A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History contains 79 short essays, each comprised of a primary source (of a manageable length and translated into English) and an explanation of the source's context and meaning. Spanning the period from c. 1450 to c. 1750 and including primary sources from across early modern Europe, from Spain to Transylvania, Italy to Iceland, and the European colonies, this book provides an excellent sense of the diversity and complexity of human experience during this time whilst drawing attention to key themes and events of the period. It is ideal for students of early modern history, and of early modern Europe in particular. Published in honor of Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Director Emerita of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and Regents' Professor Emerita of History at the University of Arizona.
About Katherine Morrissey
As associate professor of history, I research, teach and publish in the related areas of cultural, environmental, borderlands/Southwest and north American West history. I pursue my interdisciplinary interests as a faculty affiliate of Arid Lands Resource Sciences (Graduate Interdisciplinary Program), Gender and Women's Studies Department, Global Change (Graduate Interdisciplinary Program), Institute of the Environment, and the Southwest Land, Culture and Society Program (Anthropology).
Areas of Study
United States History, North American West, Environmental and Cultural History
Border Spaces: Visualizing the US-Mexico Frontera, co-edited with John-Michael Warner (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2018)
"Border Dynamics: Visible Meanings along the U.S.-Mexico Line,” with John-Michael Warner, pp. 3-19;
"Monuments, Photographs and Maps: Visualizing the U.S.-Mexico Border in the 1890s,” pp. 39-65.
Co-editor, Special Issue, The Desert in Environmental History, with Andrew Isenberg and Louis Warren, Global Environment (March 2019)
"Imperial Deserts," with Andrew Isenberg and Louis Warren
"Global Imaginary of Arid Lands: Early 20th-century United States Botanists in Africa"
“Traces and Representations of the U.S.-Mexico Frontera,” Pacific Historical Review 87 (Winter 2018): 150-172.
“Los impactos ambientales de la minería del cobre durante el Momento de Swansea en el siglo XIX” [“Environmental Impacts of the Swansea Moment,”] Revista de Historia Social y de las Metalidades 21 (2017): 33-53.
As a cultural historian of the North American West, I use my interdisciplinary training in American Studies to study the complexities involved in the modern cultural transformations of this diverse region from the late 19th through the 20th century. In my scholarship I employ analytical approaches from cultural studies, environmental history and gender studies, to explore the historical interplay between material practices and mental constructions. In particular studies, I explore how sets of ideas and meanings reciprocally shape, and are shaped by, material circumstances at the local and regional levels.
Visual Legacies: Reimagining the US/Mexico Borderlands, book manuscript
Guest Editor, Special Issue, “State of the Field: Arizona History,” Journal of Arizona History (Fall 2020)