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Kiernan, V. G. (Victor Gordon) 1913-2009

Overview
Works: 88 works in 578 publications in 6 languages and 12,755 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD8389, 305.5620942
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by V. G Kiernan
America : from white settlement to world hegemony by V. G Kiernan( )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major historical account of the evolution of American imperialism. The invasion and occupation of Iraq have sparked considerable discussion about the nature of American imperialism, but most of it is focused on the short term. The classical historical approach of this book provides a convincing and compelling analysis of the different phases of American imperialism, which have now led to America becoming a global hegemon without any serious rivals. Victor Kiernan, one of the world's most respected historians, has used his nuanced knowledge of history, literature and politics to trace the evolution of the American Empire: he includes accounts of relations between Indians and white settlers, readings of the work of Melville and Whitman, and an analysis of the way that money and politics became so closely intertwined. Eric Hobsbawm's preface provides an insight into his own thoughts on American imperialism, and a valuable introduction to Victor Kiernan's work. Together, they shed useful light on today's urgent debates about the uses and misuses of seemingly unlimited military power, a lack of respect for international agreements, and the right to 'pre-emptive defense'."--Publisher description
The lords of human kind: European attitudes towards the outside world in the Imperial Age by V. G Kiernan( )

33 editions published between 1969 and 1995 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lords of human kind; black man, yellow man, and white man in an age of empire by V. G Kiernan( Book )

24 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The duel in European history : honour and the reign of aristocracy by V. G Kiernan( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of the evolution of the duel from its medieval origins to the early 20th century; its role in Europe's military, religious and legal history and in the ascendancy of the aristocratic classes
State & society in Europe, 1550-1650 by V. G Kiernan( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism and imperialism : studies by V. G Kiernan( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lords of human kind : European attitudes to other cultures in the Imperial Age by V. G Kiernan( )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When European explorers went out into the world to open up trade routes and establish colonies, they brought back much more than silks and spices, cotton and tea. Inevitably, they came into contact with the peoples of other parts of the world and formed views of them, occasionally admiring, more often hostile or contemptuous. Using a stunning array of sources - missionaries' memoirs, the letters of diplomats' wives, explorers' diaries and the work of writers as diverse as Voltaire, Thackeray, Oliver Goldsmith and, of course, Kipling - Victor Kiernan teases out the full range of European attitudes to other peoples. Erudite, ironic and global in its scope, The Lords of Human Kind has been a major influence on a generation of historians and cultural critics and is a landmark in the history of eurocentrism"--
From conquest to collapse : European empires from 1815 to 1960 by V. G Kiernan( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British diplomacy in China, 1880 to 1885 by V. G Kiernan( Book )

23 editions published between 1939 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolution of 1854 in Spanish history by V. G Kiernan( Book )

