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Lombroso, Cesare 1835-1909

Works: 679 works in 2,311 publications in 12 languages and 11,807 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Correspondent, Creator, Speaker, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: HV6038, 364
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Criminal man by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

169 editions published between 1878 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cesare Lombroso is widely considered the founder of criminology. His theory of the "born" criminal dominated European and American thinking about the causes of criminal behavior during the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth. This volume offers English-language readers the first critical, scholarly translation of Lombroso's Criminal man, one of the most famous criminological treatises ever written. The text laid the groundwork for subsequent biological theories of crime, including contemporary genetic explanations--Cover
Crime, its causes and remedies by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

81 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female offender by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

68 editions published between 1895 and 2013 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lombroso reveals the contemporary notions regarding both women and criminals in this scientific and social discussion of female offenders
Criminal man, according to the classification of Cesare Lombroso by Gina Lombroso( Book )

24 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a summary of the conclusions reached in the treatise Criminal Man by Cesare Lombroso on the causes of criminality and the treatment of criminals. The book describes how the outlines of this science took shape in Lombroso's mind and his work, as well as how the Modern Penal School came into being"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
The man of genius by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

137 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Argues that the phenomena of atavistic retrogression do not always indicate true degradation, but that very often they are simply a compensation for considerable development and progress accomplished in other directions. Reptiles have more ribs than we have; quadrupeds and apes possess more muscles than we do, and an entire organ, the tail, which we lack. It has been in losing these advantages that we have gained our intellectual superiority. When this is seen, the repugnance to the theory of genius as degeneration at once disappears. Just as giants pay a heavy ransom for their stature in sterility and relative muscular and mental weakness, so the giants of thought expiate their intellectual force in degeneration and psychoses. It is thus that the signs of degeneration are found more frequently in men of genius than even in the insane. And again, this theory has entered to-day on so certain a path, and agrees so entirely with my studies on genius, that it is impossible for me not to accept it, and not to see in it an indirect confirmation of my own ideas. I find this confirmation in the characters of degeneration recently discovered and still more in the uncertainty of the theories which were at first advanced to explain the problem of genius"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Criminal woman, the prostitute, and the normal woman by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La donna delinquente la prostituta e la donna normale by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

50 editions published between 1893 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After death--what? : spiritistic phenomena and their interpretation by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

56 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When, at the close of a career--richer in fierce logomachy and struggle than in victory--in which I have figured as a champion of the new trend of human thought in psychiatry and criminal anthropology, I began investigations into the phenomena of spiritism and afterwards determined to publish a book on the subject, my nearest friends rose against me on every side, crying, "You will ruin an honorable reputation,--a career in which, after so many contests, you had finally reached the goal; and all for a theory which the whole world not only repudiates, but, worse still, thinks to be ridiculous." But all this talk did not make me hesitate for a single moment. I thought it my predestined end and way and my duty to crown a life passed in the struggle for great ideas by entering the lists for this desperate cause, the most hotly contested and perhaps most persistently mocked at idea of the times. It seemed to me a duty that, up to the very last of the few days now remaining to me, I should unflinchingly stand my ground in the very thick of the fight, where rise the most menacing obstructions and where throng the most infuriated foes. And one cannot in conscience blame these opponents, because spiritistic phenomena, as commonly conceived, seem designed to break down that grand idea of monism which is one of the most precious fruits of our culture, retrieved by so sore a conflict from the clutches of superstition and prejudice; and because, furthermore, when contrasted with the precision of experimental phenomena--always accurately tallying with each other in time and space--spiritistic observations and experiments, so frequently varying with different mediums, according to the time of day and according to the mental state of the participants in the s{caron}ance, notwithstanding their frequent repetition and reinforcement by accurate mechanical instruments, and however carefully sifted out by the most severely scientific experimenters (one need only name such men as Crookes, Richet, Lodge, James, Hyslop), are always wrapped in a dim atmosphere of uncertainty and show a tinge of mediaeval science. But note this well, that, however doubtful each separate case may appear, in the ensemble they form such a compact web of proof as wholly to baffle the scalpel of doubt. In psychical matters we are very far from having attained scientific certainty. But the spiritistic hypothesis seems to me like a continent incompletely submerged by the ocean, in which are visible in the distance broad islands raised above the general level, and which only in the vision of the scientist are seen to coalesce in one immense and compact body of land, while the shallow mob laughs at the seemingly audacious hypothesis of the geographer"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Les anarchistes by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

