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Merriman, John M.

Works: 119 works in 550 publications in 5 languages and 16,362 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Literature  Case studies  Encyclopedias  Biographies  Trivia and miscellanea  Humor  Popular works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, htt, Creator, Other, wpr, Thesis advisor, Opponent
Classifications: D21, 909
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Most widely held works by John M Merriman
The Red City : Limoges and the French nineteenth century by John M Merriman( )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the impact of urbanization and large-scale industrialization on Limoges in the 19th century. Merriman confirms that the struggle between traditional and modern forces in French society and politics took place inside cities as well as between cities and the countryside
The dynamite club : how a bombing in fin-de-siècle Paris ignited the age of modern terror by John M Merriman( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a February evening in 1894, a young radical intellectual named Émile Henry drank two beers at an upscale Parisian restaurant, then left behind a bomb as a parting gift. This incident, which rocked the French capital, lies at the heart of The Dynamite Club, a mesmerizing account of Henry and his cohorts and the war they waged against the bourgeoisie - setting off bombs in public places, killing the president of France, and eventually assassinating President McKinley in 1901
A history of modern Europe : from the Renaissance to the present by John M Merriman( Book )

62 editions published between 1996 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why a new history of modern Europe? The collapse of Communism in 1989- 1990 and the breakup of the Soviet Union have redrawn the map of Central and Eastern Europe. A reconfigured Europe calls for a new history. This survey of modern European history explores the roots of the economic and political problems that continue to beset Western and Eastern Europe. For example, it shows how the simmering ethnic tensions that burst into bloody civil war in Bosnia after the disintegration of Yugoslavia echoed the quarrels that eroded the stately Habsburg monarchy a century earlier. To convey an understanding of the complex tensions that still exist in Europe, this survey offers balanced coverage of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as of the West. I have adopted a narrative framework with the goals of both telling a story and analyzing the central themes of the European experience. Each chapter of A History of Modern Europe can be read as part of a larger, interconnected story. Moreover, this book stresses the dynamics of economic, social, and political change. - Preface
The margins of city life : explorations on the French urban frontier, 1815-1851 by John M Merriman( )

19 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the social margins of city life - the "faubourgs", or suburbs, where rural migrants and the labouring poor of French cities congregated in growing numbers in the first half of the 19th century. The text examines the cultural and social traditions which took root in these areas
Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune by John M Merriman( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 days in 1871, but during that short time it gave rise to some of the grandest political dreams of the nineteenth century--before culminating in horrific violence. Following the disastrous French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, hungry and politically disenchanted Parisians took up arms against their government in the name of a more just society. They expelled loyalists and soldiers and erected barricades in the streets. In Massacre, John Merriman introduces a cast of inimitable Communards--from les petroleuses (female incendiaries) to the painter Gustave Courbet--whose idealism fueled a revolution. And he vividly recreates the Commune's chaotic and bloody end when 30,000 troops stormed the city, burning half of Paris and executing captured Communards en masse. A stirring evocation of the spring when Paris was ablaze with cannon fire and its citizens were their own masters, Massacre reveals how the indomitable spirit of the Commune shook the very foundations of Europe"--
History on the margins : people and places in the emergence of modern France by John M Merriman( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his distinguished career as a historian of modern France, John Merriman has published ten books and scores of scholarly articles. This volume collects some of his most notable and significant explorations of French history and culture. In a wide-ranging introduction Merriman reflects on his decades of research and on his life, lived increasingly in France. At the beginning of his career he was determined to be not a narrow specialist but a historian who engaged with all the regions of France. So he set himself the goal of doing archival research in every single département of the country. A permanent resident of the small village of Balazuc in the Ardèche for more than twenty-five years, he laments what he sees as the over-professionalization of history at the expense of passion for one's field. Yet Merriman is no cranky, tweed-bound scholar. Beloved by generations of historians of France, many of whom he has mentored (both as a graduate advisor and more informally), Merriman offers reflections on his life in history that will be of interest to a broad audience of historians." -- Publisher's description
The story of mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated for young readers by John Merriman, this book describes a history that begins with the origins of mankind and tells of significant people and events of every age through the late twentieth century
Police stories : building the French state, 1815-1851 by John M Merriman( )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and German and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first half of the nineteenth century France was characterized by extraordinary regional and linguistic diversity, but the state increasingly became a central force in the lives of its citizens. One way that it did so, as John Merriman details in this work, was through its police force, which developed into a modern profession during this period. He describes the careers of policemen, how they were hired, the difficulties they faced, and the successes they enjoyed. Through the lives of these men, he shows how the political issues of the day, as well as incompetence and imprudence, could bring a sudden, inglorious end to their work in the police. His study underscores how the police helped the state affirm its primacy, winning the allegiance, or at least the obedience, of the French people."--BOOK JACKET
Consciousness and class experience in nineteenth-century Europe by John M Merriman( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe 1789 to 1914 : encyclopedia of the age of industry and empire by John M Merriman( )

