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Brock, Peter 1920-2006

Overview
Works: 118 works in 615 publications in 5 languages and 20,135 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Biographies  Personal narratives  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Composer
Classifications: JX1944, 341.1
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Most widely held works by Peter Brock
Pacifism in the United States, from the colonial era to the First World War by Peter Brock( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "a pioneer work of the first importance" by Staughton Lynd, this book traces the history of pacifism in America from colonial times to the start of World War I. The author describes how the immigrant peace sects-Quaker, Mennonite, and Dunker -faced the challenges of a hostile environment. The peace societies that sprang up after 1815 form the subject of the next section, with particular attention focused upon the American Peace Society and Garrison's New England Non-Resistance Society. A series of chapters on the reactions of these sects and societies to the Civil War, the neglect of pacifism in the postwar period, and the beginnings of a renewal in the years before the outbreak of war in Europe bring the book to a close. The emphasis on the institutional aspects of the movement is balanced throughout by a rich mine of accounts about the experiences of individual pacifists. Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Pacifism in Europe to 1914 by Peter Brock( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a companion volume to Pacifism in the United States, Peter Brock surveys the history of the pacifist movement in Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to the First World War. His detailed narrative is directed to the activities-and the beliefs that motivated them-of these sects in particular: the Czech Brethren of the late Middle Ages; the radical Anabaptists of the Protestant Reformation; their less militant offshoot, the Mennonites; the Quakers of Cromwell's England; and the Tolstoyans of nineteenth-century Russia. Mr. Brock concludes his account with a working definition of nor
The Czech renascence of the nineteenth century : essays presented to Otakar Odložilík in honour of his seventieth birthday by Peter Brock( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains essays on Dobrovský, the pioneer of Czech language studies, and on Palacký, the author of the first great national history, as well as on other facets of literary history which have influenced national feeling
Twentieth-century pacifism by Peter Brock( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Slovak national awakening : an essay in the intellectual history of east central Europe by Peter Brock( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Slovak National Awakening describes the three major stages in the development of national consciousness
Pacifism in the twentieth century by Peter Brock( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume focuses on an analysis of the various movements advocating personal non-participation in war of any kind with an endeavour to find non-violent means of resolving conflict. The authors consider conscientious objection (focusing on Catholicism and Judaism) the anti-nuclear movement, and the Vietnam War. - Publisher
The political and social doctrines of the Unity of Czech Brethren in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries by Peter Brock( Book )

