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Goldhammer, Arthur

Overview
Works: 125 works in 435 publications in 1 language and 17,353 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Genealogy  Records and correspondence  Archives  Sources  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Other, Contributor, Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: JK216, 320.973
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Most widely held works by Arthur Goldhammer
Capital in the twenty-first century by Thomas Piketty( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 4,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In this work the author analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality. He shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II. The main driver of inequality--the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth--today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values if political action is not taken. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, the author says, and may do so again. This original work reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government
Tocqueville : the aristocratic sources of liberty by Lucien Jaume( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lucien Jaume argues in this acclaimed intellectual biography, Democracy in America is best understood as a French book. For Tocqueville, America was a mirror for France, a way for Tocqueville to write indirectly about his own society, to engage French thinkers and debates, and to come to terms with France's aristocratic legacy."--
Empire's children : race, filiation, and citizenship in the French colonies by Emmanuelle Saada( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's imperial projects were often predicated on a series of legal and scientific distinctions that were frequently challenged by the reality of social and sexual interactions between the colonized and the colonizers. When Emmanuelle Saada discovered a 1928 decree defining the status of persons of mixed parentage born in French Indochina-the métis-she found not only a remarkable artifact of colonial rule, but a legal bombshell that introduced race into French law for the first time. The decree was the culmination of a decades-long effort to resolve the "métis question": the education
The beggar and the professor : a sixteenth-century family saga by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1499, high in the remote and bitterly impoverished mountains of the Valais, Thomas Platter was born and quickly abandoned, left to make his way among the crags as a herder of goats and sheep. At the age of ten, mustering the ferocity of will that would serve him throughout his life, Thomas walked barefoot and alone out of the hills and into the glorious turbulence of the sixteenth century
Camus at Combat : writing 1944-1947 by Albert Camus( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting Camus' World War II wartime journalism published in 'Combat', the resistance newspaper where he worked from 1944 to 1947, these articles and editorials show how his thinking evolved from support of a revolutionary transformation of postwar society to a wariness of the radical left
Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America : their friendship and their travels by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Tocqueville's writings on America together with letters and sketches from his traveling companion, Gustave de Beaumont
Journal of my life by Jacques-Louis Ménétra( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Léon Blum : prime minister, socialist, zionist by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shares the life of the three-time French prime minister, socialist activist, opponent of the Nazi Vichy regime, and survivor of Buchenwald
The languages of Paradise : race, religion, and philology in the nineteenth century by Maurice Olender( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old régime and the French Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new translation of an undisputed classic aims to be both accurate and readable. Tocqueville's subtlety of style and profundity of thought offer a challenge to readers as well as to translators. As both a Tocqueville scholar and an award-winning translator, Arthur Goldhammer is uniquely qualified for the task. In his Introduction, Jon Elster draws on his recent work to lay out the structure of Tocqueville's argument. Readers will appreciate The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution for its sense of irony as well as tragedy, for its deep insights into political psychology, and for its impassioned defense of liberty"--
The kill by Émile Zola( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incestuous affair of Renee Saccard and her stepson, Maxime, is set against the frenzied speculation of Renee's financier husband, Aristide, in a Paris swiftly becoming a modern metropolis and "the capital of the nineteenth century." In the end, setting and story merge in actions that leave a woman's spirit and a city's soul ravaged beyond repair
In search of lost time : Swann's Way by Stéphane Heuet( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether you are looking to brush up or sample for the first time, this graphic adaptation of "In Search of Lost Time" is the perfect introduction to Proust's masterpiece."--Jacket
Capital in the twenty-first century by Thomas Piketty( Recording )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality
Chagas disease : history of a continent's scourge by François Delaporte( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Note d'éditeur : "François Delaporte's Chagas Disease chronicles Brazilian medicine's encounter with a disease, an insect, and a history of discovery. Between 1909 and 1911, Carlos Chagas described an infection (pathogenic trypanosome), its intermediate host, and the illness that he believed it caused, parasitic thyroiditis. Chagas's work did not lack significance: the disease that came to share his name would be one of Latin America's most serious endemic diseases. However, the clinical identification of the disease through "Romaña's sign" (a palpebral edema or swelling of the eyelid) some decades later marked a transformation in the general medical knowledge of the disease and its basis altogether. Not only was the disease entity that Chagas had described shown to be a nosological illusion, but twenty-five years of scientific controversy turned out to have been based on a misunderstanding. The continued use of the term "Chagas's Disease" even after Cecilio Romaña's discovery thus refers to a fundamental ambiguity. Delaporte dispels this ambiguity by re-examining the various discoveries, dead ends, controversies, and major epistemological transformations that marked the history of the disease--a history that begins with the creation of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro and ends in the forests of Santa Fe in northern Argentina. Delaporte's study shows how an epistemological focus can add depth to the history of medicine and complexity to accounts of scientific discovery."
Tocqueville : the Ancien Régime and the French Revolution by Jon Elster( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation of an undisputed classic aims to be both accurate and readable
The measure of the world : a novel by Denis Guedj( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not science fiction, but a fiction about science, this is the novelistic account of the establishment of the meter as a scientific measurement in 1799 and how a sober enterprise could turn into such a bizarre journey as to be hardly credible. 14 line drawings
Revelations of the medieval world( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social life in Renaissance - Family in Renaissance - Renaissance women - Development of the concept of personal privacy
Literary debate : texts and contexts( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From pagan Rome to Byzantium( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Democracy in America
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The beggar and the professor : a sixteenth-century family sagaCamus at Combat : writing 1944-1947Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America : their friendship and their travelsJournal of my lifeThe languages of Paradise : race, religion, and philology in the nineteenth centuryThe old régime and the French RevolutionThe killThe measure of the world : a novel
Alternative Names
Arthur Goldhammer American translator and academic

Arthur Goldhammer Amerikaans taalkundige

Goldhammer, Arthur 1946-

Languages
English (140)