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Curry, Patrick 1951-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 262 publications in 5 languages and 8,011 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Comic books, strips, etc  Biography  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Artist, Collector
Classifications: B831.2, 149.97
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Most widely held works about Patrick Curry
 
Most widely held works by Patrick Curry
Postmodernism for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

54 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is postmodernism? Here at last is a long overdue graphic study guide to the maddeningly enigmatic concept used to define our cultural condition in the late twentieth century. Postmodernism claims that "modernity" which began with 'the Enlightenment', industrialism, Darwin and Marx, has collapsed. We now live in an endlessly 'contemporary culture' full of contested meanings. The resulting postmodern culture embodies parody, pastiche and cultural cross-over. It is a virtual world of hyperreality containing such strange phenomena as post-Holocaust amnesia, Disneyland, cyberspace, and Fukuyama's proclaimed 'end of history'
Defending Middle-earth : Tolkien, myth and modernity by Patrick Curry( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work of J.R.R. Tolkien has sold nearly 100 million copies worldwide, and continues to enthral new generations of readers. Yet it has also been widely labelled as reactionary and escapist by hostile critics." "Patrick Curry's book shows just how mistaken they are. He reveals Tolkien's profound and subtle advocacy of community, ecology, and spiritual values against the destructive forces of runaway modernity. Tolkien's remedy, and the project implicit in his literary mythology, is a re-enchantment of the world. In helping us to realize that living nature, including humanity, is sacred, his writings draw on ancient magical mythology, but at the same time resonate closely with the ideas of contemporary radical ecology."--Jacket
Prophecy and power : astrology in early modern England by Patrick Curry( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Machiavelli by Patrick Curry( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the continuing debate about sixteenth century politician Niccolo Machiavelli and his controversial book, "The Prince," in an attempt to discern whether he was an evil genius or a brilliant political theorist
Astrology, science, and society : historical essays( Book )

17 editions published in 1987 in English and Italian and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrology, science, and culture : pulling down the moon by Roy G Willis( Book )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainstream science has long dismissed astrology as a form of primitive superstition, despite or perhaps even because of its huge popular interest. From daily horoscopes to in-depth and personalized star forecasts, astrology, for many, plays a crucial role in the organization of everyday life. Present-day scholars and scientists remain baffled as to why this pseudo-science exercises such control over supposedly modern, rational and enlightened individuals, yet so far they have failed to produce a ny meaningful analysis of why it impacts on so many lives and what lies behind its popular appeal
"Astrology : secrets in the stars"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the ancient art of telling the future by the postions of the planets and stars. Asks whether astrology is a science or a pseudo-science
Machiavelli for beginners by Patrick Curry( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Machiavellian" is a popular byword for treachery and opportunism. Machiavelli's classic book on statecraft, The Prince, published over 400 years ago, remains controversial to this day because of its electrifying frankness as a practical guide to power. Is it a how-to manual for dictators, a cynical philosophy of "the end justifies the means", or a more complex and subtle analysis of successful government?" "Machiavelli was a loyal servant of the Florentine Republic. His opposition to Medici despotism resulted in his torture on the rack and exile. Yet he chose as his model for the Prince the most notorious tyrant, Cesare Borgia. Introducing Machiavelli traces the colorful life of this paradoxical realist whose clear-sighted patriotism made him the first truly modern political scientist. Machiavelli is seen as central to the postmodern debate on Civil Society."--Jacket
A confusion of prophets : Victorian and Edwardian astrology by Patrick Curry( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divination : perspectives for a new millenium by Patrick Curry( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interdisciplinary collection by leading scholars in the field is dedicated to fascinating new insights into divination and oracles arising from recent work in anthropology, religious studies, history and classical studies. Central importance is given to the practical and theoretical perspectives of diviners as well as scholars of divination; several contributors are both. This book explores philosophical issues such as the nature of divinatory intelligence, the relationship between divinatory and metaphorical truth, the primacy of ontology over epistemology, the importance of reflexivity in scholarly studies of divination, and astrology as the principal Western form of divination. The ethnographic and historical examples range from contemporary Nigeria, urban Cuba, Mayan Guatemala and the shamanic cultures of the circumpolar Arctic to classical Greece and ancient Judea
Introducing postmodernism by Richard Appignanesi( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism seemed to promise an end to the grim Cold War era of nuclear confrontation and oppressive ideologies. The notoriously proclaimed 'end of history', the triumph of liberal democracy over Communist tyranny, proved to be an illusion, and we awoke in the anxious grip of globalization, unpredictable terrorism and unforeseen war. Has the 21st century resolved the question of postmodernism or are we more than ever ensnared in its perplexities?
Sky and psyche : the relationship between cosmos and consciousness by Nicholas Campion( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep roots in a time of frost : essays on Tolkien by Patrick Curry( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Curry's published essays on Tolkien exploring the themes of enchantment and the natural world
Seeing with different eyes : essays in astrology and divination by Patrick Curry( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing with Different Eyes: Essays in Astrology and Divination represents the cutting-edge of contemporary thought and research on divination. The thirteen authors come from a variety of academic disciplines, ranging from anthropology and classics to English literature and religious studies, and all address the question of divination, astrology and oracles in a spirit of critical but sympathetic inquiry. The emphasis is on a participatory and reflexive approach which is firmly post-positivi
Postmodernismo para principiantes by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish translation of "Postmodernism for beginners". Ilustrated introduction to postmodernism
Maquiavelo para principiantes by Patrick Curry( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machiavelli by Patrick Curry( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume traces the life of Machiavelli whose clear sighted patriotism made him the first truly modern political scientist. Machiavelli is seen as central to the postmodern debate on civil society
Astrology as a scientific research programme by Patrick Curry( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Curry, Patrick

Curry, Patrick 1951-

커리, 패트릭

カリー, パトリック

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Defending Middle-earth : Tolkien, myth and modernityIntroducing MachiavelliAstrology, science, and culture : pulling down the moonMachiavelli for beginnersDivination : perspectives for a new milleniumIntroducing postmodernismSky and psyche : the relationship between cosmos and consciousnessPostmodernismo para principiantes