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Jardine, Lisa

Works: 105 works in 523 publications in 5 languages and 18,419 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Collector, Author of introduction, zxx
Classifications: CB361, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lisa Jardine
Worldly goods : a new history of the Renaissance by Lisa Jardine( Book )

35 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flowering of civilization, the rebirth of classical scholarship, and the emergence of some of the greatest artists and thinkers the world has known: this is the traditional view of the Renaissance. In this lively, provocative, and wholly absorbing new book, Lisa Jardine offers a radical new interpretation, arguing that the creation of culture during the Renaissance was inextricably tied to the creation of wealth - that the expansion of commerce spurred the expansion of thought
Ingenious pursuits : building the scientific revolution by Lisa Jardine( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focuses on a series of virtuoso advancements among them the discovery of the circulation of blood, the perfection of the mechanical clock, enhance astronomical observation, fundamental developments i mathematics, selective animal and plant breeding, and the development of chemical substance analysis that transformed the thinking o the early modern world and inaugurated forces for change that laid the very foundations for modern thought". -- Jacket
Still harping on daughters : women and drama in the Age of Shakespeare by Lisa Jardine( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curious life of Robert Hooke : the man who measured London by Lisa Jardine( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the career of the seventeenth-century Chief Surveyor, noting his work for London's rebuilding after the fire of 1666, his role in the emergence of modern science, and his place in the scientific revolution of the period
On a grander scale : the outstanding life of Sir Christopher Wren by Lisa Jardine( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond the public achievements, Jardine explores Wren's personal motivations and passions. He was a sincere, intensely moral man with a remarkable capacity for friendship. His career was shaped by lasting associations forged during a turbulent boyhood and a lifelong loyalty to the memory of his father's master and benefactor, the "martyred king," Charles I."--Jacket
Hostage to fortune : the troubled life of Francis Bacon by Lisa Jardine( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of sixteenth-century statesman, scientist, and philosopher Francis Bacon, discussing his career as a politician, and the scandal that led to his leaving politics and devoting himself to scientific works
Going Dutch : how England plundered Holland's glory by Lisa Jardine( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Lisa Jardine assembles new research in political and social history, together with the histories of art, music, gardening and science, to show how Dutch tolerance, resourcefulness and commercial acumen had effectively conquered Britain long before William of Orange and his English wife arrived to rule in London. This is the remarkable story of the relationship between two of Europe's most important colonial powers at the dawn of the modern age. Jardine demonstrates how individuals such as Christopher Wren, Isaac Newton and successive generations of the remarkable Huygens family, usually represented as isolated geniuses working in the enclosed environment of the country of their birth, in fact developed their ideas within a context of easy Anglo-Dutch relations that laid the vital groundwork for the European Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution.--From publisher description
Erasmus, man of letters : the construction of charisma in print by Lisa Jardine( Book )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion. Lisa Jardine, however, shows that Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual world. Erasmus himself--the historical as opposed to the figural individual--was a brilliant, maverick innovator, who achieved little formal academic recognition in his own lifetime. What Jardine offers here is not only a fascinating study of Erasmus but also a bold account of a key moment in Western history, a time when it first became possible to believe in the existence of something that could be designated "European thought."--
Francis Bacon : discovery and the art of discourse by Lisa Jardine( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Shakespeare historically by Lisa Jardine( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Shakespeare Historically is a passionate, provocative book by one of the most renowned and popular Renaissance scholars writing today. Charting ten years of critical development, these challenging, witty essays shed new light on Renaissance studies. It also raises intriguing questions about how the culture and history of the past illuminates the key social and political issues of today. Lisa Jardine re-reads Renaissance drama in its historical and cultural context, from laws of defamation in Othello to the competing loyalties of companionate marriage and male frie
From humanism to the humanities : education and the liberal arts in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe by Anthony Grafton( Book )

