Society and Sentiment: the Genres of Historical Writing in Britain 1740-1820. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000, (369 pp.)
The Memoir of Marco Parenti: A Life in Medici Florence. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987, (283pp). Multiple editions and translations.
Francesco Guicciardini: the Historian's Craft. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1977 (195 pp.)
Questions of Tradition: Exploring the Concept of Tradition Across the Disciplines. Eds. Mark Salber Phillips & Gordon Schochet. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004 (325 pp.)
Chapters in Books
"On the Advantage and Disadvantage of Sentimental History for Life,"
reprinted from History Workshop Journal 2008 in Affect and Historical Reenactment. Ed. Iain McCalman. Oxford: Oxford UP, forthcoming 2009.
"Relocating Inwardness: Historical Distance and the Transition from
Enlightenment to Romantic Historiography," reprinted from PMLA 2003, in The Modern Historiography Reader: Western Sources. Ed. Adam Budd. Abingdon: Routledge, 2009. 106-117.
"Contesting Time, Place, and Nation in the First People's Hall of The Canadian Museum of Civilization." In Race and Empire in Public Space [provisional title], edited by Lisa Mayer Knauer and Daniel Walkowitz. Duke University Press, forthcoming 2008. (with Ruth Phillips).
"'The Most Eminent Philosopher and Historian of His Time': Hume's History of England. In Blackwell's Companion to David Hume, edited by Elizabeth Radcliffe, Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. 406-22.
"Introduction." In John Millar, An Historical View of English Government, 4 volumes, edited by Mark Salber Phillips and Dale Smith. Liberty Press, 2006.
"Adam Smith, Belletrist." In Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith, edited by Knud Haakonssen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006: 57-78.
"Literary History and Literary Historicism in the Long Eighteenth Century: An Historiographical Perspective." In A Concise Companion to Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, edited by C. Wall. Blackwell's, 2005: 247-64.
"Hume's History of England: Canonization and Critique." In The Reception of David Hume, edited by P. Jones. Continuum, 2005. 299-313 (with Dale Smith).
Articles in Refereed Journals
"Distance and Historical Representation." History Workshop Journal 57 (2004): 123- 41.
"Relocating Inwardness: Historical Distance and the Transition from Enlightenment to Romantic Historiography." Publications of the Modern Languages Association 118 (2003): 436-49.
"Histories, Micro- and Literary: Problems of Genre and Distance." New Literary History 34 (2003): 211-29.