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Thomas, Keith 1933-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 309 publications in 3 languages and 10,280 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bibliography  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Church history  Conference proceedings  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Other, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: BR377, 306.36
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Most widely held works by Keith Thomas
Religion and the decline of magic by Keith Thomas ( Book )
93 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,247 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
The Oxford book of work ( )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,963 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
Man and the natural world : a history of the modern sensibility by Keith Thomas ( Book )
39 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,657 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 ends of life roads to fulfilment in early modern England by Keith Thomas ( )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Ends of Life examines the ways in which English men and women between the early sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries sought to lead fulfilling lives. In doing so it illuminates the central values of the period, while at the same time throwing incidental light on some of the perennial problems of human existence. How should we live? That question was no less urgent for English men and women who lived between the early sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries than for this book's readers. Keith Thomas's masterly exploration of the ways in which people sought to lead fulfilling lives in those centuries between the beginning of the Reformation and the heyday of the Enlightenment illuminates the central values of the period, while casting incidental light on some of the perennial problems of humanexistence. Consideration of the origins of the modern ideal of human fulfilment and of obstacles to its realization in the early modern period frames an investigation that ranges from work, wealth, and possessions to the pleasures of friendship, family, and sociability. The cult of military prowess, the pursuit of honour and reputation, the nature of religious belief and scepticism, and the desire to be posthumously remembered are all drawn into the discussion, and the views and practices of ordinarypeople are measured against the opinions of the leading philosophers and theologians of the time"--Provided by publisher
Puritans and revolutionaries : essays in seventeenth-century history presented to Christopher Hill ( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 601 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
Changing conceptions of national biography the Oxford DNB in historical perspective by Keith Thomas ( )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 461 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
Civil histories : essays presented to Sir Keith Thomas ( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These essays, presented to Sir Keith Thomas 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. They explore its implications and shifts in its meaning since the 16th century
The British empiricists ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roy Jenkins : a retrospective ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans le jardin de la nature : La mutation des sensibilités en Angleterre à l'époque moderne, (1500-1800) by Keith Thomas ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Development control : principles and practice by Keith Thomas ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Development Control"" is a comprehensive introductory text for students of planning and related subjects. Drawing widely on the literature - the approach and treatment are very much geared to the needs of students on courses, rather than focusing on practical and ""how-to-do-it"" issues. It should be of interest to students in schools of planning, the built environment, estate management, land economy and other related subjects
Rule and misrule in the schools of early modern England by Keith Thomas ( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History and literature by Keith Thomas ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of development control issues by Keith Thomas ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Age and authority in early modern England by Keith Thomas ( Book )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American industrial planning : a case study of the city of Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA by Keith Thomas ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Cultural history of gesture by Jan N Bremmer ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Planning for shops in America : a case study of the city of Eugene, Land County, Oregon, USA by Keith Thomas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Thomas, Keith.
Thomas, Keith Vivian
Thomas, Keith Vivian, 1933-
トマス, キース
Languages
English (237)
French (5)
German (1)
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