61 editions published between 1894 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'anthropologie criminelle et ses récents progrès by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

52 editions published between 1890 and 1977 in French and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le crime politique et les révolutions par rapport au droit, à l'anthropologie criminelle et à la science du gouvernement by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

42 editions published between 1890 and 1906 in 6 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genie und irrsinn in ihren beziehungen zum gesetz, zur kritik und zur geschichte by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

26 editions published between 1877 and 1922 in German and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La femme criminelle et la prostituée : 1895 by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

21 editions published between 1893 and 1991 in French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neue Fortschritte in den Verbrecherstudien by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

28 editions published between 1893 and 1899 in 4 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entartung und Genie neue Studien by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

33 editions published between 1844 and 1922 in German and Italian and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grafologia by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

35 editions published between 1893 and 1921 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delitto, genio, follia : scritti scelti by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in Italian and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Verbrecher, in anthropologischer, ärztlicher und juristischer Beziehung by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

29 editions published between 1887 and 1896 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouvelles recherches de psychiatrie et d'anthropologie criminelle by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

10 editions published in 1892 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kerker-palimpseste, wandinschriften und selbstbekenntnisse gefangener verbrecher : In den zellen und geheimschriften der verbrecher gesammelt und erläutert ... by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

15 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Criminal man
Alternative Names
Cesare Lombroso

Cesare Lombroso criminologue et essayiste italien

Cesare Lombroso Italian criminologist

Cesare Lombroso italienischer Arzt, Professor der gerichtlichen Medizin und Psychiatrie

Cesare Lombroso medico, antropologo e criminologo italiano

Cesare Lombroso włoski psychiatra i kryminolog

ezare Lombrozo

Lang-po-lo-so 1835-1909

Lang-po-lo-so 1836-1909


Lombroso, C.

Lombroso, C. 1835-1909

Lombroso, C. 1836-1909

Lombroso, C. (Cesare), 1835-1909.

Lombroso, Caesar 1835-1909

Lombroso, Csar

Lombroso Csar 1835-1909

Lombroso, Cesar 1836-1909

Lombroso, Cesare

Lombroso, Ezechia Marco 1836-1909

Lombroso-Laschi, .. 1836-1909

Lombroso, Marco Ezechia 1835-1909

Lombrozo, Čezare.

Lombrozo, Chezare 1835-1909

Lombrozo, Chezare 1836-1909

Lombrozo , ezare

Lombrozo, ezare 1836-1909

Lombrozo, T︠S︡ezarʹ 1835-1909

Lombrozo, TSezar' 1836-1909

Τσέζαρε Λομπρόζο

Ломброзо, Ц 1835-1909

Ломброзо, Ч 1835-1909

Ломброзо, Ч. (Чезаре), 1835-1909

Ломброзо, Чезаре 1835-1909

Чезаре Ломброзо

Чезаре Ломброзо итальянский тюремный врач-психиатр

Чэзарэ Ламброза

Չեզարե Լոմրոզո

לאמבראזא 1835-1909

לומברוזו, צ'זארה 1835-1909

לומברוזו, צ'זרה 1835-1909

צ'זארה לומברוזו

سزار لومبروزو

체사레 롬브로조

チェーザレ・ロンブローゾ イタリアの犯罪人類学者

ロンブロオゾオ, チェザレ


Crime, its causes and remediesThe man of geniusCriminal woman, the prostitute, and the normal womanAfter death--what? : spiritistic phenomena and their interpretationLes anarchistesAntisemitism, misogyny, & the logic of cultural difference : Cesare Lombroso & Matilde Serao