WorldCat Identities

Stephens, J. N.

Overview
Works: 20 works in 67 publications in 2 languages and 1,527 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by J. N Stephens
The Italian Renaissance : the origins of intellectual and artistic change before the Reformation by John Stephens( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Italian Renaissance John Stephens interprets the significance of the immense cultural change which took place in Italy from the time of Petrarch to the Reformation, and considers its wider contribution to Europe beyond the Alps. His important new study (which is designed for students and serious general readers of history as well as the specialist) is not a straight narrative history; rather, it is an examination of the humanists, artists and patrons who were the instruments of this change; the contemporary factors that favoured it; and the elements of ancient thought they revived. Dr. Stephens shows how, following Petrarch's example, the humanists discovered a novel point of view in ancient ethics. It was expressed in a set of assumptions about the scope of free will, the place of man in society, and the work of the intellectual and artist. From the same source they revived a method of induction by which such issues could be analysed. All this, as the book explains, had a powerful impact on political and religious thought in Italy, and on the theory and practice of fine art, as well as influencing classical scholarship and historiography. The book challenges the notion that the humanists were propagandists, or that works of art represented conspicuous consumption by the rich. Instead, by arming themselves with ancient morals and with the culture of antiquity as a whole, the scholars, artists and patrons of the Renaissance consciously used antiquity to enhance the moral and intellectual power of the contemporary lay world. The need of the Italian upper class to prove its fitness to govern made it anxious to show an appreciation of such moral and intellectual virtues, and in doing so it advanced its own education as well as the secular culture it patronised. In this, as Dr. Stephens concludes, the significance of the Italian Renaissance was not so much to 'reflect' society as to shape it. The Italian example was soon to be imitated elsewhere: by 1520 the new outlook and the new learning had spread from Italy far beyond the Alps. The reception of these ideas by the laity in Europe at large prepared society for a new 'world view' which was established in the Reformation. Dr. Stephens seeks to give some impression of this larger inheritance of Renaissance culture, as well as defining its achievement in Italy itself, in this powerful and impressive book
The fall of the Florentine Republic, 1512-1530 by J. N Stephens( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and Italian and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of eighteenth-century British philosophers( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen process printing : a practical guide by J. N Stephens( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical aspects of coal carbonisation by N. Y Kirov( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of eighteenth-century British philosophers by John William Yolton( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subjectivity in Asian children's literature and film : global theories and implications( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume establishes a dialogue between East and West in children's literature scholarship. In all cultures, children's literature shows a concern to depict identity and individual development, so that character and theme pivot on questions of agency and the circumstances that frame an individual's decisions and capacities to make choices and act upon them. Such issues of selfhood fall under the heading subjectivity. Attention to the representation of subjectivity in literature enables us to consider how values are formed and changed, how emotions are cultivated, and how maturation is experienced. Because subjectivities emerge in social contexts, they vary from place to place. This book brings together essays by scholars from several Asian countries--Japan, India, Pakistan, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Australia, Thailand, and The Philippines--which address subjectivities in fiction and film within frameworks which include social change, multiculturalism, post-colonialism, globalization, and glocalization. Few scholars of western children's literature have a ready understanding of what subjectivity entails in children's literature and film from Asian countries, especially where Buddhist or Confucian thought remains influential. This volume will impact scholarship and pedagogy both within the countries represented and in countries with established traditions in teaching and research, offering a major contribution to the flow of ideas between different academic and educational cultures"--
Bede's Ecclesiastical History by J. N Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heresy in medieval and renaissance Florence by John N Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Van Daalens, Johannes and Engelina and their descendants by John N Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johannes Van Daalen (1858-1921) married Engelina Los Van Daalen and emigrated from The Netherlands to Belgium to Utah. Descendants and relativges lived in Utah, California and elsewhere. Some descendants were Mormons
Debate: Heresy in medieval and renaissance Florence. A comment by Marvin. B Becker( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machiavelli's Mandate for his legation to Mantua (1505) by J. N Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pope Clement VII, a Florentine debtor by J. N Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.N. Stephens, the fall of the Florentine Republic, 1512-1530 [recensione] by Renzo Ristori( )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'infanzia fiorentina di Caterina de' Medici Regina di Francia by J. N Stephens( )

1 edition published in 1984 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John N. Stephens by John N Stephens( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers of John N. Stephens comprising correspondence, photographs and family trees relating to John, Samuel, Edward and other members of the Stephens family
Winthrop papers by John N Stephens( Book )

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

The Barewood mining field by J. N Stephens( )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Enforcement notice appeal by Dr J N Stephens and Mrs M Stephens : property at 2A St Vincent Street, Edinburgh : [letter] by Great Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Appeal regarding use of premises as gallery
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.48 for The Italia ... to 0.97 for The Van Da ...)

The Italian Renaissance : the origins of intellectual and artistic change before the Reformation
Covers
The dictionary of eighteenth-century British philosophersThe dictionary of eighteenth-century British philosophers
Alternative Names
John Stephens painter

Stephens, J. N.

Stephens, John 1945-

Stephens, John N.

Stephens, John N. 1945-

Languages