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Mazlish, Bruce 1923-2016

Works: 106 works in 672 publications in 8 languages and 22,492 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 070, Speaker, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: B791, B
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Most widely held works about Bruce Mazlish
Most widely held works by Bruce Mazlish
The Western intellectual tradition, from Leonardo to Hegel by Jacob Bronowski( Book )

92 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is intellectual history in the largest sense, not confined to ideas in one or a few fields, but covering the whole spectrum of Western intellectual activity during the four centuries when the world was transformed from medieval to modern. An important feature of the book is its stress on the interplay of ideas from different fields. In particular, the authors give more attention than is usual to the ideas of science, to the movements of literary style, and to the innovations in the arts. This is a profound and evocative history of the life of ideas in their full setting: of men, of groups of men, of events
The uncertain sciences by Bruce Mazlish( )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this wide-ranging book one of the most esteemed cultural historians of our time turns his attention to major questions about human experience and the attempts to understand it" scientifically". Bruce Mazlish considers the achievements, failings, and possibilities of the human sciences -- a domain that he broadly defines to include the social sciences, literature, psychology, and hermeneutic studies. In a rich and original synthesis built upon the work of earlier philosophers and historians, Mazlish constructs a new view of the nature and meaning of the human sciences. Starting with the remote human past and moving through the Age of Discovery to the present day, the author discusses what sort of knowledge the human sciences claim to offer. He looks closely at the positivistic aspirations of the human sciences, which arc modeled after the natural sciences, and at their interpretive tendencies. In an analysis of scientific method and scientific community, he explores the roles they can or should assume in the human sciences. Mazlish's approach is genuinely interdisciplinary, and he draws on an array of topics, from civil society, to globalization to the interactions of humans and machines, to inform his thought-provoking discussion of historical consciousness
Leviathans : multinational corporations and the new global history( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Leviathans' is a ground-breaking exploration of multinational corporations and differs from other books on the subject by offering the reader a totally global perspective of multinationals without portraying them simply as economic entities
In search of Nixon; a psychohistorical inquiry by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nixon problem -- Family and roots -- Youth and maturity -- Personal crises in a political setting -- The presidential Nixon -- The psychohistorical approach
A new science : the breakdown of connections and the birth of sociology by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Bruce Mazlish examines the historical origins of sociology, especially in terms of its relationship to the humanities and to economics. He is particularly concerned with how omnipresent substitution of money for personal relations changed the nature of human relations in the nineteenth century. He examines the works of Wordsworth, Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Thomas Carlyle, and particularly novelists such as Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot, and Benjamin Disraeli. Mazlish explores the influence of Darwin and his theories and presents Engels and Marx as precursors of the science of sociology. He then discusses the major founding figures of sociology: August Comte, Ferdinand Tonnies, Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber
The riddle of history; the great speculators from Vico to Freud by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James and John Stuart Mill : father and son in the nineteenth century by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of James and John Stuart Mill is one of the great dramas of the 19th century. In the bitter yet loving struggle of this extraordinarily influential father and son, we can see the genesis of the revolution of Liberal ideas -- about love, sex and women, wealth and work, authority and rebellion--which ushered in the modern age. In this work, the result of more than a decade of research and reflection, psychohistorian Bruce Mazlish reveals the self-made utilitarian philosopher who, in the age's most celebrated educational experiment, tried to shape his son in his own image (and induced one of the age's best-documented nervous breakdowns); the stern proponent of birth control who fathered nine children; and the sexually ambivalent son who "lived" with another man's wife for almost twenty years. Then there is the strange story of the two Harriet's -- the unmentioned wife and mother, and the "other Harriet," the adored "mistress" and eventual wife of John -- and of how each Harriet played a different role in making John into the century's leading male champion of women's rights.--From publisher description
Kissinger : the European mind in American policy by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth discontinuity : the co-evolution of humans and machines by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Mazlish] reaches back five centuries to trace the history of our uneasy relationship with the idea of artificial 'life' and mechanical aspects of the human being. This analysis ... interweaves science, technology and literature to depict a changing cultural gestalt"--Cover
Civilization and its contents by Bruce Mazlish( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Arabic and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolutionary ascetic : evolution of a political type by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

