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Dr Ariel Hessayon

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PositionSenior Lecturer
Department History
Email a.hessayon (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7492
Dr Ariel Hessayon

Academic qualifications

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

Teaching

Third year

 

Research Interests

Dr Ariel Hessayon's research interests include early modern ideas, religion, politics, literature and popular culture. Dr Ariel Hessayon is 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-

Publications

Book

‘Gold Tried in the Fire’: The prophet TheaurauJohn Tany and the English Revolution
Hessayon, Ariel. 2007. ‘Gold Tried in the Fire’: The prophet TheaurauJohn Tany and the English Revolution. Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN 978-0-7546-5597-8

Edited Book

Jane Lead and her Transnational Legacy
Hessayon, Ariel, ed. 2016. Jane Lead and her Transnational Legacy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-39613-6

An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception
Hessayon, Ariel and Apetrei, Sara, eds. 2013. An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception. Oxon: Routledge. ISBN 9780415843577

An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception
Hessayon, Ariel and Apetrei, Sarah, eds. 2013. An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception. New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-84357-7

Varieties of Seventeenth- and early Eighteenth-century English radicalism in context
Hessayon, Ariel and Finnegan, David, eds. 2011. Varieties of Seventeenth- and early Eighteenth-century English radicalism in context. Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN 978-0-7546-6905-0

A selection of papers from "Rediscovering Radicalism in the British Isles and Ireland in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries", Goldsmith’s College, University of London, 21-23 June, 2006
Hessayon, Ariel, ed. 2007. A selection of papers from "Rediscovering Radicalism in the British Isles and Ireland in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries", Goldsmith’s College, University of London, 21-23 June, 2006. Florence: Florence University Press.

Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England
Hessayon, Ariel and Keene, Nicholas, eds. 2006. Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England. Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN 978-0-7546-3893-3

Edited Journal

Gerrard Winstanley: Theology, Rhetoric, Politics
Hessayon, Ariel; Corns, Thomas and Hughes, Ann, eds. 2014. Gerrard Winstanley: Theology, Rhetoric, Politics.

Book Section

Jane Lead’s Legacy in Perspective
Hessayon, Ariel. 2016. Jane Lead’s Legacy in Perspective. In: Ariel Hessayon, ed. Jane Lead and her Transnational Legacy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-39613-6

Lead’s life and times: (part one) before widowhood; (part two) the woman in the wilderness; (part three) the Philadelphian Society
Hessayon, Ariel. 2016. Lead’s life and times: (part one) before widowhood; (part two) the woman in the wilderness; (part three) the Philadelphian Society. In: Ariel Hessayon, ed. Jane Lead and her transnational legacy. UNSPECIFIED.

The Apocrypha in early modern England
Hessayon, Ariel. 2015. The Apocrypha in early modern England. In: Kevin Killeen; Helen Smith and Rachel Willie, eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, c. 1530–1700. Oxford: Oxford UP, pp. 131-148. ISBN 9780199686971

The Ranters and their sources: the question of Jacob Boehme’s supposed influence
Hessayon, Ariel. 2014. The Ranters and their sources: the question of Jacob Boehme’s supposed influence. In: Vittoria Feola, ed. Antiquarianism and Science in Early Modern Urban Networks. Paris: Blanchard, pp. 77-101.

‘Boehme’s life and times’
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

Jacob Boehme’s writings during the English Revolution and afterwards: their publication, dissemination and influence
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

Abiezer Coppe and the Ranters
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 978-0-19-956060-8

Abiezer Coppe and the Ranters
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

Gerrard Winstanley, radical reformer
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

Introduction: Reappraising early modern radicals and radicalism
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

“The Great Trappaner of England”: Thomas Violet, Jews and crypto-Jews during the English Revolution and at the Restoration
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

Jacob Boehme, Emanuel Swedenborg and their Readers
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

Og King of Bashan, Enoch and the Books of Enoch: Extra-Canonical Texts and Interpretations of Genesis 6:1-4
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

Fabricating radical traditions
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.

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)’,
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

Article

Winstanley and Baptist thought
Hessayon, Ariel. 2014. Winstanley and Baptist thought. Prose Studies, 36(1), pp. 15-31. ISSN 0144-0357

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

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

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

Early modern communism: The Diggers and community of goods
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

Restoring the Garden of Eden in England’s Green and Pleasant Land: The Diggers and the Fruits of the Earth
Hessayon, Ariel. 2009. Restoring the Garden of Eden in England’s Green and Pleasant Land: The Diggers and the Fruits of the Earth. Journal for the Study of Radicalism, 2(2), pp. 1-25.

"The refiner’s fire": TheaurauJohn Tany (1608–1659) e la Rivoluzione Inglese
Hessayon, Ariel. 2007. "The refiner’s fire": TheaurauJohn Tany (1608–1659) e la Rivoluzione Inglese. Rivista Storica Italiana, 119, pp. 359-384.

"The Teutonicks writings": translating Jacob Boehme into English and Welsh
Hessayon, Ariel. 2007. "The Teutonicks writings": translating Jacob Boehme into English and Welsh. Esoterica, 9, pp. 129-165.

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

Og, re di Basan, Enoc e i Libri di Enoc: testi non canonici e intrepretazioni di Genesi 6, 1–4
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.

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

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