David Armitage (historian)
David Armitage (born 1965) is a British historian.
Life and research 
Armitage studies imperial, international, and intellectual history at Harvard University where he is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History. Armitage graduated from the University of Cambridge, and spent 2000 and 2001 on a fellowship at Harvard, before moving there from Columbia University in the fall of 2004. He is the author of The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000), Greater Britain, 1516–1776: Essays in Atlantic History (2004), and The Declaration of Independence: A Global History (2007); the editor of Theories of Empire, 1450–1800 (1998), Grotius’s The Free Sea (2004), Bolingbroke's Political Writings (1997), and British Political Thought in History, Literature and Theory (2006); and the co-editor of Milton and Republicanism (1995), The British Atlantic World, 1500–1800 (2nd edn., 2009), Shakespeare and Early Modern Political Thought (2009) and The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, c. 1760-1840 (2010). He is currently working on a history in ideas of civil war from Rome to Iraq, a study of the foundations of modern international thought and an edition of John Locke’s colonial writings.
He is married to Harvard history professor Joyce Chaplin.
- Faculty page
- Article in the Harvard Gazette
- The Declaration of Independence: A Global History, Harvard University Press (2007)
- Works by or about David Armitage (historian) in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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