Dr. Alexander Grab - Curriculum Vita
NAME: Alexander I. Grab
Department of History
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
Tel. (207) 581-1928
Ph.D. 1980 University of California-Los Angeles
MA 1973 University of California-Los Angeles
BA 1970 University of Tel-Aviv, Israel
2005 – Present - A. & A. Bird Professor of History
1998 – 2005 - Professor, University of Maine
1988 – 1998 - Associate Professor, University of Maine
1982 – 1988 - Assistant Professor, University of Maine
1981 – 1982 - Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola-Marymount University, Los Angeles
1978 – 1980 - Instructor, Santa Monica College
FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS:
2010 University of Maine Regular Faculty Research Fund Award
2007 University of Maine Regular Faculty Research Fund Award
2002 University of Maine Regular Faculty Research Fund Award
1995 American Philosophical Society Research Grant
1992 The Holocaust Educational Foundation
1991 University of Maine Regular Faculty Research Fund Award
1989 University of Maine Regular Faculty Research Fund Award
1985 University of Maine Faculty Summer Research Award
1978 Shell Oil Company Fellowship
1977 Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship
1975 Grant in Italian Studies from the Italian Foreign Ministry
1971-75 Chancellor Intern Fellowship, UCLA
1970 Scholarship for German Language Course at Goethe Institute, West Germany
1968 Scholarship for Italian Language Course at Università per stranieri, Perugia, Italy
Napoleon and the Transformation of Europe (Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2003). Winner of first prize awarded by the International Napoleonic Society to the best book on Napoleon published in 2003.
La politica del pane. Le riforme annonarie nell età teresiana e giuseppina (Milan: Franco Angeli, 1986).
Articles and Book Chapters
The Italian Contingent in the Russian Campaign (1812), Proceedings of The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, (2014).
Italy and the Continental Blockade (forthcoming in eds. Katherine Aaslestad and Johan Joor The Napoleonic Continental Blockade, Palgrave Macmillan, (2014)
“Conscription and Desertion in Italy and France under Napoleon,” Napoleonische Expansionspolitik: Okkupation oder Integration? Eds. Guido Braun, Gabriele B. Clemens, Lutz Klinkhammer, Alexander Koller (Berlin, 2013), 102-119.
“The Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy: State Administration,” in eds. Michael Broers, Augustin Guimera, Peter Hicks, The Napoleonic Empire and the New European Political Culture, (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), 204-215
“Administracion publica en el reino de Italia El imperio napoleonico y la nueva cultura politica europea” eds. Michael Broers, Augustin Guimera, Peter Hicks (Madrid, 2011), 147-162.
The Geopolitical Transformation of the Italian Peninsula under Napoleon (1800-1810) Napoleonic Scholarship The Journal of the International Napoleonic Society, 3 (May 2010), 20-25.
“The Napoleonic Army in Italy: Conscription and Desertion” (in Hebrew), Zmanim, 107 (Summer 2009), 94-102.
Conscription and Desertion in Napoleonic Italy 1802-1814″ Conscription in the Napoleonic Era. A revolution in military affairs? Eds. Donald Stoker, Frederick Schneid, Harold Blanton (London and New York, Routledge, 2009), 122-134.
Napoleon and the Jews (1806-1808) Con la ragione e col cuore Studi dedicati a Carlo Capra Eds. Stefano Levati and Marco Meriggi (Milan, Franco Angeli, 2008), 511-524.
Napoleon: A Civilizing Missionary or a Pragmatic Imperialist? The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era 1750-1850 Selected Papers (High Point University, 2008), 238-249.
Sull’ istruzione degli ebrei nell’Italia napoleonica: Il caso del ginnasio ebraico di Reggio Emilia Istituzioni e cultura in età napoleonica eds. Elena Brambilla, Carlo Capra, Aurora Scotti (Milan, Franco Angeli, 2008), 520-534.
Conscription and Desertion in Napoleonic Europe, Weiner Zeitschrift zur Geschichte der Neuzeit (2008, Heft 2), 14-32.
Jewish Education in Napoleonic Italy The Case of the Ginnasio in Reggio Emilia Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow- Instituts, Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook, University of Leipzig, VI (Göttingen, Germany, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007), 269-289.
The Napoleonic Empire in Italy: The Transfer of Tax Ideas and Political Legitimacy Global Debates about Taxation, eds. Holger Nehring and Florian Schui (London, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007), 61-79.
