Keith Michael Baker is the J. E. Wallace Sterling Professor in Humanities and Professor of History at Stanford University and the JeanPaul Gimon Director of the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. His publications include Condorcet: From Natural Philosophy to Social Mathematics (1975); Inventing the French Revolution: Essays on French Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century (1990); and “Political Languages of the French Revolution,” in The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought, ed. Mark Goldie and Robert Wokler (2006). He has edited a collection of documents, The Old Regime and the French Revolution (1987), and a translation of Condorcet: Selected Writings (1976). Other edited works include The French Revolution and the Creation of Modern Political Culture, vol. 1: The Political Culture of the Old Regime (1989) and vol. 4: The Terror (1994). With Peter Reill, he is the editor of What’s Left of Enlightenment? A Post-Modern Question (2010).
Gail Bossenga, Associate Professor of History and Director of European Studies at the College of William and Mary, received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She has published numerous articles and book chapters dealing with French finances, guilds, corporate politics, and notions of citizenship in the Old Regime and French Revolution. Author of The Politics of Privilege: Old Regime and Revolution in Lille (1991), she is currently working on a book analyzing institutional origins of the French Revolution.
Jack A. Goldstone is Hazel Professor of Public Policy and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has won major prizes from the American Sociological Association and the Historical Society for his research on