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Stone, Lawrence

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Works: 174 works in 1,001 publications in 7 languages and 19,355 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Case studies  Military history  Drama  Television mini-series  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Composer, Conductor, Other, Compiler, Performer, Author of introduction, Director
Classifications: HQ876, 306.890942
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The causes of the English Revolution, 1529-1642 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

116 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains an analysis of the causes of the English Revolution, synthesizing the research of a whole generation of scholars
The crisis of the aristocracy, 1558-1641 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

93 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family, sex and marriage in England, 1500-1800 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

128 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the period 1500 - 1800 there were massive changes in world social and cultural systems, and the family unit as we recognize it today came into being. The emphasis on the individual, the right to personal freeedoms and the desire for privacy developed during this period and were symptomatic of world-wide shifts in attitude that also affected religion and politics. This learned and highly informative book is a study of the evolution of the family, from the (to us) impersonal, economically bonded and precarious extended family group of the sixteenth century to the smaller, affectively bonded nuclear unit that had appeared by the end of the eighteenth century, and shows how this process radically influenced child-rearing, education, contraception, sexual behaviour and marriage
Sculpture in Britain: the Middle Ages by Lawrence Stone( Book )

58 editions published between 1953 and 1972 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road to divorce : England 1530-1987 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work tells the complex story of how, from the Reformation to the present day, English men and women have contrived to use, twist or defy the law in order to deal with marital breakdown."
An open elite? : England, 1540-1880 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

50 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book sets out to test the traditional view that for centuries, English landed society has been open to new families made rich by business or public office. It reassesses England's social, political and economic history since the 16th century
The University in society by Lawrence Stone( Book )

50 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and Italian and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social change and revolution in England, 1540-1640 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

55 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and Italian and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old 'human error' are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"
The past and the present by Lawrence Stone( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiefly reprints of previously published articles. Includes bibliographical references
Broken lives : separation and divorce in England, 1660-1857 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Road to Divorce, Lawrence Stone explored and analysed the ambiguous nature of the law and practice concerning marriage, separation, and divorce in England from 1530 to the present day. He showed bow husbands and wives, lovers and lawyers, adapted, circumvented, or defied the law in order to achieve their end, namely either a secure marriage or a marital separation on favourable terms." "In Uncertain Unions, he offered a series of detailed case-studies, which painted a vivid picture of how individuals coped with the manifold uncertainties of the law of marriage before the Marriage Act of 1753." "Now, Broken Lives completes the trilogy. In it Professor Stone offers a second set of detailed case-studies, this time about how the break-up and dissolution of marriages was contrived before the first Divorce Act in 1857. Individuals in their own words explain their actions and feelings about one another in dramatic courtroom confrontations, while behind the scenes they were conducting secret negotiations, and offering massive bribes to witnesses either to commit perjury or to hold their tongues. These stories offer astonishing insights into many hitherto unknown aspects of marital life and marital breakdown in early modern England. They also provide sobering evidence of the huge gap between the enacted law and actual practice."--Jacket
Schooling and society : studies in the history of education by Lawrence Stone( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family and fortune: studies in aristocratic finance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Lawrence Stone( Book )

16 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family histories of the Cecils, Earls of Salisbury, 1490-1733; the Manners, Earls of Rutland, 1460-1660; and the Wriothesleys, Earls of Southampton, 1530-1667
Uncertain unions : marriage in England, 1660-1753 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Road to Divorce, Lawrence Stone explored the different ways in which marriage took place, and analysed the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the legality of the institution in its various forms before the Marriage Act of 1753. He now shows in absorbing detail, through a series of case-studies, how courting and marrying couples tended to manoeuvre around the ambiguities of the law, and how they sometimes became entangled in a web of moral and legal contradiction leading to personal catastrophe. There are stories about unwise courtship, prenuptial pregnancies, forced marriages by parents or parish officials, bigamy, clandestine marriages often performed in haste in peculiarly squalid circumstances and repented at leisure. These fascinating studies reveal in intimate, often ribald, detail how men and women adjusted their sexual conduct, moral attitudes, and matrimonial plans to suit an ambiguous legal situation." "Professor Stone has traced the ways in which, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, demands by individuals for love and affection were starting to take precedence over family interests and parental dictation in the search for a spouse; the studies he has drawn from court records for Uncertain Unions enable us to see this great moral transition being played out in the lives of men and women, often in their own words. These are vivid, human histories, presented in revealing detail, by a leading historian of the family."--Jacket
The first modern society : essays in English history in honour of Lawrence Stone by Lawrence Stone( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past and the present revisited by Lawrence Stone( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. ed. of: The past and the present. 1981. Bibliography: p. 411-440
An Imperial state at war : Britain from 1689 to 1815 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperial construction of Britain in the eighteenth century was a remarkable achievement. From 1689 to Waterloo in 1815, Britain was engaged not only in consolidating the states of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland into a single political unit, but also in defeating all attempts by France to establish political and military hegemony over Europe. It also won and lost one empire in north America, and then went on to conquer a second in the Caribbean and India. An Imperial State at War stresses that this military enterprise was sustained by the highest taxation per capita in Europe, and by an almost unlimited capacity to borrow. It highlights the wholly unprecedented scale of the demand on manpower and money needed to defeat France between 1793 and 1815. What was peculiar about Britain at this period was that it combined a high degree of personal freedom at home, a relatively large electorate and a Parliament which strictly monopolized the power of the purse, with the deployment of massive military might at sea and abroad. What is even more extraordinary was that it was precisely this fiscal power of the Parliament, seized at the Glorious Revolution of 1688, which enabled Britain to borrow on a scale far higher and at an interest rate far lower than that of France. As a result, Britain was able to win two empires by building and deploying the largest fleet in the world and by hiring the largest number of mercenary troops, many of them from Germany. Professor Lawrence Stone has assembled here an original collection of papers by the most eminent historians on the eighteenth century. An Imperial State at War will provoke renewed debate in the study of the British state and empire
An Elizabethan: Sir Horatio Palavicino by Lawrence Stone( Book )

15 editions published in 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thorn birds 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is World War II. De Bricassart heroically rescues refugees in Rome, then is sent by the Vatican to the sprawling Australian sheep ranch he thought he had left behind forever
Uncertain unions, and, Broken lives : marriage and divorce in England, 1660-1857 by Lawrence Stone( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The university in society by Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The crisis of the aristocracy, 1558-1641
Alternative Names
Lawrence Stone britisk historikar

Lawrence Stone britisk historiker

Lawrence Stone Brits historicus (1919-1999)

Lawrence Stone brittisk historiker

Lawrence Stone englischer Historiker

Lawrence Stone storico britannico

Stone, Lawrence 1919-

Stone, Michael Thompson Lawrence.

Stone, Michael Thompson Lawrence 1919-1999

Стоун, Лоуренс

לורנס סטון

ストーン, L

ストーン, ローレンス

ローレンス・ストーン

勞倫斯·斯通

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The crisis of the aristocracy, 1558-1641The family, sex and marriage in England, 1500-1800Road to divorce : England 1530-1987An open elite? : England, 1540-1880Broken lives : separation and divorce in England, 1660-1857Uncertain unions : marriage in England, 1660-1753The first modern society : essays in English history in honour of Lawrence StoneThe past and the present revisited