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Thompson, E. P. (Edward Palmer) 1924-1993

Works: 404 works in 1,744 publications in 8 languages and 30,614 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Poetry  Constitution  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Performer, Creator, Composer, Honoree, Author of introduction, 070
Classifications: HD8388, 327.174
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The making of the English working class by E. P Thompson( Book )

213 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of artisan and working-class society in its formative years, 1780 to 1832, adds an important dimension to our understanding of the nineteenth century. E.P. Thompson shows how the working class took part in its own making and re-creates the whole life experience of people who suffered loss of status and freedom, who underwent degradation and who yet created a culture and political consciousness of great vitality
William Morris : romantic to revolutionary by E. P Thompson( Book )

105 editions published between 1955 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biographical study is a window into 19th-century British society and the life of William Morristhe great craftsman, architect, designer, poet, and writerwho remains a monumental and influential figure to this day. This account chronicles how his concern with artistic and human values led him to cross what he called the river of fire and become a committed socialistcommitted not only to the theory of socialism but also to the practice of it in the day-to-day struggle of working women and men in Victorian England. While both the British Labor Movement and the Marxists have venerated Morris, this legacy of his life proves that many of his ideas did not accord with the dominant reforming tendencies, providing a unique perspective on Morris scholarship
Customs in common by E. P Thompson( Book )

56 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here, at last, is Customs in Common, the remarkable sequel to E.P. Thompson's influential, landmark volume of social history, The Making of the English Working Class. The product of years of research and debate, Customs in Common describes the complex culture from which working class institutions enlarged in England--a panoply of traditions and customs that the new working class fought to preserve well into Victorian times." "In a text marked by both empathy and erudition, Thompson investigates the gradual disappearance of a range of cultural customs against the backdrop of the great upheavals of the eighteenth century. As villagers were subjected to a legal system increasingly hostile to custom, they tried both to resist and to preserve tradition, becoming, as Thompson explains, "rebellious, but rebellious in defence of custom." Although some historians have written of the riotous peasants of England and Wales as if they were mainly a problem for magistrates and governments, for Thompson it is the rulers, landowners, and governments who were a problem for the people, whose exuberant culture preceded the formation of working-class institutions and consciousness." "Using a wide range of sources, Thompson shows how careful attention to fragmentary evidence helps to decode the fascinating symbolism of shaming rituals including "rough music," and practices such as the ritual divorce known as "wife sale." And in examining the vigorous presence of women in food riots from the sixteenth century onwards, he sheds further light on gender relations of the time." "Essential reading for all those intrigued by English history, Customs in Common has a special relevance today, as traditional economies are being replaced by market economies throughout the developing world. The rich scholarship and depth of insight in Thompson's new work offer many clues to understanding contemporary changes around the globe."--Jacket
Family and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800 by Jack Goody( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pioneering book examines different aspects of the inheritance customs in rural Western Europe in the pre-industrial age: for families and whole societies, the roles of lawyers in reducing them to a common system, and the recurring debate on the merits of various inheritance customs in shaping particular kinds of society. At first sight the study of inheritance customs may appear to be a dull affair, concerned with outdated practices of hair-splitting lawyers; certainly, little academic interest has been shown in the subject. Yet inheritance customs are vital means for the reproduction of the social system, by the transmission of property and other rights through the family. Various family structures and social arrangements are linked by different means of inheritance. This book will interest a wide range of historians, students, postgraduates and teachers alike, whether they are concerned with social, economic, demographic or legal history, in the medieval, early modern or modern periods, and whether their interests are directed to England or other countries of Western Europe; it will also be valuable to social anthropologists, sociologists and historians of ideas. A comprehensive glossary of technical terms has been added for the non-specialist
Witness against the beast : William Blake and the moral law by E. P Thompson( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Witness Against the Beast is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary study in which the renowned social historian E.P. Thompson contends that most of the assumptions scholars have made about William Blake are misleading and unfounded. Brilliantly reexamining Blake's cultural milieu and intellectual background, Thompson detects in Blake's poetry a repeated call to resist the usury and commercialism of the 'Antichrist' embodied by contemporary society--to 'witness against the beast'."--Back cover
Albion's fatal tree : crime and society in eighteenth-century England by Douglas Hay( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the contrasts between the genteel, aristocratic side of 18th century British society and criminal elements characterized by raucous public hangings marked by insubordination and riot
Visions of history by MARHO (Organization)( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Interviews with E.P. Thompson, Eric Hobsbawm, Sheila Rowbotham, Linda Gordon, Natalie Zemon Davis, William Appleman Williams, Staughton Lynd, David Montgomery, Herbert Gutman, Vincent Harding, John Womack, C.L.R. James, Moshe Lewin." Includes bibliographies and index
Beyond the cold war : a new approach to the arms race and nuclear annihilation by E. P Thompson( Book )

