic Identities in Flux from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century (Turnhout: Brepols), pp. 117-134.

Wilke, C., 'Políticos franceses, criptojudíos portugueses y un poeta español desterrado', in J. I. Díez, C. L. Wilke, eds., Antonio Enríquez Gómez, un poeta entre santos y judaizantes (Kassel: Reichenberger), pp. 204-227.

Wilke, C., '"That Devilish Invention Called Faith": Seventeenth-Century Free-Thought and its Use in Sephardi Apologetics', in M. Silvera, ed., Conversos, marrani e nuove comunità ebraiche in età moderna (Florence: Casa Editrice Giuntina), pp. 131-144.


Esmer, T., 'Economies of Violence, Banditry, and Governance In the Ottoman Empire Around 1800', Past & Present 221 (1), 163-199. 

Kontler, L.,  Romano, A., Sebastiani, S., Borbála Török, Z., eds. Negotiating Knowledge in Early-Modern Empires (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) 

Kontler, L., Translations, Histories, Enlightenments: William Robertson in Germany, 1760-1795 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan). 

Perczel, I., 'Garshuni Malayalam: A Witness to an Early Stage of Indian Christian Literature', Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 17 (2), 263-323.

Perczel, I., 'Alexander of the Port/Kadavil Chandy Kattanar: A Syriac Poet and Disciple of the Jesuits in Seventeenth-century India' Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 14, 30-49.

Riedl, M. 'Thomas Müntzer’s Prague Manifesto: A Case Study in the Secularization of the Apocalypse', Éthique, politique, religions 4, 47-68.

Szende, K. [with István H. Németh], 'Research on the Towns of Medieval and Early Modern Hungary since 1989',Vana Tallinn 25, 266–294.

Wilke, C., The Marrakesh Dialogues: A Gospel Critique and Jewish Apology from the Spanish Renaissance, (Leiden: Brill).


Krstić, T., 'Conversion and Converts to Islam in Ottoman Historiography of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries', in E. Cipa, E. Fetvaci, eds., Writing History at the Ottoman Court—Editing the Past, Fashioning the Future (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press), pp. 58-79.

Kontler, L., 'Mankind and Its Histories: William Robertson, Georg Forster and a Late Eighteenth-Century German Debate', Intellectual History Review 23 (3), 411-429.

Kontler, L., 'Distances Celestial and Terrestrial. Maximilian Hell’s Arctic Expedition, 1768-1769: Contexts and Responses', in A. Holenstein, H. Steinke, M. Stuber, eds., The Practice of Knowedge and the Figure of the Savant in the Eighteenth Century (Leiden: Brill), pp. 721-750. 

Perczel, I., 'Some New Documents on the Struggle of the Saint Thomas Christians to Maintain the Chaldaean Rite and Jurisdiction', in P. Bruns, H. Otto Luthe, eds., Orientalia Christiana: Festschrift für Hubert Kaufhold zum 70. Geburtstag (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz), pp. 415-436.


Griffin, M. V., Leibniz, God and Necessity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Kontler, L., 'Polizey and Patriotism: Joseph von Sonnenfels and the Legitimacy of Enlightened Monarchy in the Gaze of Eighteenth-Century State Sciences', in C. Cuttica, G. Burgess, eds., Monarchism and Absolutism in Early-Modern Europe (London: Pickering and Chatto).

Szende, K., 'Neighbourhoods, Suburbs and Ethnic Quarters in the Hungarian Towns, Thirteenth to Fifteenth Centuries', in P. R. Rössner, ed., Cities - coins - commerce: essays presented to Ian Blanchard on the occasion of his 70th birthday (Stuttgart: Steiner), pp. 43-64.

Wilke, C., 'Midrashim from Bordeaux: A Theological Controversy inside the Portuguese Jewish Diaspora at the Time of Spinoza’s Excommunication', European Journal of Jewish Studies 6 (2), 207-247.

Wilke, C., 'Un moraliste rabbinique parmi les marranes de Bordeaux: Abraham de Oliveira et son Celo del temor de Dios (1661)', in D. Iancu-Agou, C. Iancu, eds., L'Écriture de l'Histoire juive: Mélanges en l'honneur de Gérard Nahon (Paris and Louvain: Peeters), pp. 355-372.


Jaritz G, ed., Angels. Devils. The Supernatural and Its Visual Representation (Budapest: CEU Press).

Kontler, L. 'The Lappon, the Scythian and the Hungarian, or our former selves as Others. Philosophical history in eighteenth-century Hungary', in G Abbattista, ed., Encountering Otherness. Diversities and Transcultural Experiences in Early Modern European Culture (Trieste: Edizioni Universitá di Trieste), pp. 131-146. 

Krstić, T., Contested Conversions to Islam: Narratives of Religious Change and Communal Politics in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (Stanford: Stanford University Press). 

I. Perczel, G. Kurukkoor, 'A Malayalam Church History from the Eighteenth Century, based on Original Documents', in D. Bumazhnov, E. Grypeou, T. Sailors, A. Toepel, eds., Bibel, Byzanz und Christlicher Orient: Festschrift  für Stephen Gerö zur 65. Geburtstag, (Leuven: Peeters), pp. 291-314.


Klaniczay, G., 'A Cultural History of Witchcraft', Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 5, 188-212.

Szende, K. [with Judit Majorossy], eds., Das Preßburger Protocollum Testamentorum 1413(1427)–1529, Band 1–2. Text edition in the series Fontes Rerum Austriacarum. Fontes Iuris (Vienna and Cologne: Böhlau), vol. 1 and 2.

Szőnyi, G., John Dee's Occultism: Magical Exaltation Through Powerful Signs (Albany: SUNY Press, paperback edn.). 

B. Trencsényi, M. Zászkaliczky, eds.,Whose Love of Which Country? Composite States, National Histories and Patriotic Discourses in Early Modern East Central Europe (Leiden: Brill).