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Israel, Jonathan I. (Jonathan Irvine) 1946-

Works: 132 works in 729 publications in 9 languages and 20,942 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, wpr, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: B802, 190.9033
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Most widely held works by Jonathan I Israel
The Dutch Republic : its rise, greatness and fall, 1477-1806 by Jonathan I Israel( )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dutch Golden Age - the age of Grotius, Spinoza, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and a host of other renowned artists and writers, was also remarkable for its immense impact in the spheres of commerce, finance, shipping, and technology. It was in fact one of the most spectacularly creative episodes in the history of the world. In this book, Jonathan Israel gives the definitive account of the emergence of the United Provinces as a great power, and explains its subsequent decline in the eighteenth century
The expansion of tolerance : religion in Dutch Brazil (1624-1654) by Jonathan I Israel( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of tolerance in the early modern Dutch Republic is a topic that has fascinated generations of scholars, and continues to do so. Tolerance, in the long run, proved to be the best and most pragmatic solution to the problem of religious pluriformity, and, as the seventeenth century progressed, came to be regarded as a political virtue with clear social and, more importantly, economic benefits. Hence the Dutch West India Company exported this tradition of tolerance to its New World colonies, most notable to Dutch Brazil. This volume analyses the unprecedented degree of toleration in the colony known as New Holland between the arrival of the Dutch in 1624 and their surrender to the Portuguese in 1654. Special attention is devoted to the position of Sephardic Jews in Recife and Mauritsstad, and to Portuguese responses to religious tolerance."--Jacket
Democratic enlightenment : philosophy, revolution, and human rights 1750-1790 by Jonathan I Israel( )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enlightenment shaped modernity. Western values of representative democracy and basic human rights and freedoms form an interlocking system that derives directly from the Enlightenment's philosophical revolution. This is uncontested--yet remarkably few historians or philosophers have attempted to trace the process of ideas from the political and social turmoil of the late eighteenth century to the present day. This is precisely what Jonathan Israel does in the third part of his revisionist series. He demonstrates that the Enlightenment was an essentially revolutionary process, driven by philosophical debate. From 1789, its impetus came from a small group of philosophe-revolutionnaires. Not aligned to any of the social groups represented in the French National Assembly, they nonetheless forged "la philosophie moderne"--In effect Radical Enlightenment ideas--into a world-transforming ideology that had a lasting impact in Latin America, Canada and eastern Europe as well as the countries from which it sprang. --From publisher description
Radical enlightenment : philosophy and the making of modernity, 1650-1750 by Jonathan I Israel( Book )

59 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Radical Enlightenment was a revolutionary set of ideas which helped lay the foundations of the modern world on the basis of equality, democracy, secular values, and universality. This controversial and original study by the internationally renowned cultural historian Jonathan I. Israel shows how Spinoza and his thought set the intellectual current towards the intellectual and political revolutions of the later eighteenth century
Enlightenment contested : philosophy, modernity, and the emancipation of man, 1670-1752 by Jonathan I Israel( )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a managerial survey and reinterpretation of the Enlightenment. The text offers an assessment of the nature and development of the important currents in philosophical thinking, arguing that supposed national enlightenments are of less significance than the rift between conservative and radical thought
Empires and entrepots : the Dutch, the Spanish monarchy, and the Jews, 1585-1713 by Jonathan I Israel( )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For review see: P.C. Emmer, in Itinerario, vol. 15, no. 1 (1991); p. 127-128; C.A. Davids, in Bijdragen en mededelingen betreffende de geschiedenis der Nederlanden, dl. 108, afl. 3 (1993); p. 476-478
European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750 by Jonathan I Israel( Book )

