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Gertrude Himmelfarb

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Gertrude Himmelfarb is author of the critically acclaimed Roads to Modernity, an intellectual history of the British, French and American Englightenments. She has taught at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where she was named Distinguished Professor of History in 1978 and is now Professor Emeritus. She has received the two highest honours bestowed by the United States for distinguished achievement in the humanities: the Jefferson Lectureship in the Humanities in 1991, and the National Humanities Medal in 2004. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and is a member of the Council of Scholars of the Library of Congress. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Books by Gertrude Himmelfarb

The Roads to Modernity

A keenly argued and thought-provoking history of the British, French and American Enlightenments with an introduction by Gordon Brown.

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