Dr Minchul Kim

Minchul Kim is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Director of the Global Intellectual History Unit at Sungkyunkwan University. He received his PhD from the School of History, University of St Andrews in 2018. He is an editorial board member for the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment. His research focuses on the moral, political, and economic ideas of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.


Articles (in English and French)

  • “Theories of Representative Government against Democracy during the French Revolution”, The Historian (2024)
  • “The Political Economy of Democracy in the French Revolution: Publicola Chaussard and the Democrats under the Directory,” History of Political Thought, 43:4 (2022)
  • “Démocratiser le gouvernement représentatif? La pensée politique d’Antoine Français de Nantes sous le Directoire,” Annales historiques de la Révolution française, 396 (2019)
  • “Condorcet and the Viability of Democracy in Modern Republics, 1789–1794,” European History Quarterly, 49:2 (2019)
  • “The Historical Politics of Volney’s Leçons d’histoire,” French Studies Bulletin, 39:148 (2018)
  • “Sociability, Natural Jurisprudence, and Republicanism in the French Revolution: Jean-Baptiste Salaville’s Empiricist Science of the Legislator,” French Studies, 72:4 (2018)
  • “Volney and the French Revolution,” Journal of the History of Ideas, 79:2 (2018)
  • “Pierre-Antoine Antonelle and Representative Democracy in the French Revolution,” History of European Ideas, 44:3 (2018)
  • “Republicanism in the Age of Commerce and Revolutions: Barère’s Reading of Montesquieu,” French History, 30:3 (2016)
  • Position de thèse – https://journals.openedition.org/lrf/2242


Articles (in Korean)

  • “Le 18 brumaire” (2023)
  • “The Socioeconomic Historiography of Eighteenth-Century French Maritime Commerce” (2022)
  • “Nineteenth-Century Political Thought as a Response to the French Revolution” (2021)
  • “Natural Law and Political Thought in Early Modern Europe” (2021)
  • “Reading Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Theory of Social Contract” (2020)
  • “The French Revolution and the Archives” (2020)
  • “The Jourdan Law of 1798 and National Conscription in the French Revolution” (2019)
  • “Adieu, Michel Vovelle” (2019)


Book Translations (into Korean)

  • Istvan Hont, Politics in Commercial Society: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith (Seoul, forthcoming in 2023)
  • Selected Letters of Catherine II (Seoul, 2022)
  • Nicholas Cronk, Voltaire: A Very Short Introduction (Seoul, 2020)
  • Franco Venturi, Utopia and Reform in the Enlightenment (Seoul, 2018)
  • Pierre Serna et al, Pour quoi faire la révolution (Seoul, 2013)
  • Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation (Seoul, 2011)
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