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Jardine, Lisa

Works: 97 works in 501 publications in 6 languages and 17,731 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Collector, Author of introduction, zxx
Classifications: CB361, B
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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 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Europe's crowned heads and merchant entrepreneurs competed with each other to acquire works of art from the leading artists of the day, vicious commercial battles were being fought over silks and spices, and over who should control the centers for international trade around the globe. The rapidly growing market for printed books - a new commodity seized upon with equal enthusiasm by investors and consumers - disseminated the "new learning" via publishing houses and printing presses across Europe, stimulating the evolution of the European intellectual tradition as much by accident as by design. Bringing this opulent epoch to life in all its material splendor and competitive acquisitiveness, Lisa Jardine examines Renaissance culture from its western borders in Christendom to its eastern reaches in the Islamic Ottoman Empire
Ingenious pursuits : building the scientific revolution by Lisa Jardine( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 1,480 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 1,251 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 1,158 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 1,106 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 890 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 883 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 )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 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 )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Shakespeare historically by Lisa Jardine( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 700 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 689 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 2006 in English and Turkish and held by 662 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 605 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 530 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 )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 489 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 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waterloo : June 18, 1815: the battle for modern Europe by Andrew Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic career of Napoleon was brought to a shattering end on the evening of June 18, 1815, when his hastily formed legions faced the Anglo-Allied armies under the command of the Duke of Wellington. It was the only time these men -- the two greatest captains of their age -- fought against each other. Waterloo, once it was over, put an end to twenty-two years of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and led to a century of relative peace and progress in Europe. When the wars of the future did come, they were fought with infinitely more appalling methods by a constantly changing balance of powers. At Waterloo, the honor of bold, lavish uniforms and, at least initially, the aesthetic beauty of battle were still intact. With precision and elegance, Andrew Roberts lucidly sets the political, strategic, and historical scene before offering a breathtaking account of each successive stage of the battle. He also draws on a recently discovered document from 1854 that casts new light on just how the battle was lost. It is a confession from a French officer that helps to explain why the French cavalry charged when it did -- unsupported by infantry or artillery, and headlong at well-defended British squares. It shows that accident rather than design may have led to the debacle that lost Napoleon the battle, the campaign, and the war. Authoritative and engrossing, Waterloo is a brilliant portrait of a legendary turning point in modern history, after which the balance of world power, the legend of Napoleon, and the art of war were never the same. An exploration of the conflict that ended the reign of Napoleon draws on new evidence about how the battle was lost, offering extensive background information about the political, strategic, and historical factors of the time while sharing new insights into the tactics employed by the French cavalry
The correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia by Elizabeth( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Letters of Elizabeth Stuart' is the first complete edition of Elizabeth Stuart's letters ever published. Volume 2 covers the years between 1632 and 1642: Elizabeth's life as a widow controlling the regency during her eldest son's minority and imprisonment
Der Glanz der Renaissance : ein Zeitalter wird entdeckt by Lisa Jardine( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Italian and German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Worldly goods : a new history of the Renaissance
Alternative Names
Bronowski, Lisa Anne

Lisa Jardine

Lisa Jardine britische Historikerin

Lisa Jardine British historian

Lisa Jardine Brits historica (1944-2015)

Лайза Джардин британский историк


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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