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Cochrane, Lydia G.

Works: 54 works in 218 publications in 4 languages and 8,464 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Church history  Essays 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: ML410.M9, 028.9094
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Most widely held works by Lydia G Cochrane
Ideological profile of twentieth-century Italy by Norberto Bobbio( )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home to the largest communist party in a democratic society, Italy has been a unique place politically, one where Christian democrats, fascists, socialists, communists, and others have coexisted in sizable numbers. In this book, Bobbio, who himself played an outstanding role in the development of Italian civic culture, follows each of the major ideologies, explaining how they developed, describing the key actors, and considering their legacies. He wrote Ideological Profile in 1968 to explain the history behind that decade's tumultuous politics. Bobbio's defense of democracy and critique of capitalism are among the themes that will particularly interest American readers of this updated edition, the first to appear in English
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : a biography by Piero Melograni( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive biography of eighteenth-century Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that chronicles his life, his music, and the mystery concerning his death and burial
The Culture of print : power and the uses of print in early modern Europe by Roger Chartier( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leading historians who are the authors of this work offer a highly original account of one of the most important transformations in Western culture: the change brought about by the discovery and development of printing in Europe. Focusing primarily on printed matter other than books, The Culture of Print emphasizes the specific and local contexts in which printed materials, such as broadsheets, flysheets, and posters, were used in modern Europe. The authors show that festive, ritual, cultic, civic, and pedagogic uses of print were social activities that involved deciphering texts in a collective way, with those who knew how to read leading those who did not. Only gradually did these collective forms of appropriation give way to a practice of reading--privately, silently, using the eyes alone--that has become common today. This wide-ranging work opens up new historical and methodological perspectives and will become a focal point of debate for historians and sociologists interested in the cultural transformations that accompanied the rise of modern societies. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The history and power of writing by H. J Martin( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of writing is also a history of technology, and Martin charts the progress of the written word from Sumerian clay tablets to papyrus to paper and the advent of the printing press. His discussion of technology and materials details the development of standardized writing as well, placing such innovations as spacing and capital letters in relation to the increased use and demystification of writing. Paying particular attention to the technological advances that took place in Germany, Martin chronicles the growing importance of printing right down to its explicit role in the spread and success of the Protestant Reformation. He shows how these technological and cultural movements gathered impetus with the Industrial Revolution, when literacy became preeminent
A history of reading in the West by Guglielmo Cavallo( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The law of God : the philosophical history of an idea by Rémi Brague( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The law of God: these words conjure an image of Moses breaking the tablets at Mount Sinai, but the history of the alliance between law and divinity is so much longer, and its scope so much broader, than a single Judeo-Christian scene can possibly suggest. In his ambitious new history, Remi Brague goes back three thousand years to trace this idea of divine law in the. West from prehistoric religions to modern times - giving new depth to today's discussions about the role of God in worldly affairs."--Jacket
Cultural history : between practices and representations by Roger Chartier( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and Italian and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera production and its resources( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of contents: 1. Opera production to 1780 / Franco Piperno -- 2. Opera production, 1780-1880 / John Rosselli -- 3. Opera production from Italian Unification to the present / Fiamma Nicolodi -- 4. The librettist / Fabrizio della Seta -- 5. The opera composer / Elvidio Surian -- 6. The opera singer / Sergio Durante
Enlightenment portraits by Michel Vovelle( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightenment Portraits permits us to see direct actors in history, people who took an active part in the collective adventures that put the human beings at the center of Western civilization's vision of the world: nobles, priests, functionaries, men of letters, artists, and explorers, as well as soldiers and women. The Enlightenment's leading figures cast their light in an irregular and unequal way: areas and environments in which new ideas penetrated and took effect alternated with shadowy patches. The fundamental structures of society may have remained stable, but new ways of producing, of being, and of appearing made sometimes abrupt headway. Attitudes toward life, birth, love, marriage and sexuality, and death had begun to change. The twilight of the Enlightenment came at the end of the eighteenth century, part of a sequence of events of which the French Revolution was simply the paroxysm
Forced baptisms : histories of Jews, Christians, and converts in papal Rome by Marina Caffiero( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book makes use of newly available archival sources to reexamine the Roman Catholic Church's policy, from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, of coercing the Jews of Rome into converting to Christianity. Marina Caffiero, one of the first historians permitted access to these important archives, sets individual stories of denunciation, betrayal, pleading, and conflict into historical context to highlight the Church's actions and the Jewish response. Caffiero documents the regularity with which Jews were abducted from the Roman ghetto and pressured to accept baptism. She analyzes why some Jewish men, interested in gaining a business advantage, were more inclined to accept conversion than women. The book exposes the complexity of relations between the papacy and the Jews, revealing the Church, not as a monolithic entity, but as a network of competing institutions, and affirming the Roman Jews as active agents of resistance."--Jacket
