About the authors

Jo GuldiJo Guldi

Jo Guldi is Hans Rothfels Assistant Professor of History, Brown University. She is the author of Roads to Power: Britain Invents the Infrastructure State and What is the Spatial Turn?

David Armitage

David Armitage

David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Harvard University. 

He is the author or editor of thirteen books, including The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000), Foundations of Modern International Thought (2013), Milton and Republicanism (co-edited, 1995), Bolingbroke: Political Writings (edited, 1997), British Political Thought in History, Literature and Theory (co-edited, 2006), and Shakespeare and Early Modern Political Thought (co-edited, 2009), all from Cambridge University Press.