20 editions published in 1957 in English and Dutch and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Quaker peace testimony 1660 to 1914 by Peter Brock( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom from violence : sectarian nonresistance from the Middle Ages to the great war by Peter Brock( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polish revolutionary populism : a study in agrarian socialist thought from the 1830s to the 1850s by Peter Brock( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Em>Polish Revolutionary Populism</em> describes the activities and conflicting ideologies of the various organizations, abroad and in partitioned Poland, which were struggling for national independence and for agrarian and social reform
Radical pacifists in antebellum America by Peter Brock( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected portions from Pacifism in the United States: From the Colonial Era to the First World WarOriginally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The pacifist impulse in historical perspective by Harvey L Dyck( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays, presented in four parts, concentrate on the main areas of contemporary scholarship in peace history. 'Approaches to Peace History' explores conceptual issues and methods. 'Christian Traditions of Pacifism and Non-resistance' covers topics from the problem of non-violence and war in the early church, through Mennonite and Brethren traditions in the sixteenth century, to the present-day Quaker peace testimony. 'Gandhi and the Indian Tradition of Non-violence' looks at the role of violence and non-violence in Hindu and Buddhist thought and practice and in the development of Gandhi's intellectual and moral outlook. 'Pacifism and Peace Movements in the Modern World, 1890-1955' considers various aspects of the interrelationship between pacifists and internationalists and the broader movement advocating world peace. Also considered is the role of women in peace movements
Liberty and conscience : a documentary history of the experiences of conscientious objectors in America through the Civil War by Peter Brock( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the act of conscientious objection entered modern consciousness largely as a result of the Vietman War, Americans have, in fact, long struggled to reconcile their politics and pacifist beliefs with compulsory military service. While conscientious objection in the twentieth century has been well documented, there has been surprisingly little study of its long history in America's early conflicts, defined as these have been by accounts of patriotism and nation-building. During the period of conscription from the late 1650s to the end of the Civil War, many North Americans refused military service on moral grounds. In this volume, Peter Brock, one of the foremost historians of American pacifism, seeks to remedy this oversight by presenting a rich and varied collection of documents, many drawn from obscure sources, that shed new light on American religious and military history. These include legal findings, church and meeting proceedings, appeals by nonconformists to government authorities, and illuminating excerpts from personal journals.; These accounts contain many poignant, often painful, and sometimes even humorous episodes that offer glimpses into the lives of conscientious objectors of the era. One of the most striking features to emerge from these documents is the critical role of religion in the history of American pacifism. Brock finds that virtually all who refused military service in this period were inspired by religious convictions, with Quakers frequently the most ardent dissenters. Only in the antebellum period did the pacifist spectrum expand to include nonsectarians such as the famous abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, founder of the New England Non-Resistance Society. A dramatic and powerful portrait of early American pacifism, Liberty and Conscience presents not only the thought and practice of the objectors themselves, but also the response of the authorities and the general public
Pioneers of the peaceable kingdom by Peter Brock( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These strange criminals" : an anthology of prison memoirs by conscientious objectors from the Great War to the Cold War by Peter Brock( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important and thought-provoking anthology consists of thirty prison memoirs by conscientious objectors to military service, drawn from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and centring on their jail experiences during the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War. Voices from history come alive, detailing the impact of prison life and offering unique perspectives on wartime government policies of conscription and imprisonment. The collection is an essential contribution to our understanding of criminology and the history of pacifism, and represents a valuable addition to prison literature."--Jacket
Freedom from war : nonsectarian pacifism, 1814-1914 by Peter Brock( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the draft : essays on conscientious objection from the Radical Reformation to the Second World War by Peter Brock( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the Draft makes an important contribution to the growing study of pacifism and conscientious objection, and represents a key work in the career of the field's foremost scholar
Challenge to Mars : essays on pacifism from 1918 to 1945 by Peter Brock( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emerging in 1918 from the devastation of World War I, the modern pacifist movement expanded rapidly and soon became organized on a transnational basis. These essays present aspects of the movement's development to the end of the Second World War." "The fourteen essays in Part I look at the interwar years, which gave rise to an array of pacifist organizations, both religious and humanist, throughout Europe and North America. Twelve essays in Part II deal with the brutal challenge to pacifist ideals posed by the Second World War and include a look at the fate of those courageous Germans who refused to fight for Hitler. The struggles of Christian pacifism in Japan and the satyagraha (non-violent soul force) of Gandhi in India are the focus of the two closing studies (Part III). These twenty-eight essays by scholars from eleven countries present an impressive overview of this remarkable movement, at the same time drawing out many little-known areas of pacifist activity."--Jacket
Varieties of pacifism : a survey from antiquity to the outset of the twentieth century by Peter Brock( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors have designed Pacifism in the Twentieth Century as a survey for the college student and adult reader. The book is centered on an analysis of the various movements advocating personal nonparticipation in war of any kind with an endeavor to find nonviolent means of resolving conflict. Pacifist ideals, whether derived from religious or humanist motives, range from strict vegetarianism to forms of war resistance, which do not all involve a ban on taking human life under any circumstances."--Jacket
Nation and history : Polish historians from the Enlightenment to the Second World War( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The important scholarly achievements of Polish historians remain largely unknown outside Poland. In Nation and History, editors Peter Brock, John D. Stanley, and Piotr J. Wrobel have brought together twenty-four essays on Polish historians from the Enlightenment to the Second World War, an era of unparalleled changes in every aspect of Polish life."--Jacket
 
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Pacifism in Europe to 1914
Alternative Names
Beauvoir, Peter Brock de.

Brock de Beauvoir, Peter.

Brock, Peter 1920-

Brock, Peter de Beauvoir.

Brock, Peter de Beauvoir 1920-2006

Peter Brock Canadees historicus (1920-2006)

Peter Brock Canadian historian

Peter Brock historien canadien

Peter Brock (historyk)

Peter S. Brock

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English (268)

Slovak (2)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)

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Pacifism in the twentieth centuryThe Quaker peace testimony 1660 to 1914Liberty and conscience : a documentary history of the experiences of conscientious objectors in America through the Civil War"These strange criminals" : an anthology of prison memoirs by conscientious objectors from the Great War to the Cold WarAgainst the draft : essays on conscientious objection from the Radical Reformation to the Second World WarChallenge to Mars : essays on pacifism from 1918 to 1945Varieties of pacifism : a survey from antiquity to the outset of the twentieth centuryNation and history : Polish historians from the Enlightenment to the Second World War