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Becker, Marvin B.

Overview
Works: 43 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 3,122 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Church history 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: DG537.8.A1, 914.503503
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Most widely held works by Marvin B Becker
Florence in transition by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
16 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval Italy : constraints and creativity by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Civility and society in western Europe, 1300-1600 by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation Becker's richly allusive essay in social and cultural history traces the emergence of a new civil society in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Italy and its later exportation to England. This new society was characterized by measure and control, by a separation of private from public concerns, by self-cultivation and self-conscious role playing, and by an inward and personal, rather than outward and social, orientation. The contours of this new social paradigm are revealed in Becker's careful examination of particular aspects of Tuscan culture and society during this period and their translation to England some two centuries later
The emergence of civil society in the eighteenth century : a privileged moment in the history of England, Scotland, and France by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through an analysis of the writings of Descartes, Pascal, Hobbes, Grotius, Pufendorf, Locke, and others, and culminating in the leading figures of the eighteenth century Scottish Enlightenment, Becker traces the decline of the medieval conception of society, characterized by the correct performance of duties and obligations and which prized above all else honor, heroism, and charitable benevolence. In its stead emerged a new view of society based on self interest and privacy and in which sociability was reduced to the minimum required to guarantee economic freedom and property rights. The result projected a notion of society as an abstract entity with a life of its own, independent of personal ties of duty and obligation. This concept came to fruition in England and Scotland at what Becker calls a "privileged moment," when political and religious stability combined with rapid commercial expansion
Florentine essays : selected writings of Marvin B. Becker by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Florence in transition... Marvin B. Becker by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Florence in transition by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New Century Italian Renaissance encyclopedia by Catherine B Avery ( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in the rise of the territorial state by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
2 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The decline of the commune by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Towards a Renaissance historiography in Florence by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
4 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on the Monte holdings of Florentine trecento painters by Marvin B Becker ( )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on the quest for identity in the early Italian Renaissance by Marvin B Becker ( )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Rezension von:] Bowsky, William M.: The finance of the Commune of Siena 1287 - 1355. - New York , 1970 by Marvin B Becker ( )
1 edition published in 1972 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Florence in transition by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some common features of Italian urban experience (c. 1200 - 1500) by Marvin B Becker ( )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Florence in transition by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some common features of Italian urban experience, 1200-1500 by Marvin B Becker ( )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Florentine popular Government (1343-1348)" by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The republican city state in Florence : an inquiry into its origin an survival, 1280-1434 by Marvin B Becker ( Book )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Becker, Marvin B.
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