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Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922-2019) wrote extensively on intellectual and cultural history, with a focus on Victorian England. Her recent books include The Jewish Odyssey of George Eliot and The People of the Book: Philo-Semitism in England from Cromwell to Churchill.


A historian whose work exhibited a striking combination of breadth, depth, and perspicacity, the late Gertrude Himmelfarb focused her scholarship on the history of morals. . .

William Kristol, Matt Continetti, Jerry Muller and Samuel Moyn
April 8 2021 12:01AM

While primarily a historian of Victorian intellectual life, Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922-2019) was a prolific writer of impressive depth as well as breadth, writing on social. . .

Contemporary Thinkers
Jan. 5 2021 12:01AM

One of the 20th century’s leading historians of Victorian Britain, Gertrude Himmelfarb was also a penetrating critic of modern society and politics, who thought there. . .

João Carlos Espada and William Kristol
Oct. 27 2020 12:01AM

In an encomium to the intellectual legacy of the late Gertrude Himmelfarb, the distinguished historian of British manners and mores who died last month, Daniel. . .

Feb. 12 2020 12:01AM

The intellectual and editor of National Affairs joins us to discuss Himmelfarb and the moral and political virtues she deemed necessary for a healthy democratic society.

Jan. 9 2020 12:01AM

Gertrude Himmelfarb, the eminent historian of Victorian England and the European Enlightenment, died Monday night at the age of ninety-seven. The author of a prodigious. . .

Jan. 2 2020 12:01AM

Spy games, catch-67s, lionesses, smugglers, patriots, setting suns, and more.

Dec. 27 2017 12:01AM

Gertrude Himmelfarb, historian of Victorian Britain and of the 18th-century Enlightenment, has lately devoted special attention to Jewish history and culture. What’s the connection?

July 20 2017 12:01AM

Out of the pages of history, the distinguished scholar and essayist Gertrude Himmelfarb offers intellectual, moral, and political aid for our time.

June 14 2017 12:01AM

In a new lecture series, a master teacher shows the enduring relevance of the great 19th-century novelist’s Daniel Deronda.

March 15 2017 12:01AM

Although he was an advocate of religious toleration, the French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire, like his counterparts in Germany, fervently opposed religion altogether in the name. . .

June 15 2016 12:01AM

Examining the political and literary career of the Tory prime minister and parliamentarian, Gertrude Himmelfarb finds a powerful expression of Jewish pride, and a vision. . .

May 9 2016 12:01AM

Albert Einstein spent much of the latter part of his career as a self-proclaimed public intellectual, advocating pacifism and (a qualified) Zionism and denouncing nuclear. . .

May 5 2015 12:01AM