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Fiske, John 1842-1901

Works: 501 works in 2,620 publications in 4 languages and 43,625 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biographies  Reference works  Handbooks and manuals  Popular works  Genealogy  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: E175.5, 973.2
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The critical period of American history, 1783-1789 by John Fiske( Book )
79 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,946 libraries worldwide
Presents the political history of the United States from the end of the Revolutionary War to the adoption of the Federal Constitution
Old Virginia and her neighbours by John Fiske( Book )
44 editions published between 1897 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,601 libraries worldwide
The beginnings of New England : or, The Puritan theocracy in its relations to civil and religious liberty by John Fiske( Book )
73 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,505 libraries worldwide
The discovery of America : with some account of ancient America and the Spanish conquest by John Fiske( Book )
82 editions published between 1892 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,402 libraries worldwide
The Dutch and Quaker colonies in America by John Fiske( Book )
30 editions published between 1899 and 2004 in English and held by 1,367 libraries worldwide
New France and New England by John Fiske( Book )
50 editions published between 1901 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,172 libraries worldwide
The American Revolution by John Fiske( Book )
38 editions published between 1891 and 1970 in English and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
Essays, historical, and literary by John Fiske( Book )
30 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 libraries worldwide
The destiny of man viewed in the light of his origin by John Fiske( Book )
90 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and held by 875 libraries worldwide
A fair copy with very few revisions
Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography by James Grant Wilson( Book )
16 editions published in 1888 in English and German and held by 853 libraries worldwide
The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War by John Fiske( Book )
24 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Although often over-shadowed in Civil War literature by accounts of the Army of the Potomac's struggles against Robert E. Lee in Virginia and the bold Confederate invasion of the Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Western theatre of the Civil War was the scene of some of the most desperate, hard-fought and strategically important battles of the five year conflict. John Fiske's eloquent narrative begins with the seizure of the secessionist arsenal at Camp Jackson in St. Louis, MO, and follows the Union Army through its campaign to control the Mississippi River and its subsequent actions in Georgia and Tennessee. The text draws heavily on remembrances and personal journals of Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman and examines in painstaking detail not just events on the field of battle but the logistical considerations and political maneuvering that helped shape these campaigns. The result is a fascinating, informative and engrossing account of the turning of the Confederacy's left flank and the resulting defeat of the Army of the Rebellion
Through nature to God by John Fiske( Book )
41 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
Part 1: The mystery of evil, 36 p. (MA 145). Part 2: The Cosmic roots of love and self-sacrifice, 38 p. (MA 141); Part 3: The Everlasting reality of religion, 39 p. (MA 146)
American political ideas viewed from the standpoint of universal history : three lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in May, 1880 by John Fiske( Book )
60 editions published between 1884 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 libraries worldwide
Civil government in the United States : considered with some reference to its origins by John Fiske( Book )
62 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
Myths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythology by John Fiske( Book )
103 editions published between 1872 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 libraries worldwide
A fascinating look at various different myths from across the world and throughout history, using the approach of Comparative Mythology, comparing different myths to find shared themes and characteristics
The idea of God as affected by modern knowledge by John Fiske( Book )
59 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
This 1885 work examines the theory of evolution's impact on religion. The author believes there is no conflict between science and religion, and that social conditions trump natural selection. Influenced by the ideas of Herbert Spencer, Fiske's writings were praised by Darwin
Excursions of an evolutionist by John Fiske( Book )
71 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 710 libraries worldwide
Historian and philosopher John Fiske tried to reconcile orthodox religious beliefs with Darwin's science, both on the lecture platform and in his collections of essays. Excursions of an Evolutionist is one such collection, eloquently written and containing such chapters as, Europe Before the Arrival of Man," The Origins of Protestantism," and Evolution and Religion," as well as a brief memoir of Charles Darwin
Darwinism : and other essays by John Fiske( Book )
84 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
"In the present age, when the number of scientific inquirers has greatly increased and the interchange of thoughts has become rapid and constant, it takes much less time for a new generalisation to make its way into people's minds. It is now barely eighteen years since Mr. Darwin's views on the origin of species were announced in a book which purported to be only the rough preliminary sketch of a greater work in course of preparation. But, though greeted at the beginning with ridicule and opprobrium, the theory of natural selection has already won a complete and overwhelming victory. One could count on one's fingers the number of eminent naturalists who still decline to adopt it, and the hesitancy of these appears to be determined in the main by theological or metaphysical, and therefore not strictly relevant, objections. But it is not simply that the great body of naturalists have accepted the Darwinian theory: it has become part and parcel of their daily thoughts, an element in every investigation which cannot be got rid of. With a tacit consent that is almost unanimous, the classificatory relations among plants and animals have come to be recognised as representing degrees of genetic kinship. One needs but to read constantly such scientific journals as Nature, or to peer into the proceedings of scientific societies, to see how thoroughly all contemporary inquiry is permeated by the conception of natural selection. The record of research, whether in embryology, in palaeontology, or in the study of the classification and distribution of organised beings, has come to be the registration of testimony in support of Mr. Darwin's hypothesis. So deeply, indeed, has this mighty thinker impressed his thoughts on the mind of the age that in order fully to unfold the connotations of the word "Darwinism" one could hardly stop short of making an index to the entire recent literature of the organic sciences. The sway of natural selection in biology is hardly less complete than that of gravitation in astronomy; and thus it is probably true that no other scientific discoverer has within his own lifetime obtained so magnificent a triumph as Mr. Darwin. The comparison of the doctrine of natural selection with the Newtonian theory is made advisedly, as I wish to call attention to some differences in the aspect of the proofs by which two such different hypotheses are established"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The unseen world, and other essays by John Fiske( Book )
68 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
"A collection of essays by John Fiske. This collection includes:, 'The Unseen World', 'The To-Morrow of Death', 'The Jesus of History', 'The Christ of Dogma', 'A Word About Miracles', 'Draper on Science and Religion', 'Nathan the Wise', 'Historical Difficulties', 'The Famine of 1770 in Bengal', 'Spain and the Netherlands', 'Longfellow's Dante', 'Paine's 'St. Peter'', 'A Phillosophy of Art', 'Athenian and American Life.'"--Provided by publisher
A century of science and other essays by John Fiske( Book )
41 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 libraries worldwide
"The current book is a collection of essays, speech transcripts, and reprints that were written and compiled by John Fiske. This text, published in 1899, includes discussions on science, evolution, philosophy, and liberal thought." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
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Fisk, John.
Fisk, John 1842-1901
Fisk, ohn 1842-1901
Fiske, John
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Green, Edmund Fisk.
Green, Edmund Fisk 1842-1901
Green Edmund Fiske
John Fiske Amerikaans historicus (1842-1901)
John Fiske filozof i historyk amerykański
John Fiske US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Historiker
Джон Фиске
フイスク, ジヨン
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German (2)
Dutch (2)
French (1)
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