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Pagden, Anthony

Works: 102 works in 632 publications in 8 languages and 17,315 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Adapter
Classifications: F1230, 909
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Most widely held works by Anthony Pagden
Peoples and empires : a short history of European migration, exploration, and conquest, from Greece to the present by Anthony Pagden( Book )

59 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthony Pagden tells the story of the great empires of the West, from the days of Alexander the Great and Rome to the fall of Europe's colonial system after World War II." "Peoples and Empires explains how Europe's great colonial enterprises exploded across the world at the time and in the manner that they did, connects them in a mosaic of cause and effect, teases out their similarities and significant differences, and follows the waxing and waning tides of their fortunes. Pagden assesses how Europe made sense of the "New World"; how it integrated slavery into its economic framework and to what ends; and how, again and again, it found new ways of convincing itself that subjecting other peoples to its rule was an act of great generosity and kindness. Finally, he shows how the Age of Empire, at least as traditionally understood, came to an end, leaving conquerors and subjects changed beyond all recognition."--Jacket
Worlds at war : the 2,500-year struggle between East and West by Anthony Pagden( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning two and a half millennia, historian Pagden delves deep into the roots of the "clash of civilizations" between East and West that has always been a battle over ideas, and whose issues have never been more urgent. He begins in the ancient world, where Greece saw its fight against the Persian Empire as one between freedom and slavery, between monarchy and democracy. From there the story sweeps to Rome, which created the modern concepts of citizenship and the rule of law. Pagden dramatizes the birth of Christianity in the East and its use in the West as an instrument of government, setting the stage for a global battle of the secular against the sacred. Then Islam, at first ridiculed in Christian Europe, drives Pope Urban II to launch the Crusades, which transform the relationship between East and West into one of competing religious beliefs.--From publisher description
European encounters with the New World : from Renaissance to Romanticism by Anthony Pagden( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than three centuries after Columbus's voyages to America, Europeans pondered how the Old World's encounters with the New World affected European sensibilities and intellectual horizons. In this book Anthony Pagden examines some of the varied ways in which Europeans interpreted these encounters with America. Pagden explores the strategies used by Columbus and the early chroniclers of America to describe a continent and its inhabitants so deeply unfamiliar to Europeans that they seemed hardly to be real. He looks at how, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Europeans reacted in different ways to these descriptions. Some, like the Prussian explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, declared that scientific understanding before the oceanic voyages had advanced by slow steps and that the encounter with America had invigorated Europeans to make new discoveries in many directions at once. Other Europeans, particularly Enlightenment and Romantic figures, argued fiercely against the whole process of colonization and acculturation in the Americas. French philosophe Denis Diderot, for example, felt that the European experience of America had led to an increased familiarity with all that was potentially strange and unusual—the creation of a global village—and that this had resulted in a steady decline in that sense of wonder that was the principal incentive for all scientific inquiry. The German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder proposed that all cultures must recognize their essential alienness and that the single world culture that colonization and commerce had helped to create must be allowed to revert to its natural condition of plurality. In an exploration of these and other responses, Pagden throws a vivid new light on the intellectual consequences of Europe's encounter with the Americas
The Enlightenment : and why it still matters by Anthony Pagden( Book )

38 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assessment of the Enlightenment period as an influential intellectual movement reveals how it laid the foundation of today's government, philosophy, science and society, noting the pivotal contributions of scholars ranging from Hume and Diderot to Voltaire and Rousseau
The fall of natural man : the American Indian and the origins of comparative ethnology by Anthony Pagden( Book )