69 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrary to commonly accepted belief, the 16th and 17th centuries marked a radically new phase in Jewish history. Far more than a mere extension of the Jewish Middle Ages, this was an era in which European Jewry was partially set free from the stifling restraints and restrictions of the past. This historical survey focuses on the rapidly expanding Jewish role in the political, economic, and cultural realms that began in the 1570s, when the tide of mercantilism, politique attitudes, and raison d'Etat political theory swept Jews back into the mainstream of western life. The book highlights the interaction between Jewry and the European states, seeing the golden age of the "Court Jews" from 1650 to 1713 as the peak period of Jewish impact on European culture and affairs, and concludes with the decline of Jewish influence on European society in the 18th century
Dutch primacy in world trade, 1585-1740 by Jonathan I Israel( Book )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For review see: J. Thomas Lindblad, in European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, 48 (June 1990); p. 142-143; Henry Roseveare, in The economic history review, second series, vol. 43, no. 3 (August 1990); p. 512-513. - For abstract see: Jaap de Moor, in Itinerario, vol. 15, no. 3/4 (1991); p. 19-20, no. 4779
A revolution of the mind : Radical Enlightenment and the intellectual origins of modern democracy by Jonathan I Israel( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Democracy, free thought and expression, religious tolerance, individual liberty, political self-determination of peoples, sexual and racial equality - these values have firmly entered the mainstream in the decades since they were enshrined in the 1948 U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. But if these ideals no longer seem radical today, their origin was very radical indeed - far more so than most historians have been willing to recognize. In A Revolution of the Mind, Jonathan Israel, one of the world's leading historians of the Enlightenment, traces the philosophical roots of these ideas to what were the least respectable strata of Enlightenment thought - what he calls the Radical Enlightenment. Originating as a clandestine movement of ideas that was almost entirely hidden from public view during its earliest phase, the Radical Enlightenment matured in opposition to the moderate mainstream Enlightenment dominant in Europe and America in the eighteenth century. During the revolutionary decades of the 1770s, 1780s, and 1790s, the Radical Enlightenment burst into the open, only to provoke a long and bitter backlash. A Revolution of the Mind shows that this vigorous opposition was mainly due to the powerful impulses in society to defend the principles of monarchy, aristocracy, empire, and racial hierarchy - principles linked to the upholding of censorship, church authority, social inequality, racial segregation, religious discrimination, and far-reaching privilege for ruling groups. In telling this history, A Revolution of the Mind reveals the surprising origin of our most cherished values - and helps explain why in certain circles they are frequently disapproved of and attacked even today."--Jacket
Conflicts of empires : Spain, the low countries and the struggle for world supremacy, 1585-1713 by Jonathan I Israel( )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period between the late sixteenth and the early eighteenth centuries was one of tremendous, and ultimately decisive, shifts in the balance of political, military and economic power in both Europe and the wider world. Spain's overwhelming dominance in the 1580s seemed unassailable, yet by the Peace of Utrecht in 1713 its greatness had been eclipsed, leaving supremacy to Britain, France and, in the commercial sphere, the Dutch. In these essays (five of which are previously unpublished) Jonathan Israel argues that Spain's efforts to maintain her hegemony continued to be centred on the Low Cou
Revolutionary ideas : an intellectual history of the French Revolution from the Rights of Man to Robespierre by Jonathan I Israel( Book )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historians of the French Revolution used to take for granted what was also obvious to its contemporary observers--that the Revolution was caused by the radical ideas of the Enlightenment. Yet in recent decades scholars have argued that the Revolution was brought about by social forces, politics, economics, or culture--almost anything but abstract notions like liberty or equality. In Revolutionary Ideas, one of the world's leading historians of the Enlightenment restores the Revolution's intellectual history to its rightful central role. Drawing widely on primary sources, Jonathan Israel shows how the Revolution was set in motion by radical eighteenth-century doctrines, how these ideas divided revolutionary leaders into vehemently opposed ideological blocs, and how these clashes drove the turning points of the Revolution. Revolutionary Ideas demonstrates that the Revolution was really three different revolutions vying for supremacy--a conflict between constitutional monarchists such as Lafayette who advocated moderate Enlightenment ideas; democratic republicans allied to Tom Paine who fought for Radical Enlightenment ideas; and authoritarian populists, such as Robespierre, who violently rejected key Enlightenment ideas and should ultimately be seen as Counter-Enlightenment figures. The book tells how the fierce rivalry between these groups shaped the course of the Revolution, from the Declaration of Rights, through liberal monarchism and democratic republicanism, to the Terror and the Post-Thermidor reaction. In this compelling account, the French Revolution stands once again as a culmination of the emancipatory and democratic ideals of the Enlightenment. That it ended in the Terror represented a betrayal of those ideas--not their fulfillment."--Jacket
The Dutch Republic and the Hispanic world, 1606-1661 by Jonathan I Israel( Book )

