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David Wootton (historian)

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David Wootton
Born (1952-01-15) 15 January 1952 (age 72)
Alma materBalliol College, Oxford
Peterhouse, Cambridge (MA, Ph.D.)
Scientific career
FieldsHistory, Intellectual history, Cultural history, History of political thought

David Richard John Wootton (born 15 January 1952) is a British historian. He is Anniversary Professor of History at the University of York. He has given the Raleigh Lecture at the British Academy (2008); the Carlyle Lectures at the University of Oxford (2014); the Benedict Lectures at Boston University (2014); and the Besterman Lecture at Oxford University (2017).




  1. ^ Coleman, Janet (Winter 1986). "Reviewed Work: Paolo Sarpi, Between Renaissance and Enlightenment by David Wootton". History of Political Thought. 7 (3): 579–581. JSTOR 26213321.
  2. ^ McClure, Iain (2006). "Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates". BMJ. 333 (7568): 606. doi:10.1136/bmj.333.7568.606. PMC 1569979.
  3. ^ Gingerich, Owen (24 December 2010). "Starry Messenger (joint review of Galileo by J. L. Heilbron and Galileo: Watcher of the Skies by David Wootton)". NY Times. (See John L. Heilbron.)
  4. ^ Peter Barker, "Wootton and Wittgenstein", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 84 (2020), 95-98, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2020.08.007.
  5. ^ Daston, Lorraine (28 November 2015). "The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution by David Wootton review — a big bang moment". The Guardian.
  6. ^ Soll, Jacob (2020), review of Power, Pleasure, and Profit: Insatiable Appetites from Machiavelli to Madison, The American Historical Review, Volume 125, Issue 4, Pages 1496–1497, https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/rhz676
  7. ^ Matytsin, Anton M. (2021). "Review of Power, Pleasure, and Profit: Insatiable Appetites from Machiavelli to Madison by David Wootton". The Journal of Modern History. 93 (2): 440–442. doi:10.1086/713860. S2CID 236331692.