Jacob Soll, a historian of early modern French history, has won one of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowships.
Soll works on information management and state development in early modern France. He has published books on Publishing ‘The Prince’, about a French translation of Machiavelli’s famous work, and The Information Master, a study of Jean-Baptiste Colbert’s methods of organizing information during Louis XIV’s reign.
The MacArthur Foundation introduces Jacob Soll and all of this year’s MacArthur Fellows at their website.
Graduate students in early modern European history will want to find out about Jacob Soll’s work and his award.