David A. Bell received his AB from Harvard and his Ph.D. from Princeton. He is a historian of early modern France and the French Revolution. His work has received prizes that include the Gershoy Prize of the American Historical Association, and the Gottschalk Prize of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. He writes regularly for general interest magazines.
Yair Mintzker is a historian of early modern and modern Europe. He received his M.A. from Tel-Aviv University (2003) and his Ph.D. from Stanford (2009). His latest book is The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew (2017), which was named a 2017 Book of the Year by the Financial Times.