32 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the time period between the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I, including the important people and the major events and developments in Europe, and connections to the rest of the world. Includes over 800 articles illustrating the transformation of political, social, and cultural institutions by the forces of industrialization, nationalism, mass politics, imperialism, great power rivalries and innovative cultural change
Europe since 1914 : encyclopedia of the age of war and reconstruction by John M Merriman( )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe Since 1914 details European history from the Bolshevik Revolution to the European Union, linking it to the history of the rest of the world. Includes over 900 articles and many illustrations. Written by about 500 leading experts from universities all over the world, the set includes scientific and economic, social and cultural, political and military developments
French cities in the nineteenth century( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2020 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1830 in France( Book )

11 editions published between 1830 and 1975 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The agony of the Republic : the repression of the left in revolutionary France, 1848-1851 by John M Merriman( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and French and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edo and Paris : urban life and the state in the early modern era by James L McClain( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book that will change the way we think about the relationship between city and nation, Edo and Paris offers a dazzling view of daily life and urban development in two early modern cities.In August 1590, Tokugawa Ieyasu marched into the drab little fishing village of Edo. Less than four years later and on the other side of the world, the newly crowned Henry IV fought his way into a Paris rife with disease and decay. By 1700, Paris had become the political center of France and a major European metropolis. Known today as Tokyo, the Edo from which the Shogun ruled Japan in 1700 was the world's most populous city.Edo and Paris compares how the Tokugawas and the Bourbons crafted their states and built their capitals. It also provides rich detail about the experiences of ordinary people, covering topics from the nature of popular culture to forms of resistance to authority in both cities. In nineteen chapters accompanied by period illustrations and maps, experts from a wide variety of fields offer a vibrant portrait not of one Edo and one Paris, but of many
The Stones of Balazuc : a French village in time by John M Merriman( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balazuc is a tiny medieval village carved into a limestone cliff that towers above the Ardeche River in southeastern France. Its dramatic landscape and Mediterranean climate make it a lovely destination for summer visitors, but for its residents over the centuries life in Balazuc has been harsh. At times Balazuc has prospered, most notably in the nineteenth century through the cultivation of "the golden tree" and the silkworms it fed, a process whose rigors and rewards are gleefully detailed in this splendid book. But the rewards of silk production proved fleeting, leaving only the rigors of life on the "tormented soil."" "Historical events from the French Revolution, through the Paris Commune and the two world wars, sent ripples through this isolated region, but the continuities of everyday life remained strong. Twenty-eight men from Balazuc signed the list of grievances against the king in the spring of 1789; the families of nineteen still live in the village. This is a story of resilience. It is the French story of tensions between Paris and the village expressed in battles over the school, the church, the council, and people's livelihoods. Most of all it is a love letter from an acclaimed historian who with his family has made Balazuc his adopted home. With a new "golden tree," tourism, now flourishing, the struggles of the village to prosper and to retain its identity continue, transmuted to a world of cell phones and an imagined village past."--Jacket
