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Jacob, Margaret C. 1943-

Works: 146 works in 574 publications in 3 languages and 15,765 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator, Author of introduction, Creator, Host, 958, 956, Interviewee
Classifications: Q175.5, 973.072
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Most widely held works about Margaret C Jacob
Most widely held works by Margaret C Jacob
Living the enlightenment : freemasonry and politics in eighteenth-century Europe by Margaret C Jacob( )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical study of Enlightenment freemasonry traces the origins and development of the order, from the roots of its political philosophy in 17th-century England to the French Revolution
Practical matter : Newton's science in the service of industry and empire, 1687-1851 by Margaret C Jacob( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1687 when Newton published his Principia to the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851, science gradually became central to Western thought and economic development. The book aims at a general audience and examines how, despite powerful opposition on the Continent, a Newtonian understanding gained acceptance and practical application. By the mid-eighteenth century the new science had achieved ascendancy, and the race was on to apply Newtonian mechanics to industry and manufacturing. The authors end the story with the temple to scientific and technological progress that was the Crystal Palace exhibition. Choosing their examples carefully, Jacob and Stewart show that there was nothing preordained or inevitable about the centrality awarded to science."--Page 4 of cover
Telling the truth about history by Joyce Appleby( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new book by three of our most accomplished historians engages the various criticisms that have fragmented the authority of historical knowledge. Although acknowledging degrees of legitimacy in the criticisms, the authors launch a pragmatic response that supports the historian, as they put it, in her long climb, notebook computer in tow, up the 300 stairs to the archives in Lyon. Even if historical truth is an ever-receding goal, the effort to approach it, they show, is legitimate, worthy, and governed by agreed-upon rules. And while affirming the claims of women and ethnic minorities to a rightful place in any narrative of American history, the authors insist on the accountability of history. They outline a coherent narrative of the American past that incorporates its multicultural dimension without special pleading
The cultural meaning of the scientific revolution by Margaret C Jacob( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Newtonians and the English Revolution, 1689-1720 by Margaret C Jacob( Book )

