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Lecky, William Edward Hartpole 1838-1903

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Works: 625 works in 2,873 publications in 8 languages and 21,421 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Editor, prs, Composer
Classifications: BJ71, 942.07
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History of the rise and influence of the spirit of rationalism in Europe by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

317 editions published between 1865 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My object in the present work has been, to trace the history of the spirit of Rationalism; by which I understand, not any class of definite doctrines or criticisms, but rather a certain cast of thought, or bias of reasoning, which has during the last three centuries gained a marked ascendency in Europe. The nature of this bias will be exhibited in detail in the ensuing pages, when we examine its influence upon the various forms of moral and intellectual development. At present, it will be sufficient to say, that it leads men on all occasions to subordinate dogmatic theology to the dictates of reason and of conscience, and, as a necessary consequence, greatly to restrict its influence upon life. It predisposes men, in history, to attribute all kinds of phenomena to natural rather than miraculous causes; in theology, to esteem succeeding systems the expressions of the wants and aspirations of that religious sentiment which is planted in all men; and, in ethics, to regard as duties only those which conscience reveals to be such. It only remains for me to describe the method I have employed in tracing the influence of the rationalistic spirit upon opinions. In the first place, I have examined the history and the causes of that decline of the sense of the miraculous, which is so manifest a fruit of civilisation. But it soon becomes evident that this movement cannot be considered by itself; for the predisposition in favour of miracles grows out of, and can only be adequately explained by, certain conceptions of the nature of the Supreme Being, and of the habitual government of the universe, which invariably accompany the earlier, or, as it may be termed, the anthropomorphic stage of intellectual development. Of the nature of this stage we have some important evidence in the history of art, which is then probably the most accurate expression of the religious realisations; while the history of the encroachments of physical science upon our first notions of the system of the world, goes far to explain its decay. Together with the intellectual movement, we have to consider a moral movement that has accompanied it, which has had the effect of diminishing the influence of fear as the motive of duty, of destroying the overwhelming importance of dogmatic teaching, and of establishing the supremacy of conscience. This progress involves many important consequences; but the most remarkable of all is the decay of persecution, which, I have endeavoured to show, is indissolubly connected with a profound change in theological realisations. I have, in the last place, sought to gather fresh evidence of the operations of the rationalistic spirit in the great fields of politics and of industry. In the first, I have shown how the movement of secularisation has passed through every department of political life, how the progress of democracy has influenced and been influenced by theological tendencies, and how political pursuits contribute to the formation of habits of thought, which affect the whole circle of our judgments. In the second, I have traced the rise of the industrial spirit in Europe; its collisions with the Church; the profound moral and intellectual changes it effected; and the tendency of the great science of political economy, which is its expression"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
History of European morals from Augustus to Charlemagne by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

301 editions published between 1869 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 2,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the history of European morals. It focuses on the period of time from Augustus to Charlemagne. The first chapter in this volume examines the nature of the moral ideal that the new religion, Christianity, introduced, and also the methods by which it attempted to realise it. And at the very outset of this enquiry it is necessary to guard against a serious error. It is common with many persons to establish a comparison between Christianity and Paganism, by placing the teaching of the Christians in juxtaposition with corresponding passages from the writings of Marcus Aurelius or Seneca, and to regard the superiority of the Christian over the philosophical, teaching as a complete measure of the moral advance that was effected by Christianity. But a moment's reflection is sufficient to display the injustice of such a conclusion. The ethics of Paganism were part of a philosophy. The ethics of Christianity were part of a religion. In the second chapter in this Volume II, the author examines the position assigned to women in the community, and to the virtues and vices that spring directly from the relations of the sexes. The two first steps which are taken towards the elevation of woman are probably the cessation of the custom of purchasing wives, and the construction of the family on the basis of monogamy. In the first periods of civilisation, the marriage contract was arranged between the bridegroom and the father of the bride, on the condition of a sum of money being paid by the former to the latter." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
A history of England in the eighteenth century by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

203 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy and liberty by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

79 editions published between 1896 and 2008 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy and liberty by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( )

22 editions published between 1896 and 2015 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Ireland in the eighteenth century by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

77 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abridged and with an introduction by L.P. Curtis, Jr
The map of life; conduct and character by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

88 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Block analyzes the legal, social, and cultural implictions of more than nine hundred documented incidents of sexual coercion and hundres more extralegal commentaries found in almanacs, newspapers, broadsides, and other print and manuscript sources. Highlighting the gap between reports of coerced sex and incidents that were publicly classfied as rape, Block demonstrates that public definitions of rape were based less on what actually happened than on who was involved. She challenges conventional narratives that claim sexual relations between white women and black men became racially charded only in the late nineteenth century. Her analysis extends racial toes to rape back into the colonial period and beyond the boundaries of the southern slave-born system. Early Americans' treatment of rape, Block argues, both enacted and helped to sustain the social, racial, gender, and political hierarchies of a New World and a new nation
The American Revolution, 1763-1783; being the chapters and passages relating to America from the author's History of England in the eighteenth century by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

