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Bishop, Morris 1893-1973

Works: 317 works in 797 publications in 3 languages and 24,447 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Former owner, Honoree, Other, Composer, Performer, Signer, Lyricist, tra
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Most widely held works by Morris Bishop
The Horizon book of the Middle Ages by Morris Bishop( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval art and writings are used to compplement a detailed commentary
A medieval storybook by Morris Bishop( )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of thirty-five moral tales, allegories, fables, and adventure stories which reflect life and thought during the Middle Ages
The Middle Ages by Morris Bishop( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1969 under title: The Horizon book of the Middle Ages
Champlain; the life of fortitude by Morris Bishop( Book )

59 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petrarch and his world by Morris Bishop( Book )

32 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight plays by Molière( Book )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1986 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 8 complete plays written by the 17th century French author and social critic noted for his development of dramatic comedy
A history of Cornell by Morris Bishop( )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornell University is fortunate to have as its historian a man of Morris Bishop's talents and devotion. As an accurate record and a work of art possessing form and personality, his book at once conveys the unique character of the early university—reflected in its vigorous founder, its first scholarly president, a brilliant and eccentric faculty, the hardy student body, and, sometimes unfortunately, its early architecture—and establishes Cornell's wider significance as a case history in the development of higher education. Cornell began in rebellion against the obscurantism of college education a century ago. Its record, claims the author, makes a social and cultural history of modern America. This story will undoubtedly entrance Cornellians; it will also charm a wider public.Dr. Allan Nevins, historian, wrote: "I anticipated that this book would meet the sternest tests of scholarship, insight, and literary finish. I find that it not only does this, but that it has other high merits. It shows grasp of ideas and forces. It is graphic in its presentation of character and idiosyncrasy. It lights up its story by a delightful play of humor, felicitously expressed. Its emphasis on fundamentals, without pomposity or platitude, is refreshing. Perhaps most important of all, it achieves one goal that in the history of a living university is both extremely difficult and extremely valuable: it recreates the changing atmosphere of time and place. It is written, very plainly, by a man who has known and loved Cornell and Ithaca for a long time, who has steeped himself in the traditions and spirit of the institution, and who possesses the enthusiasm and skill to convey his understanding of these intangibles to the reader."The distinct personalities of Ezra Cornell and first president Andrew Dickson White dominate the early chapters. For a vignette of the founder, see Bishop's description of "his" first buildings (Cascadilla, Morrill, McGraw, White, Sibley): "At best," he writes, "they embody the character of Ezra Cornell, grim, gray, sturdy, and economical." To the English historian, James Anthony Froude, Mr. Cornell was "the most surprising and venerable object I have seen in America." The first faculty, chosen by President White, reflected his character: "his idealism, his faith in social emancipation by education, his dislike of dogmatism, confinement, and inherited orthodoxy"; while the "romantic upstate gothic" architecture of such buildings as the President's house (now Andrew D. White Center for the Humanities), Sage Chapel, and Franklin Hall may be said to "portray the taste and Soul of Andrew Dickson White."Other memorable characters are Louis Fuertes, the beloved naturalist; his student, Hugh Troy, who once borrowed Fuertes' rhinoceros-foot wastebasket for illicit if hilarious purposes; the more noteworthy and the more eccentric among the faculty of succeeding presidential eras; and of course Napoleon, the campus dog, whose talent for hailing streetcars brought him home safely—and alone—from the Penn game. The humor in A History of Cornell is at times kindly, at times caustic, and always illuminating
Pascal, the life of genius by Morris Bishop( Book )

27 editions published between 1900 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of French literature by Morris Bishop( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1965 in English and French and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Francis of Assisi by Morris Bishop( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes, in the context of medieval Italy, Francesco Bernardone's renunciation of physical comfort for a life of poverty
Studies in seventeenth-century French literature by Jean-Jacques Demorest( Book )

19 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Francesco Petrarca( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronsard : prince of poets by Morris Bishop( Book )

21 editions published between 1940 and 1959 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the moves, strategies, and philosophy of chess, with clear explanations of the games fundamental, instructive examples, question-and-answer sections, sample games, and psychological hints
A treasury of British humor by Morris Bishop( Book )

9 editions published between 1942 and 1970 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Continued) Includes writings by Agnes Hunt, E.F. Benson, Norman Douglas, Ernest Bramah, Stephen Leacock, Saki, Hilaire Belloc, Max Beerbohm, Harry Graham, G.K. Chesterton, Maurice Baring, Lord Dunsany, A.E. Coppard, Robert Lynd, A. Neil Lyons, Adrian Porter, P.G. Wodehouse, Katherine Mansfield, A.P. Herbert, E. Delafield, Rose Macaulay, Aldous Huxley, F.L. Lucas, D.B. Wyndham Lewis, Bruce Marshall, James Laver, Noel Coward, Jan Struther, John Collier, Roy Campbell, Stella Gibbons, Patrick Barrington, Evelyn Waugh, Eric Knight, William Plomer, T.H. White, John Betjeman, Peter Fleming, R.A.A. Robertson, Nathaniel Gubbins, Daniel Pettiward, Angela Milne, Angela Thirkell, Eliot Crawshay-Williams
A classical storybook by Morris Bishop( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy, tragedy, realism and fantasy are woven into this collection of Greek and Roman narratives of love, war, and sea adventures
The life and adventures of La Rochefoucauld by Morris Bishop( Book )

8 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The odyssey of Cabeza de Vaca by Morris Bishop( Book )

13 editions published between 1933 and 1971 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows him on his journeys through Mexico and South America until his return to Spain and his death
A Renaissance storybook by Morris Bishop( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly thirty tales collected from France, England, Italy, Germany and Spain reflect life and thought during the Renaissance
Beatrice Cenci by Corrado Ricci( Book )

8 editions published between 1925 and 1933 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic storybook by Morris Bishop( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Middle Ages
Eight plays
Alternative Names

controlled identityJohnson, W. Bolingbroke, 1893-1973

Bishop, Morris

Bishop Morris Gilbert 1893-1973

Bolingbroke-Johnson, W. 1893-1973

Johnson W. Bolingbroke 1893-1973

Morris Bishop American historian

Morris Bishop historiador estadounidense

موريس بيشوب، 1893-1973

English (334)

Spanish (6)

French (4)