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Clive, John Leonard 1924-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 146 publications in 2 languages and 5,745 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: DA3.M3, B
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Most widely held works about John Leonard Clive
 
Most widely held works by John Leonard Clive
Macaulay, the shaping of the historian by John Leonard Clive( Book )

39 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Macaulay's History of England stands as a classic more than a century after its completion; his parliamentary speeches and his collected Essays inspired generations of British statesmen; English and American schoolboys by the millions memorized and recited his Lays of Ancient Rome. What were the forces--familial, intellectual, circumstantial, and psychological--that shaped the life and mind of the great English historian and orator whose name became a household word on both sides of the Atlantic? In this book, based in large part on manuscript sources hitherto never fully exploited, historian John Clive shows us Macaulay the child, the youth, and the burgeoning historian and statesman--against the background of pre-Victorian England, in which he made his intellectual and political debut. With sympathy and skill, the varied threads of Macaulay's formative years are brought to light: his moralistic, Evangelical upbringing in the pietistic atmosphere of the Clapham Sect; his relationship with his stern, dominating father, his gentle, protective mother, and his two youngest sisters, Margaret and Hannah, who alone were to respond to his immense need for warmth and affection; his youthful oratorical and literary successes; his early preoccupation with history as the advance of civilization; his dual role as actor and spectator in the great events of the first Reform Bill battle, as well as in Whig society in London; and, finally, his years as a legal and educational reformer in India. Here is the private man: ungainly, undistinguished-looking, given to self-dramatization and fantasy and torrents of talk; enjoying his role as a social lion, but becoming disillusioned and dissatisfied with his role in politics. Determined to be his own man, he had no sooner achieved financial and political security--in a lucrative post on the Governor-General's Council in India--than the relationship with his beloved sisters so necessary to his emotional security was destroyed. Here is the public Macaulay: cocksure and impetuous, a parvenu lacking the specific gravity of a statesman, and yet speaking out not only for freedom as an abstraction, but concretely for the rights of Jews, Roman Catholics and blacks; envisioning a potential beauty and splendor in industrialization; almost singlehandedly writing a penal code for India; becoming embroiled in the crucial controversy over Indian education (what should be taught and in what language); and forever leaving his mark on Anglo-Indian cultural relations--just as India left its mark on him. And, finally, here is the Macaulay who returned at the age of 38 to a London in the grip of the impending coronation of Queen Victoria--with the idea of the History of England firmly in his mind. From Clapham, to Cambridge, to the House of Commons, to Calcutta, and back to England, Macaulay is seen not only as a man of extraordinary intellect and vision finding himself but as the product of a family, a class, a time, and a place. The man and his works are made immediate and are fully understood in this superb, full-scale portrait."--Dust jacket
Not by fact alone : essays on the writing and reading of history by John Leonard Clive( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book consists of essays on master historians including Thomas Babington Macaulay; Edward Gibbon; Thomas Carlyle; Jules Michelet; Alexis de Tocqueville; and other topics. The author underlines the importance of Marx's artful use of language, Carlyle's gift for capturing the flow of history in time, Gibbon's humor and his creation of a benevolent conspiracy between the reader and himself, Macaulay's ability to propel inert facts into motion, and the literary artistry of other great historians. The great historians created suspense, balanced background and foreground, and enabled readers to feel like actual participants in, as well as observers of, events large and small -- and at times acted as prophets and sages, opening up to their readers fresh, sometimes radical, views of the world and of man's place in it. The author describes what he sees as the threat to the art of narrative history brought on by the complexities of social history, and parodies the misplaced use of computer techniques in current writings; the works of truly great historians should be, he believes, not only part of a true education but also the source of great and continuous pleasure
Edward Gibbon and the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and German and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: BowersockG. W.: G. W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Scotch reviewers; the Edinburgh review, 1802-1815 by John Leonard Clive( Book )

21 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover title 'Frederick the Great'. One of 10 volumes, published between the years 1858 and 1865
Selected writings by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Victorians : private conscience and public duty in modern Britain : essays in memory of John Clive by John Leonard Clive( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sons and daughters of the Victorian intelligentsia often claimed to have rejected their parents' political liberalism and domestic puritanism. But how much of this legacy did they really reject? Written by a team of eminent historians, these biographical essays explore how ten twentieth-century intellectuals and social reformers sought to adapt such familiar Victorian values as "civilization," domesticity," "conscience" and "improvement" to modern conditions of democracy, feminism and mass culture. Covering such figures as J.M. Keynes, E.M. Forster and Lord Reith of the BBC, these interdisciplinary studies scrutinize the children of the Victorians at a time when their private assumptions and public positions were under increasing strain in a rapidly changing world
Scott, Carlyle, and democracy : a centenary lecture by John Leonard Clive( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics of British historical literature( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings (of) Thomas Babington Macaulay by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotch reviewers: the Edinburgh review, 1802-1915. by John Leonard Clive( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Classics of British historical literarure( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What is the use of history( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

History of Friedrich 11 of Prussia called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

National Book Award packet by National Book Committee( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

National Book Awards twenty-fifth anniversary packet for participants includes: the program; A celebration of letters, a 36 page publication on the awards; press releases from the National Book Committee; the acceptance speeches or statements of the ten honorees of the night; and two sheets of portraits on photographic paper
The Edinburgh review, 1802-1815 and its background by John Leonard Clive( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

History of Friedrich II, of Prussia, called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Why read the great 19th-century historians? by John Leonard Clive( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Not by fact alone : essays on the writing and reading of history by John Leonard Clive( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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After the Victorians : private conscience and public duty in modern Britain : essays in memory of John Clive
Alternative Names
Clive, John.

Clive, John 1924-

Clive, John 1924-1990

Clive, John L. 1924-

Clive, John L. 1924-1990

Clive John Leonard

Kleyff, Hans Leo 1924-1990

Languages
English (140)

German (2)

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After the Victorians : private conscience and public duty in modern Britain : essays in memory of John Clive