Prof. Horowitz


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 Prof. Horowitz, horowitz@oxy.edu, will meet requests for copies of specific articles or chapters below.

Many of the articles and chapters listed here are available for download at academia.edu.




Ethnography, Racial Constructs, and Human Dignity


“Introduction: Rival Interpretations of the Continent Personifications,” Bodies and Maps: Early Modern Personifications of the Continents, ed. Maryanne Cline Horowitz and Louise Arizzoli (Leiden: Brill Press, 2020), 1-24


 “Exotic Female (and Male) Continents: Early Modern Fourfold Division of Humanity,” Bodies and Maps, 67-98.


“Exotic Lady Continennts,” Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2nd ed., vol. 2 (Farmington Hills, MI: 2013), 140-142.


Visual Order of Collections


"Konstantinos Sp. Staikos. Great Libraries," Sixteenth Century Journal, Fortieth Anniversary Review of Books, 40, 1 (Spring 2009), 85-92.


“Visual Order to Organizing Collections,” The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. Maryanne Cline Horowitz (NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005) Gale Virtual Reference Library


“Humanist Horticulture: Twelve Agricultural Months and Twelve Categories of Books in Piero de’ Medici’s Studiolo,” Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 34 (2003),272-307. On-line with Brepols.  Also available from British Library Direct.





Bodin”  in Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine (430-2000), ed. Karla Pollmann  and Willemien Otten, eds. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)


"Doubts about ‘Witches’ and ‘Magicians’ in Reginald Scot and Gabriel Naudé," History has Many Voices, ed. Lee Palmer Wandel,  Festschrift to Robert M. Kingdon, Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies vol. 63  (Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press, 2003), 7-22.


"Gabriel Naudé's Apology for Great Men Suspected of Magic:  Variations in Editions from 1625 to 1715" in History of Heresy in Early Modern Europe: For, Against, and Beyond Persecution and Toleration, ed. John Laursen,  (New York, N. Y.: Palgrave, 2002), 61-75.


"French Free-Thinkers in the First Decades of the Edict of Nantes,” Early Modern Skepticism and the Origins of Toleration, ed. Alan Levine  (Lexington Books, 1999), 77-102.


“Bodin and Judaism,” Jean Bodin a 400 anni dalla morte, Bilancio storiografico e prospettive di ricerca, ed.  Enzo Baldini (Florence: Leo S Olschki, 1997). Topical Issue of Il pensiero politico, 30, 2 (1997), 205-216. Reprinted in “ Part IV Religion” of Jean Bodin, ed. Julian H. Franklin (Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2006).


“La religion de Bodin reconsiderée: Le Marrane comme modèle de la tolérance,” Jean Bodin: Actes du Colloque Interdisciplinaire d’Angers, 2 volumes (Angers, France: Presses de l’Université d’Angers, 1985), pp. 201-215.  Available in English: “Bodin’s Religion Reconsidered: The Marrano as Role Model, “Proceedings of the Western Society of French History, 11 (1984), 36-46.


“Judaism in Jean Bodin,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 13 (1982), 109-113. On-line in JSTOR


Historiography and Miscellaneous


"Cultural Nationalism," Encyclopedia of Race and Racism on-line edition (Cengage, 2009)


“Fontainebleau,” “Courtly Love,” “Montmorency Family,” Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, ed. Robert E. Bjork (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).


 “Renaissance,” “Humanity, European Views” (in composite article on “Humanity”), “Preface” and "Reader's Guide" in The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. Maryanne Cline Horowitz (NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005) Gale Virtual Reference Library


Co-authored “Preface” to the on-line Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. Philip P. Wiener, 1968 (THE GALE GROUP, 2003 with subsidy from Journal of the History of Ideas). http:etext.lib.Virginia.edu/DicHist/DicHist/index.html


"Diaries and Memoirs," The Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, ed. Paul F. Grendler, 6 vols. (New York: Scribner's, 1999), 2, 152-153.


"The Tree at the Center and the Indo-European and Hebraic Image of Mind Growing as Plant," Cosmos: The Journal of Traditional Cosmology Society 14 (June 1998), 93-101.


“Drogue médicinale ou vieux conte: l’histoire et la justice chez Montaigne, Bodin et saint Augustin, Montaigne et l’histoire, ed., Claude G. Dubois (Bordeaux: Université de Bordeaux Press, 1991). Available in English: “Montaigne versus Bodin on Ancient Tales of Demonology,” Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, 16 (1989), 103-110.


 “Montaigne’s Doubts on the Miraculous and the Demonic in Cases of His

Own Day," Regnum,  Religio, et Ratio: Essays Presented to Robert M. Kingdon,

ed. Jerome Friedman (Kirksville, Missouri: Sixteenth Century Essays &

Studies, 1987.


“Paul Oskar Kristeller’s Impact on Renaissance Studies,” Journal of the History of Ideas 39 (Oct.-Nov. 1978),     677-683. On-line in JSTOR


"Complementary Methodologies in the History of Ideas,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 12, 4  ( Oct. 1974), 501-509. (On-line in Project MUSE)



“Ideas of Imagination in the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries,”  Between Vermigli and Ignacio, from Rome to Zurich: Essays in Honor of John Patrick Donnelly, SJ., eds. Kathleen Comerford, Torrance Kirby, and Gary W. Jenkins (Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2017)


“Humanity, European Thought,” in cluster article on “Humanity,” in New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, Vol. 3 (Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005), 1041-1045; also in Gale Virtual Library.


