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Clendinnen, Inga

Works: 44 works in 219 publications in 5 languages and 7,441 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Personal narratives 
Subject Headings: Historians 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: F1219.76.S64, 972.018
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Most widely held works about Inga Clendinnen
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Most widely held works by Inga Clendinnen
Aztecs : an interpretation by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
41 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Study and examination of Aztec society, art, rites, and ceremonies before the Aztec empire fell to the Spanish in 1521
Ambivalent conquests : Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570 by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
43 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Inga Clendinnen has written a remarkable book about the encounters of Spaniards and Maya peoples of the Yucatan Peninsula during the sixteenth century. Like the self-conscious categories used by the actors, separate halves of the book are devoted to the Spaniards and the Mayas, but at nearly every point Clendinnen connects the two histories and shows their interrelationships. People on both sides were changed, even transformed (when they were not destroyed) but she shows that in fun-damental perceptions and boundaries, they remained true to their past. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Reading the Holocaust by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
28 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The events of the Holocaust remain 'unthinkable' to many men and women, as morally and intellectually baffling as they were half a century ago. Inga Clendinnen challenges our bewilderment
Dancing with strangers : Europeans and Australians at first contact by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In January 1788 the First Fleet arrived in New South Wales and a thousand British men and women encountered the people who would be their new neighbors. Dancing with Strangers tells the story of what happened between the first British settlers of Australia and the people they found living there. Inga Clendinnen offers a fresh reading of the earliest written sources, the reports, letters, and journals of the first British settlers in Australia. It reconstructs the difficult path to friendship and conciliation pursued by Arthur Phillip and the local leader 'Bennelong' (Baneelon); and then it traces the painful destruction of that hard-won friendship as profound cultural differences asserted themselves."
The cost of courage in Aztec society : essays on Mesoamerican society and culture by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A collection of pathbreaking essays on Aztec and Maya culture in the sixteenth century"--Provided by publisher
Dancing with strangers by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of what happened between British settlers of NSW and the Australian inhabitants they found there. Using reports, journals and letters Clendinnen applies her eye to the key events in the tragic arc of dispossession and looks at the personalities involved: such men as Arthur Phillp, Bennelong and diarist Watkin Tench
True stories by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history question : who owns the past? by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the third Quarterly Essay for 2006, Inga Clendinnen looks past the skirmishes and pitched battles of the history wars and asks what's at stake - what kind of history do we want and need? Should our historians be producing the "objective record of achievement" that the Prime Minister has called for? For Clendinnen, historians cannot be the midwives of national identity and also be true to their profession: history cannot do the work of myth. Clendinnen illuminates the ways in which history, myth and fiction differ from one another, and why the differences are important. In discussing what good history looks like, she pays tribute to the human need for storytelling but notes the distinctive critical role of the historian. She offers a spirited critique of Kate Grenville's 'The Secret River', and discusses the Stolen Generations and the role of morality in history-writing. This is an eloquent and stimulating essay about a subject that has generated much heat in recent times: how we should record and regard the nation's past
Latham's world : the new politics of the outsiders by Margaret Simons( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the third Quarterly Essay of 2004, Margaret Simons takes a long hard look at Mark Latham, the self-proclaimed 'club buster' and the man who would be Prime Minister. Few doubt Latham's intelligence and ambition, but what will this amount to in government? Simons argues that if Labor is elected, it will not be "business as usual". Rather we can expect a reformist government in the spirit - if not the leter - of Latham's political tutor, Gough Whitlam. It is also likely to be a government that has little time for the totemic issues of the Labor elites. This is an essay that takes the political pulse of the nation - it is clear-eyed, probing, anchored in observation and an original analysis of the political state of play. It ventures into the murky world of Liverpool Council, where Latham made enemies and ran the show. It reserves harsh words for those in the media who have ignored Latham's ideas and community campaigning in favour of rumour-mongering. Above all, it reveals Latham as a conviction politician and an acute thinker, with a prescient understanding of how the urban fringe now drives the politics of the nation."
Great speeches : words that made history ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A great speech has the power to define the times, to inspire, to stir and to motivate. This collection of ancient and modern speeches includes the words of activists, politicians, philosophers and scores of others who have borne witness to significant moments from the first century to the twenty-first. Many have themselves made history. They include: Mahatma Gandhi, Oliver Cromwell, Kevin Rudd, Inga Clendinnen, Daniel Mannix, Napoleon Bonaparte, Oericles, Thomas Jefferson, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Arundhati Roy, the 9th Earl Spencer, Elanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Colin Powell, and the Dalai Lama. Great Speeches will make a great addition to every home and library shelf."--Publisher description
True stories : history, politics, Aboriginality by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1999 Dr Inga Clendinnen delivered six lectures as part of the Boyer Lectures, a series broadcast nationally on ABC radio. True Stories is those lectures in essay form, released by Text for the first time since Inga was recognised with the title Officer in the Order of Australia in 2006. In True Stories, Inga declares her belief that democratic peoples need true stories about their past and urged responsiveness to a multiplicity of stories catching the experiences of different individuals in different situations. The reader catches the experience of individuals through fragments: a woman being manhandled on a beach, an old man remembering the hard lessons of his boyhood in a Jesuit mission, an old woman urgently dancing the history of her country and is given a frank and challenging review of race relations in Australia. True Stories allows us to better understand how this nation has come to be what it is today." -- Provided by publisher
A zi te ke di guo by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inga Clendinnen : a celebration ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True stories by Inga Clendinnen( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In search of the 'actual man underneath' : A.W. Martin and the art of biography by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tiger's eye : a memoir by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'A decade ago I fell ill' writes Inga Clendinnen. '"Fall" is the right word: it is almost as alarming and quite as precipitous as falling in love.' In this deeply personal book she takes us on a journey into dangerous territory in which her body, her mind and her life itself are irrevocably changed." "Waiting for the mysterious interventions of medical science, Clendinnen becomes fascinated with her new existence in the sealed world of hospital. And, as she waits, she begins to write: about her childhood, her parents, her own history. She recovers half-forgotten stories and invents new ones, exploring and mapping the obscure terrain that divides history from fiction and truth from memory."--Jacket
Agamemnon's kiss : selected essays by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this selection of essays, Inga Clendinnen writes about everything from the books that terrified her as a child to what history can teach us about ourselves and our own times. She describes visits to the beach and to a museum dedicated to the Holocaust. She recounts the experience of falling ill and the prospect of death. And she writes movingly about other people who have changed her own life. Many of the themes which are central to Clendinnen's work are teased out in Agamemnon's Kiss: the question of black/white relations in Australia, the way we think about the Holocaust and its perpetrators, and the investigative power of history
"Fierce and unnatural cruelty" : Cortés and the conquest of Mexico by Inga Clendinnen( )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading the Holocaust by Inga Clendinnen( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aztekowie : próba interpretacji by Inga Clendinnen( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Clendinnen, Inger
English (196)
Chinese (3)
Spanish (3)
Italian (2)
Polish (1)