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Thomas, Keith 1933-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 343 publications in 8 languages and 10,612 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bibliography  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Conference proceedings  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Translator, Publishing director
Classifications: GF75, 133
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Keith Thomas
Religion and the decline of magic by Keith Thomas( Book )

113 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion & the Decline of Magic is Keith Thomas's classic history of the magical beliefs held by people on every level of English society in the 16th and 17th centuries and how these beliefs were a part of the religious and scientific assumptions of the time. It is not only a major historical and religious work, but a thoroughly enjoyable book filled with fascinating facts and original insights into an area of human nature that remains controversial today- the belief in the supernatural that still continues in the modern world
Man and the natural world : a history of the modern sensibility by Keith Thomas( Book )

62 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preserving the environment, saving the rain forests, and preventing the extinction of species may seem like fairly recent concerns, but in Man and the Natural World, Sir Keith Thomas explores how these ideas took root long ago. In this entertaining and illuminating history, Thomas aims not just to explain present interest in preserving the environment and protecting the rights of animals, but to reconstruct an earlier mental world as well. Throughout the ages humankind has attempted to rationalize its place in nature. At no time was the idea of exploiting the earth for our own advantage so sharply challenged as in England between the sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries. For it was during these years that there occurred a whole cluster of changes in the way in which men and women, at all social levels, perceived the natural world around them. Thomas seeks to expose the assumptions which underlay the views and feelings of the inhabitants of early modern England toward the animals, birds, vegetation, and physical landscape among which they spent their lives. The issues raised here are even more alive today than they were just ten years ago. This fascinating work deftly shows that it is impossible to disentangle what the people of the past thought about plants and animals from what they thought about themselves
The Oxford book of work( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores many different forms of work, from ploughing a field to writing a poem, not forgetting housework and other forms of unpaid labour
Puritans and revolutionaries : essays in seventeenth-century history presented to Christopher Hill( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ends of life : roads to fulfilment in early modern England by Keith Thomas( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Thomas, one of the foremost historians of our time, sheds light on the origins of the modern ideal of human fulfillment and explores the many obstacles to its realization, looking at work, wealth, possessions friendship, family, and sociability. The book looks at the cult of military prowess, the pursuit of honor and reputation, the nature of religious belief, and the desire to be posthumously remembered. --from publisher description
The dictionary of national biography, 1986-1990 : with an index covering the years 1901-1990 in one alphabetical series( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Including 450 biographies of British men and women who died between 1 January 1986 and 31 December 1990, this is an impressive roll-call of individuals prominent in national life and contains politicians, artists, writers and educationalists
Civil histories : essays presented to Sir Keith Thomas( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Keith Thomas is one of the most innovative and influential of English historians, and a scholar of unusual range. These essays, presented to him on his retirement as President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, concentrate on one of the broad themes illuminated by his work - changing notions of civility in the past. From the sixteenth century onwards, civility was a term applied to modes of behaviour as well as to cultural and civic attributes. Its influence extended from styles of language and sexual mores to funeral ceremonies and commercial morality. It was used to distinguish the civil from the barbarous and the English from the Irish and Welsh, and to banish superstition and justify imperialism. The contributors - distinguished historians who have been Keith Thomas's pupils - illustrate the many implications of civility in the early modern period and its shifts of meaning down to the twentieth century. -- Publisher's website
The British empiricists by John Dunn( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Jenkins : a retrospective( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing conceptions of national biography : the Oxford DNB in historical perspective by Keith Thomas( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography in September 2004 was an event of great literary and scholarly importance. In his Leslie Stephen Lecture, commemorating the founder of the original Dictionary of National Biography, the celebrated historian Keith Thomas surveys the many earlier attempts at collective biography, considers the relationship of the Oxford DNB to them, and offers a preliminary assessment of the Oxford DNB itself. The author, who has been chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the Oxford DNB since its inception, writes with intimate knowledge of the project. This Leslie Stephen Lecture complements the earlier Lecture on the DNB by the late Colin Matthew, Founder-Editor of the Oxford DNB, and published by Cambridge in 1997
The perception of the past in early modern England : the Creighton Trust lecture 1983, delivered before the University of London on Monday 21 November 1983 by Keith Thomas( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in German and English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rule and misrule in the schools of early modern England by Keith Thomas( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and literature by Keith Thomas( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La religione e il declino della magia : le credenze popolari nell'Inghilterra del Cinquecento e del Seicento by Keith Thomas( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of development control issues by Keith Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age and authority in early modern England by Keith Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cultural history of gesture by Jan N Bremmer( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om omgangsformernes historie fra græsk og romersk oldtid til i dag i forskellige kulturer
Civil engineering heritage in Wales by Keith Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford studies in social history( )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wales by Keith Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Keith Thomas British historian

Thomas, Keith.

Thomas, Keith Vivian

Thomas, Keith Vivian 1933-

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Man and the natural world : a history of the modern sensibilityThe Oxford book of workThe ends of life : roads to fulfilment in early modern EnglandThe dictionary of national biography, 1986-1990 : with an index covering the years 1901-1990 in one alphabetical seriesCivil histories : essays presented to Sir Keith ThomasThe British empiricistsRoy Jenkins : a retrospectiveChanging conceptions of national biography : the Oxford DNB in historical perspective