Brien Brothman hails from Montreal Canada, where he received a BA (McGill University) and Ph.D (Université Laval ), specializing in the history of Canada and modern European imperialism. Over the course of his career his work has focused on modern intellectual history. During the past decade, he has been exploring how secularization and changing attitudes to religion since the French Revolution have influenced our sense of the past. Currently, he is also devoting time to the study of Jewish history. His work has been published in North America, England, and Europe as well as Australia and South Africa. He currently lives in South Jersey.