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Hale, J. R. (John Rigby) 1923-1999

Overview
Works: 198 works in 957 publications in 7 languages and 30,082 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Other, Commentator, Originator, Composer
Classifications: DG533, 914.5035
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Most widely held works by J. R Hale
Renaissance by J. R Hale ( Book )
65 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 3,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lavishly illustrated discussion of the events, ideas, artists and other major personalities of the Renaissance period in Italy
Age of exploration by J. R Hale ( Book )
42 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 3,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the voyages of exploration and discovery made between 1420 and 1620
The civilization of Europe in the Renaissance by J. R Hale ( Book )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 2,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this extraordinarily rich and engaging book, John Hale has painted, on a grand canvas, what he calls "an investigative impression" of one of the highest points of European civilization: the flourishing, between 1450 and 1620, of the period we have come to call the Renaissance. It was an age that, wrote Marsilio Ficino in 1492, "has like a golden age restored to light the liberal arts which were almost extinct: grammar, poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture, music." The book contains memorable descriptions of all of these. But Hale is not concerned simply with the arts: his interest is much wider. "[This] was the first age in which the words 'Europe' and 'European' acquired a widely understood significance. It saw the emergence of a new and pervasive attitude to what were considered the most valued aspects of civilized life. It witnessed the most concentrated wave of intellectual and cultural energy that had yet passed over the continent...It was also a period in which there were such dramatic changes of fortune for better of worse - religious, political, economic and, through overseas discoveries, global - that more people than ever before saw their time as unique, referring to 'this new age,' 'the present age,' 'our age'; to one observer it was a 'blessed age,' to another, 'the worst age in history."'. Hale paints his picture with an astonishing multiplicity of themes, people, and ideas. How did Europeans see themselves and others? What united them and separated them, both geographically and within their communities? What languages did they speak and write, and how widely? How did they fix themselves in time and space? What did they call civilized? What did they buy and sell? How did they dress and eat? What did they think about and how did they communicate their thoughts? One of the strengths of this book, which moves far beyond conventional or social history, is that it resists the temptation to answer any of these questions simply or glibly, or to impose unifying characteristics on the period or the continent. Instead, Hale allows people to speak for themselves, bringing the age to life with wonderful freshness, immediacy, and diversity. His canvas is not covered with broad brushstrokes, but with pointillist details and individual voices; there is something pleasing and unexpected in every corner. The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance is the most ambitious achievement of one of the world's leading Renaissance historians and is itself a landmark in the humanist tradition whose origins it describes. And at a time when the meanings of "Europe" and "European" culture are being questioned and debated, it is also a book that shows us where we can find the roots of both of them, and how much the present and future can be illuminated by the past
A Concise encyclopaedia of the Italian Renaissance ( Book )
16 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War and society in Renaissance Europe, 1450-1620 by J. R Hale ( Book )
41 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Covering the years between the end of the Hundred Years War and the beginning of the Thirty Years War, this book explains the part played by war in the lives of individuals in the early modern phase of European history."--BOOK JACKET
Florence and the Medici : the pattern of control by J. R Hale ( Book )
24 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy by J. R Hale ( Book )
42 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renaissance Europe: individual and society, 1480-1520 by J. R Hale ( Book )
21 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
England and the Italian Renaissance; the growth of interest in its history and art by J. R Hale ( Book )
39 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"England and the Italian Renaissance was first published in 1954 and pioneered a new approach to comparative cultural history. It was Sir John Hale's first major book and provided the foundation for his distinguished career as a historian of Italian history, art and culture. Since England and the Italian Renaissance is based on an analysis of primary materials and focuses on perennial themes, it endures as an important contribution to historical scholarship. The clear, chronological narrative is beautifully written and illuminates both British and Italian cultural history."--Jacket
Europe in the late Middle Ages by J. R Hale ( Book )
18 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renaissance war studies by J. R Hale ( )
11 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginning with the chapters on warfare in the first three volumes of the New Cambridge Modern History, Sir John Hale's writings on the subject present an original and rich assessment of war's place in Renaissance life and thought. The first section of this collection constitutes a major contribution to the study of Renaissance fortifications, their design, planning and execution, and their political as well as their military significance. The second deals with the recruitment and training of officers and men. In the third, contemporary reactions to war are analysed in a variety of social and i
History of Italy and History of Florence by Francesco Guicciardini ( Book )
16 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The evolution of British historiography; from Bacon to Namier by J. R Hale ( Book )
22 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renaissance Europe, 1480-1520 by J. R Hale ( Book )
46 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new edition of this classic history examines the political, economic, social, religious and cultural life of Europe at the height of the Renaissance. J.R. Hale not only records the events of 1480 to 1520, but also suggests what it was like to have lived in this period. He provides readers with an understanding of the quality of lives of people living at this time and includes processes and personalities not often covered by other books. For the second edition, Professor Michael Mallet provides an updated bibliography and an extended introduction explaining the book's place in the historiography of the subject
Renaissance Venice by J. R Hale ( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Danish and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artists and warfare in the Renaissance by J. R Hale ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is an exposition of the work of Renaissance war artists, reflecting the ways in which they responded, often independently of patrons, to the facts of war, its nature and causes and to the common soldier. There is an emphasis on German and Italian artists illustrating their divergent artistic focuses
The art of war and Renaissance England by J. R Hale ( Book )
18 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renaissance exploration by J. R Hale ( Book )
7 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italian Renaissance painting from Masaccio to Titian by J. R Hale ( Book )
8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The military organization of a Renaissance state : Venice, c. 1400 to 1617 by Michael Edward Mallett ( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (469)
French (18)
German (8)
Spanish (2)
Danish (1)
Italian (1)
Dutch (1)
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