Jeff Lipkes


Jeff Lipkes (Ph.D., Princeton, 1995) is the author of Rehearsals: The German Army in Belgium, August 1914 (University of Leuven Press, 2007, distributed in North America by Cornell University Press), Politics, Religion and Classical Political Economy in Britain: John Stuart Mill and his Followers (Macmillan/​​St. Martins, 1999), and articles on the history of economic thought and British intellectual history. A second edition of Rehearsals, revised and abridged, appeared earlier this year, along with a translation of La Belgique et la Guerre mondiale, Belgium and the First World War, by the distinguished medievalist Henri Pirenne, and a selection of letters from Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary from 1905 to 1916, to his close friend Katharine Lyttelton, Dear Katharine Courageous. Lipkes is completing a book on Grey, The Lamps Go Out: Sir Edward Grey and the Origins of the First World War.


Rehearsals describes what happened to Belgian civilians when the German Army invaded in August, 1914.
"...innovative, provoking and revealing. His study redraws the map of Millís intellectual history..."
-- --Economic Record
"A first-rate addition to the Mill literature"
--History of Political Economy
A "fascinating book"
--The Economic Journal