51 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lords of all the world : ideologies of empire in Spain, Britain and France c. 1500-c. 1800 by Anthony Pagden( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rise and fall of modern colonial empires have had a lasting impact on the development of European political theory and notions of national identity. This book is the first to compare theories of empire as they emerged in, and helped to define, the great colonial powers Spain, Britain and France." "Anthony Pagden describes how the rulers of the three countries adopted the claim of the Roman Emperor Antoninus to be 'Lord of all the World'. Examining the arguments used to legitimate the seizure of Aboriginal lands and subjugation of Aboriginal Peoples, he shows that each country came to develop identities - and the political languages in which to express them - that were sometimes radically different. Until the early eighteenth century, Spanish theories of empire stressed the importance of evangelization and military glory. These arguments were challenged by the French and British, however, who increasingly justified empire building by invoking the profit to be gained from trade and agriculture. By the late eighteenth century, the major thinkers in all three countries, and increasingly the colonies themselves, came to see their empires as disastrous experiments in human expansion, costly, over-extended, and based on demoralizing forms of brutality and servitude. Pagden concludes by looking at the ways in which this hostility to empire was transformed into a cosmopolitan ideal that sought to replace all world empires by federations of equal and independent states."--Jacket
Letters from Mexico by Hernán Cortés( Book )

51 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and Danish and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hernan Cortes's Cartas de Relacion, written over a seven-year period to Charles V of Spain, provide an extraordinary narrative account of the conquest of Mexico from the founding of the coastal town of Veracruz until Cortes's journey to Honduras in 1525. Pagden's English translation has been prepared from a close examination of the earliest surviving manuscript and of the first printed editions, and he also provides a new introduction offering a bold and innovative interpretation of the nature of the conquest and Cortes's involvement in it. J.H. Elliott's introductory essay explains Cortes's conflicts with the Crown and with Diego Velazquez, the governor of Cuba."--Jacket
Colonial identity in the Atlantic world, 1500-1800( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The prolonged death throes of Europe's last overseas empires have stimulated a lively historical interest in the roots of decolonization. The theme is taken up in this elegantly written and admirably edited volume in which Nicholas Canny and Anthony Pagden bring together a team of specialists to examine how, in the major Atlantic empires prior to the independence movements of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, colonies came to see themselves as possessing their own particular characteristics, and the bearing this had on those revolutions." [Back cover]
The idea of Europe : from antiquity to the European Union by Anthony Pagden( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the question of what it means, and has meant, to be "European," covering the period from Antiquity to the end of the twentieth century. The essays discuss questions of politics, law, religion, culture, literature, and even affectivity in a broad account of how a distinctive European identity has grown over the centuries and its place in the future evolution of the European Union. In the massive literature of European integration, no other book takes such a long historical perspective, and none other deals directly with the question of identity
Spanish imperialism and the political imagination : studies in European and Spanish-American social and political theory, 1513-1830 by Anthony Pagden( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Languages of political theory in early-modern Europe by Anthony Pagden( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume studies the concept of a political 'language', of a discourse composed of shared vocabularies, idioms and rhetorical strategies, which has been widely influential on recent work in the history of political thought. The collection brings together a number of essays by a distinguished group of international scholars, on the four dominant languages in use in Europe between the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century. They are: the language of political Aristotelianism and the natural law; the language of classical republicanism; the language of commerce and the commercial society; and the language of a science of politics. Each author has chosen a single aspect of his or her language, sometimes the work of a single author, in one case the history of a single team, and shown how it determined the shape and development of that language, and the extent to which each language was a response to the challenge of other modes of discourse
Political writings by Francisco de Vitoria( Book )