Public Education in Napoleonic Italy Napoleon and His Empire Europe, 1804-1814, Philip Dwyer and Alan Forrest eds. (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 149-164.
L’eredità napoleonica in Germania e in Italia in Atti del convegno La formazione del primo stato italiano e Milano capitale (Milan, 2006), 65-77.
Giuseppe Prina and the Politics of Finances in Napoleonic Italy, in Consortium on Revolutionary Europe Selected Papers 2002 (Florida State University, 2004), 360-366.
The Napoleonic Legacy in Italy in Tosca’s Prism: Three Moments of Western Cultural History, eds. Deborah Burton, Susan Vandiver Nicassio, and Agostino Ziino (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004), 3-18.
The Napoleonic Legacy in Italy, in Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850 Selected Papers, 2001 (Florida State University, 2003), 183-193.
The Legacy of Napoleon in Italy and Germany, in Tel Aviver Jahrbuch fuer deutsche Geschichte (2002), ed. The Institute for German History, Tel Aviv University, 386-401.
State, Society and Tax Policy in Napoleonic Europe in Napoleon, France, and Europe: A Reassessment, ed. Philip Dwyer, (Longman, 2001), 169-186.
John Rath: Historian co-authored with Peter Judson and James Miller, in Austrian History Yearbook, XXXII (2001), 9-20.
From the French Revolution to Napoleon in Italy in the Nineteenth Century, ed. John Davis (Oxford University Press, 2000), 25-50.
Napoleon and the Failed Campaigns in Portugal and Belgium: A Commentary in Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850 Selected Papers 1999, 364-66.
The Politics of Finances in Napoleonic Italy (1802-1814), in The Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 3(2) 1998, 127-143.
La politica finanziaria nella Repubblica e nel Regno d’Italia sotto Napoleone (1802-1814), in L’Italia nell’età napoleonica. Atti del LVIII congresso di storia del Risorgimento italiano (1996), 39-113.
Army, State, and Society: Conscription and Desertion in Napoleonic Italy (1802-1814), in The Journal of Modern History, 67 (March 1995), 25-54. Republished in Warfare in Europe 1792-1815 ed. Frederick Schneid, (Ashgate, 2007), 283-312.
State Power, Brigandage, and Rural Resistance in Napoleonic Italy, in European History Quarterly, 25 (January, 1995), 39-70.
La formation de l’armée italienne a l’epoque de la Republique italienne (1802-1804), in Revue de l’Institut Napoleon, 162 (1994), 29-50.
Popular Uprisings in Napoleonic Italy, in The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe Proceedings (Tallahassee, 1990), 112-119.
The Italian Enlightenment and the American Revolution, in The American Constitution: Symbol and Reality for Italy, ed. Emiliana Noether (Lewiston, NY, Edwin Mellen Press, 1989), 35-54.
Enlightened Absolutism and Common lands Enclosure: The Case of Austrian Lombardy in Agricultural History 63 (1989), 49-72.
The Kingdom of Italy and Napoleon’s Continental Blockade, in The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe Proceedings (Georgia, 1988), 587-604.
The Politics of Subsistence: Liberalization of Grain Commerce in Austrian Lombardy under Enlightened Despotism, in The Journal of Modern History 57 (1985), 185-210.
Enlightened Absolutism and State Building: The Case of Austrian Lombardy, in Austrian History Yearbook 19-20 (1983-84, part 2), 43-72.
Le riforme annonarie nello Stato di Milano (1765-1786), in Economia, istituzioni, cultura in Lombardia nell’eta di Maria Teresa, vol. III, eds. Aldo de Madalena, Ettore Rotelli, Gennaro Barbarisi (Bologna: Il Mulino, 1982), 399-442.
Le riforme dei tribunali civici milanesi dal 1771 al 1786, in Archivio storico lombardo, 103 (1977), 196-232.
Napoleon International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition (2007)
Six entries: Cisalpine Republic, Eugene de Beauharnais, Kingdom of Italy, Ligurian Republic, Switzerland, Venetian Republic Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. A Political, Social, Military History ed. Gregory Fremont-Barnes (Santa Barbara, Denver, Oxford, ABC-CLIO, 2006).
Two entries: “Clement XI” and “Innocent XIII,” in Encyclopedia of the Vatican/Papacy, ed. Frank Coppa (Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1999), 96-98 & 221.
Napoleon and the Jews (1806-1808), Bates College, 12 March, 2013.
