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Himmelfarb, Gertrude

Works: 124 works in 740 publications in 4 languages and 25,347 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Biographies  Sources  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: JC585, 323.44
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Most widely held works by Gertrude Himmelfarb
Darwin and the Darwinian revolution by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

61 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And what it has in fact meant. By such a route Ms. Himmelfarb recaptures "a sense of how a scientist, with the most innocent of intentions and the best of faith, can give birth to a theory that has an ancestry and a posterity of which he may be ignorant and a life of its own over which he has no control."
Victorian minds by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

40 editions published between 1958 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where "Victorianism" once conjured up an image of smugness, hypocrisy, and mindlessness, it now suggests quite the reverse: an age of high intellectual, moral, and spiritual tension, in which the typical problems of modernity were posed in their most acute forms.... The "Victorian ethos" describes the transmutation of a religious creed into a social ethic--an ethic providing for more mobility, flexibility, and variety than is generally supposed. The "Victorian angst" is concerned with the permutation of belief and unbelief that testify to the notorious "crisis of faith." "Varieties of social Darwinism" points to the multiplicity of social and political ideologies that sought, and continue to seek, legitimization in science. "Politics and ideology" is a study of the unwitting and witting transformation of England into a democracy, and of the still unresolved problems posed by that event. and the essays on individual thinkers, ranging in time and character from Edmund Burke to John Buchan, are devoted to similar themes of contemporary urgency: the anomalies of belief and action, of private eccentricity and public responsibility, of intellectual and social commitments, of unintended events and unanticipated consequences."--Jacket flaps
The idea of poverty : England in the early Industrial Age by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

38 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the views of great thinkers from 1750 to 1850--including Adam Smith, Thomas Carlyle, Thomas Paine, Edmund Burke, Charles Dickens, Benjamin Disraeli, and Friedrich Engels--toward the condition of the poor in England
The de-moralization of society : from Victorian virtues to modern values by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gertrude Himmelfarb, like so many Americans, is appalled by crime, drug addiction, illiteracy, juvenile delinquency, illegitimacy and welfare dependency. The solution she proposes, in this follow-up to her much-praised On Looking into the Abyss, is as simple as it is radical - and has the further advantage of solid historical substantiation. We must look back on the Victorians with open minds; they must cease to irk us. And then, Himmelfarb hopes, we can begin to learn from them
The new history and the old by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For this updated edition of her acclaimed work on historians and the writing of history, Gertrude Himmelfarb adds four insightful and provocative essays dealing with changes in the discipline over the past twenty years. In examining the effects of postmodernism, the illusions of cosmopolitanism, A.J.P. Taylor and revisionism, and Francis Fukuyama's "end of history," Himmelfarb enriches her exploration of the myriad ways - new and old - in which historians make sense of the past."--Jacket
The roads to modernity : the British, French, and American enlightenments by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Roads to Modernity reclaims the Enlightenment - an extraordinary time bursting with new ideas about the human condition in the realms of politics, society, and religion - from historians who have downgraded its importance and from scholars who have given preeminence to the Enlightenment in France over concurrent movements in England and America. Contrasting the Enlightenments in the three nations, Gertrude Himmelfarb demonstrates the primacy of the British and the wisdom and foresight of thinkers such as Adam Smith, David Hume, Thomas Paine, the Earl of Shaftesbury, Edward Gibbon, and Edmund Burke, who established its unique character and historic importance. It is this Enlightenment, she argues, that created a moral and social philosophy - humane, compassionate, and realistic - that still resonates strongly today, in America perhaps ever more so than in Europe." "This is a contribution to the history of ideas."--Jacket
Marriage and morals among the Victorians : essays by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these brilliant essays, Gertrude Himmelfarb, one of America's most respected scholars of Victorian thought and culture, explores the many facets, public and private, of the Victorian idea of morality. Incisively and provocatively she illuminates the moral imagination of the More ... Victorians, the imagination that treasured the complexity of the heart and mind and that sought, by aesthetic means as well as ethical, to adorn and enhance rather than destroy the 'decent drapery of life.' The conventional view of Victorianism-a Family Shakespeare purged of indelicacies, piano legs sheathed in pantaloons, and the works of male and female authors chastely residing on separate shelves-gives way to the subtle and sympathetic analysis of an ethos that combined a profound sense of social and moral responsibility with a remarkable tolerance for idiosyncrasy and individuality. Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians invites us to reconsider the complex and colorful panorama of ideas and attitudes, beliefs and behavior, that goes under the name of Victorianism-and it reconsiders well our own relation to that much abused and misunderstood culture
The Jewish odyssey of George Eliot by Gertrude Himmelfarb( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines why a woman who was firmly labeled an unbeliever would take up the cause of Judaism and its promise of nationhood and statehood
Work and welfare by Robert M Solow( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solow condemns the welfare reforms recently passed by Congress and President Clinton for confronting welfare recipients with an unworkable choice - finding work in the current labor market or losing benefits. He argues that the only practical and fair way to move recipients to work is, in contrast, through an ambitious plan to guarantee that every able-bodied citizen has access to a job. Solow contends that the demand implicit in the 1996 Welfare Reform Act for welfare recipients to find work in the existing labor market has two crucial flaws. Solow concludes that it is legitimate to want welfare recipients to work, but not to want them to live at a miserable standard or to benefit at the expense of the working poor, especially since children are often the first to suffer. Instead, he writes, we should create new demand for unskilled labor through public-service employment and incentives to the private sector - in effect, fair "workfare." Throughout, Solow places debate over welfare reform in the context of a struggle to balance competing social values, in particular self-reliance and altruism
Lord Acton; a study in conscience and politics by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