“Montaigne’s ‘Des Cannibales’ and Natural Sources of Virtue,” History of European Ideas, 11 (1989), 427-434. On-Line in Science Direct (revised in Seeds of Virtue and Knowledge)


 “Natural Law as the Foundation for an Autonomous Ethic: An Analysis of Pierre Charron’s De la Sagesse.Studies in the Renaissance 21 (1974), 204-227. On-line in JSTOR (revised in Seeds of Virtue and Knowledge)


“The Stoic Synthesis of the Idea of Natural Law in Man - Four Themes,” Journal of the History of Ideas 35, 1 (Jan.-March 1974), 3-16. JSTOR  (revised in Seeds of Virtue and Knowledge)


“Pierre Charron’s View of the Source of Wisdom,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 9, 4 (Oct. 1971), 443-457. (On-line in Project MUSE)


Women & Gender

Marsilio Ficino and Leone Ebreo on Beauty,” Platonic Love from Antiquity to the Renaissance, ed. Carl Seán O’Brien and John Dillon (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022), 211-221.


“The ‘Science’ of Embryology Before the Discovery of the Ovum,” Chapter 4 of Connecting Spheres: Women in the Western World, 1550-1980, eds. Marilyn Boxer and Jean Quattaert  (N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 1987), 86-94, and (N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 1999), 104-112.


 “The Woman Question in Renaissance Texts,” History of European Ideas, Special Issue on Women’s History, ed. Karen Offen, 8, 4/5 (1987), 587-595. On-Line in Science Direct


"Marie de Gournay, Editor of the Essais of Michel de Montaigne: A Case-Study in Mentor-Protégé Friendship,” The Sixteenth Century Journal, 17 (Fall 1986), 271-284. On-line in JSTOR


“The Image of God in Man-Is Woman Included?,” Harvard Theological Review

72, 3-4 (May-Dec., 1979), 175-206.  On-line in JSTOR.            


“Aristotle and Woman,” Journal of History of Biology 9, 2 (1976), 183-213. (Controversy followed in JHB) Available from British Library Direct





       Book Reviews

“Charles Fantazzi, ed.  A Companion to Juan Luis Vives,” Renaissance Quarterly, 62 (Winter 2009), 1312-1314.

“Rebecca M. Wilkin. Women, Imagination and the Search for Truth in Early Modern France,” H-France Review, 9 (Nov. 2009), 575-579.

 “Robert N. Watson, Back to Nature: The Green and the Real in the Late Renaissance in American Historical Review, vol. 111:5 (Dec.  2006), 1582-1583.

"A. Lynn Martin. Alcohol, Sex and Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe" American Historical Review 107: 5 (Nov. 2002), 1627-28.

"Ann Blair. The Theatre of Nature: Jean Bodin and Renaissance Science," Seventeenth-Century News and Neo-Latin News, 56 (1998), 168-69.

"Dora Thornton.  The Scholar in His Study: Ownership and Experience in Renaissance Italy," Sixteenth  Century Journal, 21, 3 (1998), 942-944.

“Cary J. Nederman & John Christian Laursen, eds.  Difference and Dissent: Theories of Tolerance in Medieval and Early Modern Europe and Beyond the Persecuting Society: Religious Toleration Before the Enlightenment,” American Political Science Review, 92, 3 (1998), 687-688.

“Paul Oskar Kristeller.  Renaissance Thoughts and the Arts,” History of European Ideas, 18, 1 (1994), 131-132.

“Dorothy Coleman.  Montaigne’s Essais; Yvonne Bellenger.  Montaigne: Une féte pour l’esprit,” Renaissance Quarterly 44 (1991), 861-863.

“Joan Kelly.  Women, History and Theory,” The History Teacher, 21, 1 (1987), 146-147.

“J. Céard with P. Naudin and M. Simonin, eds., La Folie et le corps,” Renaissance Quarterly, 40, 2 (1987), 352-354.

"C. J. Betts.  Early Deism in France,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 25, 2 (1987), 110-111.

“Géralde Nakam.  Les Essais de Montaigne.”  Renaissance Quarterly, 38 (1985), 546-548.

“M. A. Screech.  Montaigne & Melancholy,” The Sixteenth Century Journal, 15 (1984), 516-517.

“Denise Judant.  Du Christianisme au Judaisme,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 21 (1984), 353-354.

“David Ruderman.  The World of a Renaissance Jew,” American Historical Review, 87 (1982), 1417-1418.

“Carolyn Merchant.  The Death of Nature,” Renaissance Quarterly, 35 (1982), 294-297.

“Richard Tuck.  Natural Rights Theories,” American Historical Review, 86, 2 (April 1981), 370-371.

“Arletta Jouanna.  L’Idée de race en France,” American Historical Review, 82, 3 (1977), 647-648.

“Sarah B. Pomeroy.  Women in Classical Antiquity,” American Historical Review, 81, 4 (1976), 825.

“Renée Kogel.  Pierre Charron,” Renaissance Quarterly 27 (1974), 346-358.




“The Development of Perspective in Renaissance Art” (E. Horowitz, M. Horowitz, and I. Rowland), Proceedings of the IBM Advanced Education Project Conference (1987).


“Women’s Studies in its Third Decade: Integrating Women’s Studies into the College Curriculum,"

The State of the Art in Women's Studies, ed. Suzanne W. Hull, (Huntington Library Seminar in

Women’s Studies 1986), 65-71.


“The Collegium,” Occidental College Magazine 3 (1978), 6-10.


“Computers and Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach” (E. Horowitz and M. Horowitz), Association of Computing  Machinery: Proceedings of the Third Computer Science Education Symposium, 5, 1 (Feb. 1973), 134-137