Staff Profile:Professor Alan Cromartie

Name:
Professor Alan Cromartie
Job Title:
Professor
Responsibilities:

Postgraduate Research Director

Biography:

I started my career as a political historian with an interest in the causes of the English Revolution. This led me to investigate the ‘constitutionalism’ that was then a central feature of English political culture (the fact that political questions were framed in legal terms). My book The Constitutionalist Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006) explores the preconditions and the practical effects of the spread of constitutionalist assumptions. The prominence of strategists in Reading’s research culture gave me an additional interest in thinking about war. At present, I am writing a large-scale book about Hobbes: The context of Leviathan: a biographical study.

Qualifications:

MA, PhD (Cantab.)

Affiliations:

The Legacy of Greek Political Thought Network

Areas of Interest:
  • The history of political thought (especially, but not exclusively, in early modern England)
  • Military Ethics
  • The idea of rights
  • The philosophy of history

Research Supervision:

I am always happy to discuss proposals for PhD research in the history of political thought

Research groups / Centres:

Political Theory Centre

Research grants / Awards:

Programme Director of the Major Leverhulme Research Programme ‘The Liberal Way of War’

Publications:
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Number of items: 24.

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2019

2018

2017

  • Cromartie, A. (2017) Epieikeia and conscience. In: Hutson, L. (ed.) Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 320-336. ISBN 9780199660889

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2007

  • Cromartie, A. (2007) The idea of common law as custom. In: Murphy, J. B. and Perreau-Saussine, A. (eds.) The nature of customary law: legal, historical and philosophical perspectives. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 203-227. ISBN 9780521875110

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1995

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Other major publications include: Sir Matthew Hale: law, religion and natural philosophy (Cambridge, 1995)

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Contact Details

Email:
a.d.t.cromartie@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 6781
Building:
Edith Morley 400

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