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Headley, John M.

Overview
Works: 61 works in 239 publications in 2 languages and 4,011 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by John M Headley
Luther's view of church history by John M Headley( Book )

9 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Europeanization of the world : on the origins of human rights and democracy by John M Headley( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Europeanization of the World puts forward a defense of Western civilization and the unique gifts it has bequeathed to the world - in particular, human rights and constitutional democracy - at a time when many around the globe equate the West with hubris and thinly veiled imperialism. John Headley argues that the Renaissance and the Reformation provided the effective currents for the development of two distinctive political ideas. The first is the idea of a common humanity, derived from antiquity, developed through natural law, and worked out in the new emerging global context to provide the basis for today's concept of universal human rights. The second is the idea of political dissent, first posited in the course of the Protestant Reformation and later maturing in the politics of the British monarchy." "Headley traces the development and implications of this first idea from antiquity to the present. He examines the English revolution of 1688 and party government in Britain and America into the early nineteenth century. And he challenges the now-common stance in historical studies of moral posturing against the West. Headley contends that these unique ideas are Western civilization's most precious export, however presently distorted. Certainly European culture has its dark side - Auschwitz is but one example. Yet as Headley shows, no other civilization in history has bequeathed so sustained a tradition of universalizing aspirations as the West."--Jacket
The emperor and his chancellor : a study of the imperial chancellery under Gattinara by John M Headley( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines a significant development within late medieval and early modern European government, set in the context of the tense relations between the young Emperor Charles V and his ageing chancellor Mercurino de Gattrina. It focuses upon an important transformation in the administrative reorganisation of European monarchies: the shift in the political centre of gravity from the medieval institution of the chancellery as the secretariat for all government business and authentication to a small group of secretaries, the minister of a later age, acting directly in collaboration with the prince. In the collision between the traditional judicial and administrative pre-eminence of the late medieval chancellor and the new secretaries as expediters of the Renaissance prince's will. Charles gave his support to the latter, thus associating himself with the previous work of Ferdinand the Catholic. Against the background of this struggle with the state secretaries the imperial chancellery is analysing in its relations to the individual chancelleries of Charles V's disparate lands
Tommaso Campanella and the transformation of the world by John M Headley( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639) is one of the most fascinating, if hitherto inaccessible, intellectuals of the Italian Renaissance. His work ranges across many of the intellectual, ecclesiastical, and political concerns of that tumultuous era. John Headley uses Campanella's life and works to open a window into this complex period. He not only explicates the frequently contradictory texts of a prolific author but also situates Campanella's writings amidst the larger currents of European thought
San Carlo Borromeo : Catholic reform and ecclesiastical politics in the second half of the sixteenth century( Book )

16 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessionalization in Europe, 1555-1700 : essays in honor and memory of Bodo Nischan by John M Headley( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Confessionalization in Europe, 1555-1700 brings together a set of essays by leading scholars from the USA, UK, and Europe, in memory of Bodo Nischan. They address what historians of the Early Modern period have recently come to define as the pre-eminent issue in the history of the Reformation, as they turn their emphases from the earlier part of the 16th century to the relatively neglected latter half of the century."--BOOK JACKET
Church, empire, and world : the quest for universal order, 1520-1640 by John M Headley( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem with multiculturalism : the uniqueness and universality of Western civilization by John M Headley( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The horrors of the past century have done little to advance appreciation for the virtues of Western civilization. During the past several decades, criticism of the West has mounted, as the West itself has lost sight of its uniqueness. Westerners tend to endow other societies with the West{u2019}s liberal philosophy and practices, but while it may be politically profitable, among other things, it fails to educate these societies about the peculiar characteristics of their own civilizations. Thus, the West loses an opportunity to establish the idea of a common humanity, of human rights, and of the legitimacy of dissent and diversity. John Headley{u2019}s principal goal here is to establish the uniqueness and universality of the West then to critique multiculturalism{u2019}s failure to recognize these special characteristics. He looks to civilization rather than to the nation-state as he argues for this uniqueness, which was evident from the West{u2019}s very beginnings. Headley also seeks to advance the ever-contentious discussion about secularization. He sees secularization as a neutralizing force regarding the religions of other civilizations, allowing them to accept Western influence, which thus becomes universal. To understand secularization and how it operates from a naturalistic perspective, one must see civilization itself as a defining element in world affairs."--Publisher's description
Responsio ad Lutherum by Thomas More( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and Latin and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval and Renaissance studies : proceedings of the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Summer, 1967 by Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Complete works of St Thomas More by Thomas More( Book )

21 editions published in 1969 in English and Latin and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of St. Thomas More by Thomas More( Book )

in Latin and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confutation of Tyndale's answer by Thomas More( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in Latin and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of St. Thomas More by Thomas More( Book )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction, commentary, index by Thomas More( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and translation by Thomas More( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsio ad Lutherum by Thomas More( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of St. Thomas More by Thomas More( Book )

in Latin and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Renaissance to the modern world : a tribute to John M. Headley( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsio ad Lutherum by Thomas More( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Europeanization of the world : on the origins of human rights and democracy
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The emperor and his chancellor : a study of the imperial chancellery under GattinaraTommaso Campanella and the transformation of the worldSan Carlo Borromeo : Catholic reform and ecclesiastical politics in the second half of the sixteenth centuryConfessionalization in Europe, 1555-1700 : essays in honor and memory of Bodo NischanChurch, empire, and world : the quest for universal order, 1520-1640Responsio ad LutherumThe Complete works of St Thomas MoreThe confutation of Tyndale's answer