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Rousseau, G. S. (George Sebastian)

Overview
Works: 87 works in 415 publications in 1 language and 15,005 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Biography  Fiction  Picaresque literature  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR3694, 821.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by G. S Rousseau
Twentieth century interpretations of The rape of the lock; a collection of critical essays by G. S Rousseau( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This long disease, my life" : Alexander Pope and the sciences by Marjorie Hope Nicolson( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors of this book present a medical case history of the poet Alexander Pope (who suffered from many diseases throughout his life besides his well known dwarfism and hunchback). Drawing heavily upon the Correspondence for information about Pope's symptoms, they discuss his various ailments and the effect ill health had on his writing. In addition, the authors discuss the influence of his interest in astronomy science on Pope's poetic imagination as well as his interest in microscopy, geology and the building of a grotto, and physics
The Augustan milieu: essays presented to Louis A. Landa: by Henry Knight Miller( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobias Smollett : bicentennial essays presented to Lewis M. Knapp( Book )

18 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldsmith, the critical heritage by G. S Rousseau( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enduring legacy : Alexander Pope tercentenary essays( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ferment of knowledge : studies in the historiography of eighteenth-century science by G. S Rousseau( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thirteen original essays in this book examine the status and development of the sciences in the eighteenth century. The last generation has seen a revolution in the methodology adopted by historians of science: The development of science is no longer described as a steady progress towards truth - certainties have given way to questions. The essays in this volume scrutinize these changing perspectives in historiography and recommend paths for future study. The eighteenth century has been a neglected and much-misunderstood era in the development of science, all too often viewed as something of a trough between the towering achievements of the 'Scientific Revolution' and the nineteenth century. Yet it was a period of notable developments; it saw the establishment of such fields as electricity and heat, the 'chemical revolution', the new science of gases, the isolation of oxygen, the nebular hypothesis in cosmology, the foundation of rational mechanics, and the birth pangs of biology, geology and psychology. It was, indeed, an age when knowledge was in ferment
Sexual underworlds of the Enlightenment by Roy Porter( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gout : the patrician malady by Roy Porter( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gout has been seen as a disease afflicting upper-class males of superior wit, genius and creativity. It is also believed to protect its sufferers and assure long life. This study investigates the history of gout and offers a perspective on medical and social history, sex, prejudice and class
The languages of psyche : mind and body in Enlightenment thought : Clark Library lectures, 1985-1986 by G. S Rousseau( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Organic form: the life of an idea by G. S Rousseau( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exoticism in the enlightenment by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nervous acts : essays on literature, culture, and sensibility by G. S Rousseau( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epilogue engages with the critical reception of the original essays and glances at the future of nerves: ethically, morally, and in the light of the stresses of modern life."--Jacket
The sciences of homosexuality in early modern Europe by Kenneth Borris( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sciences of Homosexuality in Early Modern Europe investigates early modern scientific accounts of same-sex desires and the shapes they assumed in everyday life. It explores the significance of those representations and interpretations from around 1450 to 1750, long before the term homosexuality was coined and accrued its current range of cultural meanings." "This book illuminates many of the questions that are current today about the nature of homosexual activity and reveals how the early modern period and its scientific interpretations of same-sex relationships are fundamental to understanding the conceptual development of contemporary sexuality."--Jacket
Children and sexuality : from the Greeks to the Great War( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title probes the hidden relations between children and sexuality in case studies from the Greeks to the Great War. The lives reconstructed here extend from Greek Alcibiades to Lewis Carroll and Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts
The letters and papers of Sir John Hill, 1714-1775 by John Hill( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perilous enlightenment : pre- and post-modern discourses : sexual, historical by G. S Rousseau( Book )

16 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightenment borders : pre- and post-modern discourses : medical, scientific by G. S Rousseau( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Framing and imagining disease in cultural history( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sooner or later most of us enter the kingdom of illness. Yet few understand how we translate ourselves into patients and what stories we tell ourselves about our body's maladies. Even if we knew, we harbour little sense of how we compare to the patients of the past, our doctors with theirs. In this book fourteen eminent cultural historians explore this hinterland between health and sickness, reality and fiction. Building on the work of Susan Sontag, Michel Foucault, Sander Gilman, and Roy Porter, they roam over five centuries and many countries to understand how doctors and patients constructed themselves. Included are such canonical figures as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Mann, great English novelists, as well as dozens of minor figures - including patients and doctors - whose experiences and contributions to the debate have not yet been explored. Figures bordering on madness are probed, the hypnotized and drugged scrutinized, often in relation to their fantasy life, dreams and mesmeric states. And epidemics like cholera and tuberculosis are treated as living - almost breathing - cultural organisms. The authors conclude that the human understanding of illness always requires framing. That is, setting it within boundaries and borders: in the context of society's pressures, politic's demands, around the perimeter of language, narrative, and literary form
The adventures of Peregrine Pickle : in which are included memoirs of a lady of quality by T Smollett( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The genius of "Peregrine Pickle" and its young author is to be found neither exclusively in the interpolated tales that its contemporary audience read avidly nor in the 'main story' that appealed to its later readers but rather in the entire canvas upon which is painted a densely populated and vividly realized fictional world. Taken in its entirety, Smollett's novel still holds the power to delight and instruct a modern audience by virtue of its author's capacious vision, his force of spirit, and his ability to capture life in words and images."--from the editors' introduction
 
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Gout : the patrician malady
Alternative Names
George Rousseau American historian

George Rousseau Amerikaans historicus

George Rousseau historiador estadounidense

Rousseau, G. S.

Rousseau, G. S. 1941-

Rousseau, George.

Rousseau, George Professor

Rousseau, George S.

Rousseau, George Sebastian.

Rousseau, George Sebastian 1941-

Languages
English (257)

Covers
The Ferment of knowledge : studies in the historiography of eighteenth-century scienceGout : the patrician maladyThe languages of psyche : mind and body in Enlightenment thought : Clark Library lectures, 1985-1986Nervous acts : essays on literature, culture, and sensibilityThe sciences of homosexuality in early modern EuropeChildren and sexuality : from the Greeks to the Great WarFraming and imagining disease in cultural history