16 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.P. Thompson and the making of the new left : essays and polemics by E. P Thompson( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"E. P. Thompson is a towering figure in the field of labor history, best known for his monumental and path-breaking work, The Making of the English Working Class. But as this collection shows, Thompson was much more than a historian: he was a dedicated educator of workers, a brilliant polemicist, a skilled political theorist, and a tireless agitator for peace, against nuclear weapons, and for a rebirth of the socialist project. The essays in this book, many of which are either out-of-print or difficult to obtain, were written between 1955 and 1963 during one of the most fertile periods of Thompson's intellectual and political life, when he wrote his two great works, The Making of the English Working Class and William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary. They reveal Thompson's insistence on the vitality of a humanistic and democratic socialism along with the value of utopian thinking in radical politics. Throughout, Thompson struggles to open a space independent of official Communist Parties and reformist Social Democratic Parties, opposing them with a vision of socialism built from the bottom up. Editor Cal Winslow, who studied with Thompson, provides context for the essays in a detailed introduction and reminds us why this eloquent and inspiring voice remains so relevant to us today."--
Protest and survive by E. P Thompson( Book )

45 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recente ontwikkelingen in de strategie en de bewapening en de economische belangen achter de bewapeningswedloop en een pleidooi voor nucleaire ontwapening
Whigs and hunters : the origin of the Black act by E. P Thompson( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendices (p. 270-294): 1. The Black act.--2. Alexander Pope and the Blacks. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 295-300
The romantics : England in a revolutionary age by E. P Thompson( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: E.P. Thompson traces the intellectual influences and societal pressures that gave rise to the English Romantic movement. Thompson examines the interaction between politics and literature at the beginning of the modern age, focusing in on the turbulent 1790s -- the time of the French and American revolutions -- through the celebrated writings of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Mary Wollstonecraft
The poverty of theory & other essays by E. P Thompson( Book )

47 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic collection of essays by E.P. Thompson, one of England's most renowned socialist voices, remains a staple text in the history of Marxist theory. The bulk of the book is dedicated to Thompson's famous polemic against Louis Althusser and what he considers the reductionism and authoritarianism of Althusserian structuralism. In lively and erudite prose, Thompson argues for a self-critical and unapologetically humanist Marxist tradition. Also included are three essays of considerable importance to the development of the New Left.--Publisher website
The heavy dancers by E. P Thompson( Book )

18 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whigs and hunters : the origin of the Black Act by E. P Thompson( Book )

52 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown Mayhew by Henry Mayhew( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential E.P. Thompson by E. P Thompson( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making history : writings on history and culture by E. P Thompson( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together E.P. Thompson's writings and lectures delivered over a number of years, Making History covers the key debates in history and cultural theory that occupied Thompson throughout his career. Making History includes such landmark writings as Thompson's influential and sympathetic assessments of the historians Raymond Williams and Herbert Gutman, as well as his judgements of the lasting value of classic English writers such as William Morris and Mary Wollstonecraft. Also included are Thompson's perceptive and always witty contributions to current issues of debate, such as the role of poetry as a political act and the historical method and imagination. The book concludes with "Agenda for Radical History," Thompson's inspiring and oft-cited lecture on the future of history and the task of historians in years to come, a fitting conclusion to the book and to Thompson's own exemplary career
Exterminism and cold war by E. P Thompson( Book )

18 editions published between 1900 and 1982 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En række indlæg fra venstrefløjsfolk, der debatterer faren for udslettelse af civilisationen i en krig, USA's og USSR's roller og motiver, tredie verdens landenes rolle i den globale konfrontation, våbenkapløbet herunder atomoprustningen, nedrustning m.m
The unknown Mayhew : selections from the Morning Chronicle, 1849-1850 by Henry Mayhew( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The making of the English working class
William Morris : romantic to revolutionaryCustoms in commonFamily and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800Witness against the beast : William Blake and the moral lawAlbion's fatal tree : crime and society in eighteenth-century EnglandE.P. Thompson and the making of the new left : essays and polemicsProtest and surviveThe romantics : England in a revolutionary age
Alternative Names
E. P. T. 1924-1993

E. P. Thompson

E. P. Thompson British historian, writer, socialist and peace campaigner

E. P. Thompson Brits schrijver (1924-1993)


Edward Palmer Thompson

Edward Palmer Thompson britischer Historiker, Sozialist und Friedensaktivist

Edward Palmer Thompson britský historik a spisovatel

Edward Palmer Thompson historiador inglés

Edward Palmer Thompson storico, scrittore e pacifista britannico

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Thompson, Edward P. 1924- (Edward Palmer)

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Τόμσον Ε. Π. 1924-1993

Τόμσον Έντουαρντ Πάλμερ 1924-1993

Едвард Томпсон

Томпсон, Эдвард Палмер

אדוארד פאלמר תומפסון

אדוארד פאלמר תומפסון סופר בריטי

ادوارد بالمر تومبسون

ادوارد پالمر تامپسون تاریخ‌نگار و نویسنده بریتانیایی

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ედვარდ პალმერ თომფსონი

에드워드 파머 톰슨

톰슨, E. P. 1924-1993

톰슨, 에드워드 파머 1924-1993

톰프슨, E. P. 1924-1993

톰프슨, 에드워드 파머 1924-1993


トムスン, E. P.

トムスン, エドワ-ド P. 1924-1993

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トンプソン, E. P.

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