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Zeitlin, Irving M.

Overview
Works: 35 works in 268 publications in 3 languages and 8,791 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HM19, 301.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Irving M Zeitlin
Ideology and the development of sociological theory by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

84 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism; a re-examination by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus and the Judaism of his time by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The main aim of this work is to understand Jesus as he saw himself, and to compare that self-understanding with the ways in which others have grasped the nature of his mission. To achieve this aim, the key problems, questions and issues in dispute among scholars are reexamined, and resolved by means of a sociological method -- that is, carefully situating Jesus' biography in its social and historical context. The book includes a full analysis of the social structure of Palestine under Roman occupation, discussing the variety of sects and movements prevalent at the time, and the relation between the ruling Jewish circles and the Roman authorities. Materials relevant to our understanding of Jesus' life are analyzed, portraying his development from youth to his conflict with the Roman authorities
Rethinking sociology; a critique of contemporary theory by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social condition of humanity : an introduction to sociology by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rulers and ruled : an introduction to classical political theory from Plato to the Federalists by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book illuminates several timeless principles of political philosophy that have come down to us through the ages in the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and the authors of the Federalist Papers, Madison, Hamilton, and Jay. Among these principles are the following: that a good society is based on law; that a good constitution balances social classes against each other; that a mixed constitution is best for this purpose; that popular sovereignty is the best foundation for a just and stable constitution; and that representative government is best for a large, complex society. In this valuable and accessibly written guide to the fundamentals of political thought, Irving Zeitlin shows that certain thinkers have given us insights that rise above historical context - 'trans-historical principles' that can provide the political scientist with an element of foresight, an ability not to predict events but to anticipate a certain range of possibilities. While the historian studies unique and unrepeatable circumstances such as those, for example, that gave rise to Julius Caesar, the political theorist, using these trans-historical principles, recognizes the conditions that can lead to Caesarism. Zeitlin draws on an unusual depth of knowledge, offering a lucid, interesting, and memorable summation of his chosen classic texts, in a work that will appeal strongly to his intended audience at the undergraduate level
The historical Muhammad by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his quest for the historical Muhammad, Zeitlin's chief aim is to catch glimpses of the birth of Islam and the role played by its extraordinary founder. Islam, as its Prophet came to conceive it, was a strict and absolute monotheism. How Muhammad had arrived at this view is not a problem for Muslims, who believe that the Prophet received a revelation from Allah or God, mediated by the Angel Gabriel. For scholars, however, interested in placing Muhammad in the historical context of the seventh-century Arabian Peninsula, the source of the Prophets inspiration is a significant question. It is apparent that the two earlier monotheisms, Judaism and Christianity, constituted an influential presence in the Hijaz, the region comprising Mecca and Medina. Indeed, Jewish communities were salient here, especially in Medina and other not-too-distant oases. Moreover, in addition to the presence of Jews and Christians, there existed a third category of individuals, the Hanifs, who, dissatisfied with their polytheistic beliefs, had developed monotheistic ideas. Zeitlin assesses the extent to which these various influences shaped the emergence of Islam and the development of the Prophets beliefs. He also seeks to understand how the process set in motion by Muhammad led, not long after his death, to the establishment of a world empire. -- from publisher description
Liberty, equality, and revolution in Alexis de Tocqueville by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nietzsche : a re-examination by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No thinker in the history of modern philosophy has made such a radical attack on Western values as Friedrich Nietzsche. His importance as a philosopher lies precisely in the challenge he threw down to the religio-moral and intellectual foundations of Western society. Zeitlin's aim in this re-examination of Nietzsche's work is to consider how we should assess Nietzsche's philosophical claims today. He shows that although Nietzsche has given us a highly fruitful theory of the origin of moral values, his philosophy is beset by unresolved problems, ambiguities, and defects. Zeitlin's critical exposition contains several distinctive elements. He gives considerable attention to Nietzsche's theory of Ressentiment and the 'inversion of values' by elaborating the theory and applying it to the two classical cases with which Nietzsche was most concerned: the Jews and the Greeks. He analyses Socrates' encounter with the 'proto-Nietzcheans' of his time; Karl Marx's rejoinder to Max Stirner, the boldest of Nietzsche's precursors in the modern era; Nietzsche's one-sided and erroneous interpretation of Darwin's theory; and the dangerous implications of Nietzsche's 'beyond good and evil' aestheticism. Finally, Zeitlin confronts Nietzsche's protagonist, Zarathustra - that enthusiastic spokesman for the 'master morality'. This book will be essential reading for second-year students and above, plus professionals in the areas of philosophy, social theory, and political thought
Capitalism and imperialism; an introduction to neo-Marxian concepts by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's vision : the classical origins of social and political thought by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews : the making of a diaspora people by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Jewish diaspora from the ancient world to the present, beginning with expulsion from their ancestral homeland and concluding with the Holocaust and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The religious experience : classical philosophical and social theories by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society, history, and the global human condition : essays in honor of Irving M. Zeitlin by Joseph M Bryant( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book highlights the continuing relevance of classical sociological theories and concepts in making sense of the contemporary globalized world. Covering a very wide historical and geographical range and topics that include: classical sociological theory, genocide, resistance, the intifada, street gangs, democracy, bureaucracy, war literature, ethnic diversity, national culture, and science, the distinguished contributors to this volume affirm the contemporary relevance of the classical sociological tradition for making sense of the global human condition
Nondgomatic Marxism : a study in the sociological theory and method of Karl Marx by Irving M Zeitlin( )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism and imperialism by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing the other : gender and society in classical Greek literature by Froma I Zeitlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relations between the sexes were among the most pervasive concerns of ancient Greek thought and literature, extending from considerations of sex roles in domestic and political spheres to the organization of the cosmos as a pantheon of gods and goddesses. In Playing the Other Froma I. Zeitlin explores the diversity and complexity of these interactions through the most influential literary texts of the archaic and classical periods, from epic (Homer) and didactic poetry
Polytheism and the emergence of monotheism by Irving M Zeitlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the man Jesus : a historical-sociological approach by Irving M Zeitlin( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakaigaku shisōshi( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The historical Muhammad
Alternative Names
Zeitlin, Irving

Zeitlin, Irving M.

Zeitlin, Irving Mordecai

Zeitlin, Irving Mordecai 1928-

짜이틀린, I. M

짜이틀린, 어빙 M

차이틀린, 어빙 M

ツァイトリン, I. M

Languages
English (221)

Spanish (23)

Japanese (4)

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Jesus and the Judaism of his timeThe social condition of humanity : an introduction to sociologyRulers and ruled : an introduction to classical political theory from Plato to the FederalistsThe historical MuhammadNietzsche : a re-examinationThe religious experience : classical philosophical and social theoriesSociety, history, and the global human condition : essays in honor of Irving M. ZeitlinPlaying the other : gender and society in classical Greek literature