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Scott, Jonathan 1958-

Scott, Jonathan 1958-

PERSONAL: Born January 22, 1958, in Auckland, New Zealand; son of Thomas Henry (a lecturer in psychology) and Margaret Allan (a literary editor) Scott; married Sara Bennett, April, 1980 (divorced, c. 1984); married Lindsey Bridget Shaw (an art historian), August, 1986 (divorced, 1991); married Anne Hansel Pelzel, August, 1995; children: Sophia Elizabeth, Thomas Henry. Education: Victoria University of Wellington, B.A., 1980, B.A. (with honors), 1981; Trinity College, Cambridge, Ph.D., 1986.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

CAREER: Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, research fellow of Magdalene College, 1985-87; Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, lecturer in history, 1987-88; University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, lecturer in history, 1989-91; Cambridge University, fellow and director of studies in history at Downing College, 1991; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Carroll J. Amundson Professor of British History, 2002—.


Algernon Sidney and the English Republic, 1623-1677, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1988.

Algernon Sidney and the Restoration Crisis, 1677-1683, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1991.

Harry’s Absence: Looking for My Father on the Mountain, Victoria University Press (Wellington, New Zealand), 1997, Permanent Press (Sag Harbor, NY), 2000.

England’s Troubles: Seventeenth-Century English History in European Perspective, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 2000.

Commonwealth Principles: Republican Writing of the English Revolution, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 2004.

Contributor to books, including The Politics of Religion In Restoration England, edited by Goldie, Harris, and Seaward, Basil Blackwell (Oxford, England), 1990; Political Discourse in Early Modern Britain, edited by Quentin Skinner and Nicholas Phillipson, Cambridge University Press, 1993; The Certainty of Doubt: Essays in Honor of Peter Munz, edited by M. Fairburn and W.H. Oliver, 1996; The Stuart Court and Europe, edited by M. Smuts, Cambridge University Press, 1996; and Hobbes and History, edited by G.A. Rogers and T. Sorrell, 2000. Contributor of articles and poetry to history journals and literary magazines, including History of Political Thought, Albion, Poetry Now, Islands, and Landfall.



Booklist, February 1, 2000, Gilbert Taylor, review of Harry’s Absence: Looking for My Father on the Mountain, p. 999.

Publishers Weekly, February 14, 2000, review of Harry’s Absence, p. 186.

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