Ghosh, Professor Peter


Peter Ghosh

Professor of the History of Ideas

Jean Duffield Fellow in Modern History


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Peter has been a Fellow of St Anne’s since 1982. He has two related research interests:

  • the interface between political ideas and English politics, c. 1850 – 1895
  • the evolution of Western European and British ideas, including historiography, from the Enlightenment to the present.

His current research commitments focus on Max Weber and the history of history (a larger category than that of historical writing) from the Renaissance to the present day. The attraction of both fields lies in their combination of breadth and depth.



Max Weber in Context: Essays in the History of German Ideas C. 1870-1930 (2016)

Max Weber and ‘The Protestant Ethic’: Twin Histories (2014)

A Historian Reads Max Weber: Essays on the Protestant Ethic (2008)

Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain: Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew (2006)

An up-to-date list of publications can be found here.