William J. Bulman

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Professor and Department Chair



PhD, Princeton, 2010


Early Modern Britain, Atlantic, Europe, Global


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Bill Bulman studies the long-term consequences of both the English Revolution and Europe's violent confrontation with pluralism. His first monograph is Anglican Enlightenment: Orientalism, Religion and Politics in England and its Empire, 1648-1715 (Cambridge, 2015). This book re-interprets the early Enlightenment, the post-revolutionary Church of England, and the religious politics of later Stuart England and its empire. His second monograph, The Rise of Majority Rule in Early Modern Britain and its Empire (Cambridge, 2021), locates the origins of majority rule in the representative assemblies of early modern Britain and its Atlantic colonies. He is currently writing a global history of majority rule and a history of debates about majority rule in revolutionary England while also conducting more technical, interdisciplinary research on the same topic and continuing work on religion and the early Enlightenment. He is a co-editor of two other books, God in the Enlightenment (Oxford, 2016) and Political and Religious Practice in the Early Modern British World (Manchester, 2022).


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