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Pocock, J. G. A. (John Greville Agard) 1924-

Overview
Works: 134 works in 746 publications in 4 languages and 18,614 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Biography  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Honoree
Classifications: DC150, 944.04
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Most widely held works about J. G. A Pocock
  • by J. G. A Pocock( )
  • by Susan Moller Okin( )
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The ancient constitution and the feudal law : a study of English historical thought in the seventeenth century :a reissue with a retrospect by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

86 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Pocock's subject is how the seventeenth century looked at its own past. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, one of the most important modes of studying the past was the study of the law - the historical outlook which arose in each nation was in part the product of its law, and therefore, in turn of its history. In clarifying the relation of the historical outlook of seventeenth-century Englishmen to the study of law, and pointing out its political implication, Pocock shows how history's ground was laid for a more philosophical approach in the eighteenth century. -- PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION
The Machiavellian moment: Florentine political thought and the Atlantic republican tradition by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

72 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Machiavellian Moment is a classic study of the consequences for modern historical and social consciousness of the ideal of the classical republic revived by Machiavelli and other thinkers of Renaissance Italy. J.G.A. Pocock suggests that Machiavelli's prime emphasis was on the moment in which the republic confronts the problem of its own instability in time, and which he calls the Machiavellian moment. After examining this problem in the thought of Machiavelli, Guicciardini, and Giannotti, Pocock turns to the revival of republican thought in Puritan England and in Revolutionary and Federalist America. He argues that the American Revolution can be considered the last great act of civic humanism of the Renaissance. He relates the origins of modern historicism to the clash between civic, Christian, and commercial values in the thought of the eighteenth century
Politics, language, and time; essays on political thought and history by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

40 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three British revolutions, 1641, 1688, 1776 by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, a group of distinguished American and British historians explores the relations between the American Revolution and its predecessors, the Puritan Revolution of 1641 and the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editio
Barbarism and religion by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

65 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this third volume of 'Barbarism and Religion', Pocock offers an historical introduction to the first 14 chapters of Gibbon's 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', recounting the end of the classical civilization Gibbon and his readers knew so much better than the worlds that followed
Virtue, commerce, and history : essays on political thought and history, chiefly in the eighteenth century by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptual change and the Constitution by Terrance Ball( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political works of James Harrington by James Harrington( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Harrington (1611-1677) was a pioneer in applying the methods of Machiavelli and other civic humanists to English political society and its landed structure. In the century after his death, his ideas were adapted to become an important ingredient in the vocabulary of both English and American political opposition to the methods of Hanoverian parliamentary monarchy. This work includes all of his prose works on political subjects as well as Oceana, his best-known work. The critical introduction attempts to revalue the evidence concerning Harrington's life and writings, to locate them in the context of Civil War, Commonwealth and Puritan thinking and to trace the development of Harringtonian and neo-Harringtonian ideology during subsequent generations
The Varieties of British political thought, 1500-1800 by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is at present no overall history of English and British political thought and literature in the early modern period although new approaches to the writing of its history have taken shape in the past forty to fifty years; and during that time British political history has itself been subjected to intensive revision
The commonwealth of Oceana ; and, A system of politics by James Harrington( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Harrington's brief career as a political and historical theorist spans the last years of the Cromwellian Protectorate and the Restoration of 1660. This volume comprises the first and last of Harrington's writings. Harrington was the first theorist to interpret the English Civil Wars as a revolution, the result of a longterm process of social change that led to the decay of the old political order. Professor Pocock's lucid introduction emphasizes Harrington's place as a pivotal figure in the history of English political thought. This edition also contains a chronology of principal events in Harrington's life and a guide to further reading
Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, written and published during 1789-90, has become a classic of English conservatism, and that is the reason it is still being read nearly two hundred years later. John Pocock's edition of Burke's Reflections is two classics in one: Burke's Reflections and Pocock's reflections on Burke and the eighteenth century. - Publisher
Political thought and history : essays on theory and method by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Political Thought and History' contains selected essays from one of the greatest and most influential historians of ideas of modern times
The discovery of islands : essays in British history by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Discovery of Islands consists of a series of linked essays in British history, written by one of the world's leading historians of political thought and published over the past three decades. Its purpose is to present British history as that of several nations interacting with - and sometimes seceding from - an imperial state. The commentary presents this history as that of an archipelago, expanding across oceans to the Antipodes. Both New Zealand history and the author's New Zealand heritage inform this vision, presenting British history as oceanic and global, complementing (and occasionally criticising) the presentation of that history as European. Professor Pocock's interpretation of British history has been hugely influential in recent years, making The Discovery of Islands a resource of immense value for historians of Britain and the world
Edward Gibbon : bicentenary essays( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and French and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Locke : papers read at a Clark Library Seminar, 10 December, 1977 by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le moment machiavélien : la pensée politique florentine et la traduction républicaine atlantique by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maori and New Zealand politics : talks from a N.Z.B.C. series with additional essays by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertu, commerce et histoire : Essais sur la pensée et l'histoire politique au XVIIIe siècle by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbarism and religion by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first volume in a sequence of works by John Pocock which situate Gibbon and his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in a series of contexts in the history of 18th century Europe
Barbarism and religion by J. G. A Pocock( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book challenges the idea of 'The Enlightenment', positing instead a plurality of enlightenments, of which the English was one
 
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The Machiavellian moment: Florentine political thought and the Atlantic republican tradition
Alternative Names
Agard Pocock, John Greville 1924-

Greville Agard Pocock, John 1924-

J. G. A. Pocock historicus uit Nieuw-Zeeland

J. G. A. Pocock neuseeländischer Historiker und Politologe

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John Greville Agard Pocock

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Pocock, J. G. A

Pocock, J. G. A. 1924-

Pocock, J. G. A. (John Greville Agard)

Pocock, J. G. A. (John Greville Agard), 1924-

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Pocock, John 1924-

Pocock, John G. 1924-

Pocock, John G. A.

Pocock, John Greville Agard

Pocock, John Greville Agard 1924-

ポーコック, J. G. A.

Languages
English (479)

French (16)

Italian (14)

Spanish (10)

Covers
The Machiavellian moment: Florentine political thought and the Atlantic republican traditionPolitics, language, and time; essays on political thought and historyBarbarism and religionVirtue, commerce, and history : essays on political thought and history, chiefly in the eighteenth centuryConceptual change and the ConstitutionThe Varieties of British political thought, 1500-1800The commonwealth of Oceana ; and, A system of politicsReflections on the Revolution in France