John E. Toews

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John E. Toews is a Canadian historian in the U.S., and Director of the Comparative History of Ideas Program, University of Washington from 1981 to 2010.[1][2]

He graduated from Harvard University, with a Ph.D. in 1973.[3]



  • Becoming Historical: Cultural Reformation and Public Memory in Early Nineteenth-Century Berlin (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
  • "Refashioning the Masculine Subject in Early Modernism", in Marke Micale, ed. The Mind of Modernism: Medicine, Psychology and the Cultural Arts in Europe and America 1880-1940, Stanford University Press, 2003.
  • "The Linguistic Turn and Discourse Analysis in History," International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Elsevier Press, 2001, XIII, 8916-1932.
  • The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, edited, Bedford/St. Martin's, 1999.
  • "Having and Being: The Evolution of Freud's Oedipus Theory as a Moral Fable", in Michael Roth ed., Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture, Alfred Knopf, 1998. ISBN 9780679451167
  • Hegelianism: The Path Toward Dialectical Humanism, 1805-1841, Cambridge University Press, 1981. ISBN 9780521230483
  • "A New Philosophy of History? Reflections on Postmodern Historicizing".(JSTOR) History and Theory, 1997. 36 (2):235–248 OCLC 477460681

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  1. ^ "John Toews | Comparative History of Ideas Program". Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  2. ^ Historian John Toews and the Comparative History of Ideas Program,
  3. ^ "Department of History:". Retrieved 2012-10-19. 

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