33 editions published between 1898 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical and political essays by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

34 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leaders of public opinion in Ireland: Swift--Flood--Grattan--O'Connell by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

33 editions published between 1871 and 2016 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaders of public opinion in Ireland by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

14 editions published between 1903 and 1973 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leaders of public opinion in Ireland by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( )

34 editions published between 1861 and 2015 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prose works of Jonathan Swift by Jonathan Swift( Book )

5 editions published in 1900 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

93 editions published between 1869 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the history of European morals. It focuses on the period of time from Augustus to Charlemagne. The first chapter in this volume examines the nature of the moral ideal that the new religion, Christianity, introduced, and also the methods by which it attempted to realise it. And at the very outset of this enquiry it is necessary to guard against a serious error. It is common with many persons to establish a comparison between Christianity and Paganism, by placing the teaching of the Christians in juxtaposition with corresponding passages from the writings of Marcus Aurelius or Seneca, and to regard the superiority of the Christian over the philosophical, teaching as a complete measure of the moral advance that was effected by Christianity. But a moment's reflection is sufficient to display the injustice of such a conclusion. The ethics of Paganism were part of a philosophy. The ethics of Christianity were part of a religion. In the second chapter in this Volume II, the author examines the position assigned to women in the community, and to the virtues and vices that spring directly from the relations of the sexes. The two first steps which are taken towards the elevation of woman are probably the cessation of the custom of purchasing wives, and the construction of the family on the basis of monogamy. In the first periods of civilisation, the marriage contract was arranged between the bridegroom and the father of the bride, on the condition of a sum of money being paid by the former to the latter." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
A survey of English ethics; being the first chapter of Mr. Lecky's 'History of European morals;' ed by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( )

15 editions published between 1903 and 2016 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experience in lecturing on Philosophy has convinced me that students learn far more by reading a standard work than by studying a handbook. The first chapter of 'The History of European Morals' is in every way suitable both to students who are beginning to attend a course of lectures and to those who are wise enough to pursue some branch of liberal culture in their hours of leisure. I often wished that it could be had in an inexpensive form with some help in the way of introduction and notes, and Mr. Lecky has very kindly given me permission to make use of this valuable chapter. I have therefore attempted to give a preliminary survey of English Ethics in order that the student may be able to understand the text without the labour and expense of consulting bulky volumes of philosophy. This labour would be unprofitable to a beginner. Mr. Lecky has pursued the first method, and I have tried to bring his work into the hands of those who wish to learn and to think"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
A history of Ireland in the eighteenth century by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French revolution; chapters from the author's History of England during the eighteenth century by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

6 editions published between 1904 and 1928 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

15 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political value of history by William Edward Hartpole Lecky( Book )

12 editions published between 1892 and 1893 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prose works of Jonathan Swift by Jonathan Swift( Book )

in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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History of European morals from Augustus to CharlemagneDemocracy and libertyA history of Ireland in the eighteenth centuryThe American Revolution, 1763-1783; being the chapters and passages relating to America from the author's History of England in the eighteenth centuryProgress and pessimism : religion, politics, and history in late nineteenth century BritainMethodism through Victorian eyes : Leslie Stephen, W.E.H. Lecky, and Woodrow Wilson
Alternative Names
Hartpole Lecky, William E. 1838-1903

Hartpole-Lecky, William Edward

Hartpole Lecky, William Edward 1838-1903

Lecky, V.E.H.

Lecky, W. E. H.

Lecky, W. E. H. 1838-1903

Lecky, W. E. H. (William Edward Hartpole), 1838-1903

Lecky, W. E. Hartpole

Lecky, W. E. Hartpole 1838-1903

Lecky, William.

Lecky, William E. 1838-1903

Lecky, William E. Hartpole 1838-1903

Lecky, William Edward Hartpole

Lecky, Wm. Edw. Hartp 1838-1903

Lekī, Vuilyama Edvarta Ec.

Lekki, V. Ė. Gartpolʹ 1838-1903

William Edward Hartpole Lecky British politician

William Edward Hartpole Lecky Brits cultureel historicus (1838-1903)

William Edward Hartpole Lecky Historiker

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William Lecky

Лекки В. Э. Г. 1838-1903

Лекки В.Э. Гартполь

Лекки Вильям-Эдуард-Гартполь

Лекки Г. 1838-1903

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レッキー, W. E. H

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