JEREMY BLACK is Professor of History in the University of Exeter, and has published widely on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century history. His recent books include A Military Revolution? Military Change and European Society, 1550-1800 ( 1991) and European Warfare, 1660-1815 ( 1994). He has also edited The Origins of War in Early Modern Europe ( 1987).
T. C. W. BLANNING is Professor of Modern European History in the University of Cambridge. His books on the French revolutionary period include The Origins of the French Revolutionary Wars ( 1986), The French Revolution: Class War or Culture Clash? ( 1997), and The French Revolutionary Wars 1787-1802 ( 1996). He is also the editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe ( 1996).
ROBIN BRIGGS is Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and has published on both science and religion in the seventeenth century. His recent publications include Communities of Belief: Cultural and Social Tensions in Early Modern France ( 1989), and Witches and Neighbours ( 1996).
EUAN CAMERON is Professor of Early Modern History in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His publications include The Reformation of the Heretics: The Waldenses of the Alps 1480-1580 ( 1984) and The European Reformation ( 1991).
STEVEN GUNN is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Merton College, Oxford. He is the author of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, c.1484-1545 ( 1988), and Early Tudor Government, 1485-1558 ( 1995), and the editor, with P. G. Lindley, of Cardinal Wolsey: Church, State, and Art ( 1991).
NORMAN HAMPSON is Emeritus Professor of History in the University of York. His many books on the eighteenth century include The Enlightenment ( 1968), The First European Revolution, 1776-1815 ( 1969), Danton ( 1978), Prelude to Terror: The Constituent Assembly and the Failure of Consensus, 1789-1791 ( 1988), and Saint-Just ( 1991).
R. A. HOUSTON is Professor of Early Modern History in the University of St Andrews. His publications include Scottish Literacy and the Scottish Identity: Illiteracy and Society in Scotland and Northern England, 1600-1800 ( 1985), Literacy in Early Modern Europe: Culture and Education, 1500-1800 ( 1988), The Population History of Britain and Ireland 1500-1750 ( 1992), and Social Change in the Age of Enlightenment: Edinburgh, 1660-1760( 1994).
ANTHONY PAGDEN is Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. His recent books include Spanish Imperialism and the Political Imagination, 1513-1830 ( 1990), European Encounters with the New World: FromRenaissance to Romanticism