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Bentley, Michael 1948-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 255 publications in 4 languages and 8,470 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Biography  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Bibliography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: D13, 907.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Bentley
Modern historiography : an introduction by Michael Bentley( )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 2,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern historiography is the essential introduction to the history of historical writing. It explains the broad philosophical background to the different historians and historical schools of the modern era."--Jacket
Lord Salisbury's world : conservative environments in late-Victorian Britain by Michael Bentley( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lord Salisbury (1830-1903) is now a subject of intense historical attention. This new study moves away from conventional biography and presents an original portrait of the mental world inhabited by late-Victorian Conservatives at the time when their world-view was coming under severe strain." "At the centre of the picture is the third Marquis of Salisbury, but Lord Salisbury's World does not simply tell the story of his life and politics. Instead, it asks sensitive questions about how the political, intellectual and religious environments of the late-Victorian period seemed to one of its sharpest intellects, and it situates Salisbury and his immediate entourage in a wide landscape of relationships, perceptions and problems." "Its starting points are two: that politics is a situational activity, and that situations reside in the minds of the beholders. For that reason Professor Bentley draws the reader into Conservative assumptions about time and space, property and society, religion and the state, the past and the future - the very language in which they expressed themselves. His book will therefore be required reading for all those interested in British political ideas."--Jacket
Companion to historiography by Michael Bentley( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Companion to Historiography represents an original analysis of the moods & trends in historical writing throughout its phases of development & explores the assumptions & procedures that have formed the creation of historical perspectives
Modernizing England's past : English historiography in the age of modernism, 1870-1970 by Michael Bentley( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What came before 'postmodernism' in historical studies? By thinking through the assumptions, methods and cast of mind of English historians writing between about 1870 and 1970, Michael Bentley reveals the intellectual world of the modernists and offers the first full analysis of English historiography in this crucial period. Modernist historiography set itself the objective of going beyond the colourful narratives of 'whigs' and 'popularizers' in order to establish history as the queen of the humanities and as a rival to the sciences as a vehicle of knowledge. Professor Bentley does not follow those who deride modernism as 'positivist' or 'empiricist' but instead shows how it set in train brilliant new styles of investigation that transformed how historians understood the English past. But he shows how these strengths were eventually outweighed by inherent confusions and misapprehensions that threatened to kill the very subject that the modernists had intended to sustain.--Publisher description
The liberal mind, 1914-1929 by Michael Bentley( Book )

23 editions published between 1914 and 2008 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is an exercise in the history of political perception and opinion. It broke new ground in considering the decline of Liberalism through the eyes of Liberals themselves. By concentrating on what Liberal politicians said to one another and to their audience (public and private) a picture is built up of the frame of mind in which those responsible for guiding Liberalism faced a worsening world after 1914. The coming of the First World War was a critical element in forming that frame of mind; and the frame of mind was itself critical in deciding the fate of Liberalism in the post-war years. What emerges from this study is the paradox that the Liberal mind was the greatest single obstacle in the way of a Liberal revival
Politics without democracy : Great Britain, 1815-1914 : perception and preoccupation in British government by Michael Bentley( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High and low politics in modern Britain : ten studies( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The climax of liberal politics : British liberalism in theory and practice, 1868-1918 by Michael Bentley( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and thought of Herbert Butterfield : history, science, and God by Michael Bentley( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once recalled only for The Whig interpretation of history (1931) and Christianity and history (1949), Sir Herbert Butterfield's contribution to western culture has undergone an astonishing revaluation over the past twenty years. What has been left out of this reappraisal is the man himself. Yet the force of Butterfield's writings is weakened without some knowledge of the man behind them: his temperament, contexts, and personal torments. Previous authors have been unable to supply a rounded portrait for lack of available material, particularly a dearth of sources for the crucial period before the outbreak of war in 1939. Michael Bentley's original, startling biography draws on sources never seen before. They enable him to present a new Butterfield, one deeply troubled by self-doubt, driven by an urgent sexuality and plagued by an unending tension between history, science and God in a mind as hard and cynical as it was loving and charitable"--
Public and private doctrine : essays in British history presented to Maurice Cowling( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because Cowling is not an anodyne person, this is not an anodyne book. If it contains any flattery then it tends to take the form of engagement with issues with which Cowling himself has done much to promote, especially the centrality accorded by him to religion as a determinant of systematic thought among the British intelligentsia
Politics without democracy, 1815-1914 : perception and preoccupation in British government by Michael Bentley( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics without democracy, 1815-1914 by Michael Bentley( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In & around Rotherham through time by Michael Bentley( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party politics between the Wars by Michael Bentley( Recording )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International review of periodical literature : British history 1988 by Michael Bentley( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics without democracy 1815-1914 : perception and preoccupation in British governme by Michael Bentley( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All kinds of change by Emma Short( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unit children discover that they experience change in their daily lives. Key concepts include manufacturing changes, technological innovations and changes in nature
Maurice Cowling( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Cowling talks about his intellectual background, career, and ideas
Party politics between the Wars by Michael Bentley( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Podróż do domu : Księga Wyjścia prosto wyjaśniona by Michael Bentley( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Modern historiography : an introduction
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Lord Salisbury's world : conservative environments in late-Victorian BritainCompanion to historiographyModernizing England's past : English historiography in the age of modernism, 1870-1970The liberal mind, 1914-1929The life and thought of Herbert Butterfield : history, science, and GodPublic and private doctrine : essays in British history presented to Maurice CowlingPolitics without democracy, 1815-1914 : perception and preoccupation in British governmentPolitics without democracy 1815-1914 : perception and preoccupation in British governme
Languages
English (235)

Spanish (1)

Polish (1)

Italian (1)