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Mansfield, Harvey C. Jr 1932-

Works: 75 works in 301 publications in 6 languages and 16,585 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Sources  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Maps  Manuscripts  Controversial literature  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
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Most widely held works by Harvey C Mansfield
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,680 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
The prince and the discourses by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains political advice to Lorenzo de' Medici, stating rules for governing monarchies and conquered territory
Manliness by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,009 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 C Mansfield( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 861 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
Taming the prince : the ambivalence of modern executive power by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of Western political thought, from Aristotle to the Federalist Papers, from Roman dictators to the American president
The spirit of liberalism by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machiavelli's new modes and orders : a study of the Discourses on Livy by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the only full-length interpretive study of Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy, Harvey C. Mansfield provides a chapter-by-chapter commentary of this controversial and ambiguous work. Mansfield argues that Machiavelli's new modes and orders were intended to undermine the classical and Christian foundations of political philosophy and establish a new foundation not only for modern political philosophy, but for modern politics as well." "This study, wrought by one of Machiavelli's interpreters, uncovers the hidden intricacies of the Discourses. It will inform and challenge its readers at every step."--BOOK JACKET
Statesmanship and party government : a study of Burke and Bolingbroke by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 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
Discourses on Livy by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both Machiavelli and Guicciardini looked to the past to understand the present. In his Discourses on the First Decade of Livy, Machiavelli examined Roman history in order to identify its underlying political principles. Guicciardini, who would go on from a career in politics to write his monumental History of Italy, tended to look at the motives of the people who shaped history. Reflecting on ancient Rome, both thinkers refined their conceptions of government with an eye to the political turmoil of their own Florence." "Based on the definitive Italian editions and including extensive explanatory notes, The Sweetness of Power re-creates a fascinating conflict that helped to shape the history of western political thought."--Jacket
America's constitutional soul by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tocqueville : a very short introduction by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 429 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"--
Selected letters of Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student's guide to political philosophy by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ISI Guides to the Major Disciplines are reader-friendly introductions to the most important fields of knowledge in the liberal arts. Written by leading scholars for both students and the general public, they will be appreciated by anyone desiring a reliable and informative tour of important subject matter. Each title offers an historical overview of a particular discipline, explains the central ideas of each subject, and evaluates the works of thinkers whose ideas have shaped our world. They will aid students seeking to make better decisions about their course of study as well as general readers who wish to supplement their education. All who treasure the world of ideas and liberal learning will be motivated by these original and stimulating
Educating the prince : essays in honor of Harvey Mansfield( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings by Thomas Jefferson( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts of rule : essays in honor of Harvey C. Mansfield( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 126 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
Le Prince apprivoisé : de l'ambivalence du pouvoir by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic freedom and human flourishing : perspectives from political philosophy( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is economic liberty necessary for individuals to lead truly flourishing lives? Whether your immediate answer is yes or no, this question is deceptively simple. What do we mean by liberty? What constitutes the flourishing life? How are these related? How is economic liberty related to other goods that affect human flourishing? To answer these questions-and more-this volume brings to bear some of history's greatest thinkers, interpreted by some of today's leading scholars of their thought. How might Aristotle have understood the relationship between economic liberty and human flourishing? Hobbes and Locke, Mill, Rousseau, Burke, Adam Smith, Kant, de Tocqueville, and Marx? So much of the policy and political debates around issues of economic liberty are often cast in somewhat narrow terms. What is the precise magnitude of this elasticity? Is a certain policy popular among key constituencies? Of course, economic and political analysis have a vital role to play in shaping and understanding public policy. But it is helpful-and refreshing-from time to time to step back and examine the foundation. This volume endeavors to do exactly that." from publisher's website
La Bolivie histoire constitutionnelle et ambivalence du pouvoir exécutif by Jean-René Garcia( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 32 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."
Politics at the turn of the century by Arthur M Melzer( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Democracy in America
Alternative Names
Harvey Mansfield Amerikaans politicoloog

Harvey Mansfield US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

Mansfield , Harvey

Mansfield, Harvey 1932-

Mansfield, Harvey C.

Mansfield, Harvey C. 1932-

Mansfield, Harvey C. (Harvey Claflin), 1932-

Mansfield , Harvey C. jr

Mansfield, Harvey Claflin

Mansfield, Harvey Claflin 1932-

Mansfield, Harvey Claflin Jr

Харви Менсфилд

هارفي مانسفيلد

هاروی منسفیلد

맨스필드, 하비

맨스필드, 하비 C

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The prince and the discoursesManlinessMachiavelli's virtueTaming the prince : the ambivalence of modern executive powerMachiavelli's new modes and orders : a study of the Discourses on LivyDiscourses on LivyAmerica's constitutional soulTocqueville : a very short introduction