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Prest, John M.

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Works: 35 works in 129 publications in 3 languages and 3,515 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer, Other
Classifications: QK73.E85, B
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Publications about John M Prest
Publications by John M Prest
Most widely held works by John M Prest
The Garden of Eden : the botanic garden and the re-creation of paradise by John M Prest( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 833 libraries worldwide
Throughout the middle ages the peoples of Europe believed that the original home of mankind had lain in a garden, where the climate was always mild and the trees flowered continuously. The Fall and the Expulsion were held responsible for the differences between the seasons, and for the disordered world which lay between the frozen wastes to the North and the scorching deserts to the South; for the need to toil in the fields, for pain, for sorrow, and for death. Nobody knew for certain whether the Garden of Eden had been swept away by the Flood, and it seems to have been generally assumed that an early paradise still existed. With the fifteenth-century voyages of exploration hopes ran high that the Garden might yet be rediscovered, and Columbus believed that he had identified its location in the New World. As the sixteenth century wore on, and no authentic Paradise was found, men began to think, instead, of searching the globe for the scattered pieces of the creation, and collecting them together in to Botanic Gardens. In this way the best hopes of mankind in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries came to rest, not in 'progress' or in some foreshadowing of the industrial revolution, but in the recovery of the original home, in a 'Garden of Re-Creation'. This book explores the development of the Botanic Garden in Europe in the light of this view of the world and shows how the famous early gardens in Paris, Oxford, Padua, Leyden and Uppsala sought to re-create the Garden of Eden
Lord John Russell by John M Prest( Book )
13 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Politics in the age of Cobden by John M Prest( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
The Illustrated history of Oxford University ( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
This richly illustrated book tells the story of Oxford University from its origins in the Middle Ages to the present day. Written by a team of scholars, all authorities in their fields, it spans 800 years of colourful incident to give a uniquely authoritative history of the University for the general reader. For hundreds of years the future leaders of the nation have been educated at Oxford. The architecture of the University and colleges has become one of the glories of Europe. Gifts to the University's libraries and museums have formed the basis of major collections. But most importantly, a university must be judged by its attachment to scholarship - a theme which runs throughout this book. Separate chapters are devoted to Oxford's contribution to Religion, to Classical Studies, to the Arts, to Life Sciences, and to the Physical Sciences. After a brilliant intellectual beginning in the Middle Ages, the University's part in learning has always been significant and eventful. In the late nineteenth century, when British influence was at its peak, the high quality and the personal nature of the tuition attracted students from all over the English-speaking world. Then, in the twentieth century, Oxford began to learn from American and European examples and to place more emphasis on research. Today the University is internationally recognized for its contribution to research, both in the sciences and in the liberal arts. There are over 200 illustrations, including 24 full-colour plates, specifically chosen to complement the wide-ranging text. The book also includes five maps, a chronology, guides to further reading, and a full index. Scholarly and informative, this book captures the richness and diversity of Oxford University, and its contribution to the nation and to the world
The industrial revolution in Coventry by John M Prest( Book )
17 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Liberty and locality : Parliament, permissive legislation, and ratepayers' democracies in the nineteenth century by John M Prest( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
A study of local government and permissive legislation in 19th-century Britain. It argues that permissive legislation facilitated local initiative and debate, and that local initiatives were often more effective than national legislation
Dear Miss Nightingale : a selection of Benjamin Jowett's letters to Florence Nightingale, 1860-1893 by Benjamin Jowett( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Balliol studies ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Robert Scott and Benjamin Jowett by John M Prest( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Correspondence on education with Earl Russell in 1867 by Benjamin Jowett( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Jowett's correspondence on education with Earl Russell in 1867 by John M Prest( Book )
3 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Jowett's correspondence on education with Earl Russell in 1867. [Edited, with an introduction, by] J.M. Prest by Benjamin Jowett( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Farm book-keeping. A concise double entry system by John M Prest( Book )
2 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Robert Scott and Benjamin Jowett. (A supplement to the Balliol College record 1966.) by John M Prest( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The Modern Era, 1800-1950. Dear Miss Nightingale: a selection of Benjamin Jowett's letters to Florence Nightingale 1860-1893 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The InteLex Past Masters English Letters database The Modern Era: 1800-1950 contains 40 volumes of letters and correspondence of the most important figures of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in Britain published by Oxford University Press
The industrial revolution of Coventry by John M Prest( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Here begynneth the Pystels and Gospels of every Sonday and holy daye in the yere ( Book )
1 edition published in 1555 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A strong supporting cast. The Shaw Lefevres, 1789-1936 by John M Prest( Article )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Modern Era, 1800-1950. R.L.S: Stevenson's letters to Charles Baxter ( file )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The InteLex Past Masters English Letters database The Modern Era: 1800-1950 contains 40 volumes of letters and correspondence of the most important figures of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in Britain published by Oxford University Press
 
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Alternative Names
Prest, Colin
Prest, Colin 1928-
Prest, J. M.
Prest, J. M. (John M.)
Prest, John
Prest, John M. 1928-
プレスト, J
Languages
English (104)
Japanese (2)
Italian (1)
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