The cultural uses of print in early modern France by Roger Chartier( )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and French and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam and travel in the Middle Ages by Houari Touati( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Middle Ages, Muslim travelers embarked on a rihla, or world tour, as surveyors, emissaries, and educators. On these journeys, voyagers not only interacted with foreign cultures--touring Greek civilization, exploring the Middle East and North Africa, and seeing parts of Europe--they also established both philosophical and geographic boundaries between the faithful and the heathen. These voyages thus gave the Islamic world, which at the time extended from the Maghreb to the Indus Valley, a coherent identity. "Islam and Travel in the Middle Ages" assesses both the religious and philosophical aspects of travel, as well as the economic and cultural conditions that made the rihla possible. Houari Touati tracks the compilers of the hadith, who culled oral traditions linked to the Prophet, the linguists and lexicologists who journeyed to the desert to learn Bedouin Arabic, the geographers who mapped the Muslim world, and the students who ventured to study with holy men and scholars. Travel, with its costs, discomforts, and dangers, emerges in this study as both a means of spiritual growth and a metaphor for progress
On the edge of the cliff : history, language, and practices by Roger Chartier( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Architecture, means and ends by Vittorio Gregotti( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vittorio Gregotti-the architect of Barcelona's Olympic Stadium, Milan's Arcimboldi Opera Theater, and Lisbon's Centro Cultural de BelTm, among other noted constructions-is not only a designer of international repute but an acclaimed theorist and critic. Architecture, Means and Ends is his practical and imaginative reflection on the role of the technical aspects of architectural design, both as part of the larger process of innovation and in relation to the mythic opposition between vision and construction." "Interweaving the seemingly irreconcilable concerns of aesthetics, meaning, and construction, Architecture, Means and Ends reflects Gregotti's overarching claim that buildings always have a symbolic cultural content. In this book, he argues that by making symbolic expression a primary objective in the design of a project, the designer will produce a practical aesthetic as well as an ethical solution. Architecture, Means and Ends embraces that philosophy and will appeal to those who are, like Gregotti, working at the intersection of the history of design, art criticism, and architectural theory."--Jacket
The author's hand and the printer's mind by Roger Chartier( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Early Modern Europe the first readers of a book were not those who bought it. They were the scribes who copied the author's or translator's manuscript, the censors who licensed it, the publisher who decided to put this title in his catalogue, the copy editor who prepared the text for the press, divided it and added punctuation, the typesetters who composed the pages of the book, and the proof reader who corrected them. The author's hand cannot be separated from the printers' mind. This book is devoted to the process of publication of the works that framed their readers' representations of the past or of the world. Linking cultural history, textual criticism and bibliographical studies, dealing with canonical works--like Cervantes' Don Quixote or Shakespeare's plays--as well as lesser known texts, Roger Chartier identifies the fundamental discontinuities that transformed the circulation of the written word between the invention of printing and the definition, three centuries later, of what we call 'literature'.--Back cover
The book trade in the Italian Renaissance by Angela Nuovo( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pioneering study approaches the new printed-book industry in Renaissance Italy from the perspective of its publishers and booksellers, analyzing their responses to the challenges of production and their creative approaches to the distribution and sale of their merchandise
The culture of ethics by Franco La Cecla( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the authors try to define ethics through diverse sources, from fieldwork in Papua New Guinea to the Ten Commandments
The order of books : readers, authors, and libraries in Europe between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries by Roger Chartier( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern world has, he argues, directly inherited the products of this labor: the basic principle of referring to texts, the dream of a universal library, real or imaginary, containing all the works ever written, and the emergence of a new definition of the book leading to some of the innovations that transformed the relationship of the reader to the text. The Order of Books will be welcomed by students and researchers of cultural history, and the history of reading in particular
Cultural Origins of the French Revolution by Lydia G Cochrane( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common legal past of Europe, 1000-1800 by Manlio Bellomo( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written with a vigor and passion rarely found in a scholarly text, this broad history of the western European legal tradition is now available in an elegant and lucid translation from the original Italian." "Here Manlio Bellomo looks back to a time when Europe had a common law that transcended national and legal boundaries. This common law, which the author calls the ius commune, developed in the twelfth century from the fusion of Roman, canon, and feudal law, and held sway for centuries until several factors ultimately conspired to undermine its influence. Linking his extensive history to modern-day concerns, Bellomo argues that the codification that occurred in European countries during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries has introduced ambiguity, rigidity, and uncertainty into legal systems. A new common law for Europe, he asserts, would provide a much better vehicle for legal change and development in a time when the economic barriers between European nations are crumbling." "Having set the stage for a historical treatment of the topic, Bellomo then describes the beginnings of the ius commune in the schools of the twelfth century. He explains how the iura propria, or local laws, emerged from the unifying norms and principles of the ius commune. Bellomo uses carefully chosen examples to illustrate how for centuries the ius commune permeated every aspect of the iura propria, marking European law indelibly with its stamp. He discusses the great jurists who gave common law its intellectual vigor - Gratian, Accursius, Odofredus, Cinus, and Bartolus - and concludes with an account of the humanist jurists of the fifteenth, sixteenth, and early seventeenth centuries."--BOOK JACKET
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : a biography
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : a biographyThe history and power of writingA history of reading in the WestThe law of God : the philosophical history of an ideaOpera production and its resourcesEnlightenment portraitsForced baptisms : histories of Jews, Christians, and converts in papal RomeIslam and travel in the Middle Ages
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Cochrane, Lydia

Cochrane, Lydia G.

Cochrane, Lydia Goodwin, -2016

English (122)

Spanish (1)

Italian (1)

French (1)