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Helen Sullivan

Professor Helen Sullivan

Helen Sullivan was born in 1906, in upstate New York, of Irish parents.

She studied at Cornell University and wrote her thesis under the supervision of the renowned Professor of European History, Carl Becker. Then she worked as one of the Editors of the pioneering Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, directed by Alvin Johnson.

In 1935, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship for research in Spain, concentrating on the history of the 16th century Wars of the Communities in Castille. The material in the Archives of the principal Libraries of Madrid and Valladolid provided the basis for her book, which became her Life Work. For the next almost twenty years, she worked on her 728-page Comparative History of Spain and England, entitled The Communal Mind and the Master Artifice (Zorba Press ebook edition 2013, ISBN: 978-0927379-92-2.) In 1951 and 1952 she completed her painstaking research at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and Widener Library at Harvard.

In 1976 she moved to Greece, where she reached the end of her journey in 1992, at the age of eighty-five.

Visit the web page of the ebook edition of The Communal Mind and the Master Artifice.