Rebecca Ard Boone

Dr. Rebecca Ard Boone

Ph.D., Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 2000
M.A., University of South Alabama, 1994
B.A., University of Alabama, 1992

Archer 200C
(409) 880-7834


Rebecca Ard Boone teaches courses on the Renaissance and Reformation, Early Modern Europe, the French Revolution and Napoleon, the Atlantic World, Witchcraft and the Occult, Ancient Greece and Rome, and the History of Food, among others. Her Issues in World Cultures II course was cited as exemplary by the Center for Educational Policy Research. An intellectual and cultural historian, Dr. Boone researches the relationship between information and state power in the early modern world. Her work on the French political theorist Claude de Seyssel has been published in the Journal of the History of Ideas and appeared as War, Domination, and the Monarchy of France (Brill, 2007). In her latest book, Mercurino di Gattinara and the Creation of the Spanish Empire (Pickering and Chatto, 2014), Dr. Boone explores the relationship between Renaissance political thought and Spanish imperial ideology.  She is currently working on a book on global history titled Sixteenth Century Lives: Leadership, Love, and Loss in the Early Modern World.