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Mazlish, Bruce 1923-2016

Works: 76 works in 570 publications in 8 languages and 21,288 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Speaker
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Most widely held works by Bruce Mazlish
The Western intellectual tradition, from Leonardo to Hegel by Jacob Bronowski( Book )

112 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 2,696 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
In search of Nixon; a psychohistorical inquiry by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in English and held by 1,317 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
The riddle of history; the great speculators from Vico to Freud by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in English and held by 1,159 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 Harriers--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 )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur tente de cerner le vrai visage de celui qui fut pendant plus de sept ans le porte-parole américain dans le monde entier. Il a interviewé beaucoup d'amis, ou d'ennemis intimes de Kissinger. La partie la plus solide de l'ouvrage est celle qui examine ses écrits et qui montre très justement que l'originalité de Kissinger réside dans son approche historique des affaires internationales et surtout dans sa conception psychologique de l'histoire
Psychoanalysis and history by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

23 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 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
A new science : the breakdown of connections and the birth of sociology by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 790 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 meaning of Karl Marx by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Carter : a character portrait by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leviathans : multinational corporations and the new global history( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 691 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
The fourth discontinuity : the co-evolution of humans and machines by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 654 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
The railroad and the space program; an exploration in historical analogy by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

14 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution; a reader by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uncertain sciences by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 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
Civilization and its contents by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Arabic and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptualizing global history by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 366 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"—from 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
Progress : fact or illusion?( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress, perhaps the fundamental secular belief of modern Western society, has come under heavy fire recently because, after three centuries, the advances in science and technology seem increasingly to bring problems in their wake: alienation, environmental degradation, the threat of nuclear destruction. The idea of progress is also brought into question by postmodern critique, attacking the notion of science as truth. Yet no other meaningful organization of humankind's sense of time looms on the horizon. Progress: Fact or Illusion? attempts to reassess the meaning and prospects of the idea of progress
The new global history by Bruce Mazlish( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 275 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
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The Western intellectual tradition, from Leonardo to Hegel
Alternative Names
Bruce Mazlish Amerikaans historicus

Bruce Mazlish amerikai történész

Mazlish, Bruce

ברוס מאזליש

بروس مازليش، 1923-

매즐리쉬, 브루스 1923-

매즐리슈, 브루스 1923-

매즐리시 브루스 1923-


マズリシュ, ブルース


マズリッシュ, B.

マズリッシュ, ブルース

A new science : the breakdown of connections and the birth of sociologyLeviathans : multinational corporations and the new global historyThe fourth discontinuity : the co-evolution of humans and machinesThe uncertain sciencesCivilization and its contentsConceptualizing global historyProgress : fact or illusion?The new global history