Prof Hamish Scott
Prof Hamish Scott

Professor H. M. Scott

MA (Edin.), PhD (Lond.), FRHistS, FBA

Contact Details

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Teaching and Research Interests

Early modern international relations, especially 1648-1815. History of the German-speaking lands in the 17th and 18th centuries. The early modern European nobilities.

Main Publications

  • (with Derek McKay) The Rise of the Great Powers, 1648-1815 (London, 1983)
  • British Foreign Policy in the Age of the American Revolution (Oxford,1990)
  • (editor) Enlightened Absolutism: Reform and Reformers in the Eighteenth Century (London, 1990)
  • (editor) The European Nobilities in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (2 vols; London, 1995)
  • (editor) Royal and Republican Sovereignty in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, 1997)
  • The Birth of a Great Power System, 1740-1815 (London, 2005) [Details]
  • The Emergence of the Eastern Powers 1756-75 (Cambridge, 2001) [Details]
  • Editor of Longman's Modern Wars in Perspective and History of Modern Europe series.

Administrative Duties

On research leave from September 2005 for three years

Teaching Duties

Offers the following Honours courses:

  • The Rise of Prussia, c.1600-1786
  • The Transformation of the European Nobility, c.1600-1800
  • Austria in the Age of Maria Theresa and Mozart, 1740-1792
  • French Absolutism: Richelieu to Louis XIV


Main Publications

Birth of a Great Power System


The Emergence of the Eastern Powers 1756-75