Department of History

Dr Ariel Hessayon

Position held:
Senior Lecturer

Phone:
+44 (0)20 7919 7492

Email:
a.hessayon (@gold.ac.uk)

Academic qualifications

BA History, Trinity College, Oxford University, 1990
PhD History, Selwyn College, Cambridge University, 1996

Teaching

Third year

Research interests

My research interests include early modern ideas, religion, politics, literature and popular culture. I am a co-convenor of the seminar on seventeenth-century British History at the Institute of Historical Research and would welcome enquiries from those interested in doctoral research in areas relating to radicalism in early modern England.

Research Projects

(with ), All in All’: the prophetic thought and legacies of Jacob Boehme and Jane Lead 

Funded by The Panacea Society

Doctoral Research Students

John Rees, ‘The political organisation of the Leveller movement during the English Revolution’

Philip Smith, ‘The Seekers found: radical religion during the English  Revolution’

Fellowships

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (2009-)
University of London Research Fellowship at School of Advanced Study, 2008
Leverhulme Special Research Fellowship at Royal Holloway, University of London, 1998–2000
New Hall, Cambridge University, Research Fellowship, 1995–1998

Editorial work

Member of the editorial board, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, 2007–
Member of the editorial board, Esoterica, 2007-

Selected publications

Number of items: 25.

Article

Hessayon, Ariel. 2013. ‘Gerrard Winstanley and Jacob Boehme’. Cromohs – Cyber Review of Modern Historiography, 18, pp. 1-28. ISSN 1123-7023 [Article]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2011. Jews and crypto-Jews in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. Cromohs: Cyber Review of Modern Historiography, 16, pp. 1-26. [Article]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2011. The making of Abiezer Coppe. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 62(1), pp. 38-58. ISSN 0022-0469 [Article]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2009. Early modern communism: The Diggers and community of goods. Journal for the Study of Radicalism, 3(2), pp. 1-49. ISSN 19301189 [Article]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2007. Incendiary texts: book burning in England, c.1640–c.1660. Cromohs – Cyber Review of Modern Historiography, 12, pp. 1-25. [Article]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2005. Jacob Boehme and the early Quakers. Journal of the Friends Historical Society, 60(3), pp. 191-223. [Article]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2005. Og, re di Basan, Enoc e i Libri di Enoc: testi non canonici e intrepretazioni di Genesi 6, 1–4. Rivista di Storia e Letteratura Religiosa, 41, pp. 249-295. [Article]

Book

Book Section

Hessayon, Ariel. 2013. ‘Boehme’s life and times’. In: , ed. Ariel Hessayon and Sarah Apetrei (eds.), An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception. New York: Routledge, pp. 13-37. ISBN 978-0-415-84357-7 [Book Section]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2013. Jacob Boehme’s writings during the English Revolution and afterwards: their publication, dissemination and influence. In: , ed. Ariel Hessayon and Sarah Apetrei (eds.), An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception. New York: Routledge, pp. 77-97. ISBN 978-0-415-84357-7 [Book Section]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2012. Abiezer Coppe and the Ranters. In: Laura Lunger Knoppers, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 346-374. ISBN 9780199560608 [Book Section]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2011. Gerrard Winstanley, radical reformer. In: Ariel Hessayon and David Finnegan, eds. Varieties of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century English radicalism in context. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 87-112. ISBN 978-0-7546-6905-0 [Book Section]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2011. “The Great Trappaner of England”: Thomas Violet, Jews and crypto-Jews during the English Revolution and at the Restoration. In: Michael Braddick and David Smith, eds. The Experience of Revolution in Stuart Britain and Ireland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 210-230. ISBN 780521868969 [Book Section]

Hessayon, Ariel and Finnegan, David. 2011. Introduction: Reappraising early modern radicals and radicalism. In: Ariel Hessayon and David Finnegan, eds. Varieties of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century English radicalism in context. Aldershot: Ashgate, 000-000. ISBN 978-0-7546-6905-0 [Book Section]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2007. Jacob Boehme, Emanuel Swedenborg and their Readers. In: S. McNeilly, ed. The arms of Morpheus-Essays on Swedenborg and Mysticism. The Swedenborg Society, pp. 17-56. ISBN 9780854481507 [Book Section]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2006. Fabricating radical traditions. In: Mario Caricchio and Giovanni Tarantino, eds. Cromohs Virtual Seminars. Recent historiographical trends of the British Studies (17th–18th Centuries). Florence University Press, 000-000. [Book Section]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2006. Og King of Bashan, Enoch and the Books of Enoch: Extra-Canonical Texts and Interpretations of Genesis 6:1-4. In: Ariel Hessayon and N. Keene, eds. Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England. Ashgate, pp. 5-40. ISBN 0754638936 [Book Section]

Hessayon, Ariel. 2004. 19 entries in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: ‘Adams, Mary (supp. fl. 1652)’, ‘Attaway, Mrs (fl. 1645-1646)’, ‘Blunden, Humphrey (b. 1609, d. in or after 1654)’, ‘Brice, Edmund (fl. 1648-1696)’, ‘Bromley, Thomas (bap. 1630, d. 1691)’, ‘Bull, John (d. 1642)’, ‘Burton, Simon (bap. 1613, d. 1663)’, ‘Calvert, Giles (bap. 1612, d. 1663)’, ‘Coppe, Abiezer (1619-1672?)’, ‘Crab, Roger (c.1616-1680)’, ‘Currer, William (c.1617-1668)’, ‘Everard, William (bap. 1602?, d. in or after 1651)’, ‘Franklin, William (b. c.1610)’, ‘Jhones, Basset (b. 1613/14)’, ‘Norwood, Robert (c.1610-1654)’, ‘Pordage, John (bap. 1607, d. 1681)’, ‘Robins, John (fl. 1641-1652)’, ‘Totney, Thomas (bap. 1608, d. 1659?)’, ‘Wyke, Andrew (fl. 1645-1663)’,. In: H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Harrison , eds. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford and online: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0198614111 [Book Section]

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