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Reader in Early Modern History, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr Ariel Hessayon is primarily an early modern historian, although he occasionally ranges outside that chronological boundary. He has written extensively on a variety of topics including antiscripturism, anti-Trinitarianism, anticlericalism, ball games, book burning, communism, environmentalism, esotericism, extra-canonical texts, heresy, crypto-Jews, Judaizing, millenarianism, monstrous births, mysticism, prophecy and religious radicalism.
He blogs at


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Department of History, Goldsmiths, University of London


Fellow of the Royal Historical Society