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Jones, Colin 1947-

Works: 94 works in 472 publications in 2 languages and 16,267 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Sources  Maps  Atlases  Thematic maps  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Chronologies  Informational works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, 958, Publishing director
Classifications: DC33, 944.04
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Most widely held works by Colin Jones
Reassessing Foucault : power, medicine, and the body by Colin Jones( )

42 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 2,099 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
Medicine and charity before the welfare state by Jonathan Barry( )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perspective on the relationship between charity and medicine in Western Europe between the Middle Ages and the advent of welfare states in the 20th century. Medical history is analyzed in terms of social history and for the insight it offers into relations between various aspects of society
The Cambridge illustrated history of France by Colin Jones( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,823 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 )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Russian and held by 1,154 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
Cultural atlas of France by John Ardagh( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries cover French history, geography, modern life, and culture, and describe each region
The great nation : France from Louis XV to Napoleon 1715-99 by Colin Jones( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jones (history, U. of Warwick, UK), writing in a wonderfully engaging style, chronicles the history of France in the 18th century as its contemporaries would have seen it, rather than as a prelude to the Revolution. Issues of politics, economics, religion, thought, and international affairs are considered, so that readers come to appreciate why France was considered a "great nation" during this period. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Voices of the French Revolution( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 899 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 smile revolution in eighteenth century Paris by Colin Jones( )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 801 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."--Publisher's Web site
Madame de Pompadour : images of a mistress by Colin Jones( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 469 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
The age of cultural revolutions : Britain and France, 1750-1820( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides clear and comprehensive factual information across the full range of the Revolutionary period (1787-99)
Politics and people in revolutionary England : essays in honour of Ivan Roots( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Versailles by Colin Jones( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing represents the turbulent and inspiring history of France quite like the Palace of Versailles. Made famous by the absolutist king Louis XIV, Versailles became legendary for its aristocratic and cultural splendors, but after the Revolution of 1789 it fell into disrepute as a reminder of royal excess and abuse of power. Subsequent French governments struggled with how to handle the palace and grounds - should the site be memorialized, rehabilitated, or even destroyed outright? Distinguished historian Colin Jones masterfully traces the evolution of Versailles from its origins as an early seventeenth-century hunting lodge to the focal point of the opulent Louis XIV's centralized power, and from the palace's variegated fortunes under Revolution to its rediscovered vocation as a site of memory recalling France's former cultural gegemony. This is the vivid story of the creation, renovation, and enduring legacy of the most famous building in France: a building complex of mythical status and a space of royal and aristocratic pleasures that has become one of the world's greatest tourist destinations. Tracking the evolution of Versailles as a building and as a political space in compelling prose, this book is a must-read for any Francophile. -- From dust jacket
Charity and bienfaisance : the treatment of the poor in the Montpellier region, 1740-1815 by Colin Jones( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 355 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 French Revolution, 1787-1799; from the storming of the Bastille to Napoleon by Albert Soboul( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charitable imperative : hospitals and nursing in ancien régime and revolutionary France by Colin Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dickens, A tale of two cities and the French Revolution by Colin Jones( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Tale of Two Cities' has always been one of Dickens's most popular texts. Using a variety of disciplinary approaches, this collection of essays examines the origins of Dickens vision of the French Revolution, the literary power of the text itself, and its enduring place in British culture through stage and screen adaptations
The French Revolution : voices from a momentous epoch, 1789-1795 by Richard Cobb( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Saint-Aubin Livre de caricatures : drawing satire in eighteenth-century Paris by Colin Jones( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of the 'Livre' in which scholars investigate the motivations and operations behind the making of the book, and the many facets of Parisian life that it reveals
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The Cambridge illustrated history of France
Medicine and charity before the welfare stateThe Cambridge illustrated history of FranceParis : biography of a cityCultural atlas of FranceThe great nation : France from Louis XV to Napoleon 1715-99Madame de Pompadour : images of a mistressThe age of cultural revolutions : Britain and France, 1750-1820The Longman companion to the French Revolution
Alternative Names
Colin Jones British historian

Colin Jones historiador britànic

Colin Jones historiador británico

Colin Jones historiador británicu

Colin Jones historien britannique

Jones, C. 1947-

Jones, Colin

Jones Colin David Hugh

Jones, Colin David Hugh 1947-

Джонс, Колин 1947-

Колин Джонс

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