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Fiske, John 1842-1901

Overview
Works: 469 works in 2,496 publications in 4 languages and 41,979 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Folklore  Genealogy  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Author of introduction, Secretary, Correspondent
Classifications: E303, 973.2
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The critical period of American history, 1783-1789 by John Fiske( Book )

96 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginnings of New England : or, The Puritan theocracy in its relations to civil and religious liberty by John Fiske( Book )

99 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Virginia and her neighbours by John Fiske( Book )

46 editions published between 1897 and 1997 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of America : with some account of ancient America and the Spanish conquest by John Fiske( Book )

97 editions published between 1892 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwinism : and other essays by John Fiske( Book )

146 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays by John Fiske. This collection includes:, 'The Unseen World', 'The To-Morrow of Death', 'The Jesus of History', 'The Christ of Dogma', 'A Word About Miracles', 'Draper on Science and Religion', 'Nathan the Wise', 'Historical Difficulties', 'The Famine of 1770 in Bengal', 'Spain and the Netherlands', 'Longfellow's Dante', 'Paine's 'St. Peter'', 'A Phillosophy of Art', 'Athenian and American Life.'"--Provided by publisher
The Dutch and Quaker colonies in America by John Fiske( Book )

33 editions published between 1899 and 2004 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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New France and New England by John Fiske( Book )

54 editions published between 1902 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War by John Fiske( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although often over-shadowed in Civil War literature by accounts of the Army of the Potomac's struggles against Robert E. Lee in Virginia and the bold Confederate invasion of the Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Western theatre of the Civil War was the scene of some of the most desperate, hard-fought and strategically important battles of the five year conflict. John Fiske's eloquent narrative begins with the seizure of the secessionist arsenal at Camp Jackson in St. Louis, MO, and follows the Union Army through its campaign to control the Mississippi River and its subsequent actions in Georgia and Tennessee. The text draws heavily on remembrances and personal journals of Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman and examines in painstaking detail not just events on the field of battle but the logistical considerations and political maneuvering that helped shape these campaigns. The result is a fascinating, informative and engrossing account of the turning of the Confederacy's left flank and the resulting defeat of the Army of the Rebellion
Civil government in the United States : considered with some reference to its origins by John Fiske( Book )

66 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The destiny of man viewed in the light of his origin by John Fiske( Book )

88 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having been invited to give an address before the Concord School of Philosophy this summer, upon some subject relating to the question of immortality there under discussion, it seemed a proper occasion for putting together the following thoughts on the origin of Man and his place in the universe. In dealing with the unknown, it is well to take one's start a long way within the limits of the known. The question of a future life is generally regarded as lying outside the range of legitimate scientific discussion. Yet while fully admitting this, one does not necessarily admit that the subject is one with regard to which we are forever debarred from entertaining an opinion. Now our opinions on such transcendental questions must necessarily be affected by the total mass of our opinions on the questions which lie within the scope of scientific inquiry; and from this point of view it becomes of surpassing interest to trace the career of Humanity within that segment of the universe which is accessible to us. The teachings of the doctrine of evolution as to the origin and destiny of Man have, moreover, a very great speculative and practical value of their own, quite apart from their bearings upon any ultimate questions. The body of this essay is accordingly devoted to setting forth these teachings in what I conceive to be their true light; while their transcendental implications are reserved for the sequel. As the essay contains an epitome of my own original contributions to the doctrine of evolution, I have added at the end a short list of references to other works of mine, where the points here briefly mentioned are more fully argued and illustrated"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Myths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythology by John Fiske( Book )

114 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays on origins and common themes within different mythologies"--Provided by publisher
American political ideas viewed from the standpoint of universal history : three lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in May, 1880 by John Fiske( Book )

61 editions published between 1885 and 2015 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through nature to God by John Fiske( Book )

37 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1: The mystery of evil, 36 p. (MA 145). Part 2: The Cosmic roots of love and self-sacrifice, 38 p. (MA 141); Part 3: The Everlasting reality of religion, 39 p. (MA 146)
The idea of God as affected by modern knowledge by John Fiske( Book )

57 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With some revisions
Excursions of an evolutionist by John Fiske( Book )

67 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and philosopher John Fiske tried to reconcile orthodox religious beliefs with Darwin's science, both on the lecture platform and in his collections of essays. Excursions of an Evolutionist is one such collection, eloquently written and containing such chapters as, Europe Before the Arrival of Man," The Origins of Protestantism," and Evolution and Religion," as well as a brief memoir of Charles Darwin
Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography by James Grant Wilson( Book )

27 editions published between 1886 and 1972 in English and German and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war of independence by John Fiske( Book )

34 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of John Fiske by John Fiske( Book )

12 editions published between 1939 and 1940 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and letters of John Fiske by John Spencer Clark( Book )

9 editions published between 1907 and 1917 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the letters of American philosopher and historian John Fiske (1842-1901) to his wife and his mother, as well as his diaries, published writings, and correspondence with Herbert Spencer. Together, these documents present a biographical sketch of Fiske's life, personality, literary writings, and philosophical thought. Fiske was responsible for applying the Darwinian theory of evolution to philosophical and historical studies in the United States." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Essays, historical and literary by John Fiske( Book )

6 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Myths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythology
Alternative Names
Fisk, John.

Fisk, John 1842-1901

Fisk, ohn 1842-1901

Fiske, John pseud

Green, Edmund Fisk.

Green, Edmund Fisk 1842-1901

Green, Edmund Fiske

John Fiske American philosopher and historian

John Fiske Amerikaans historicus (1842-1901)

John Fiske filozof i historyk amerykański

John Fiske US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Historiker

Джон Фиске

フイスク, ジヨン

Languages
English (1,224)

German (2)

Dutch (2)

French (1)

Covers
The beginnings of New England : or, The Puritan theocracy in its relations to civil and religious libertyThe Dutch and Quaker colonies in AmericaNew France and New EnglandCivil government in the United States : considered with some reference to its originsThe destiny of man viewed in the light of his originMyths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythologyThrough nature to GodThe idea of God as affected by modern knowledgeThe war of independence