Richard M. Golden | Department of History

Richard M. Golden

Professor, Director of Jewish and Israel Studies
(940) 369-8933
GAB 460
Early Modern Europe

I am an early-modern European historian, especially of France and the European witch hunts. I also teach a course on the State of Israel. I taught at Clemson University before coming to UNT in 1994. For the past 25 years I have been in administration, first as chair of the UNT Department of History and then as Director (and creator) of the Jewish and Israel Studies Program. I am working on a biography of Louis-Marie, Vicomte de Noailles, a member of arguably the most significant noble family in 18th -century France who played a prominent role in the French and American Revolutions.

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The Godly Rebellion: Parisian Curés and the Religious Fronde.

Ed. Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition. 4 vols.

Ed. The Social Dimension of Western Civilization. 5 editions.

Co-ed. Western Societies: Primary Sources in Social History.

Ed. Church, State, and Society under the Bourbon Kings of France.

Ed. The Edict of Nantes, Its Revocation, and Early French Migration to South Carolina.

Articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries:

"Introduction, "Girard, Jean-Baptiste," "Langton, Walter." In Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition.

"Using the Internet to Teach the European Witch Hunts."

"Didactic Dialectic in the Teaching of Early Modern European Religious History in the United States: The Conflict between Cultural Heritage and Historical Accuracy."

"American Perspectives on the European Witch Hunts."

"Satan in Europe: The Geography of Witch-Hunts."

"France, 1450-1789: Religious Practice and Thought."

"Notions of Social and Religious Pollution in Nicolas Rémy's Demonolatry."

"Jean Rousse, Religious Frondeur."

"Jesuit Refutations of Pascal's Lettres provincials."

"The Bibliothèque de la Société de Port-Royal."

"Religious Extremism in the Mid-seventeenth Century: The Parisian Illuminés."

"The Mentality of Opposition: The Jansenism of the Parisian Curés during the Religious Fronde."

Select Awards:

The Roland Bainton Prize for the Encyclopedia of Witchcraft (best reference book on the early modern period, 2007).

Jewish Professional of the Year in DFW (Regional Hillel of North Texas, 2006).

Regents' Faculty Lecturer (UNT Board of Regents, 1997).

Professing Women Award (UNT Women's Studies Roundtable, 1994 and 1995).

Clemson University College of Liberal Arts nominee for South Carolina Governor's "Professor of the Year" Award (1994).

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