The Italian Contingent in the Russian Campaign (1812), The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, Ft. Worth, Texas, 22 February 2013.
Jewish Communities in Napoleonic Italy: Conversion and Education, New Orleans, American Historical Association, 4 January 2013.
Italian Soldiers in the Napoleonic Invasion into Russia, International Conference: The Patriotic war of 1812 in World History, Moscow, 9 July 2012.
The Kingdom of Italy and the Continental Blockade, An International Conference: The Napoleonic Continental System: Local, European, and Global Experiences and Consequences, Amsterdam, 20 May 2011.
Napoleon: Myth and Reality and the Napoleonic Empire, Missouri History Museum, 2&3 April 2011.
Cultural Transfer in Revolutionary and Napoleonic Italy, 21st International Congress of Historical Sciences, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 27 August, 2010
The Italian Peninsula: Its New Geopolitical Face under Napoleon, Seventh International Napoleonic Congress, Montreal, 9 June, 2009.
Jewish Education in Napoleonic Italy Tel Aviv University, First Conference of ASSEI‑The Israeli Association for Researching the History of Italian Jews, 2 February, 2009.
French and Italian Jews in Napoleonic Europe Tel Aviv, Israel, The Israeli Napoleonic Society, 1 January, 2009.
Administration and State Building in Napoleonic Italy International Conference, Napoleonic Empire and the New European Political Culture, Madrid, Spain, 3 April, 2008.
Napoleon and the Jews: The Decrees of 1808″ Consortium of Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850, Huntsville, Alabama, 1 March, 2008.
Napoleonic Imperialism: Myth and Reality Tel Aviv University, 3 January, 2008.
Napoleon and the Transformation of Europe International Conference, Napoleon at the Zenith: A Bicentennial Conference University of Liverpool, England, 13 June, 2007.
Military Recruitment in Napoleonic Europe Conference, The Napoleonic Expansion Policy: Occupation or Integration? Rome, Italy, 29 March 2007.
A Napoleon, A Civilizing Missionary or a Pragmatic Imperialist?@ Consortium of the Revolutionary Era, Washington DC, 3 March, 2007.
Jewish Education in Napoleonic Italy Consortium of the Revolutionary Era, Atlanta, Georgia, 4 March, 2006.
L’educazione nelle comunità ebraiche del Regno d’Italia, Istituzioni e vita culturale in età napoleonica, Milan, Italy, 21 October 2005
The Politics of Taxation in Napoleonic Italy, International Conference, The Transfer of Ideas about Taxation, Cambridge, England, 17 September 2005.
The Italian Army and Conscription Reforms under Napoleon, 20th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Sydney, Australia, 7 July 2005.
The Napoleonic Legacy in Italy and Germany, Meeting of the International Napoleonic Society, Boston, MA, 28 August 2004.
The Politics of Education in Napoleonic Italy, An International Conference on the Napoleonic Era, Verona, Italy, 23 June 2004.
Jewish Conversion to Catholicism in Napoleonic Italy, guest lecture of the History Department at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 19 April 2004.
Educational Policies in Napoleonic Italy, The Consortium of Revolutionary Europe, High Point, NC, 20 February 2004.
Italian Jews under Napoleon, Seventeenth-Eighteenth Century Center, UCLA, 7 April 2003.
L’eredità napoleonica in Italia e in Germania, Conference La formazione del primo stato italiano e Milano capitale 1802-1814,” Milan, 13 November 2002.
Giuseppe Prina and the Politics of Finances in Napoleonic Italy, The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Baton Rouge, LA, 22 February 2002.
The Napoleonic Legacy in Italy and Germany, Conference in Memory of Professor Walter Grab, Tel Aviv University, 13 March 2001.
The Napoleonic Legacy in Italy, The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850, Auburn, AL, 23 February 2001.
The Legacy of Napoleon in Italy, Conference commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the opera Tosca 1800,1900, 2000 Rome, Italy, 18 June 2000.
Italian Volunteers and Italian Deserters in the Napoleonic Armies, The International Congress on Napoleon and the French in Egypt and the Holy Land 1798-1801″ Tel Aviv University, 7 July 1999.
Military Conscription and Tax Policies in Napoleonic Italy, The George Rude Seminar in French History, Sydney, Australia, 5 July 1998.
“Financial and Conscription Policies in Napoleonic Italy,” University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 11 April 1998.
