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Gay, Peter 1923-2015

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Freud : a life for our time by Peter Gay( Book )

67 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography and study of the psychoanalyst's career, family, personal life, and professional struggles
Age of enlightenment by Peter Gay( Book )

88 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 3,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief text with illustrations offers a comprehensive view of the cultural, philosophical, social, and artistic movements of the eighteenth century
The Enlightenment : an interpretation by Peter Gay( Book )

144 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Gay will inevitably leave his stamp on our conception of the Enlight- ment for decades to come. The sheer bulk of his writing on the subject alone will ensure that. He began his re-interpretation of the movement in 1959 with Voltaire's Politics: the Poet as Realist, showing the foremost philosophe to have been a much more liberal and practical political thinker than had often been assumed. There followed in 1964 The Party of Humanity, a series of essays in which Gay challenged some of the commonplace characterizations of the philosophes, especially the notion that they were impractical idealists. Then in 1966 he published The Rise of Modern Paganism, the first volume of his interpretation of the Enlightenment. He completed this analysis in 1969 with a second tome entitled The Science of Freedom. Finally last year he capped his work with The Bridge of Criticism, a debate among Lucian, Eras- mus, and Voltaire which the author admits amounts to a polemic on behalf of the Enlightenment. Meanwhile he had propagated his view of the movement in the introductions to his translations of Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary and Candide, his anthologies of the works of Deists and of Locke on educa- tion, and his numerous articles and public lecture. -- Description from (April 17, 2012)
Weimar culture: the outsider as insider by Peter Gay( Book )

82 editions published between 1817 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 2,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Brecht-Weill 'Threepenny Opera' to the Warburg Institute, from the Bauhaus to 'The Magic Mountain,' the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) has become a legend for its intense creativity during a time of political upheaval. In this account, the historian Peter Gay traces the rise of the artistic, literary, and musical culture that bloomed so briefly in the 1920s amid the chaos of Germany's tenuous post-World War I democracy and crashed violently in the wake of Hitler's rise to power
The Columbia history of the world by John A Garraty( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors took on the task to edit a large history of the world covering "everything" of historical importance from the birth of the universe down to the present day of the publication of this text
Mozart by Peter Gay( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, discussing his early genius, and tracing his development as a composer
The bourgeois experience : Victoria to Freud by Peter Gay( Book )

70 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whereas Education of the Senses focused on the sexual attitudes and practices of the nineteenth-century bourgeoisie, The Tender Passion concentrates on their notions of love. No less revisionist than he was in his first volume, Gay argues here that the Victorians were able not only to enjoy their sexuality but to know love in its most exalted sense. The realities of love for the Victorians, he shows, came much closer to their ideals than many have thought. Gay delves into a huge body of material, from philosophical treatises to medical texts, from letters and diaries to works of fiction. The book is replete with fascinating insights into the lives and works of individual Victorians, Dickens, Stendhal, Wagner, Oscar Wilde, Beatrice Potter and Sydney Webb, among them, and his discussions range from the "discovery" of homosexuality to the ways love was diverted or disguised in music and religion
The Freud reader by Sigmund Freud( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides fifty-one texts spanning Freud's career, including his writings on psychoanalysis, mind, dreams, sexuality, literature, religion, art, politics, and culture
Modernism : the lure of heresy : from Baudelaire to Beckett and beyond by Peter Gay( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Gay explores the modernist rebellion that, beginning in the 1840s, transformed art, literature, music, and film with its assault on traditional forms. Beginning his epic study with Baudelaire, whose lurid poetry scandalized French stalwarts, Gay traces the revolutionary path of modernism from its Parisian origins to its emergence as the dominant cultural movement in world capitals such as Berlin and New York. This book presents a pageant of heretics that includes (among others) Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso, and D.W. Griffith; James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and T.S. Eliot; Walter Gropius, Arnold Schoenberg, and (of course!) Andy Warhol. Finally, Gay examines the hostility of totalitarian regimes to modernist freedom and the role of Pop Art in sounding the death knell of a movement that dominated Western culture for 120 years.--From publisher description
The German dictatorship : the origins, structure, and effects of national socialism by Karl Dietrich Bracher( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There have been many studies of National Socialism published since the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945. None, however, has satisfactorily explained why the Weimar Republic failed, how Hitler succeeded in taking power, and whether National Socialism has been truly defeated or survives in Germany today. In his search for the answers to these questions, Karl Dietrich Bracher has written what has already been acclaimed as a masterpiece of historical and political analysis, the most comprehensive and illuminating study of National Socialism to appear to date.?
Freud for historians by Peter Gay( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is psychoanalysis a legitimate tool for helping us understand the past? Many traditional historians have answered with an emphatic no, greeting the introduction of Freud into historical study with responses ranging from condescending skepticism to outrage. Now Peter Gay, one of America's leading historians, builds and eloquent case for "history informed by psychoanalysis" and offers an impressive rebuttal to the charges of the profession's anti-Freudians
Voltaire's politics: the poet as realist by Peter Gay( Book )

