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Teich, Mikuláš

Works: 51 works in 337 publications in 6 languages and 9,198 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Dedicatee
Classifications: CB203, 940.253
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Most widely held works by Mikuláš Teich
The Enlightenment in national context by Roy Porter( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enlightenment has often been written about as a sequence of disembodied 'great ideas'. The aim of this book is to put the beliefs of the Enlightenment firmly into their social context, by revealing the national soils in which they were rooted and the specific purposes for which they were used. It brings out the regional divergences of the Enlightenment experience, shaped by different local intellectual and economic priorities. At the same time it also shows how central concerns (with virtue, patriotism, liberty and modernisation) were shared everywhere, and how the writings of certain key areas (such as France and England) came to be influential elsewhere. The thirteen essays, each written by a historian specialising in the particular country, examine national contexts from Sweden to Italy, from Russia to North America. As well as focusing attention on the interplay of thought and action, ideology and society, the book offers important insights into the place of the intelligentsia in the modern world
Revolution in history by Roy Porter( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All serious historical inquiry constantly encounters these major questions: what are the forces of historical change? and are there any general patterns shaping historical development? Theories of revolution have figured large in historians' explanations, yet they have remained deeply controversial, not least because of the complexity - and often ambiguity - of such notions of revolution themselves. In this book fifteen contributors, leading historians and renowned experts in particular fields or periods, examine the interpretative value of ideas of revolution for explaining historical development within their own specialism, assessing the existing historiography and offering their own personal views. The book presents a conspectus of modern historical opinion, provides a sweeping historical overview, and offers students an invaluable introduction to major questions of historiographical interpretation and controversy
The Renaissance in national context( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fin de siècle and its legacy( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drugs and narcotics in history by Roy Porter( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of new essays explores the complex and contested histories of drugs and narcotics in societies from ancient Greece to the present day. The Greek term pharmakon means both medicament and poison. The book shows how this verbal ambivalence encapsulates the ambiguity of man's use of chemically-active substances over the centuries to diminish pain, fight disease, and correct behaviour. It shows that the major substances so used, from herbs of the field to laboratory-produced synthetic medicines, have a healing potential, and have been widely employed both within and outside the medical profession
Romanticism in national context( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reformation in national context( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The collection of essays by prominent historians of the Reformation explores the experience of religious reform in 'national context', discussing similarities and differences between the reform movements in a dozen different countries of sixteenth-century Europe. Each author provides an interpretative essay emphasising local peculiarities and national variants on the broader theme of the Reformation as a European phenomenon. The individual essays thus emphasise the local preconditions and limitations which encountered the Reformation as it spread from Germany into most of the countries of western and central Europe. Together they present a picture of the many-sided nature of the Reformation as it grew up in each 'national context'. The book includes examples of countries where the Reformation was strikingly successful, as well as those where it failed to make an impact. A final comparative essay seeks to understand the different 'Reformations' as variations on an overall theme." "This volume forms part of a sequence of collections of essays which began with The Enlightenment in national context (1981) and has continued with Revolution in history (1986), Romanticism in national context (1988), Fin de siecle and its legacy (1990), The Renaissance in national context (1991), The Scientific Revolution in national context (1992), and The national question in Europe in historical context (1993). The purpose of these and other envisaged collections is to bring together comparative, national and interdisciplinary approaches to the history of great movements in the development of human thought and action."--Jacket
The industrial revolution in national context : Europe and the USA by Mikuláš Teich( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Industrial Revolution has been, and continues to be, the focus of massive historiographical as well as historical enquiry. This collection includes reappraisals by Phyllis Deane and by Francois Crouzet of their classic accounts of industrialization in Britain and in France, and more generally broaches the wider issue of 'new approaches' which have been emerging for the understanding of the industrializing process in nations where it came somewhat later. In addition to grappling with questions of technical skills, economic analysis and the process of industrialization, the authors also tackle questions of national politics and international relations. In addition to the roster of authors who examine individual national experiences, a general essay by Sidney Pollard takes into account the relative contributions of the distinct national experiences in Western and Eastern Europe, the USA and Japan, and assesses them as special cases of a more general phenomenon
Changing perspectives in the history of science: essays in honour of Joseph Needham by Mikuláš Teich( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bohemia in history by Mikuláš Teich( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual knowledge, sexual science : the history of attitudes to sexuality( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sexual Knowledge, Sexual Science explores attempts to develop bodies of knowledge about sex from antiquity to the present day. Taking into account cognate sciences like zoology, anatomy, embryology and psychiatry, the volume analyses the shaping over the centuries of disciplines which came by 1900 to be called 'sexology'." "Various contributions explore the interfaces between 'high' and 'low' sexual teachings, and the connections and tensions between popular and empirical sexual knowledge on the one hand and overtly scientific formulations. A major concern of the book is to investigate the ideological functions - in terms of group, class and gender - of sexual science, especially when incorporated into systems of legal, medical and political power. Among sexual liberals and radicals it has long been an article of faith that sexual science, sexual liberation and sexual fulfillment will all advance hand-in-hand. With the modern backlash against permissiveness, and against the background of AIDS, such views are being challenged. Sexual Knowledge, Sexual Science offers historical perspectives upon such questions."--Jacket
The Scientific revolution in national context( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Scientific Revolution' of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries continues to command attention in historical debate. What was its nature? How did it develop? Controversy still rages about the extent to which it was essentially a 'revolution of the mind', or how far it must also be explained by wider considerations, social, economic, political and cultural. In this volume, leading scholars of early modern science argue the importance of specifically national contexts for understanding the transformation in natural philosophy between Copernicus and Newton. Distinct political, religious, cultural and linguistic formations shaped scientific interests and concerns differently in Italy, France, Britain, the Germanies, Spain, and so on, and explain different levels of scientific intensity. Questions of institutional development, and of the transmission of scientific ideas, are also addressed. The emphasis upon national determinants makes this volume an entirely original contribution to the study of the Scientific Revolution. This volume forms part of a sequence of collections of essays which began with The Enlightenment in national context (1981) and has continued with Romanticism in national context (1988), Fin de siecle and its legacy (1990), and The Renaissance in national context (1991). Several other volumes are in preparation. The purpose of these and other envisaged collections is to bring together comparative, national and interdisciplinary approaches to the history of great movements in the development of human thought and action
Nature and society in historical context( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and Italian and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In general terms, one way of describing the world we live in is to say that it is made up of nature and society, and that human beings belong to both. A distinguished international team aims to contribute - through selective, interdisciplinary studies - to a much-needed but currently scant debate over the reciprocal links between perceptions of nature and perceptions of society from the ancient Greek kosmos to late twentieth-century 'ecology'. Individual essays and the general conclusions of the volume are important not only for our understanding of the evolution of knowledge of nature and of society but also for an awareness of the types of truth and perception produced in the process
A documentary history of biochemistry, 1770-1940 by Mikuláš Teich( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slovakia in history( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, Slovakia's identity seemed inextricably linked with that of the former state. This book explores the key moments and themes in the history of Slovakia from the Duchy of Nitra's ninth-century origins to the establishment of independent Slovakia at midnight 1992-1993. Leading scholars chart the gradual ethnic awakening of the Slovaks during the Reformation and Counter-Reformation and examine how Slovak national identity took shape with the codification of standard literary Slovak in 1843 and the subsequent development of the Slovak national movement. They show how, after a thousand years of Magyar-Slovak coexistence, Slovakia became part of the new Czechoslovak Republic from 1918-1939 and shed new light on its role as a Nazi client state as well as on the postwar developments leading up to full statehood in the aftermath of the collapse of Communism in 1989. There is no comparable book in English on the subject"--Provided by publisher
Bier, Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft in Deutschland 1800-1914 : ein Beitrag zur deutschen Industrialisierungsgeschichte by Mikuláš Teich( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan Evangelista Purkyně by Vladislav Kruta( Book )