Ballad of the anarchist bandits : the crime spree that gripped Belle Époque Paris by John M Merriman( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For six terrifying months in 1911-1912, the citizens of Paris were gripped by a violent crime streak. A group of bandits went on a rampage throughout the city and its suburbs, robbing banks and wealthy Parisians, killing anyone who got in their way, and always managing to stay one step ahead of the police. But Jules Bonnot and the Bonnot Gang weren't just ordinary criminals; they were anarchists, motivated by the rampant inequality and poverty in Paris. John Merriman tells this story through the eyes of two young, idealistic lovers: Victor Kibaltchiche (later the famed Russian revolutionary and writer Victor Serge) and Rirette Maîtrejean, who chronicled the Bonnot crime spree in the radical newspaper L'Anarchie. While wealthy Parisians frequented restaurants on the Champs-Élysées, attended performances at the magnificent new opera house, and enjoyed the decadence of the so-called Belle Époque, Victor, Rirette, and their friends occupied a vast sprawl of dank apartments, bleak canals, and smoky factories. Victor and Rirette rejected the violence of Bonnot and his cronies, but to the police it made no difference. Victor was imprisoned for years for his anarchist beliefs, Bonnot was hunted down and shot dead, and his fellow bandits were sentenced to death by guillotine or lifelong imprisonment. Fast-paced and gripping, Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits is a tale of idealists and lost causes--and a vivid evocation of Paris in the dizzying years before the horrors of World War I were unleashed."--Jacket flaps
The assassination of Paris by Louis Chevalier( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every city has its poets, those who celebrate the pleasure of place, others who mourn its passing. Paris has had many poets, but few have written of it like the historian Louis Chevalier. In this passionate, partisan book, the chronicler of working-class Paris bears witness to the end of a way of life and the city where it once flourished
For want of a horse : choice and chance in history( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune of 1871 by John M Merriman( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most dramatic chapters in the history of nineteenth-century Europe, the Commune of 1871 was an eclectic revolutionary experiment that held power in Paris across eight weeks between 18 March and 28 May. Its brief rule ended in 'Bloody Week' - the brutal massacre of as many as 15,000 Parisians, and perhaps even more, who perished at the hands of the provisional government's forces. By then, the city's boulevards had been torched and its monuments toppled. More than 40,000 Parisians were investigated, imprisoned or forced into exile - a purging of Parisian society by a conservative national government whose supporters were considerably more horrified by a pile of rubble than the many deaths of the resisters. In this gripping narrative, John Merriman explores the radical and revolutionary roots of the Commune, painting vivid portraits of the Communards - the ordinary workers, famous artists and extraordinary fire-starting women - and their daily lives behind the barricades, and examining the ramifications of the Commune on the role of the state and sovereignty in France and modern Europe. Enthralling, evocative and deeply moving, this narrative account offers a full picture of a defining moment in the evolution of state terror and popular resistance
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The story of mankind
The dynamite club : how a bombing in fin-de-siècle Paris ignited the age of modern terrorA history of modern Europe : from the Renaissance to the presentThe margins of city life : explorations on the French urban frontier, 1815-1851The story of mankindPolice stories : building the French state, 1815-1851Europe 1789 to 1914 : encyclopedia of the age of industry and empireEurope since 1914 : encyclopedia of the age of war and reconstructionFrench cities in the nineteenth century
Alternative Names
John M. Merriman American historian

John M. Merriman historiador estadounidense

John M. Merriman historiador estatunidenc

John M. Merriman historiador estauxunidense

John M. Merriman historian amerikan

John M. Merriman historien américain

John M. Merriman storico statunitense

John Merriman

Meriman, J. M.

Merriman John

Merriman, John 1946-

Merriman, John (John M.), 1946-

Merriman, John M.

Merriman, John M. 1946-

Merriman, John Mustard 1946-

Mustard Merriman, John 1946-

Μέριμαν Τζων (1946-)

メリマン, ジョン M.


English (343)

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