Helena Rosenblatt (NHC Fellow, 2000–01)

Project Title

Benjamin Constant (1767-1830) and the Religious Underpinnings of Liberalism

Independent Scholar (Switzerland)

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2000–01

Helena Rosenblatt Helena Rosenblatt did research for and began writing her book, entitled Benjamin Constant & and the Religious Underpinnings of Liberalism. She wrote an article, entitled "On the 'Misogyny' of Rousseau: The 'Letter to d'Alembert' in Historical Context," for a forthcoming issue of French Historical Studies (winter 2002), and another one, entitled "Interpreting Adolphe: The Sexual Politics of Benjamin Constant," for a special edition of the journal Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques. She contributed entries on "Luxury," "Civil Society," and "Switzerland" for The Oxford University Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (in press) and drafted a review of Rita Hermon-Belot's L'Abbé Grégoire, la politique et la vérité (Seuil, 2000) and The Abbé Grégoire and His World, edited by Jeremy Popkin and Richard Popkin (Kluwer, 2000), for the journal Eighteenth-Century Studies. Rosenblatt is an independent scholar residing in Rougemont, Switzerland.