“State, Society and Financial Policy in Napoleonic Italy,” Guest lecture, Department of History, Tel Aviv University, 18 March 1997.
“The Politics of Finances in Napoleonic Italy, The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Baton Rouge, LA, 21 February 1997.
“La politica finanziaria nell’Italia napoleonica,” LVIII Congresso di Storia del Risorgimento, an internationl conference commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the Napoleonic invasion into Italy, Milan, 2 October 1996.
“Rural Society vs. State Power: Conscription and Desertion in Napoleonic Italy,” American Historical Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 6 January 1996.
“State and Finances in the Italian Revolutionary Triennio (1796-1799),” The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, New Orleans, LA, 8 March 1995.
“State and Society in Napoleonic Italy,” lecture sponsored by the Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culture at Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 24 October 1994.
“State and Popular Resistance in Napoleonic Italy,” New England Historical Association, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, 22 April 1993.
“Conscripts and Deserters in Napoleonic Italy (1802-1814),” UCLA, 4 March 1992.
“Conscripts and Deserters in the Italian Republic (1802-1804),” The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Auburn University, AL, 29 February 1992.
“The Italian Army under Napoleon,” New England Historical Association, Worcester, MA, 20 April 1991.
“State and Banditry in Napoleonic Italy,” Western Society for French History, Santa Barbara, CA, 9 November 1990.
“Lombard Reaction to the French Revolution (1789-1796),” American Historical Association, San Francisco, CA, 29 December 1989.
“Popular Uprisings in Napoleonic Italy,” The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Tallahassee, FL, 29 September 1989.
“State and Popular Protest in Italy under Napoleon,” Western Society for French History, UCLA, 4 November 1988.
Habsburg Administration Reform in Eighteenth Century Lombardy,” German Studies Association, Philadelphia, PA, 7 October 1988.
“The Kingdom of Italy and Napoleon’s Continental Blockade,” Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Birmingham, AL, 27 February 1988.
“The Italian Enlightenment and the American Revolution,” Symposium entitled: “The American Constitution: Symbol and Reality for Italy,” Harvard University, 20 November 1987.
Enlightened Despotism and Economic Freedom in Austrian Lombardy,” Canadian Society for 18th Century Studies, Vancouver, Canada, 16 October 1987.
Enlightened Despotism and Common lands Enclosure: The Case of Austrian Lombardy, American Historical Association, Chicago, IL, 29 December 1986.
Enlightened Despotism and Agricultural Development: The Case of Austrian Lombardy, German Studies Association, Washington DC, 4 October 1985.
The Modernization of Austrian Lombardy in the Eighteenth Century, New England Historical Association, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, 27 April 1985.
Enlightened Despotism and State Building: The Case of Austrian Lombardy, American Historical Association, Chicago, IL, 30 December 1984.
Liberalization of the Trade in Grain in Austrian Lombardy in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century, Western Societies Program Center for International Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 3 December 1982.
Le riforme annonarie nello Stato di Milano sotto Maria Teresa, a conference commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the death of the Habsburg empress, Maria Teresa, Pavia, Italy, 25 November 1980.
Napoleon and his Supporting Cast, Ft. Worth, Texas, 22 February, 2013.
Recent French Work on Napoleon Consortium of the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850, Tallahassee Florida, 4 March 2011.
Napoleon, Myth and History in Contemporary and early Accounts, Consortium of Revolutionary Era, Charleston SC, 27 February 2010
Building Napoleon’s Armies, Consortium of Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850, Huntsville Alabama, 1 March 2008.
Popular Responses to Napoleonic Authority, Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850, Washington DC, 2 March, 2007.
Napoleon and the Failed Campaigns in Portugal and Belgium,
Consortium of Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850, Charleston, SC, 27 February 1999.
The Neapolitan Republic of 1799: A Bicentennial Analysis, The American Historical Association Meeting, Washington, 8 January 1999.
Between Friendship and Enmity: Italians and the Central and Eastern European World during the Risorgimento, Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Huntsville, AL, 2 March 1994.
Art, Status and Social Control in the Streets of Early Modern Italy, The Southern Historical Association, New Orleans, LA, 1 November 1990.
National Sentiment in Napoleonic Italy, American Historical Association, Washington DC, 28 December 1992.
Enlightenment-Era Explanation of Why Revolutions Fail, New England Historical Association, Boston College, 25 October 1986.
Renata de Lorenzo, Murat (Rome, 2011), The Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 18, (2013), 113-14.
