European History Part III



ELIZABETH HYDE, Assistant Professor Ph.D., Harvard University, European History A.M., Harvard University B.A., West Virginia University Phone:  908 737-0255 Office:  Townsend 117-E Email:

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Also see the European History webpage.

Courses taught:  Europe in the Renaissance, Europe in the Seventeenth Century, Europe in the Eighteenth Century, Europe 1789 to 1870, Europe Since 1870, Twentieth-Century France, Revolutionary and Soviet Russia, Worlds of History, Women in History, and Witchcraft in the Western Tradition.

An Assistant Professor of History at Kean University, Dr. Hyde received her Ph.D. in European history from Harvard University.  Her book, Cultivated Power:  Flowers, Culture, and Politics in the Reign of Louis XIV (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005) was the recipient of the 2007 Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.  She is also the recipient of an NEH Fellowship for University Teachers and grants from the American Philosophical Society.  She specializes in the history of France and early modern Europe.  Her research interests include material culture, print culture, and the history of women and gender.  Dr. Hyde continues to work on the history of flowers and floriculture, and is currently editing a volume on the cultural history of gardens in the Renaissance.  She is also engaged in a new project on the cultural history of the genre of the how-to manual in the early modern period.