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Bouwsma, William J. (William James) 1923-2004

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Works: 65 works in 220 publications in 8 languages and 8,733 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: BX9418, 284.20924
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Most widely held works about William J Bouwsma
 
Most widely held works by William J Bouwsma
John Calvin : a sixteenth-century portrait by William J Bouwsma( Book )
23 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An interpretation of Calvin and the Reformation and its relationship to the movements of the Renaissance
A usable past essays in European cultural history by William J Bouwsma( )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays assembled here represent forty years of reflection about the European cultural past by an eminent historian. The volume concentrates on the Renaissance and Reformation, while providing a lens through which to view problems of perennial interest. A Usable Past is a book of unusual scope, touching on such topics as political thought and historiography, metaphysical and practical conceptions of order, the relevance of Renaissance humanism to Protestant thought, the secularization of European culture, the contributions of particular professional groups to European civilization, and the teaching of history. The essays in "A Usable Past" are unified by a set of common concerns. William Bouwsma has always resisted the pretensions to science that have shaped much recent historical scholarship and made the work of historians increasingly specialized and inaccessible to lay readers. Following Friedrich Nietzsche, he argues that since history is a kind of public utility, historical research should contribute to the self-understanding of society
The waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640 by William J Bouwsma( Book )
27 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Historians have viewed intellectual and artistic achievement as a seamless progression in a single direction, with the Renaissance, as identified by Jacob Burckhardt, as the root and foundation of modern culture. But in this new analysis William Bouwsma rethinks the accepted view, arguing that while the Renaissance had a beginning and, unquestionably, a climax, it also had an ending." "Examining the careers of the greatest figures of the age - Montaigne, Galileo, Jonson, Descartes, Hooker, Shakespeare, and Cervantes among many others - Bouwsma perceives in their work a growing sense of doubt and anxiety about the modern world. He considers first those features of modern European culture generally associated with the traditional Renaissance, features which reached their climax in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. But even as the movements of the Renaissance gathered strength, simultaneous impulses operated in a contrary direction. Bouwsma identifies a growing concern with personal identity, shifts in the interests of major thinkers, a decline in confidence about the future, and a heightening of anxiety." "Exploring the fluctuating and sometimes contradictory atmosphere in which Renaissance artists and thinkers operated, Bouwsma shows how the very liberation from old boundaries and modes of expression that characterised the Renaissance itself became increasingly stifling and destructive. By drawing attention to the waning of the Renaissance culture of freedom and creativity, Bouwsma offers a wholly new and intriguing interpretation of the place of the European Renaissance in modern culture."--Jacket
Venice and the defense of republican liberty; Renaissance values in the age of the Counter Reformation by William J Bouwsma( Book )
23 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the Reformation : essays in honor of J.H. Hexter ( Book )
6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concordia mundi : the career and thought of Guillaume Postel, 1510-1581 by William J Bouwsma( Book )
16 editions published in 1957 in English and Latin and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The interpretation of Renaissance humanism by William J Bouwsma( Book )
9 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The culture of Renaissance humanism by William J Bouwsma( Book )
7 editions published between 1959 and 1973 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Experience of inflation : international and comparative studies by William J Bouwsma( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The interpretation of Renaissance humanism by William J Bouwsma( Book )
6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calvinism as Theologia rhetorica : protocol of the fifty-fourth colloquy, 28 September 1986 by William J Bouwsma( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Venezia e la difesa della libertà repubblicana : i valori del Rinascimento nell'età della Controriforma by William J Bouwsma( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culture, society and religion in early modern Europe : essays by the students and colleagues of William J. Bouwsma ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Secularization of society in the seventeenth century by William J Bouwsma( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sixteenth-century portrait by William J Bouwsma( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giyōmu posuteru : Ibō no runesansujin no shōgai to shisō by William J Bouwsma( Book )
4 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Rezension von:] Rice, Eugene F.: Saint Jerome in the Renaissance. - London, 1985 by William J Bouwsma( )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two faces of humanism. Stoicism and augustinianism in renaissance thought by William J Bouwsma( )
in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The quest for the historical Calvin by William J Bouwsma( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bouwsma, W.J. 1923-
Bouwsma, William J.
Bouwsma, William J. 1923-
Bouwsma, William J. 1923-2004
Bouwsma, William J. (William James), 1923-
Bouwsma, William J. (William James), 1923-2004
Bouwsma , William James
Bouwsma, William James 1923-
Bouwsma, William James 1923-2004
バウズマ, ウィリアム・J.
ブースマ, ウィリアム・J
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