Arthur Goldhammer (born November 17, 1946) is an American academic and translator.
Goldhammer studied mathematics at MIT, gaining his PhD in 1973.
Goldhammer is a four-time winner of the French-American Foundation translation prize, including for his translations of Alexis de Tocqueville's The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution and Democracy in America.
- The institutions of France under the absolute monarchy, 1598-1789 by Roland Mousnier, 2 vols, 1979-1984.
- The three orders: feudal society imagined by Georges Duby, 1980.
- Time, work & culture in the Middle Ages by Jacques Le Goff, 1980.
- The Arabs by Maxime Rodinson, 1981.
- Medieval slavery and liberation by Pierre Dockès, 1981.
- The heights of power: an essay on the power elite in France: with a new postscript, 1981 by Pierre Birnbaum, 1982.
- Nature's second kingdom: explorations of vegetality in the eighteenth century by François Delaporte, 1982.
- The psychiatric society by Robert Castel, Françoise Castel, and Anne Lovell, 1982.
- The sociology of the state by Bertrand Badie and Pierre Birnbaum, 1983.
- The birth of purgatory by Jacques Le Goff, 1984
- Understanding Imperial Russia: state and society in the old regime by Marc Raeff, 1984
- How New York stole the idea of modern art: abstract expressionism, freedom, and the cold war by Serge Guilbaut, 1985
- Montaigne in motion by Jean Starobinski, 1985.
- Disease and civilization: the cholera in Paris, 1832 by François Delaporte, 1986.
- Outside: selected writings by Marguerite Duras, 1986.
- To be a slave in Brazil, 1550-1888 by Katia de Queirós Mattoso, 1986.
- Homosexuality in Greek myth by Bernard Sergent, 1986.
- The poor in the Middle Ages: an essay in social history by Michel Mollat, 1986.
- From pagan Rome to Byzantium. A history of private life, vol. I, ed. Paul Veyne. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987.
- In the beginning was love: psychoanalysis and faith by Julia Kristeva, 1987
- Ideology and rationality in the history of the life sciences by Georges Canguilhem, 1988.
- Revelations of the medieval world. A history of private life, vol. II, ed. Georges Duby and Philippe Aries, 1988.
- The medieval imagination by Jacques Le Goff. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau, transparency and obstruction by Jean Starobinski, 1988.
- Wind spirit: an autobiography by Michel Tournier, 1988.
- Passions of the Renaissance. A history of private life, vol. III, ed. Roger Chartier, 1989.
- Dionysos at large by Marcel Detienne, 1989.
- A critical dictionary of the French Revolution, ed. François Furet and Mona Ozouf, 1989.
- The living eye by Jean Starobinski, 1989.
- From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War. A history of private life, vol. IV, ed. Michelle Perrot, 1990.
- Greek virginity by Giulia Sissa, 1990.
- The history of yellow fever: an essay on the birth of tropical medicine by François Delaporte, 1991.
- Between church and state: the lives of four French prelates in the late Middle Ages by Bernard Guené, 1991.
- A history of private life. Vol.5: Riddles of identity in modern times, ed. Antoine Prost and Gérard Vincent, 1991.
- The Vichy syndrome: history and memory in France since 1944 by Henry Rousso, 1991.
- The village of cannibals: rage and murder in France, 1870 by Alain Corbin, 1992.
- The languages of Paradise: race, religion, and philology in the nineteenth century by Maurice Olender, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1992.
- A History of women in the West. 1, From ancient goddesses to Christian saints, ed. Pauline Schmitt Pantel, 1992.
- Sade: biography by Maurice Lever, 1993.
- Blessings in disguise, or the morality of evil by Jean Starobinski, 1993.
- A vital rationalist: selected writings from Georges Canguilhem by Georges Canguilhem, ed. François Delaporte], 1994.
- History continues by Georges Duby, 1994.
- Histories: French constructions of the past, ed. Jacques Revel and Lynn Hunt, 1995.
- A small city in France by Françoise Gaspard, 1995.
- Realms of memory: rethinking the French past, ed. Pierre Nora, 1996-98. 3 vols.
- The beggar and the professor: a sixteenth-century family saga by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, 1997
- The Roman Empire by Paul Veyne, 1997.
- France in the enlightenment by Daniel Roche, 1998.
- (tr. with others) Literary debate : text and context, ed. by Denis Hollier and Jeffrey Mehlman, 1999.
- The measure of the world: a novel by Denis Guedj, 2001
- Saint-Simon and the court of Louis XIV by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, with the collaboration of Jean-François Fitou, 2001.
- (tr. with others) Antiquities, ed. by Nicole Loraux, Gregory Nagy and Laura Slatkin, 2001.
- Paris: capital of the world by Patrice Higonnet, 2002.
- Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, 2003.
- The kill by Émile Zola, 2004.
- Camus at Combat: writing 1944-1947 by Albert Camus, 2006
- Inscription and erasure: literature and written culture from the eleventh to the eighteenth century by Roger Chartier, 2007
- Vital nourishment : departing from happiness by François Jullien, 2007
- The demands of liberty: civil society in France since the Revolution by Pierre Rosanvallon, 2007.
- Counter-democracy : politics in an age of distrust by Pierre Rosanvallon, 2008.
- Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America: their friendship and their travels by Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont, ed. Oliver Zunz, 2010
- The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
- Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity by Pierre Rosanvallon, 2011
- Empire's Children: Race, Filiation, and Citizenship in the French Colonies by Emmanuelle Saada, 2012.
- Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty, 2014
- The Economics of Inequality by Thomas Piketty, 2015