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Tönnies, Ferdinand 1855-1936

Works: 476 works in 1,629 publications in 15 languages and 17,722 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Conference proceedings  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: HM57, 301
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Most widely held works by Ferdinand Tönnies
Community and civil society by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

232 editions published between 1887 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 3,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ferdinand Tonnies's Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft (first published in 1887) is a classic of social and political theory in the later-modern period. It focuses on the universally endemic clash between small-scale, kinship and neighbourhood-based 'communities' and large-scale competitive market 'societies'. This theme is explored in all aspects of life - in political, economic, legal and family structures; in art, religion and culture; in constructions of 'selfhood' and 'personhood'; and in modes of cognition, language and human understanding. Tonnies is best known as one of the 'founding fathers' of modern sociology, but the present work lays greater emphasis on his relationship to European political thought and to developments in philosophy since the seventeeth-century scientific revolution, particularly the legacies of Hobbes and Kant. It can be read at many different levels: as a response to developments in Bismarckian Germany; as a more general critique of the culture of modernity; as a theoretical exercise in social, political and moral science; and as an unusual commentary on the inner character of 'democratic socialism'. This new translation and introduction make Tonnies's classic but difficult work accessible to English-speaking readers interested in social and political theory, intellectual and social history, language and cultural studies, and the history of economic thought."--Jacket
Community & society (Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft) by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

55 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The elements of law, natural and politic by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

54 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1969
Custom; an essay on social codes by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

40 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Custom, Ferdinand Tönnies illustrates the relationship of custom to various aspects of culture, such as religion, gender, and family. Tönnies argues that all social norms are evolved from a basic sense of order, which is largely derived from customs. As such, custom refers to the ideal, and the desirable, and it mediates subjective aspects of social life. Tönnies makes observations in Custom that are just as true today as when they were written over a century ago. The pivotal idea in Tönnies work is the observation that custom, like its individual counterpart habit, has three distinct aspects: a fact--an actual way of conduct; a norm--a general rule of conduct; and a will. The analysis, extended into the field of collective behavior, helps to explain how far custom can be regarded as a manifestation of a common will. Custom is a classic contribution in the grand canon of law and society scholarship. Moreover, the volume introduces several key elements of Tönnies' work focusing on broader sociological thought, which benefits both the theoretical understanding of law as an object of social science reflection, as well as provides empirical insights into the roles of law in society.--Back cover
Ferdinand Toennies on sociology: pure, applied, and empirical by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

23 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesamtausgabe by Ferdinand Tönnies( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Marx, his life and teachings (Leben und Lehre) by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

12 editions published between 1919 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferdinand Tönnies on public opinion : selections and analyses by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

30 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents selections from Ferdinand Tonnies "Kritik der offentlichen Meining (Critique of Public Opinion)". The editors give a brief history of public opinion and provide the translation and original analyses of Tonnies work, situating it theoretically and historically
Behemoth ; or, The long Parliament by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

31 editions published between 1889 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Behemoth is Thomas Hobbes's narrative of the English Civil Wars from the beginning of the Scottish revolution in 1637 to the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660. It is his only composition to address directly the history of the events which formed the context of his writings in Leviathan and elsewhere on sovereignty and the government of the Church. Although presented as an account of past events, it conceals a vigorous attack on the values of the religious and political establishment of Restoration England. This is the first fully scholarly edition of the work, and the first new edition of the text since 1889. Based on Hobbes's own presentation manuscript, it includes for the first time an accurate transcription of the passages which Hobbes had deleted in the text, and notes made by early readers."--BOOK JACKET
Die Entwicklung der socialen Frage bis zum Weltkriege by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

48 editions published between 1907 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prevention of crime by Ferdinand Tönnies( )

6 editions published between 1891 and 2010 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hobbes leben und lehre by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

24 editions published between 1896 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einführung in die Soziologie by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

30 editions published between 1931 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On social ideas and ideologies by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soziologische Studien und Kritiken by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

27 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in Spanish and German and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Nietzsche-Kultus : eine Kritik by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

25 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studien zur Philosophie und Gesellschaftslehre im 17. Jahrhundert by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Marx, sa vie et son oeuvre by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

14 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in German and French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englische Weltpolitik in englischer Beleuchtung by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

13 editions published in 1915 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hobbes leben und lehre by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

12 editions published between 1896 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Normannus 1855-1936

Tainis, Pherntinant 1855-1936

Toennies, F.

Toennies, Ferdinand

Toennies, Ferdinand 1855-1936

Tönnies, F.

Tonnies, Ferdinand

Tonnies, Ferdinand. , 1855-1936

Tönnies, Ferdynand.

Тённис, Фердинанд, 1855-1936



Community & society (Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft)The elements of law, natural and politicGesamtausgabeFerdinand Tönnies on public opinion : selections and analysesBehemoth ; or, The long ParliamentSoziologische Studien und Kritiken