31 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why have the great revolutionary leaders of modern times-- from Robespierre to Lenin and Mao Tse-tung-- so often been ascetics, austere "puritans" with few emotional ties? What functions, political as well as personal, do these ascetic traits perform for the modern revolutionary leader and for his followers? Noted historian and author Bruce Mazlish is convinced that, beginning in the nineteenth century, the needs of modernizing revolutions have produced a distinct new type of political leader, the revolutionary ascetic. This individual's denial of personal pleasures and commitments both enables him to perform politically necessary, if personally repulsive, revolutionary acts, and to command the allegiance of his more worldly followers. Starting with Cromwell and the religious ascetics of the Puritan Revolution, Mazlish shows, in a series of fascinating personality sketches, how this asceticism first became secularized with the French Revolution and then in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was put to the service of a new kind of "total" modernizing revolution in Russia, China, and elsewhere. In two remarkably vivid portraits of Lenin and Mao Tse-tung, Mazlish shows us precisely how two of the century's best-known revolutionaries consciously and unconsciously used their personal asceticism to induce revolutionary change."--Provided by publisher
Psychoanalysis and history by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of Karl Marx by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "close textual analysis" of the life and work of Karl Marx, emphasizing that his thought took the form of a secular religion, deeply affected by his Christian upbringing. Supports the research trend seeing a unity between the thought of the young, "humanist" Marx and the later "scientific" thinker. Marx's early essay "On the Jewish Question" is dealt with in ch. 6 (pp. 70-77). In presenting Judaism as a synonym for capitalism, Marx echoes antisemitic stereotypes, perhaps influenced by self-hatred. In the process, he reached fruitful insights about society and history
Jimmy Carter : a character portrait by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new global history by Bruce Mazlish( )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Global History is a critical inquiry into the process of globalization, viewed both historically and holistically. Bruce Mazlish argues that globalization is the result of the interplay of many factors, not merely something that the West has imposed on the rest of the world."--Jacket
Conceptualizing global history by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The railroad and the space program : an exploration in historical analogy by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

13 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution : a reader by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leader, the led, and the psyche : essays in psychohistory by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book of absorbing stories, Bruce Mazlish illuminates the lives of intellectual and political leaders with the penetrating light of psychohistory and in doing so illuminates our own lives as well. A pioneer in this field, Mazlish demonstrates that study of the origins of leaders--their personal history--can help us understand their work, and that only in a study of their context, can we grasp their impact on events. Mazlish brings the insights of psychoanalysis to bear on a wide spectrum of leaders, beginning with those who created the theories of psychoanalysis: Darwin, who began to uncover the story of the human species; Freud, whose theory of individual behavior was rooted in Darwin's evolutionary biology; and Nietzsche, whose philosophy can be seen as a precursor to Freud. He studies intellectual leaders whose work stimulated political change: Marx, who inspired a revolution and "a great secular religion"; Thoreau, who fantasized independence within a dependent life; Jevons, whose economic theories reflected a private tension between ambition and duty; and Weber, a man of reason and passion, whose theories emerged from personal traumas. A section on political leadership examines polar opposites: the raging mystic but opportunist Khomeini; and Orwell, whose hatred for totalitarianism was less fierce than his passive fear. A final section on the psychohistory of groups focuses on the United States, exploring the polarities of American life, its light-dark dichotomies. Mazlish finds that these ambivalences explain "the American psyche"--The Puritan's melancholy conscience and Washington's sense of parental betrayal that compelled a break with the father-mother country to Nixon's uncritical self-righteousness and his conviction of being always under attack
The idea of humanity in a global era by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of a lifetime of research and contemplation on global phenomena, this book explores the idea of humanity in the modern age of globalization. Tracking the idea in the historical, philosophical, legal, and political realms, this is a concise and illuminating look at a concept that has defined the twentieth century
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The uncertain sciences
The uncertain sciencesLeviathans : multinational corporations and the new global historyIn search of Nixon; a psychohistorical inquiryA new science : the breakdown of connections and the birth of sociologyJames and John Stuart Mill : father and son in the nineteenth centuryThe fourth discontinuity : the co-evolution of humans and machinesCivilization and its contentsThe revolutionary ascetic : evolution of a political type
Alternative Names
Bruce Mazlish Amerikaans historicus

Bruce Mazlish amerikai történész

Bruce Mazlish historiador estadounidense

Bruce Mazlish historiador estatunidenc

Bruce Mazlish historiador estauxunidense (1923–2016)

Bruce Mazlish historiador norte-americano

Bruce Mazlish historien américain

Bruce Mazlish storico statunitense

Mazlish, Bruce

Mazlish, Bruce, 1923-

ברוס מאזליש

بروس مازليش، 1923-

بروس مازليش مؤرخ من امريكا

매즐리쉬, 브루스 1923-2016

매즐리슈, 브루스 1923-2016

매즐리시 1923-2016

매즐리시, 브루스 1923-2016


マズリシュ, ブルース


マズリッシュ, B.

マズリッシュ, B. 1923-2016

マズリッシュ, ブルース