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Wayne te Brake

Professor Emeritus of History

Wayne te Brake is the author of Shaping History: Ordinary People in European Politics, 1500–1700 (University of California Press, 1998) and Regents and Rebels: The Revolutionary World of an Eighteenth Century Dutch City (Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell Inc., 1989), as well as a range of articles and book chapters on the comparative history of popular politics, religious contention, and revolution in early modern Europe. He received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2003 and was named Doris and Carl Kempner Distinguished Professor for 2005–07, an honor that accompanies a competitive two-year senior faculty research award.

Te Brake’s research in the last decade has focused on the political history of religious contention and the long-term process of accommodating religious differences in Europe during the Reformation and the age of religious wars. The recipient of research grants from the Guggenheim and Ford Foundation, he is currently completing a book for Cambridge University Press on Europe’s religious wars and their settlements.