37 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expanding blaze : how the American Revolution ignited the world, 1775-1848 by Jonathan I Israel( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major intellectual history of the American Revolution and its influence on later revolutions in Europe and the Americas, the Expanding Blaze is a sweeping history of how the American Revolution inspired revolutions throughout Europe and the Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Jonathan Israel, one of the world's leading historians of the Enlightenment, shows how the radical ideas of American founders such as Paine, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison, and Monroe set the pattern for democratic revolutions, movements, and constitutions in France, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Greece, Canada, Haiti, Brazil, and Spanish America. The Expanding Blaze reminds us that the American Revolution was an astonishingly radical event--and that it didn't end with the transformation and independence of America. Rather, the revolution continued to reverberate in Europe and the Americas for the next three-quarters of a century. This comprehensive history of the revolution's international influence traces how American efforts to implement Radical Enlightenment ideas--including the destruction of the old regime and the promotion of democratic republicanism, self-government, and liberty--helped drive revolutions abroad, as foreign leaders explicitly followed the American example and espoused American democratic values. The first major new intellectual history of the age of democratic revolution in decades, The Expanding Blaze returns the American Revolution to its global context."--
The Anglo-Dutch moment : essays on the Glorious Revolution and its world impact by Jonathan I Israel( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Glorious Revolution of 1688-91 was a fundamental watershed in the constitutional history of England; but the Revolution also extended to, and had a major impact on, Scotland, Ireland and North America, and had wide-ranging ramifications throughout Europe and especially in the Dutch Republic, which at the time was the world's leading commercial and financial power. This is the first book to set the Glorious Revolution in its full British, European and American context, and to show how our picture of the English Revolution, as well as of the revolutionary process of 1688-91, is now being transformed
Race, class, and politics in colonial Mexico, 1610-1670 by Jonathan I Israel( Book )

34 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in Spanish and English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From persecution to toleration : the Glorious Revolution and religion in England by Ole Peter Grell( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scholars who contribute to this volume explore a variety of themes, including the nature of religious dissent, the idea of freedom of conscience, and attitudes towards the Huguenot community. They examine not only Protestant dissent, but also Catholicism, Judaism, and Deism
Theological-political treatise by Benedictus de Spinoza( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise (1670) is one of the most important philosophical works of the early modern period. In it Spinoza discusses at length the historical circumstances of the composition and transmission of the Bible, demonstrating the fallibility of both its authors and its interpreters. He argues that free enquiry is not only consistent with the security and prosperity of a state but actually essential to them, and that such freedom flourishes best in a democratic and republican state in which individuals are left free while religious organizations are subordinated to the secular power. His Treatise has profoundly influenced the subsequent history of political thought, Enlightenment 'clandestine' or radical philosophy, Bible hermeneutics, and textual criticism more generally. It is presented here in a new translation of great clarity and accuracy by Michael Silverthorne and Jonathan Israel, with a substantial historical and philosophical introduction by Jonathan Israel."--Page 4 of cover
Sceptics, millenarians, and Jews by David S Katz( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of tolerance in the Dutch Republic( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William of Orange and the revolt of the Netherlands, 1572-84 by K. W Swart( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The figure of Prince William of Orange (1572-84) dominates the political landscape of the sixteenth-century Netherlands, and in many ways personifies the Dutch revolt against Spanish hegemony. Yet despite the European significance of his struggle, there has not been a major English-language study of William since C.V. Wedgwood's biography published in 1944. As such, scholars will welcome this publication of Koen Swart's distinguished and authoritative biography of the first of the hereditary stadholders of the United Provinces." "Originally available only in Dutch, this edition provides an English speaking audience for the first time with a detailed account of William's role in the Dutch Revolt that reflects the vast amount of scholarship undertaken in the field of European political and religious history over the last few decades. In the book, Swart explores the means by which William established his rule in Holland and Zealand in the 1570s, and provides an analysis of William's relations with the provincial states, the States-General and the towns, and the creation of a new system of government and finance. Within this framework of national history, he is always careful to locate the subject in its broad international context, thus adding to our wider understanding of this turbulent period." "Published posthumously, this book also includes introductory material written by leading scholars H.F.K. van Nierop, M.E.H.N. Mout, J. Israel and A.C. Duke."--Jacket
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The Dutch Republic : its rise, greatness and fall, 1477-1806
The expansion of tolerance : religion in Dutch Brazil (1624-1654)Democratic enlightenment : philosophy, revolution, and human rights 1750-1790Radical enlightenment : philosophy and the making of modernity, 1650-1750Enlightenment contested : philosophy, modernity, and the emancipation of man, 1670-1752Empires and entrepots : the Dutch, the Spanish monarchy, and the Jews, 1585-1713European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750Dutch primacy in world trade, 1585-1740A revolution of the mind : Radical Enlightenment and the intellectual origins of modern democracy
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