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Mansfield, Harvey Claflin 1932-

Works: 72 works in 220 publications in 6 languages and 14,708 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
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Most widely held works by Harvey Claflin Mansfield
Manliness by Harvey Claflin Mansfield( )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first comprehensive study of manliness, a quality both bad and good, mostly male, often intolerant, irrational, and ambitious. Our "gender-neutral society" does not like it but cannot get rid of it. Drawing from science, literature, and philosophy, Mansfield examines the layers of manliness, from vulgar aggression, to assertive manliness, to manliness as virtue, and to philosophical manliness. He shows that manliness seeks and welcomes drama, prefers times of war, conflict, and risk, and brings change or restores order at crucial moments. After a wide-ranging tour from stereotypes to Hemingway and Achilles, to Nietzsche, to feminism, and to Plato, the author returns to today's problem of "unemployed manliness." Formulating a reasoned defense of a quality hardly obedient to reason, he urges men, and especially women, to understand and accept manliness, and to give it honest and honorable employment.--From publisher description
Machiavelli's virtue by Harvey Claflin Mansfield( )
25 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 1,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Machiavelli's Virtue is a comprehensive statement on the founder of modern politics. Harvey C. Mansfield begins by analyzing Machiavelli's radical notion of virtue, which culminates in his own personal virtue. Machiavelli shows that princes need a new morality that only he has supplied. Mansfield argues that Machiavelli intended to rule the world through his thought; though a prince without a state, his subjects were the princes who would follow his writings on founding and ruling. This new "perpetual republic" is Machiavelli's own sect - and a remedy for the failures of all previous republics
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Original work was written by Tocqueville, a French citizen who visited America in 1831 and published this account of American democracy in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840. This is the third English-language translation
Statesmanship and party government a study of Burke and Bolingbroke by Harvey Claflin Mansfield( )
9 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this incisive look at early modern views of party politics, Harvey C. Mansfield examines the pamphlet war between Edmund Burke and the followers of Henry St. John, First Viscount Bolingbroke during the mid-eighteenth century. In response to works by Bolingbroke published posthumously, Burke created his most eloquent advocacy of the party system. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the material, Mansfield shows that present-day parties must be understood in the light of the history of party government. The complicated organization and the public actions of modern parties are th
The prince by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. This fluent new translation is accompanied by comprehensive notes and an introduction that dispels some of the myths associated with Machiavelli, and considers the true purpose of The Prince. - ;'A prince must not have any other object nor any other thought...but war, its institutions, and its discipline; because that is the only art befitting one who commands.'. When Machiavelli's b
Tocqueville a very short introduction by Harvey Claflin Mansfield( )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"No one has ever described American democracy with more accurate insight or more profoundly than Alexis de Tocqueville. After meeting with Americans on extensive travels in the United States, and intense study of documents and authorities, he authored the landmark Democracy in America, publishing its two volumes in 1835 and 1840. Ever since, this book has been the best source for every serious attempt to understand America and democracy itself. Yet Tocqueville himself remains a mystery behind the elegance of his style. Now one of our leading authorities on Tocqueville explains him in this splendid new entry in Oxford's acclaimed Very Short Introduction series. Harvey Mansfield addresses his subject as a thinker, clearly and incisively exploring Tocqueville's writings--not only his masterpiece, but also his secret Recollections, intended for posterity alone, and his unfinished work on his native France, The Old Regime and the Revolution. Tocqueville was a liberal, Mansfield writes, but not of the usual sort. The many elements of his life found expression in his thought: his aristocratic ancestry, his ventures in politics, his voyages abroad, his hopes and fears for America, and his disappointment with France. All his writings show a passion for political liberty and insistence on human greatness. Perhaps most important, he saw liberty not in theories, but in the practice of self-government in America. Ever an opponent of abstraction, he offered an analysis that forces us to consider what we actually do in our politics--suggesting that theory itself may be an enemy of freedom. And that, Mansfield writes, makes him a vitally important thinker for today. Translator of an authoritative edition of Democracy in America, Harvey Mansfield here offers the fruit of decades of research and reflection in a clear, insightful, and marvelously compact introduction"--
Taming the prince : the ambivalence of modern executive power by Harvey Claflin Mansfield( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spirit of liberalism by Harvey Claflin Mansfield( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Machiavelli's new modes and orders : a study of the Discourses on Livy by Harvey Claflin Mansfield( Book )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discourses on Livy by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discourses on Livy (1531) demonstrates Machiavelli's fundamental preference for the republicanism of ancient Rome. In an age when political absolutism was increasingly the norm, Machiavelli's republican theories would become a dangerous ideology, and his works were placed on the Index of Prohibited Works in 1559. This new translation is richly annotated, providing the contemporary reader with sufficient historical, linguistic and political information to understand and interpret the revolutionary affirmations Machiavelli made, based on the historical evidence he found in Livy
America's constitutional soul by Harvey Claflin Mansfield( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A student's guide to political philosophy by Harvey Claflin Mansfield( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Behind the daily headlines on presidential races and local elections is the theory of the polity--or what the end of our politics should be. Harvard's Harvey C. Mansfield, one of America's leading political theorists, explains why our quest for the good life must address the type of government we seek to uphold. He directs our gaze to the thinkers and philosophies and classic works that have proved most influential throughout the ages
Selected letters of Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Educating the prince : essays in honor of Harvey Mansfield ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected writings by Thomas Jefferson( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arts of rule : essays in honor of Harvey C. Mansfield ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two generations of students inspired by Harvey Mansfield come together here to demonstrate how their diverse approaches illuminate the topic of the arts of rule and speak to the wide scope of Mansfield's contributions. The essays collected here cover bothancient and modern ground. The first section covers topics such as Xenophon's question of what it is to be a gentleman, Aristotle's view of friendship, Montaigne's account of the highest good, and Montesquieu's elevation of modesty. The second section engages Machiavelli's political theory and its influence on subsequent thinkers, such as Bacon, Hobbes, and Hume. Authors in the third section examine the sources, conditions, and practices of freedom in the context of modern politics, drawing on writers from Shakespeare to Tocqueville to shed light on contemporary debates. The arts of rule cover the exercise of power by princes and popular sovereigns, but they range beyond the domain of government itself, extending to civil associations, political parties, and religious institutions. Artful rule both directs the use of authority toward a specific end and posits a more comprehensive vision of the best way of life for human beings. Making full use of political philosophy and benefiting from a range of backgrounds, this collection recognizes that although the arts of rule are comprehensive, the best government is a limited one
La Bolivie by Jean-René Garcia( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'élection d'Evo Morales, premier président indien en Amérique Latine, et les changements constitutionnels qui ont accompagné ce processus ont redessiné le paysage constitutionnel de la Bolivie. Cet ouvrage revient aux origines du pouvoir exécutif à partir de l'étude du cas bolivien. Il analyse comment le constitutionnalisme moderne essaya de concilier les notions de force et de légitimité par l'élaboration de ce que Jean-René Garcia appelle "un consensus sur le pouvoir exécutif ambivalent réalisé lors de Temps Historiques Constitutionnels."
Maquiavelo y los principios de la política moderna : un estudio de los Discursos sobre Tito Livio by Harvey Claflin Mansfield( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Responsible citizenship : ancient and modern by Harvey Claflin Mansfield( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tyranny and liberty : big government and the individual in Tocqueville's science of politics by Harvey Claflin Mansfield( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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