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Burrow, J. W. (John Wyon) 1935-2009

Works: 79 works in 391 publications in 8 languages and 10,533 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Guidebooks  Bibliography  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, pre, Publishing director
Classifications: QH365, 575.0162
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Publications about J. W Burrow
Publications by J. W Burrow
Publications by J. W Burrow, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about J. W Burrow
Most widely held works by J. W Burrow
Evolution and society: a study in Victorian social theory by J. W Burrow( Book )
63 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
A history of histories : epics, chronicles, romances and inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the twentieth century by J. W Burrow( Book )
35 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
An analysis of the study of the past and its implications in the Western world, from ancient times to the present day, looks at the work of individual historians and how they presented the past in terms of their perspectives, beliefs, and historical periods
Charles Darwin and the origin of species by Walter Karp( Book )
2 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 991 libraries worldwide
A biography of the naturalist who presented the world with the theory of evolution by natural selection. Examines Darwin's voyage on the Beagle, the long years of work and illness, the principles of his theory, and the reception by the scientists and populace of nineteenth century England. Paintings, drawings, and photographs illustrate Darwin's personal life and professional studies
The limits of state action by Wilhelm von Humboldt( Book )
30 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 libraries worldwide
The Limits of State Action, by "Germany's greatest philosopher of freedom," as F. A. Hayek called him, has an exuberance and attention to principle that makes it a valuable introduction to classical liberal political thought. Humboldt uniquely combines the ancient concern for human excellence and the modern concern for what has come to be known as negative liberty. Neither natural rights-based (as the term is usually understood) nor explicitly utilitarian, Humboldt's argument holds that individual self-development can flower to the maximum extent only when governmental activity is limited to providing security (i.e., preventing harm to others). He discusses criteria for permitting the state to limit individual actions and suggests ways of confining the state to its proper bounds. In a time when scholars throughout the world are reexamining the basis of political and social structure, Humboldt's arguments against state promotion of citizen welfare and state interference with private acts make this book especially relevant. -- from back cover
The origin of species by means of natural selection ; The descent of man and selection in relation to sex by Charles Darwin( Book )
55 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
The publication of Darwin's The Origin of Species in 1859 marked a dramatic turning point in scientific thought. The volume had taken Darwin more than twenty years to publish, in part because he envisioned the storm of controversy it was certain to unleash. Indeed, selling out its first edition on its first day, The Origin of Species revolutionized science, philosophy, and theology. Darwin's reasoned, documented arguments carefully advance his theory of natural selection and assertion that species were not created all at once by a divine hand but started with a few simple forms that mutated and adapted over time. Whether commenting on his own ill health, discussing his experiments to test instinct in bees, or relating a conversation about a South American burrowing rodent, Darwin's monumental achievement is surprisingly personal and delightfully readable. Its ideas remain extremely profound even today, making it the most influential book in the natural sciences ever written -- a work not just important to its time, but to the history of humankind
The crisis of reason : European thought, 1848-1914 by J. W Burrow( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 778 libraries worldwide
A liberal descent : Victorian historians and the English past by J. W Burrow( Book )
22 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 libraries worldwide
That noble science of politics : a study in nineteenth-century intellectual history by Stefan Collini( Book )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 621 libraries worldwide
"In this unusual and important work, three well-known historians of ideas examine the diverse forms taken in nineteenth-century Britain by the aspiration to develop what was then known as a 'science of politics'. This aspiration encompassed a more extensive and ambitious range of concerns than is implied by the modern term 'political science': in fact, as this book demonstrates, it remained the overarching category under which many nineteenth-century thinkers grouped their attempts to achieve systematic understanding of man's common life. As a result of both the over-concentration on closed abstract systems of thought and the intrusion of concerns which pervade much writing in the history of political theory and of the social sciences, these attempts have since been neglected or misrepresented. By deliberately avoiding such approaches, this book restores the subject to its centrality in the intellectual life and political culture of nineteenth-century Britain"--Publisher description
Gibbon by J. W Burrow( Book )
12 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Biografi om Edward Gibbon, forfatter til bl. a. "The decline and fall of the Roman Empire"
Whigs and liberals : continuity and change in English political thought by J. W Burrow( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
The history of the Norman conquest of England by Edward A Freeman( Book )
5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Edward Gibbon : bicentenary essays ( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and French and held by 238 libraries worldwide
The crisis of reason : European thought, 1848-1914 by J. W Burrow( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Burrow examines the impact of science and social thought on European intellectual life prior to World War I. He considers ideas in physics, social evolution and social Darwinism, and anxieties about modernity and personal identity
The history of England by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
"Thomas Babington Macaulay's History of England from the Accession of James II was his masterwork and one of the great enduring classics of English historical writing. This volume contains the celebrated third chapter, which inherently contributed to the development of social history by presenting a highly contextually relevant extensive survey of English society in the year 1685, in terms of such things as population, cities, classes, and tastes." "Macaulay's approach to his subject, as John Burrow explains in his masterly introduction, was that of a definite advocate of "progress." He saw many real achievements in British and World history as resulting from policies pursued by Whig political interest."--Jacket
Die Krise der Vernunft : europäisches Denken 1848-1914 by J. W Burrow( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park by Ernst Schmidt( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The languages of the past and the language of the historian : the history of ideas in theory and practice by J. W Burrow( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
La política, ciencia noble : un estudio de la historia intelectual en el siglo XIX by Stefan Collini( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Darwin and the Utilitarians by J. W Burrow( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 13 libraries worldwide
J.W. Burrow of the University of Sussex and W.E.S. Thomas of Christ Church, Oxford, discuss Darwin and intellectual thought and also Bentham, John Stuart Mill and Utilitarianism
Krize rozumu : evropské myšlení 1848-1914 by J. W Burrow( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Czech and held by 1 library worldwide
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