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Mansfield, Harvey C. Jr 1932-

Works: 72 works in 305 publications in 6 languages and 17,595 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Comic books, strips, etc  Controversial literature  Manuscripts  Software 
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 )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,684 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 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most famous book on politics ever written, The Prince remains as lively and shocking today as when it was written almost five hundred years ago. Initially denounced as a collection of sinister maxims and a recommendation of tyranny, it has more recently been defended as the first scientific treatment of politics as it is practiced rather than as it ought to be practiced. Harvey C. Mansfield's brilliant translation of this classic work, along with the new materials added for this edition, make it the definitive version of The Prince, indispensable to scholars, students, and those interested in the dark art of politics. This revised edition of Mansfield's acclaimed translation features an updated bibliography, a substantial glossary, an analytic introduction, a chronology of Machiavelli's life, and a map of Italy in Machiavelli's time
Congress against the President by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

16 editions published in 1975 in English and Spanish and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manliness by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,018 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 )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mansfield reveals the role of sects in Machiavelli's politics, his advice on how to rule indirectly, and the ultimately partisan character of his project. Following the method of Leo Strauss, he takes up Machiavelli's individual works as wholes and shows him to be the founder of modern institutions that came later, such as the impersonal state and the energetic executive. Mansfield thus makes the case that Machiavelli is alive for us and full of the wisdom we need. His thought cannot be dismissed as quaint and obsolete; it is disturbingly relevant for our delusions and our complacency
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 832 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 )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 684 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 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's constitutional soul by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 419 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 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 325 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

A short history of OPA by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

11 editions published between 1947 and 1951 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings by Thomas Jefferson( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 154 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 123 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
Illustrations of presidential management : Johnson's cost reduction and tax increase campaigns by Harvey C Mansfield( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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Democracy in America
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Mansfield, Harvey C. (Harvey Claflin), 1932-

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Mansfield, Harvey Claflin Jr

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English (210)

Spanish (9)

French (4)

Chinese (4)

German (1)

Dutch (1)

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