Associate Professor
472 Hamilton Hall
Curriculum Vitae


MA Yale University, 1983 (Economics)
MPhil Yale University, 1984
PhD Yale University, 1989

Research Interests

Terence McIntosh is a specialist of early modern Germany, especially its social, political, religious, and economic history in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His current book project, “The Pastoral Disciplining of Illicit Sex: Godly Order, Enlightenment, and the Lutheran Clergy in Germany, 1550–1835,” examines how and why the pastorate’s powers to punish illicit sex changed significantly in the early modern period and how these changes shaped the clergy’s professional self-identity. Focusing on Saxony, Württemberg, and Brandenburg-Prussia, the study thus explores fundamental long-term transformations in the relations between church, state, and society.

Some Notable Publications

  • Urban Decline in Early Modern Germany: Schwäbisch Hall and Its Region, 1650–1750 (UNC Press, 1997)

Courses Offered

  • HIST 256—Origins of Modern Germany, 1356–1815
  • HIST 467—Society and Family in Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 478—War and Society in Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 763—Early Modern Germany