38 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers nowhere in the world : the rise of cosmopolitanism in early modern Europe by Margaret C Jacob( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing upon sources as various as Inquisition records and spy reports, minutes of scientific societies and the writings of political revolutionaries, Strangers Nowhere in the World reveals a moment in European history when an ideal of cultural openness came to seem strong enough to counter centuries of prevailing chauvinism and xenophobia. Perhaps at no time since, Jacob cautions, has that cosmopolitan ideal seemed more fragile and elusive than it is today."--Jacket
The Radical Enlightenment : Pantheists, Freemasons, and Republicans by Margaret C Jacob( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction Science and the philosophical origins of the Radical Enlightenment The legacy of the English revolution The Newtonian Enlightenment and its critics The origins of European freemasonry Radical Whigs, masons and Knights of Jubilation The social world of the Radical Enlightenment Pantheistic religion, revolution and the new science Epilogue : new paths to the high Enlightenment Appendix
The origins of freemasonry : facts & fictions by Margaret C Jacob( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can the ancestry of freemasonry really be traced back to the Knights Templar? Is the image of the eye in a triangle on the back of the dollar bill one of its cryptic signs? Is there a conspiracy that stretches through centuries and generations to elevate this shadow organization with secret rituals and ties to world governments and religions? Myths persist and abound about the freemasons, Margaret C. Jacob notes. But what is their origin? How has an early modern organization of bricklayers and stonemasons aroused so much public interest? In The Origins of Freemasonry, Jacob throws back the veil from a secret society that turns out not to have been very secret at all
The Enlightenment : a brief history with documents by Margaret C Jacob( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the eighteenth century, a daring and dramatically new intellectual and cultural movement arose in western Europe. Of its many characteristics - audacity, wit, an interest in the practical and the applied - none was more important than its critical, biting edge. This opinionated movement called for "enlightenment" for new thinking about once unquestioned truths and eventually for new actions. Best characterized by the metaphor of light, the Enlightenment has retained the name it acquired early in the eighteenth century
Scientific culture and the making of the industrial West by Margaret C Jacob( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It also integrates science with worldly concerns, focusing mainly on the entrepreneurs and engineers who possessed scientific insight and who were eager to profit from its advantages, demonstrating that during the mid-seventeenth century, British science was presented within an ideological framework that encouraged material prosperity. Readable summaries of the major scientific achievements are included to better communicate the central innovations of the period, and recent scholarship is added to help enhance the discussion of the integration of science into Western culture. Blending the history of science and technology with cultural history, this text is ideal for early modern European history courses, as well as for courses in cultural studies and the history of science
The Origins of Anglo-American radicalism by Margaret C Jacob( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from a conference held in New York, N.Y., Nov. 1980, under the auspices of the Institute for Research in History. Reprint, with new introd. Originally published: London ; Boston : Allen & Unwin, 1984. Includes bibliographical references and index
The book that changed Europe : Picart & Bernard's Religious ceremonies of the world by Lynn Hunt( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two French Protestant refugees in eighteenth-century Amsterdam gave the world an extraordinary work that intrigued and outraged readers across Europe. In this captivating account, Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt take us to the vibrant Dutch Republic and its flourishing book trade to explore the work that sowed the radical idea that religions could be considered on equal terms. Famed engraver Bernard Picart and author and publisher Jean Frederic Bernard produced The Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World, which appeared in the first of seven folio volumes in 1723. They put religion in comparative perspective, offering images and analysis of Jews, Catholics, Muslims, the peoples of the Orient and the Americas, Protestants, deists, freemasons, and assorted sects. Despite condemnation by the Catholic Church, the work was a resounding success. For the next century it was copied or adapted, but without the context of its original radicalism and its debt to clandestine literature, English deists, and the philosophy of Spinoza. Ceremonies and Customs prepared the ground for religious toleration amid seemingly unending religious conflict, and demonstrated the impact of the global on Western consciousness. In this beautifully illustrated book, Hunt, Jacob, and Mijnhardt cast new light on the profound insight found in one book as it shaped the development of a modern, secular understanding of religion."--Cover
Politics and culture in early modern Europe : essays in honor of H.G. Koenigsberger by Phyllis Mack( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of essays reflects the interests and expertise of H.G. Koenigsberger, Professor of History at King's College London, who has written and taught widely on early modern Europe, from Sicily and Spain to Germany, France and the Netherlands. The contributors pay tribute to Koenigsberger's range of interest by taking up themes that have resonated through his lectures, seminars and public writings. What emerges from a variety of approaches and topics is an overriding concern with intellectual unity, an overview which encompasses and reconciles the values of the politician or scholar with those of the spiritual idealist. Even the most overtly political of the major cultural figures discussed in these pages, as Robert Kingdon's essay on Calvin demonstrates, bent their political will to the service of an intense spiritual idealism
Newton and the culture of Newtonianism by Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dutch Republic in the eighteenth century : decline, Enlightenment, and revolution( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For review see: A.H. Huussen, in Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis, jrg. 107, nr. 1 (1994); p. 95-96
The first knowledge economy : human capital and the European economy, 1750-1850 by Margaret C Jacob( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since the Industrial Revolution debate has raged about the sources of the new, sustained western prosperity. Margaret Jacob here argues persuasively for the critical importance of knowledge in breaking the Malthusian trap during the period from 1750 to 1850, first in Britain and then in selected parts of northern and western Europe. This is a new history of economic development in which minds, books, lectures and education become central. She shows how, armed with knowledge and know-how and inspired by the desire to get rich, entrepreneurs emerged within an industrial culture wedded to scientific knowledge and technology. She charts how, across a series of industries and nations, innovative engineers and entrepreneurs sought to make sense and a profit out of the world around them. Skilled hands matched minds steeped in the knowledge systems new to the eighteenth century to transform the economic destiny of western Europe"--
Beyond the cultural turn : new directions in the study of society and culture( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors provide an introduction analyzing the origins and implications of the cultural turn and its postmodernist critiques of knowledge. Essays by leading historians and historical sociologists reflect on the uses of cultural theories and show both their promise and their limitations. The afterword by Hayden White provides an assessment of the trend toward culturalism by one its most influential proponents
The self-perception of early modern capitalists by Margaret C Jacob( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Labeled as greedy and self-interested, capitalists have often suffered in historians' eyes. This book looks at merchants, entrepreneurs, and other individuals from around 1500 to 1800 - with some attention to their medieval roots - and asks how they actually saw themselves. Coming from deeply religious cultures, how did they relate their worldly activities to their beliefs and values? Did they see a conflict, as Weber might have imagined, or did they live at relative ease with the tensions between obedience to faith and the necessities of competition and striving? Drawing on personal letters and diaries, as well as handbooks, portraiture, and other pieces of material culture in general, the contributors to this volume each help to reconstruct an understanding of the people who put in place what became the dominant economic system in the Western world."--Jacket
The scientific revolution : a brief history with documents by Margaret C Jacob( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the Scientific Revolution from its origins in the early sixteenth century to its widespread acceptance in Western societies in the late eighteenth century. Jacob's introduction outlines the trajectory of the Scientific Revolution and argues that the revival of ancient texts in the Renaissance and the upheaval of the Protestant Reformation paved the way for science. The collected documents include writings of well-known scientists and philosophers, such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, Rene Descartes, and Isaac Newton, as well as primary sources documenting innovations in medicine and engineering, advances in scientific investigations, and the popularization of the scientific revolution through academies and their journals. Document headnotes, questions for consideration, a chronology, and a selected bibliography support students' study of the Scientific Revolution
Bernard Picart and the first global vision of religion( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Practical matter : Newton's science in the service of industry and empire, 1687-1851
Practical matter : Newton's science in the service of industry and empire, 1687-1851Telling the truth about historyStrangers nowhere in the world : the rise of cosmopolitanism in early modern EuropeThe Radical Enlightenment : Pantheists, Freemasons, and RepublicansThe origins of freemasonry : facts & fictionsThe Enlightenment : a brief history with documentsScientific culture and the making of the industrial WestThe Origins of Anglo-American radicalism
Alternative Names
Candee-Jacob, Margaret.


Jacob, M. C.

Jacob, M. C. 1943-

Jacob, M. C. (Margaret C.)

Jacob, M. C. (Margaret C.), 1943-

Jacob Margaret

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Magelite, Yagebu 1943-

Margaret Jacob Amerikaans historica

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Yagebu, Magelite 1943-

جاكوب، مارجريت، 1943-

مارغريت جاكوب، 1943-

مارغريت جاكوب مؤرخة أمريكية

제이컵, 마거릿 1943-

제이컵, 마거릿 C. 1943-

ジェイコブ, マーガレット

ジェイコブ, マーガレット C.

玛格丽特・雅各布 1943-

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