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Jones, Colin 1947-

Works: 57 works in 361 publications in 3 languages and 14,754 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Reference works  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Chronologies  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Publishing director, Interviewee
Classifications: DC33, 944.04
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Most widely held works by Colin Jones
The Cambridge illustrated history of France by Colin Jones( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the diversity of the French heritage and offers insight into the formation of the modern nation, in a history of France that includes features on places, people, and events
Paris : biography of a city by Colin Jones( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new history, Colin Jones gives a sense of the city of Paris as it was lived in, experienced and imagined over the two thousand years of its history. With an eye for the revealing, startling and occasionally horrible detail, he takes the reader from Roman Paris to the present day, re-creating the highs and lows of the history of the city and its inhabitants. All the great Parises are here: the formidable medieval centre of learning; the ferocious cockpit of the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religion; the heart of European culture, Enlightenment and fashion; the epicentre of Revolution, Terror and Napoleonic ambition; the dazzling, fevered nineteenth-century city of Balzac, Manet, Baudelaire and Zola; the imperial capital stricken by two world wars and Nazi occupation; the prosperous contemporary capital, reeling beneath the weight of its historical past; and the city's future at the heart of Europe." "It will be enjoyed not only by lovers of history but by habitual Paris obsessives, by first-time visitors, and even by those who know the city only by distant repute."--Jacket
Voices of the French Revolution( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Publishers Weekly : This irresistible history of the French Revolution is much more than a colorful mosaic. By splicing a reflective narrative with graphics (engravings, satirical cartoons, photographs) and primary documentsletters, trial transcripts, memoirs, decrees, newspaper editorialsit brings vivid immediacy to tumultuous events without sacrificing objective distance. The main narrative consists of dozens of tableaux, allowing room for such topics as prison conditions, Freemasonry, feudalism, the market for luxury goods. Along with the expected profiles of Marie-Antoinette, Louis XVI, Robespierre and Marat, we meet scheming pretender Philippe of Orleans who tried to bring down the king, professional revolutionary Tom Paine imprisoned under the Terror, and unstable leftist Joseph Fouche who led a campaign of de-Christianization and later became Napoleon's police minister. The text is provocative in its discussion of the Jacobins' prototype welfare state and of the Terror as a response to foreign pressures."--via (1988 HarperCollins ed.)
The great nation : France from Louis XV to Napoleon 1715-99 by Colin Jones( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et indblik i fransk historie, politik og kultur, da Frankrig var på sit højeste
Madame de Pompadour : images of a mistress by Colin Jones( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Madame de Pompadour was one of the most powerful women of her era. Born Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, she became, through her own intelligence and the scheming of her friends, mistress to King Louis XV of France. Although later replaced as mistress, Jeanne-Antoinette was given the title of marquise de Pompadour and remained the king's closest confidante and companion." "In an age when France dominated the European artistic scene, Madame de Pompadour, an enthusiastic patron of the arts, commissioned the very best of her country's painters and sculptors to portray her. She artfully exploited these and many other portraits to retain the king's attention and to further her own influence. Among the beautiful works reproduced here are examples by Boucher, Nattier, Vanloo, La Tour and Drouais." "This fully illustrated biography pays particular attention to the ways in which Pompadour idealised her own image and explores the fascinating personality of a woman who became a legend in her own lifetime."--Jacket
Reassessing Foucault : power, medicine, and the body by Colin Jones( Book )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study sets out to examine the implications of Foucault's work for students and researchers in a wide selection of areas in the social and human sciences
The age of cultural revolutions : Britain and France, 1750-1820( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and people in revolutionary England : essays in honour of Ivan Roots( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Longman companion to the French Revolution by Colin Jones( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine and charity before the welfare state by Jonathan Barry( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What have been the roles of charities and the state in supporting medical provision? These are issues of major relevance, as the assumptions and practices of the welfare state are increasingly thrown into doubt. This title offers a broad perspective on the relationship between charity and medicine in Western Europe, up to the advent of welfare states in the 20th century.; Through detailed case studies, the authors highlight significant differences between Britain, France, Italy and Germany, and offer a critical vocabulary for grasping the issues raised. This volume reflects recent developments relating to the role of charity in medicine, particularly the revival of interest in the place of voluntary provision in contemporary social policy. It emphasizes the changing balance of "care" and "cure" as the aim of medical charity, and shows how economic and political factors influenced the various forms of charity
Charity and bienfaisance : the treatment of the poor in the Montpellier region, 1740-1815 by Colin Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sozialgeschichte / Armut / Frankreich / Montpellier
The medical world of early modern France by L. W. B Brockliss( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on an exceptionally wide range of archival and printed sources, The Medical World of Early Modern France offers a unique panoramic view over three centuries of the development of a vital profession within a major European state. The volume analyses the evolution of medical ideas and practices up to the eve of the birth of modern medicine, ranging from Nostradamus to Bichat, from Ambroise Pare to Larrey, and from Louise Bourgeois to Madame du Courdray. In addition, by placing the medical world in its demographic, epidemiological, social, economic, intellectual, and political context, it provides an unparalleled overview of the cultural history of health in France from the Renaissance to the French Revolution. This volume will be of interest to all historians and early modern France and the French Revolution, as well as to social and cultural historians, and to historians of medicine and the professions
The charitable imperative : hospitals and nursing in ancien régime and revolutionary France by Colin Jones( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The smile revolution in eighteenth century Paris by Colin Jones( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was only in late eighteenth century France that western civilization discovered the art of the smile. In the 'Old Regime of Teeth' which prevailed in western Europe until then, smiling was quite literally frowned upon. Individuals were fatalistic about tooth loss, and their open mouths would often have been visually repulsive. Rules of conduct dating back to antiquity disapproved of the opening of the mouth to express feelings in most social situations. Open and unrestrained smiling was associated with the impolite lower orders. In late eighteenth-century Paris, however, these age-old conventions changed, reflecting broader transformations in the way people expressed their feelings. This allowed the emergence of the modern smile par excellence: the open-mouthed smile which, while highlighting physical beauty and expressing individual identity, revealed white teeth. It was a transformation linked to changing patterns of politeness, new ideals of sensibility, shifts in styles of self-presentation--and, not least, the emergence of scientific dentistry. These changes seemed to usher in a revolution, a revolution in smiling. Yet if the French revolutionaries initially went about their business with a smile on their faces, the Reign of Terror soon wiped it off. Only in the twentieth century would the white-tooth smile re-emerge as an accepted model of self-presentation. In this entertaining, absorbing, and highly original work of cultural history, Colin Jones ranges from the history of art, literature, and culture to the history of science, medicine, and dentistry, to tell a unique and untold story about a facial expression at the heart of western civilization."--Del editor
Britain and revolutionary France : conflict, subversion, and propaganda( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contre Retz : sept pamphlets du temps de la Fronde by Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in French and English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge illustrated history of France
Alternative Names
Colin Jones British historian

Jones, C. 1947-

Jones, Colin

Jones Colin David Hugh

Jones, Colin David Hugh 1947-

Джонс, Колин 1947-

ジョーンズ, コリン

English (231)

French (7)

Russian (1)

Paris : biography of a cityThe great nation : France from Louis XV to Napoleon 1715-99Madame de Pompadour : images of a mistressReassessing Foucault : power, medicine, and the bodyThe age of cultural revolutions : Britain and France, 1750-1820The Longman companion to the French RevolutionMedicine and charity before the welfare stateCharity and bienfaisance : the treatment of the poor in the Montpellier region, 1740-1815The medical world of early modern France