Prof Benjamin Kaplan

Department of History


Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT


Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1338



Office: 25 Gordon Square, room 307

Office hours: Tues 3-5 & by appointment







Boundaries and Their Meanings in the History of the Netherlands, ed. with Marybeth Carlson and Laura Cruz (Brill, 2009):  


Catholic communities in Protestant states: Britain and the Netherlands, c. 1570-1720, ed. with Bob Moore, Henk van Nierop, and Judith Pollmann ( Manchester , 2008):  


Divided by Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe (Harvard University Press, 2007):


Reviews and articles on:

--The New York Times:

--The Economist:

--The Nation:

For sale at


Piety and Family in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Steven Ozment, ed. with Marc R. Forster (Ashgate, 2005):


Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht, 1578-1620 (Oxford University Press, 1995):





Schedule of the Low Countries Seminar, at the Institute for Historical Research:




Low Countries Studies in London


Information on Programmes and Resources: London as a Centre for Low Countries Studies


Dutch History at UCL

Website - Dutch History at UCL


MA Programme in the Dutch Golden Age







Course Webpages


Please Note that UCL STUDENTS can access complete and up-to-date course materials via Moodle: Moodle Webpage



Hist 1001: From the Ancient Near East to the 21st Century (Lecture Core Course) Early Modern Europe


Reading List: LCC\Reading List -- Early Modern Europe.doc

Lecture Outlines & Key Terms: LCC\Outlines and Terms.htm



Hist 2312: Religious Reformation and Popular Piety, 1450-1650


Reading List: Hist2312 Reading List 2012-13




Hist 3313/9313: Reformation and Revolt in the Low Countries


Reading List: Hist 3133\Hist3133Syllabus2008-09.doc

Chronology: Hist 3133\Chronology.doc

Glossary: Hist 3133\Glossary.doc

Maps: (1) Dutch Golden Age\MAPS 01.jpg

(2) Dutch Golden Age\MAPS 02.jpg


Sources in English: Hist 3133\Sources in English.htm

English Tracts 1566-87: Hist 3133\English Tracts 1566-87.doc




Hist 7316: Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Modern Europe


Reading List: Hist7316 Reading List -- 2011 autumn.docx

Instructions for the two Assessed Essays: Hist7316 Essay Instructions -- 2011 autumn.doc




 Hist G018: The Dutch Golden Age (MA course)


Reading List: HistG018\HISTG018syllabus2008-09.doc

Visual Assignments:

Bibliography of Works in English:




HistG024: From Renaissance to Republic: The Netherlands, c. 1555-1609 (MA course 1 term)


Reading List: HistG024 Reading List -- spring 2012.doc

Bibliography of Works in English: Bibliography - Netherlands in English.docx




HistGD01: DGA Research Skills Seminar (MA course):


Schedule: RSS Schedule 2012 spring.doc

Online Resources: Online Resources 2012.htm