23 editions published between 1066 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed study of a brief but vital period in Spanish history marked by the revival of the liberal movement and its almost immediate decline
America, the new imperialism : from white settlement to world hegemony by V. G Kiernan( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major historical account of the evolution of American imperialism. The invasion and occupation of Iraq have sparked considerable discussion about the nature of American imperialism, but most of it is focused on the short term. The classical historical approach of this book provides a convincing and compelling analysis of the different phases of American imperialism, which have now led to America becoming a global hegemon without any serious rivals. Victor Kiernan, one of the world's most respected historians, has used his nuanced knowledge of history, literature and politics to trace the evolution of the American Empire: he includes accounts of relations between Indians and white settlers, readings of the work of Melville and Whitman, and an analysis of the way that money and politics became so closely intertwined. Eric Hobsbawm's preface provides an insight into his own thoughts on American imperialism, and a valuable introduction to Victor Kiernan's work. Together, they shed useful light on today's urgent debates about the uses and misuses of seemingly unlimited military power, a lack of respect for international agreements, and the right to 'pre-emptive defense'."--Publisher description
Shakespeare, poet and citizen by V. G Kiernan( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book the distinguished historian makes a case for seeing Shakespeare as a writer profoundly sensitive to the great social and political upheavals through which he lived. Shakespeare's poetic and dramatic achievement, Kiernan argues, was not something which transcended his environment but was directly enlarged by his civic consciousness and his critical reactions to a changing social fabric." "Shakespeare's phase of dramatic activity coincides with the first challenges to the institution of monarchy. Kiernan analyses the cycle of History plays in the light of the demise of feudal allegiances and the emergence of the modern state apparatus. He shows how the far-reaching transformations in social hierarchy which simultaneously began to take place are crucial to an understanding of the Comedies, in which confusion of identity, disguise and cross-dressing are central. And he examines the ways in which women's roles are affected by this nascent individualism, especially in relation to the ideas of romantic love around which the Comedies revolve." "Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen draws a vivid portrait of the outstanding dramatist of modernity. Lucid, scholarly and absorbing, it will be a rich resource for both students and the general reader."--Jacket
Imperialism and its contradictions by V. G Kiernan( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight tragedies of Shakespeare : a Marxist study by V. G Kiernan( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this companion volume to Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen, Victor Kiernan sets out to rescue Shakespearean studies from the increasingly solipsistic terrain of literary criticism, focusing on historical location as a means to understanding his work
European empires from conquest to collapse, 1815-1960 by V. G Kiernan( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History, classes, and nation-states : selected writings of V.G. Kiernan by V. G Kiernan( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays originally published 1965-83
Horace : poetics and politics by V. G Kiernan( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, more is known about the life and work of the great Latin poet Horace than any other writer of antiquity. In this new study of Horace, one of the formative influences on modern European literature, renowned historian V.G. Kiernan examines the distinctive personality and poetry of the poet as well as the economic and social conditions of the Italy in which he lived. Kiernan begins with a background survey of Rome and its rise to supremacy in Italy and shows how Horace -- the son of a former slave -- rose from humble beginnings to become a valued supporter of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, whose power he had once resisted. Kiernan reveals how a time of rapid change and civil war contributed to the work of Horace and how many of the divisions and contradictions in the social structure of that time are reflected in Horace's own nature and in his poems. Horace's works, including the Satires, Epodes, Odes, and Epistles, are discussed at length, as are the themes found in them such as the public panoply of government, war religion, empire, and the private realm of friendship, wine, love, and nature. Kiernan also looks at the similarities between Horace's age and our own, both in conflicts over class and race and in widespread religious doubts and shifts. A thoughtful work from one of this century's most gifted scholars, this new and intensenly personal approach to Horace should not be missed
The condition of the working class in England by Friedrich Engels( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Condition of the Working Class is the best-known work of Engels, and in many ways still the best study of the working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels's first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. The fluency of his writing, the personal nature of his insights, and his talent for mordant satire combine to make this account of the life of the victims of early industrial change into a classic - a historical study that parallels and complements the fictional works of the time by such writers as Gaskell and Dickens. What Cobbett had done for agricultural poverty in his Rural Rides, Engels did - and more - in this work on the plight of the industrial workers in the England of the early 1840s." "This edition includes the prefaces to the English and American editions, and a map of Manchester c.1845."--BOOK JACKET
Colonial empires and armies, 1815-1960 by V. G Kiernan( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with the post-Napoleonic era, Colonial Empires and Armies presents the dramatic story of Europe's empire building, in which the military agents of European imperialism met the peoples of the rest of the world in armed conflict. V.G. Kiernan examines the manner in which the wars were conducted and their impact not only on the conquered societies but also on the societies which launched them. Kiernan addresses the ideology of empire -- the concept of the civilizing mission, the triumph of civilization over barbarism -- that the missionary organizations ardently supported. In reality, material profit was the prime motive, and he argues that colonialists and their propagandists did much to work up the nationalist rivalries and hatred which exploded in World War I. Interweaving brilliant sketches of imperial and colonial life with analysis of the changing balance of economic and political power, Kiernan concludes by describing how the colonial liberation movements turned the tables in the aftermath of World War II"--
Poems from Iqbal by Muhammad Iqbal( Book )

7 editions published between 1947 and 1955 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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America, the new imperialism : from white settlement to world hegemonyImperialism and its contradictionsEight tragedies of Shakespeare : a Marxist studyHorace : poetics and politicsThe condition of the working class in EnglandColonial empires and armies, 1815-1960
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