31 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francisco Vitoria was the earliest and arguably the most important of the Thomist philosophers of the counter-Reformation. His works are of great importance for an understanding of both the rise of modern absolutism, and the debate about the emergent imperialism of the European powers, and are unusually accessible since they survive in the form of summaries of his lecture courses on law and theology. Translated here into English for the first time, these texts comprise the core of Vitoria's thought, and are accompanied by a comprehensive introduction, chronology, and bibliography
The burdens of empire : 1539 to the present by Anthony Pagden( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout human history, empires have been far more constant and widespread, and the source of far more anguished political speculation, than nation states have ever been. But despite the long history of debate and the recent resurgence of interest in empires and imperialism, no one seems very clear as to what exactly an empire is. The Burdens of Empire strives to offer not only a definition but also a working description. This book examines how empires were conceived by those who ruled them and lived under them; it looks at the relations, real or imagined, between the imperial metropolis (when one existed) and its outlying provinces or colonies; and it asks how the laws that governed the various parts and various ethnic groups, of which all empires were made, were conceived and interpreted. Anthony Pagden argues that the evolution of the modern concept of the relationship between states, and in particular the modern conception of international law, cannot be understood apart from the long history of European empire building"--
Facing each other : the world's perception of Europe and Europe's perception of the world( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The perception of Europeans of the world and of the peoples beyond Europe has become in recent years the subject of intense scholarly interest and heated debate both in and outside the academy. So, too, has the concern with how it was that those peoples who were variously 'discovered', and then, as often as not, colonised, understood the strangers in their midst. This volume attempts to cover both these topics, as well as to provide a number of crucial articles on the difficulties faced by modern historians in understanding the complex, relationship between 'them' and 'us'. Inevitably such relationships not only changed over time, they also varied greatly from culture to culture. The articles, therefore cover most of the areas with which the European world came into contact from the earliest Portuguese incursions into Africa in the mid fifteenth century until the explorations of Cook and Bougainville in the Pacific in the late eighteenth. It ranges, too, from Brazil to Russia, from Tahiti to China."--Provided by publisher
The uncertainties of empire : essays in Iberian and Ibero-American intellectual history by Anthony Pagden( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds at war : the 2,500-year struggle between east and west by Anthony Pagden( Recording )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Pagden presents a sweeping history of the long struggle between East and West, from the Greeks to the present day. Throughout we learn a tremendous amount about what 'East' and 'West' were and are, and how it has always been competing worldviews and psychologies, more than religion or power grabs, that have fed the mistrust and violence between East and West
A short account of the destruction of the Indies by Bartolomé de las Casas( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1542, after years of witnessing Indian suffering and slavery, Bartolome de Las Casas wrote this indictment against European exploitation and mistreatment of the native peoples of the New World. The document was dedicated to Prince Philip of Spain and appeared in published form in 1552. It carries all the urgency of a moment in history when it still seemed possible to reverse the tide. --From publisher's description
Peoples and empires by Anthony Pagden( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the unique origins and rich history of the western world. Starting from the days of Alexander the Great and ancient Rome, continuing through the rise of the Roman Catholic Church. Further weaving a fascinating tapestry of cause and effect to illustrate the expansion of European colonial enterprises around the world, eventually leading to the fall of Europe's colonial system after World War II
Facing each other : the world's perception of Europe and Europe's perception of the world( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperialisms : historical and literary investigations, 1500-1900 by Balachandra Rajan( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filling a major gap in historical, literary, and post-colonial scholarship, Imperialisms examines early identity statements and nuances of dominance of the world's major imperialisms in various theatres of competition. Developed in collaboration with leading scholars in the field, this book balances historical essays and case studies, and encourages investigations of conversant and competing imperialisms, their practices, and their rhetoric of self-justification. Europe, India, the New World, Africa, and the Far East are among the imperialisms and their sites featured here, and which are analyzed in relation to intersecting debates on politics, religion, literature, nationalism, commerce, conversion, and race. Valuable for preliminary or advanced studies, Imperialisms provides multiple points of entry into and guidelines for a conversation both current and vigorous
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European encounters with the New World : from Renaissance to Romanticism
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Worlds at war : the 2,500-year struggle between East and WestEuropean encounters with the New World : from Renaissance to RomanticismThe fall of natural man : the American Indian and the origins of comparative ethnologyLords of all the world : ideologies of empire in Spain, Britain and France c. 1500-c. 1800Letters from MexicoColonial identity in the Atlantic world, 1500-1800The idea of Europe : from antiquity to the European UnionSpanish imperialism and the political imagination : studies in European and Spanish-American social and political theory, 1513-1830