22 editions published between 1950 and 1962 in 6 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie, přednesená v cyklu přednášek Velké postavy našich dějin, hodnotí Purkyňův vědecký přínos buněčnou theorii, kde prvenství našeho vědce před Theodorem Schwanem bylo dokázáno prací čes. biologů a sovět. Kacnelsona, osvětluje Purkyňovo smýšlení filosofické a nově oceňuje jeho činnost vědecko-popularisační a organisační
Zwischen der kleinen und der grossen Welt : ein gemeinsames Leben im 20. Jahrhundert by Alice Teichova( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific revolution revisited by Mikuláš Teich( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Scientific Revolution Revisited brings Mikuláš Teich back to the great movement of thought and action that transformed European science and society in the seventeenth century. Drawing on a lifetime of scholarly experience in six penetrating chapters, Teich examines the ways of investigating and understanding nature that matured during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, charting their progress towards science as we now know it and insisting on the essential interpenetration of such inquiry with its changing social environment. The Scientific Revolution was marked by the global expansion of trade by European powers and by interstate rivalries for a stake in the developing world market, in which advanced medieval China, remarkably, did not participate. It is in the wake of these happenings, in Teich's original retelling, that the Thirty Years War and the Scientific Revolution emerge as products of and factors in an uneven transition in European and world history: from natural philosophy to modern science, feudalism to capitalism, the late medieval to the early modern period. With a narrative that moves from pre-classical thought to the European institutionalisation of science - and a scope that embraces figures both lionised and neglected, such as Nicole Oresme, Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, Isaac Newton, René Descartes, Thaddeus Hagecius, Johann Joachim Becher - The Scientific Revolution Revisited illuminates the social and intellectual sea changes that shaped the modern world."--Publisher's website
Two essays on central European economic history by Mikuláš Teich( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Enlightenment in national context
Alternative Names
Mikuláš Teich historiador de la ciencia eslovaco

Mikuláš Teich historik

Teich, M.

Teich, Mikulaš

English (255)

German (13)

Czech (9)

French (6)

Spanish (2)

Italian (1)

Revolution in historyThe Renaissance in national contextFin de siècle and its legacyDrugs and narcotics in historyRomanticism in national contextThe Reformation in national contextThe industrial revolution in national context : Europe and the USABohemia in history