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Billington, James H.

Works: 196 works in 420 publications in 11 languages and 13,903 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Catalogs  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Former owner, Author of introduction, Actor, Performer, Narrator, pre, Commentator
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 914.703
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Most widely held works by James H Billington
The icon and the axe : an interpretive history of Russian culture by James H Billington( Book )

74 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretive history of Russian thought and culture designed to provide new information and interpretation and not merely to codify an already established consesus. The period under discussion is the last six hundred years, during which time Russia has emerged as a distinctive civilization
Fire in the minds of men : origins of the revolutionary faith by James H Billington( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the origins of a faith -- perhaps the faith of the century. Modern revolutionaries are believers, no less committed and intense than were Christians or Muslims of an earlier era. What is new is the belief that a perfect secular order will emerge from forcible overthrow of traditional authority. This inherently implausible idea energized Europe in the nineteenth century, and became the most pronounced ideological export of the West to the rest of the world in the twentieth century. Billington is interested in revolutionaries--the innovative creators of a new tradition. His historical frame extends from the waning of the French Revolution in the late eighteenth century to the beginnings of the Russian Revolution in the early twentieth century. The theater was Europe of the industrial era; the main stage was the journalistic offices within great cities such as Paris, Berlin, London, and St. Petersburg. Billington claims with considerable evidence that revolutionary ideologies were shaped as much by the occultism and proto-romanticism of Germany as the critical rationalism of the French Enlightenment. The conversion of social theory to political practice was essentially the work of three Russian revolutions: in 1905, March 1917, and November 1917. Events in the outer rim of the European world brought discussions about revolution out of the school rooms and press rooms of Paris and Berlin into the halls of power. Despite his hard realism about the adverse practical consequences of revolutionary dogma, Billington appreciates the identity of its best sponsors, people who preached social justice transcending traditional national, ethnic, and gender boundaries. When this book originally appeared "The New Republic" hailed it as "remarkable, learned and lively," while "The New Yorker" noted that Billington "pays great attention to the lives and emotions of individuals and this makes his book absorbing." It is an invaluable work of history and contribution to our understanding of political life. -- Provided by publisher
Does America need a foreign policy? : toward a diplomacy for the 21st century by Henry Kissinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former Secretary of State under Richard Nixon argues that a coherent foreign policy is essential and lays out his own plan for getting the nation's international affairs in order
In Lincoln's hand : his original manuscripts by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings includes images of a variety of handwritten speeches, letters, and childhood notebooks, accompanied by commentary by James M. McPherson, Ken Burns, Doris Kearns Goodwin, John Updike, Toni Morrison, and other notables
Mikhailovsky and Russian populism by James H Billington( Book )

22 editions published between 1958 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Leo Tolstoy's The death of Ivan Ilyich, a novel about Christian faith and the nature of life and death
Russia in search of itself by James H Billington( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Russia in Search of Itself, James H. Billington examines the efforts of a proud but troubled nation to find a post-Soviet identity. The agenda has not been controlled from the top down and center out as in Russia's past. Nor has it been set by any intellectual giant such as Sakharov or Solzhenitsyn." "The prospects for world peace in the twenty-first century depend in large measure on the way Russians decide to define themselves in the next few years. Drawing on his vast knowledge of Russian history, his frequent visits to Russia in the past decade, and his longstanding relationships with Russians from many different regions and segments of society, Billington provides an authoritative exploration of one of the world's most pressing issues."--Jacket
These amazing shadows( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the history and importance of the National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and the American experience itself
The rescue : a romance of the shallows by Joseph Conrad( Book )