25 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Grafton is professor of history at Princeton University. Lisa Jardine is fellow of Jesus College and university lecturer in English, Cambridge University. This book is the result of a 10-year collaboration begun when both were visiting scholars at Cornell University and discovered they shared similar approaches to the history of education. [...] At the outset, the authors situate their enterprise within the broader movement of historians of education who reject the simpleminded notion that Renaissance humanists triumphed over medieval educational models by the sheer force of the intellectual freedom their ideas unleashed. Through case studies that examine leading early humanist teachers and representative classroom materials, Grafton and Jardine argue that humanist education triumphed neither because it was more creative than medieval education nor because it was better suited to the practical needs of fifteenth-century Europe. Rather, they argue, it triumphed because it better matched the new European society that was taking shape, which the authors characterize as more closed, hereditary, elitist, and in search of models of culture that would produce docility toward authority. -- from (Jan. 15, 2016)
Global interests : Renaissance art between East and West by Lisa Jardine( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lisa Jardine and Jerry Brotton raise questions about the formation of cultural identity in Western Europe. Through an analysis of the circulation of art and luxury objects, the authors challenge the view that Renaissance culture defined itself in large part against an exotic, dangerous, always marginal East. Featuring more than seventy illustrations, including many in color and some published for the first time, their book provides fascinating insights into the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Durer, Holbein, Pisanello, and Titian."--Jacket
The awful end of Prince William the Silent : the first assassination of a head of state with a handgun by Lisa Jardine( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The assassination of Prince William of Orange by a French Catholic in 1584 had immediate political consequences and a profound effect on the course of history. It was a serious setback for Protestants in the Netherlands, who were struggling for independence from the Catholic rule of the Hapsburg Empire. But the crime's ramifications were even more earth-shattering, for it heralded the arrival of a new threat to the safety of world leaders and the security of nations: a pistol that could easily be concealed on one's person and employed to lethal effect at point-blank range. In this provocative, fascinating, and enormously engaging work, noted author and historian Lisa Jardine brilliantly recounts the brazen act of religious terrorism that changed everything--and explores its long and bloody legacy, from the murder of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 to the slaying of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914, to the plague of terror and violent zealotry that infects our world today."--Publisher's website
The education of a Christian prince by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new student edition of Erasmus' crucial treatise on political theory and also contains a new, excerpted translation from his Panegyric. The Education of a Christian Prince is one of the most important "advice-to-princes" texts published in the Renaissance and was dedicated to Charles V. It is a strongly pacifist work in which Erasmus sought to ensure that the prince governed justly and benevolently. This edition also includes an original introduction, a chronology of the life and work of Erasmus, and a comprehensive guide to further reading
The new organon by Francis Bacon( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When The New Organon appeared in 1620, as part of a six-part programme of scientific inquiry entitled 'The Great Renewal of Learning', Francis Bacon was at the high point of his political career, and his ambitious work was groundbreaking in its attempt to give formal philosophical shape to a new and rapidly emerging experimentally based science. Bacon combines theoretical scientific epistemology with examples from applied science, examining phenomena as various as magnetism, gravity and the ebb and flow of the tides, and anticipating later experimental work by Robert Boyle and others. His work challenges the entire edifice of the philosophy and learning of his time, and has left its mark on all subsequent philosophical discussions of scientific method. This volume presents a new translation of the text into modern English by Michael Silverthorne, together with an introduction by Lisa Jardine that sets the work in the context of Bacon's scientific and philosophical activities."--Jacket
What's left? : women in culture and the labour movement by Julia Swindells( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waterloo : Napoleon's last gamble by Andrew Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the 'Making History Series' ' 'Waterloo' is an exciting retelling of one of the moments that shook the world ' Waterloo, one of the truly decisive battles of history. The illustrious 'Making History Series', edited by Lisa Jardine and Amanda Foreman, explores an eclectic mix of history's tipping points. In 'Waterloo', Roberts provides not only a fizzing account of one of the most significant forty-eight hour periods of all time, but also a startling interrogation into the methodology of history ' is it possible to create an accurate picture from a single standpoint' What we can say for certain about the battle is that it ended forever one of the great personal epics. The career of Napoleon was brought to a shuddering halt on the evening of 18 June 1815. Interwoven in the clear-cut narrative are exciting revelations brought to light by recent research: accident rather than design led to the crucial cavalry debacle that lost the battle. Amongst the all-too-human explanation for the blunder that cost Napoleon his throne, Roberts sets the political, strategic and historical scene, and finally shows why Waterloo was such an important historical punctuation mark. The generation after Waterloo saw the birth of the modern era: ghastly as the carnage here was, henceforth the wars of the future were fought with infinitely more ghastly methods of trenches, machine-guns, directed starvation, concentration camps, and aerial bombardment. By the time of the Great War, chivalry was utterly dead. The honour of bright uniform and tangible spirit of Elan met their final dance at Waterloo
The correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia by Elizabeth( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first complete edition of Elizabeth Stuart's letters ever published. Volume I covers the years between 1603 and 1631: Elizabeth's life as princess and consort, charting her transformation from political ingenue to independent stateswoman
Der Glanz der Renaissance : ein Zeitalter wird entdeckt by Lisa Jardine( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temptation in the archives : essays in Golden Age Dutch culture by Lisa Jardine( Book )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the study of such key figures as Sir Constantjin Huygens, a Dutch polymath and diplomat, we begin to see the Anglo-Dutch cultural connections that formed during this period against the backdrop of unfolding political events in England. Temptation in the Archives paints a picture of a unique relationship between the Netherlands and England in the 17th century forged through a shared experience - and reveals the lessons we can learn from it today
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Worldly goods : a new history of the Renaissance
Alternative Names
Bronowski, Lisa Anne

Bronowski Lisa Anne 1944-2015

Jardine-Bronowski, Lisa Anne, 1944-2015

Jardine, L.A., 1944-2015

Lisa Jardine

Lisa Jardine britische Historikerin

Lisa Jardine British historian

Lisa Jardine Brits historica (1944-2015)

Лайза Джардин британский историк

ليسا جاردين


English (373)

Italian (8)

Chinese (3)

German (2)

Dutch (1)

Ingenious pursuits : building the scientific revolutionThe curious life of Robert Hooke : the man who measured LondonOn a grander scale : the outstanding life of Sir Christopher WrenHostage to fortune : the troubled life of Francis BaconGoing Dutch : how England plundered Holland's gloryErasmus, man of letters : the construction of charisma in printFrancis Bacon : discovery and the art of discourseReading Shakespeare historically