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Brewer, John 1947-

Works: 41 works in 301 publications in 2 languages and 9,593 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Case studies  Caricatures and cartoons  Conference proceedings  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks 
Roles: Editor, Host, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DA485, 941.07
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Most widely held works by John Brewer
The pleasures of the imagination : English culture in the eighteenth century by John Brewer ( Book )
30 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'If you want to understand how British culture reinvented itself in the eighteenth century, read The Pleasures of the Imagination ... Like all really original achievements it makes us sharply rethink things we supposed we knew well, but it does so with humour and humanity, and through the text runs Brewer's remarkable intellect: forceful, lucid and penetrating.' Simon Schama'The Pleasures of the Imagination is a splendid cornucopia of a book. It describes the contortions of the eighteenth century as it developed a culture ... It is full of pure delight ... The marve
The sinews of power : war, money, and the English state, 1688-1783 by John Brewer ( Book )
29 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This powerful interpretation of English history provides a completely new framework for understanding how Britain emerged in the eighteenth century as a major international power. Brewers brilliant analysis makes clear that the drastic increase in Britain's military involvement (and success) in Europe and the expansion of her commercial and imperial interests would not have happened without a concurrent radical increase in taxation, along with a surge in deficit financing and the growth of a substantial public administration. Warfare and taxes reshaped the English economy, and at the heart of these dramatic changes lay an issue that is still very much with us today: the tension between a nation's aspirations to be a major power and fear of the domestic consequences of such an ambition--namely, the loss of liberty
The birth of a consumer society : the commercialization of eighteenth-century England by Neil McKendrick ( Book )
25 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ungovernable people : the English and their law in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by John Brewer ( Book )
23 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consumption and the world of goods by John Brewer ( Book )
33 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Under the direction of Professor John Brewer, the Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies and the Clark Library at UCLA have created an ambitious international programme to analyse the material culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through its patterns of consumption. Focus on this period allows consideration of a world in which economic and political connections are becoming global, in which an unprecedented range of goods and services are on offer, and in which the old political structures are first subverted and then radically modified. The Age of Enlightenment is transmuted into the first Age of Consumption." "The present volume, the first of three, is the result of a unique collaboration between twenty-six leading subject specialists from Europe and North America. The outcome is a new interpretation of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, one that shapes a new historical landscape based on the consumption of goods and services."--Jacket
The American Leonardo : a tale of obsession, art and money by John Brewer ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The American Leonardo, John Brewer traces the twisting path of the Hahn La Belle-a painting of famously uncertain origin-as he illuminates the workings of the twentieth-century art market, exploring such larger questions about the art world such as how attributions are made, how they affect both the status and value of artworks, and how the entire system of art dealers, curators, and connoisseurs authenticates works of art. --from publisher description
Party ideology and popular politics at the accession of George III by John Brewer ( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sentimental murder : love and madness in the eighteenth century by John Brewer ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The consumption of culture, 1600-1800 : image, object, text by Ann Bermingham ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culture does not become "culture" until it is consumed. This is the radical new interpretation of early modern social history presented in The Consumption of Culture 1600-1800
Early modern conceptions of property by John Brewer ( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early Modern Conceptions of Property draws together distinguished academics from a variety of disciplines, including law, economics, politics, art history, social history, and literature, in order to consider fundamental issues of property in the early modern period. Presenting diverse original historical and literary case studies in a sophisticated theoretical framework, it offers a challenge to conventional interpretations. The articles address classic issues of property theory: how can private ownership of natural resources be justified? Is it possible to reconcile the rights of property owners backed by state power and the rights of the propertyless to life and liberty? Ought the state to limit or deny ownership rights in certain things, such as slaves, babies, animals? What constraints, if any, should be placed on the power to transmit assets through inheritance?
Consuming cultures, global perspectives : historical trajectories, transnational exchanges ( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A transnational perspective allows the authors to investigate the diversity of consumer cultures and the interaction between them. They look at the genealogy of the modern consumer and the development of consumer cultures
Rethinking Leviathan : the eighteenth-century state in Britain and Germany ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offering an approach to the history of the modern state, this text concentrates on the 18th century and on two cases, those of Britain and Germany
The common people and politics, 1750-1790s by John Brewer ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American Leonardo : a 20th-century tale of obsession, art and money by John Brewer ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the First World War, GI Howard Hahn returned to American with his wife and a wedding present - an unseen Da Vinci painting. They set about putting it up for auction. The painting caused a sensation until the world's leading art critic, Sir Joseph Duveen, called it a fake. The Hahn's took Duveen to court for libel
Sense and sensation English culture in the eighteenth century by John Brewer ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presented by the historian John Brewer, the program explores the arts in eighteenth-century London and depicts prints and paintings, along with artful reenactments of London cultural life. The program considers the world of commerce and celebrity in which Georgian culture was created--a world with many parallels to today. Brewer tells the interesting stories of entrepreneur Jonathan Tyers and his Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; literature, gallery, and theater aficionado Anna Larpent; Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Royal Academy exhibits of paintings; thespian legend David Garrick; Samuel Johnson and his Literary Club; and John Gay and The Beggar's Opera
Consumption and culture in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries : a bibliography by Dorothy K Auyong ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex-combatants, religion and peace in Northern Ireland : the role of religion in transitional justice by John Brewer ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies of Northern Ireland's ex-combatants ignore religion, while advocates of religious interventions in transitional justice exaggerate its influence. Using interview data with ex-combatants, this book explores religious influences upon violence and peace, and develops a model for evaluating the role of religion in transitional justice
Border Country cycle routes by John Brewer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beskrivelse af 40 cykelruter i The Scottish Borders og Northumberland
First European Symposium on Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography of Biomolecules : Strasbourg (France), October 19-20, 1992 by European Symposium on Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography of Biomolecules ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intergovernmental relations in welfare administration : a report for the Mayor's Committee on Management Survey ( Book )
2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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ブリュア, ジョン
ブルーア, ジョン
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