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Womersley, David

Works: 47 works in 201 publications in 2 languages and 7,542 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Satire  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DG311, 937.06
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The transformation of The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by David Womersley( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Liberty and American experience in the eighteenth century ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
"Liberty and American Experience in the Eighteenth Century presents new essays on central themes of the American Founding period by some of today's preeminent scholars of American history." "In ten essays, these writers explore various specific aspects of the zeitgeist, among them Burke's theories on property rights and government, the relations between religious and legal understandings of liberty, the significance of Protestant beliefs on the founding, the economic background to the Founders' thought on governance, moral sense theory contrasted with natural rights, and divisions of thought on the nature of liberty and how it was to be preserved."--Jacket
Restoration drama : an anthology by David Womersley( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City' : the historian and his reputation, 1776-1815 by David Womersley( Book )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
"The subject of this book is the story of the conflict between Gibbon and those he mockingly dubbed the 'Watchmen of the Holy City', and it explores the ramifications of an elusive aspect of authorship. By considering the sequence of interactions between the historian and his readership, Womersley makes possible a more intimate understanding of what might be called Gibbon's experience of himself. At the same time he deepens our knowledge of the conditions of English authorship during the later decades of the eighteenth and the early decades of the nineteenth centuries, from the opening of the war with the American colonies, down to the successful conclusion of the wars with revolutionary and Napoleonic France."--Cover
Edward Gibbon : bicentenary essays ( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and French and held by 237 libraries worldwide
"Cultures of Whiggism" : new essays on English literature and culture in the long eighteenth century ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
"The essays collected here explore the literary culture that arose from and supported what Pitt the Elder referred to as the "great spirit of Whiggism" that animated English politics during the eighteenth century. From the prehistory of Whiggism in the court of Charles II to the fractures opened up within it by the French Revolution in the 1790s, the interactions between Whiggish politics and literature are sampled and described in groundbreaking essays that range widely across the fields of eighteenth-century political prose, poetry, and the novel."--Jacket
Divinity and state by David Womersley( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
"In 1589 the Privy Council encouraged the Archbishop of Canterbury to take steps to control the theatres, which had offended authority by putting on plays which addressed 'certen matters of Divinytie and of State unfitt to be suffred'." "How had questions of divinity and state become entangled? The Reformation had invested the English Crown with supremacy over the Church, and religious belief had thus been transformed into a political statement. In the plentiful chronicle literature of the sixteenth century, questions of monarchical legitimacy and religious orthodoxy became intertwined as a consequence of the demand for a usable national past created by the high political developments of the 1530s. Divinity and State explores the ramifications of these events in the English historiography and historical drama of the sixteenth century."--Jacket
Augustan critical writing ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Literary milieux : essays in text and context presented to Howard Erskine-Hill ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Religious scepticism : contemporary responses to Gibbon ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
James II : the last Catholic King by David Womersley( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
The short, action-packed reign of James II (1685-88) is generally seen as one of the most catastrophic in British history. James managed, despite having access to tremendous reserves of good will and deference, to so alienate his supporters that he had to flee for his life. And yet, most of that life was spent not as king but first as heir to Charles II, as Duke of York (after whom New York is named) and then in the last part of his life as the first Jacobite 'Pretender', starting a problem that would haunt Britain's rulers for generations. - Publisher
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
This is Volume 2 of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes, covering the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from 180 to 1453, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell. This work stands as a major literary achievement of the 18th century because it was adopted as a model for the methodologies of modern historians. This led to Gibbon being called the first modern historian of Ancient Rome. [Publit]
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
The author makes the point that in this abridgement he has adhered to Gibbon's style, format, planning, and footnotes, and has made only selective exclusions. The history covers the centuries from Marcus Aurelius to the capture of Constantinople, and concludes with an epilogue dealing with medieval Rome and the dawn of the Renaissance
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