Main Focus

  • Cultural and social history of inequality
  • History of emotions
  • History of power, community and governance
  • Early modern European history
  • History of southern Italy; Spanish Naples

Project

Inequality and the Passions in Seventeenth-Century Europe

Curriculum Vitae

  • PhD in History, University of Cambridge (2011-2015): 'Enmity and Peace-Making in the Kingdom of Naples, c. 1600-1700'
  • Robert Owen Bishop Research Scholar, Christ's College, University of Cambridge (2009-2010)
  • MPhil in Early Modern History, University of Cambridge (2009)
  • BA in History, University of Cambridge (2008)

Selected Publications

Cummins, Stephen, 'Forgiving Crimes in the Kingdom of Naples', in Stephen Cummins and Laura Kounine (eds.), Cultures of Conflict Resolution in Early Modern Europe (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015).

Cummins, Stephen, with Laura Kounine, 'Introduction: Confronting Conflict in Early Modern Europe', in Stephen Cummins and Laura Kounine (eds.), Cultures of Conflict Resolution in Early Modern Europe (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015).

Cummins, Stephen, 'Encountering Spain in Early Modern Naples' in Miles Pattenden and Piers Baker-Bates (eds.), The Spanish Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Images of Iberia (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015), pp. 43-62.

Cummins, Stephen, 'Negotiating Justice and Passion in European Legal Cultures, ca. 1500-1800', Legal History / Rechtsgeschichte (2017): 252-62.

Cummins, Stephen, 'Missionaries: False reverence, irreverence and the rethinking of Christian mission in China and India' in B. Gammerl, P. Nielsen and M. Pernau (eds), Encounters with Emotions: negotiating cultural differences since early modernity (pp.37-60) (New York: Berghahn, 2019)

Cummins, Stephen, 'Jesuit Peace-Making in the Kingdom of Naples: A Case Study of Reconciliation in Early Modern Europe' in Rachel Kerr and Henry Redwood (eds), Reconciliation Histories (Routledge, forthcoming)

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