34 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Acton is the author of the maxim, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." In this intellectual biography, Gertrude Himmelfarb regards Acton as a man more of our age than of his own. He was a Liberal Catholic and a distinguished historian, and his vigorous denunciations of nationalism, racism, statism, and bigotry rank among the classics of political and social thought
On looking into the Abyss : untimely thoughts on culture and society by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these perceptive essays, the highly regarded historian Gertrude Himmelfarb critically examines the cultural and ideological fashions of contemporary America. She analyzes the intellectual arrogance and spiritual impoverishment at the heart of such current academic movements in history, literature, and philosophy as structuralism, deconstructionism, and postmodernism - and shows how they have led to the belittling of one of the great tragedies of all time, the Holocaust. And she demonstrates the intimate, pervasive relationship between what is taught in our universities and what happens in society. She describes how the very idea of the "abyss" is made trivial and banal; how the role of the hero in history is being usurped by the writer of history; how with the end of the Cold War the greatest threat to liberalism is liberalism itself, how the link between nationalism and religion has been dangerously ignored; and how the relativization of history leads to its de-moralization and de-humanization. Provocative and incisive, Gertrude Himmelfarb's writings force us to examine our ideas about the troubling issues that concern our society and culture today
Poverty and compassion : the moral imagination of the late Victorians by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the ways in which poverty was regarded and addressed in late nineteenth-century England
Essays on freedom and power by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton( Book )

52 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inaugural lecture on the study of history.- The history of freedom in antiquity.- The history of freedom in Christianity.- The Protestant theoy of persecution.- Sir Erskine May's "Democracy in Europe"--Nationality.- Political causes of the American Revolution.- The background of the French Revolution.- Conflicts with Rome.- The Vatican Council.- Acton-Creighton correspondence.- Bibliography, comp. by B.F. Hoselitz (p. 374-398)
On liberty and liberalism: the case of John Stuart Mill by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One nation, two cultures by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Polish and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Himmelfarb argues that American culture is split between a traditional side and a side born in the counterculture of the 1960s
The moral imagination : from Adam Smith to Lionel Trilling by Gertrude Himmelfarb( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moral Imagination describes how some of the most provocative thinkers of modern times, coming from different traditions, responding to different concerns, and writing in different genres, shared a moral passion that permeated their work. The second edition includes a revised introduction and three new essays on Adam Smith, Lord Acton, and Alfred Marshall
On liberty by John Stuart Mill( Book )

45 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mill's famous argument for a liberal, tolerant, pluralistic, democratic political and social philosophy
The neoconservative persuasion : selected essays, 1942-2009 by Irving Kristol( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Kristol, the "godfather" of neoconservatism and one of our most important public intellectuals, played an influential role in development of American intellectual and political culture over past half century. These essays, many hard to find and reprinted here for the first time since their initial appearance, are a survey of intellectual development of one of the progenitors of neoconservatism. Kristol wrote on a broad range of topics from W.H. Auden to Ronald Reagan, from neoconservative movement's roots in the 1940s at City College to American foreign policy, from religion to capitalism. Kristol's writings provide us a unique guide to development of neoconservatism as one of the leading strains of thought, one of leading "persuasions" in recent American political and intellectual history
On population / Thomas Robert Malthus ; edited and introduced by Gertrude Himmelfarb by T. R Malthus( Book )

8 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his essay on the principle of population, published in 1798, Malthus shattered the conception that the destiny of men would follow the course of unlimited progress." An influential work of an era, Malthus' Iron Law of Population, this essay explores the concept that growing populaiton rates contribute to the supply of labour, leading to a loss in wages and, ultimately, poverty
The spirit of the age : Victorian essays by Gertrude Himmelfarb( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"None of the stereotypes of Victorian England - narrow-minded, inhibited, moralistic, complacent - prepares us for the vitality, variety, and above all extraordinary quality of intellectual life displayed in this volume of essays. Selected and annotated by Gertrude Himmelfarb, a distinguished historian of Victorian thought, the writings address a wide range of subjects - religion, politics, history, science, art, socialism, and feminism - by eminent figures of the era. The selections reflect what Himmelfarb terms "the spirit of the age"--Contentious as well as earnest, given to high aspirations and convictions, and at the same time subject to deep anxieties and doubts."--Jacket
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The de-moralization of society : from Victorian virtues to modern values
Victorian mindsThe idea of poverty : England in the early Industrial AgeThe de-moralization of society : from Victorian virtues to modern valuesThe new history and the oldThe roads to modernity : the British, French, and American enlightenmentsMarriage and morals among the Victorians : essaysThe Jewish odyssey of George EliotWork and welfare
Alternative Names
Gertrude Himmelfarb Amerikaans historica

Gertrude Himmelfarb amerikansk historikar

Gertrude Himmelfarb amerikansk historiker

Gertrude Himmelfarb historiadora estadounidense

Gertrude Himmelfarb historienne américaine

Gertrude Himmelfarb US-amerikanische Historikerin

Himelfarb Gertrūda

Himmelfarb, G.

Himmelfarb, G. (Gertrude)

Himmelfarb, Gertrude, 1922-

Kristol, Bea

Kristol, Gertrude.

Kristol, Gertrude, 1922-

Химмельфарб, Гертруда

גרטרוד הימלפארב

גרטרוד הימלפארב היסטוריונית אמריקאית

הימלפארב, גרטרוד, 1922-

قرترود هیملفربر


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