J. H. Elliott
sir john huxtable elliott, fba (born 23 june 1930), publishes j. h. elliott, english language historian, regius professor emeritus @ oxford university , honorary fellow of oriel college, oxford , trinity college, cambridge.
born in reading, berkshire, elliott educated @ eton college , trinity college, cambridge. assistant lecturer @ cambridge university 1957 1962 , lecturer in history 1962 until 1967, , subsequently professor of history @ king’s college, london between 1968 , 1973. in 1972 elected fellowship of british academy. elliott professor in school of historical studies @ institute advanced study, princeton, new bailiwick of jersey 1973 1990, , regius professor of modern history, oxford between 1990 , 1997.
he holds honorary doctorates autonomous university of madrid (1983), universities genoa (1992), portsmouth (1993), barcelona (1994), warwick (1995), brownish university (1996), valencia (1998), lleida (1999), complutense university of madrid (2003), college of william & mary (2005), london (2007), charles iii university of madrid (2008), seville (2011), alcalá (2012), , cambridge (2013). elliott fellow of rothermere american institute, university of oxford, of founding council member.
elliott knighted services history in 1994 , decorated commander of isabella catholic in 1987, grand cross of alfonso wise in 1988, grand cross of isabella catholic in 1996, , creu de sant jordi in 1999. eminent hispanist, given prince of asturias prize in 1996 contributions social sciences. outstanding contributions history of kingdom of spain , spanish empire in modern period, elliott awarded balzan prize history, 1500–1800, in 1999.
his studies of iberian peninsula , spanish empire helped understanding of problems confronting 16th , 17th century spain, , attempts of leaders avert decline. considered, raymond carr , angus mackay, major figure in developing spanish historiography.
elliott’s principal publications revolt of catalans, 1963; old world , new, 1492-1650, 1970; , count-duke of olivares, 1986. richelieu , olivares (1987) won leo gershoy award of american historical association. in 2006 book empires of atlantic world: britain , kingdom of spain in america 1492-1830 published yale university press, winning francis parkman prize next year