John Davis, The Jews of San Nicandrio (Yale University Press, 2010), The Journal of Modern Italian Studies (2012)
Ralph Ashby, Napoleon against Great dds The Emperor and the defenders of France, 1814 (Santa Barbara, Praeger, 2010), The American Historical Review, vol. 117 (February 2012), 280-81.
Ed. Saverio Russo, All’ombra di Murat Studi e ricerche sul Decennio francese, (Foggia, 2007) The Journal of Modern Italian Studies
Edoardo Donati, La Toscana nell’impero napoleonico, (Florence, 2008), 2 vols, in The American Historical Review, vol. 115 (April 2010), 635-36.
Charles Esdaile, Napoleon’s Wars An International History 1803-1815 (Penguin Books, 2007) European History Quarterly, 40 number 2 (2010), 322-23.
Susan Nicassio, Imperial City Rome, Romans and Napoleon, 1796-1815 (United Kingdom, Ravenhall, 2005), The Journal of Modern Italian Studies (Spring, 2007)
Alessandro Guerra, Il vile satellite del trono Lorenzo Ignazio Thjulen: un gesuita svedese per la controrivoluzione (Milan, Franco Angeli, 2004), The American Historical Review, (October, 2006), 1273-74.
David Laven, Venice and Venetia under the Habsburgs 1815-1835 (Oxford University Press, 2002), Central European Historical Journal, (2005).
Frederick Schneid, Napoleon’s Italian Campaigns 1800-1815 (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002) in The Journal of Modern Italian Studies (2003).
Girolamo Imbruglia, Naples in the Eighteenth Century: The Birth and Death of a Nation State (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000) in The International History Review, 22, (2001), 912-913.
Lois Dubin, The Port Jews of Habsburg Trieste. Absolutist Politics and Enlightenment Culture (Stanford University Press, 1999) in The American Historical Review, 106 (February 2001), 284-85.
Stefano Levati, La nobilta del lavoro. Negozianti e banchieri a Milano tra Ancien Regime e Restaurazione (Milan: Franco Angeli, 1997) in The Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 4 (Fall, 1999), 443-445.
Paola Tessitori, Basta che finissa >sti cani. Democrazia e polizia nella Venezia del 1797 (Venice: Istituto veneto di scienze, lettere ed arti, 1797) in The English Historical Review, CXIV (June, 1999), pp. 741-742.
Harry Hearder, Cavour (Longman,1994) in Mediterranean Historical Review, 12 (June 1997), 136-38.
Steven Hughes, Crime, Disorder and the Risorgimento: The Politics of Policing in Bologna (Cambridge University Press, 1994) in Società e Storia (1997).
Milton Finley, The Most Monstrous of Wars: The Napoleonic Guerilla War in Southern Italy, 1806-1811 (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press) in The Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 2 (1996), 313-314.
Robert Epstein, Napoleon’s Last Victory and the Emergence of Modern War (University Press of Kansas, 1994) in The Journal of Modern History, 68 (1996), 438-440.
Miriam Levy, Governance & Grievance: Habsburg Policy and Italian Tyrol in the Eighteenth Century (West Lafayette, LA: Purdue University Press, 1988) in Società e storia (1990) 221-222.
Preludi di socialsimo nel XVII secolo, eds. Giorgio Spini and Gaetano Cingeri (Bari, 1988), in European History Quarterly, 21 (1991), 274-275.
Da un sistema agricolo a un sistema industriale: Il comasco dal Settecento al Novecento, vol. II, La lunga trasformazione tra due crisi (1814-1880), ed. Sergio Zaninelli (Como, 1988) in The Journal of Economic History (December, 1990), 953-54.
John Marino, Pastoral Economy in the Kingdom of Naples (Baltimore, 1988), in Agricultural History 63 (Spring 1989), 313-14.
Anna Maria Rao, L’ Amaro della feudalita. La devoluzione di arnone e la questione feudale a Napoli alla fine del ’700. (Naples, 1984) in Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society (June, 1987).
Giovanni Levi, Centro e periferia di uno stato assoluto. Tre saggi su Piemonte e Liguria in eta moderna (Turin, 1985), in Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society (February, 1987), 55-58.
Pietro Giannone, Epistolario, ed. Pantaleo Minervini (Puglia, 1983) and Eluggero Pii, Antonio Genovesi. Dalla politica economica alla “politica civile,” (Florence, 1984), in The Journal of Modern History, 63 (1986), 963-965.