1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Captain Tom Lingard sets sail towards the islands of the Eastern Archipelago, he expects an adventurous sea voyage. Instead he finds Mrs. Travels, a woman from an entirely different world with an independence of spirit that strikes a chord in Lingard's heart."
The meaning of the library : a cultural history by Alice Crawford( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library"
Virtue, public and private : essays by James H. Billington ... [et al.] ; edited and with a foreword by Richard John Neuhaus( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dialogue" is one of American religion's shopworn terms. Although there is much talk about dialogue, very little of it actually takes place. Religious discourse -- especially about politics and public affairs -- is increasingly polarized; there is much contestation, but little conversation. If truths are to be tested, however, there is no substitute for dialogue. Arising out of conferences sponsored by the Center on Religion & Society in New York City, the Encounter Series presents the dialogue of a diverse group of theologians, ethicists, philosophers, and public policy experts from across the political and religious spectrum. - Back cover
The face of Russia : anguish, aspiration, and achievement in Russian culture by James H Billington( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Billington explains how Russia's rich tradition of art, spirituality, and culture has affected the country's political process and its struggle toward democracy."--Jacket
Before the revolution : St. Petersburg in photographs, 1890-1914 by M. P Iroshnikov( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and French and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The face of Russia( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the art and culture of Russia in a journey across history, encompassing Russia's architecture, paintings, music, literature and cinema. Part 1 examines icon painting, the first Russian art form, and reveals the spiritual ideas that have animated Russia for 1000 years, and witnesses recent restorations of churches and monasteries from Kiev to the Kremlin. Part 2 examines Russian architecture from Eastern-inspired onion domes to Western-type palaces. Also looks at the work of Gogol who revealed the human suffering behind Russia's facade. His Dead Souls inspired 19th-century radicals and Soviet dissidents, and continues to influence Russian artists today. Part 3 explores Russian music and cinema and looks at how new media forms are shaping Russia today. Musorgsky's opera Boris Godunov dramatized the conflict between power and the people. Sergei Eisentsein retold history with silent films of such power that they became more real than actual events
The Library of Congress presents historic presidential speeches, 1908-1993( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set of speeches features the actual voices of seventeen American presidents from 1908-1993. They were selected by the staff of the Library of Congress, surviving first ladies, and the living presidents and their staffs
Books and the world by James H Billington( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fatima( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on reported miraculous occurrences and prophecies in the village of Fátima, Portugal in 1917 and connects them to massive world events including World War I and the Russian Revolution
Fanfare for a learned man : Billington's blowout : for brass quintet by Libby Larsen( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia transformed : breakthrough to hope : Moscow, August 1991 by James H Billington( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Bilingdun, Zhanmusi H.

Bilington, Džejms

Billington, Džejms Ch 1929-

Billington, Dzheĭms Kh

Billington, Dzheims Kh. 1929-

Billington, Dzheĭms Kh. (Dzheĭms Khėdly)

Billington, Dzheims Khedly 1929-

Billington, J. H. 1929-

Billington, J. H. (James Hadley), 1929-

Billington, James H.

Billington, James H. 1929-

Billington, James Hadley.

Billington James Hadley 1929-....

Billington, James Handley.

Hadley Billington, James 1929-

James H. Billington Amerikaans bibliothecaris

James H. Billington amerikansk bibliotekar

James H. Billington amerikansk bibliotekarie

James Hadley Billington

James Hadley Billington bibliothécaire et universitaire américain

James Hadley Billington US-amerikanischer Bibliothekar, Leiter der Library of Congress

Zhanmusi H. Bilingdun

Биллингтон, Джеймс Х.

Биллингтон Джеймс Х. 1929-....

Биллингтон, Джеймс Х. (Джеймс Хэдлы)

Джеймс Хедли Биллингтон

Джеймс Хедли Биллингтон американский историк, 13-й директор библиотеки Конгресса США

Џејмс Билингтон

جيمس بيلينغتون

جیمز بیلینگتون کتابدار آمریکایی

빌링턴, 제임스 1929-

빌링턴, 제임스 H. 1929-

빌링턴, 제임스 해들리 1929-

ビリントン, ジェームズ・H

比灵顿, 詹姆斯 H.

詹姆斯 H. 比灵顿


Fire in the minds of men : origins of the revolutionary faithDoes America need a foreign policy? : toward a diplomacy for the 21st centuryIn Lincoln's hand : his original manuscriptsRussia in search of itselfThe face of Russia : anguish, aspiration, and achievement in Russian cultureBefore the revolution : St. Petersburg in photographs, 1890-1914The face of Russia