Most widely held works by Lisa Jardine
Worldly goods : a new history of the Renaissance by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,454 libraries worldwide
The flowering of civilization, the rebirth of classical scholarship, and the emergence of some of the greatest artists and thinkers the world has known: this is the traditional view of the Renaissance. In this lively, provocative, and wholly absorbing new book, Lisa Jardine offers a radical new interpretation, arguing that the creation of culture during the Renaissance was inextricably tied to the creation of wealth - that the expansion of commerce spurred the expansion of thought.
Ingenious pursuits : building the scientific revolution by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,397 libraries worldwide
"Focuses on a series of virtuoso advancements among them the discovery of the circulation of blood, the perfection of the mechanical clock, enhance astronomical observation, fundamental developments i mathematics, selective animal and plant breeding, and the development of chemical substance analysis that transformed the thinking o the early modern world and inaugurated forces for change that laid the very foundations for modern thought". -- Jacket.
The curious life of Robert Hooke : the man who measured London by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
Traces the career of the seventeenth-century Chief Surveyor, noting his work for London's rebuilding after the fire of 1666, his role in the emergence of modern science, and his place in the scientific revolution of the period.
Still harping on daughters : women and drama in the Age of Shakespeare by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
Hostage to fortune : the troubled life of Francis Bacon by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 856 libraries worldwide
On a grander scale : the outstanding life of Sir Christopher Wren by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 811 libraries worldwide
"Through the prism of the tumultuous life and brilliant intellect of Sir Christopher Wren, the multitalented architect of Saint Paul's Cathedral in London, historian Lisa Jardine unfolds the emerging new world of late-seventeenth-century science and ideas." "The man behind the bold, imposing beauty of Saint Paul's was as remarkable as the monuments he has left us. Wren was a versatile genius who could have pursued a number of brilliant careers with equal virtuosity. A mathematical prodigy, an accomplished astronomer, a skillful anatomist, and a founder of the Royal Society, he eventually made a career in what he described disparagingly in later life as "Rubbish"--Architecture, and the design and construction of public buildings."
Going Dutch : how England plundered Holland's glory by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 798 libraries worldwide
In this book, Lisa Jardine assembles new research in political and social history, together with the histories of art, music, gardening and science, to show how Dutch tolerance, resourcefulness and commercial acumen had effectively conquered Britain long before William of Orange and his English wife arrived to rule in London. This is the remarkable story of the relationship between two of Europe's most important colonial powers at the dawn of the modern age. Jardine demonstrates how individuals such as Christopher Wren, Isaac Newton and successive generations of the remarkable Huygens family, usually represented as isolated geniuses working in the enclosed environment of the country of their birth, in fact developed their ideas within a context of easy Anglo-Dutch relations that laid the vital groundwork for the European Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution.--From publisher description.
Reading Shakespeare historically by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 725 libraries worldwide
Lisa Jardine re-reads Renaissance drama in its historical and cultural context, from laws of defamation in Othello to the competing loyalties of companionate marriage and male friendship in The Changeling.
Erasmus, man of letters : the construction of charisma in print by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon : discovery and the art of discourse by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
The awful end of Prince William the Silent : the first assassination of a head of state with a handgun by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
An account of the 1584 shooting of the Protestant Prince William of Orange by a French Catholic, assessing the struggle of the Netherlands to overthrow Catholic rule, and its implications for other heads-of-state fearful of assassination.
From humanism to the humanities : education and the liberal arts in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Global interests : Renaissance art between East and West by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
In this re-assessment of Renaissance art, Lisa Jardine and Jerry Brotton examine the ways in which European civilization defined itself between 1450 and 1550.
The new organon by Francis Bacon ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
"When The New Organon appeared in 1620, as part of a six-part programme of scientific inquiry entitled 'The Great Renewal of Learning', Francis Bacon was at the high point of his political career, and his ambitious work was groundbreaking in its attempt to give formal philosophical shape to a new and rapidly emerging experimentally based science. Bacon combines theoretical scientific epistemology with examples from applied science, examining phenomena as various as magnetism, gravity and the ebb and flow of the tides, and anticipating later experimental work by Robert Boyle and others. His work challenges the entire edifice of the philosophy and learning of his time, and has left its mark on all subsequent philosophical discussions of scientific method. This volume presents a new translation of the text into modern English by Michael Silverthorne, together with an introduction by Lisa Jardine that sets the work in the context of Bacon's scientific and philosophical activities."--Jacket.
The education of a Christian prince by Desiderius Erasmus ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
This is a new student edition of Erasmus' crucial treatise on political theory and also contains a new, excerpted translation from his Panegyric. The Education of a Christian Prince is one of the most important "advice-to-princes" texts published in the Renaissance and was dedicated to Charles V. It is a strongly pacifist work in which Erasmus sought to ensure that the prince governed justly and benevolently. This edition also includes an original introduction, a chronology of the life and work of Erasmus, and a comprehensive guide to further reading.
Worldly goods by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and German and held by 311 libraries worldwide
"Worldly Goods examines the material culture of the Renaissance in all its locations, from its western borders in Christendom to its eastern ones in the Islamic Ottoman Empire. It shows how a determination to show magnificence on the part of the wealthy easily became crude competitiveness and avarice as they vied with one another to acquire rare and exotic moveable goods: paintings, tapestries, printed books, precious gems, brocades and damasks, bronzes and palaces. In doing so, Professor Jardine gives us both a dazzling vision of a rapidly changing world and a completely new understanding of the Renaissance."--BOOK JACKET.
What's left? : women in culture and the labour movement by Julia Swindells ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
On a grander scale : the outstanding career of Sir Christopher Wren by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Waterloo : Napoleon's last gamble by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
On a grander scale : the outstanding life and tumultuous times of Sir Christopher Wren by Lisa Jardine ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Architects Assassination Authors, Latin (Medieval and modern) Authors and publishers Authorship Bacon, Francis,--1561-1626 Biography Civilization Civilization--Dutch influences Civilization--European influences Criticism, interpretation, etc. Early works Economic history Education of princes England English drama English drama--Early modern and Elizabethan Erasmus, Desiderius,--d. 1536 Europe Great Britain Historicism History Hooke, Robert,--1635-1703 Humanists Induction (Logic) Intellectual life International relations Literature Literature and history Literature and society Manners and customs Material culture Netherlands Philosophers Political and social views Printing Renaissance Scholarly publishing Scholars Science Science, Renaissance Science--Methodology Scientists Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Social problems Statesmen William--I,--Prince of Orange,--1533-1584 Women and literature Women as literary characters Wren, Christopher,--Sir,--1632-1723
Lisa Jardine lived1944
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