54 editions published between 1958 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schnitzler's century : the making of middle-class culture, 1815-1914 by Peter Gay( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schnitzler's century reassesses nineteenth-century history and traces the dramatic rise of the middle class. We have always believed that corseted Queen Victoria defined the mores of the nineteenth century. Yet cultural historian Peter Gay asserts in this work that it is the sexually emboldened Viennese playwright, Arthur Schnitzler, who provides a better symbol for the age. Challenging many sacrosanct notions about middle-class prudery and hypocrisy, he shows that in important ways, the Victorians were not Victorians. Gay chronicles the rise of modernity in countries as diverse as Germany and Italy, England and the United States, and in doing so presents a century filled with science and superstition, revolutionaries and reactionaries, and eros and anxiety--an age that made us largely what we are today.--From publisher description
A loss of mastery; Puritan historians in colonial America by Peter Gay( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2021 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bibliographical essay": pages [121]-157
Freud, Jews, and other Germans : masters and victims in modernist culture by Peter Gay( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays dealing with the integration of Jewish intellectuals in German culture and society during the 19th-20th centuries, and the self-hatred expressed by some of them. The introduction surveys 19th-century antisemitism in Germany, raising the question whether it should be considered an opening phase of the Holocaust. Discusses the ambivalent relations between Wagner and the Jewish conductor Hermann Levi, and the contribution of Max Liebermann (whose Jewish origins were emphasized by art critics) to modern art
Reading Freud : explorations & entertainments by Peter Gay( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gay presents a series of essays ranging from reflections on Freud and Shakespeare to Gay's controversial spoof review of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams
Why the romantics matter by Peter Gay( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With his usual wit and élan, esteemed historian Peter Gay enters the contentious, long-standing debates over the romantic period. Here, in this concise and inviting volume, he reformulates the definition of romanticism and provides a fresh account of the immense achievements of romantic writers and artists in all media. Gay's scope is wide, his insights sharp. He takes on the recurring questions about how to interpret romantic figures and their works. Who qualifies to be a romantic? What ties together romantic figures who practice in different countries, employ different media, even live in different centuries? How is modernism indebted to romanticism, if at all? Guiding readers through the history of the romantic movement across Britain, France, Germany, and Switzerland, Gay argues that the best way to conceptualize romanticism is to accept its complicated nature and acknowledge that there is no "single basket" to contain it. Gay conceives of romantics in "families," whose individual members share fundamental values but retain unique qualities. He concludes by demonstrating that romanticism extends well into the twentieth century, where its deep and lasting impact may be measured in the work of writers such as T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf"--
The dilemma of democratic socialism : Eduard Bernstein's challenge to Marx by Peter Gay( Book )

44 editions published between 1952 and 1983 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a study on Socialism from its origins, its meaning, and the impact of German Revisionist Socialism. Looks at the dilemma of how Democratic Socialists deal with the issue of power
Art and act : on causes in history--Manet, Gropius, Mondrian by Peter Gay( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Godless Jew : Freud, atheism, and the making of psychoanalysis by Peter Gay( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that Freud was an atheist and that atheism was an important prerequisite for his development of psychoanalysis
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Freud : a life for our time
The Enlightenment : an interpretationWeimar culture: the outsider as insiderMozartThe bourgeois experience : Victoria to FreudThe Freud readerModernism : the lure of heresy : from Baudelaire to Beckett and beyondFreud for historiansVoltaire's politics: the poet as realist
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Fr{uml}ohlich, Peter Joachim, 1923-2015

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Fröhlich, Peter Joachim Israel

Fröhlich, Peter Joachim Israel 20 juni 1923-12 mei 2015

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