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Rendall, Steven

Overview
Works: 97 works in 357 publications in 4 languages and 14,529 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Biographies  Novels 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Steven Rendall
The practice of everyday life by Michel de Certeau( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel de Certeau considers the uses to which social representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy from the all-pervasive forces of commerce, politics, and culture. In exploring the public meaning of ingeniously defended private meanings, de Certeau draws on an immense theoretical literature in analytic philosophy, linguistics, sociology, semiology, and anthropology--to speak of an apposite use of imaginative literature
Dictionary of untranslatables : a philosophical lexicon( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities. The entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. The dictionary also includes essays on the special characteristics of particular languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Originally published in French, this one-of-a-kind reference work is now available in English for the first time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J.C. Young, and many more. The result is an invaluable reference for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the multilingual lives of some of our most influential words and ideas"--Publisher's description
Distinguo : reading Montaigne differently by Steven Rendall( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lost in the sacred : why the Muslim world stood still by Dan Diner( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lost in the Sacred poses questions about the Muslim world that no other book by a Western writer has dared to ask. Focusing on the Arab Middle East, Dan Diner asks what caused the Muslim world to lag behind so dramatically. Is Western dominance to blame? Or is the problem even with Islam itself? These questions, however unsettling, need to be asked - and they are being posed all across the Muslim world today. This book provides cautious answers that are no less disturbing than the questions."--Jacket
Before Mao : the untold story of Li Lisan and the creation of Communist China by Patrick Lescot( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Patrick Lescot's Before Mao is a deeply moving sage of Li Lisan, Mao's predecessor at the head of the Communist Party and a key member of the Russian and Chinese revolutions. Told in an engaging style that reads more like a novel than a standard history, Lescot skillfully unfolds this page-turning biography. Li, who led the Chinese Communist Party in the 1920s, was a rare survivor among the Chinese members of the International. He was eventually allowed to return to China after having been elected, in absentia, to Mao's government."
Summertime, all the cats are bored by Philippe Georget( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a long hot summer on the French Mediterranean shore and at the Perpignan police headquarters, Sebag and Molino are being slowly devoured by dull routine, petty complaints and family worries. Out of the blue a young Dutch woman is brutally murdered on a beach at Argelès, and another disappears without a trace. A serial killer obsessed with Dutch women? Maybe. But there is more to this case than anyone suspects
The making of the ancient Greek economy : institutions, markets, and growth in the city-states by Alain Bresson( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive introduction to the ancient Greek economy revolutionizes our understanding of the subject and its possibilities. Alain Bresson is one of the world's leading authorities in the field, and he is helping to redefine it. Here he combines a thorough knowledge of ancient sources with innovative new approaches grounded in recent economic historiography to provide a detailed picture of the Greek economy between the last century of the Archaic Age and the closing of the Hellenistic period. Focusing on the city-state, which he sees as the most important economic institution in the Greek world, Bresson addresses all of the city-states rather than only Athens. An expanded and updated English edition of an acclaimed work originally published in French, the book offers a groundbreaking new theoretical framework for studying the economy of ancient Greece; presents a masterful survey and analysis of the most important economic institutions, resources, and other factors; and addresses some major historiographical debates. Among the many topics covered are climate, demography, transportation, agricultural production, market institutions, money and credit, taxes, exchange, long-distance trade, and economic growth. The result is an unparalleled demonstration that, unlike just a generation ago, it is possible today to study the ancient Greek economy as an economy and not merely as a secondary aspect of social or political history. This is essential reading for students, historians of antiquity, and economic historians of all periods"--
You are not like other mothers : the story of a passionate woman by Angelika Schrobsdorff( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of a liberated Jewish woman who refuses to follow society's rules, lives life to the fullest, and has a child with each of the three men she loves, all as World War I, the Roaring Twenties, and Nazism take over Europe
Éric Rohmer : a biography by Antoine de Baecque( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The director of twenty-five films, including My Night at Maud's (1969), which was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award, and the editor in chief of Cahiers du cinéma from 1957 to 1963, Éric Rohmer set the terms by which people watched, made, and thought about cinema for decades. Such brilliance does not develop in a vacuum, and Rohmer cultivated a fascinating network of friends, colleagues, and industry contacts that kept his outlook sharp and propelled his work forward. Despite his privacy, he cared deeply about politics, religion, culture, and fostering a public appreciation of the medium he loved. This exhaustive biography uses personal archives and interviews to enrich our knowledge of Rohmer's public achievements and lesser known interests and relations. The filmmaker kept in close communication with his contemporaries and competitors: François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, and Jacques Rivette. He held a paradoxical fascination with royalist politics, the fate of the environment, Catholicism, classical music, and the French nightclub scene, and his films were regularly featured at New York and Los Angeles film festivals. Despite an austere approach to life, Rohmer had a voracious appetite for art, culture, and intellectual debate captured vividly in this definitive volume." --
Dump this book while you still can! = Jette ce livre avant qu'il soit trop tard by Marcel Bénabou( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator discovers a strange book on his desk. He opens the book and it tells him to stop reading and throw it away
A short history of German philosophy by Vittorio Hösle( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concise but comprehensive book provides an original history of German-language philosophy from the Middle Ages to today. In an accessible narrative that explains complex ideas in clear language, Vittorio Hosle traces the evolution of German philosophy and describes its central influence on other aspects of German culture, including literature, politics, and science. Starting with the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, the book addresses the philosophical changes brought about by Luther's reformation, and then presents a detailed account of the classical age of German philosophy, including the work of Leibniz and Kant; the rise of a new form of humanities in Lessing, Hamann, Herder, and Schiller; the early Romantics; and the Idealists Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. The following chapters investigate the collapse of the German synthesis in Schopenhauer, Feuerbach, Marx, and Nietzsche.0Turning to the twentieth-century, the book explores the rise of analytical philosophy in Frege and the Vienna and Berlin circles; the foundation of the historical sciences in Neo-Kantianism and Dilthey; Husserl's phenomenology and its radical alteration by Heidegger; the Nazi philosophers Gehlen and Schmitt; and the main West German philosophers, including Gadamer, Jonas, and those of the two Frankfurt schools. Arguing that there was a distinctive German philosophical tradition from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, the book closes by examining why that tradition largely ended in the decades after World War II. A philosophical history remarkable for its scope, brevity, and lucidity, this is an invaluable book for students of philosophy and anyone interested in German intellectual and cultural history
The torments of love by Hélisenne de Crenne( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Has marriage for love failed? by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today we like to think that marriage is a free choice based on love: that we freely choose whom to marry and that we do so, not so much for survival or social advantage, but for love. The invention of marriage for love inverted the old relationship between love and marriage. In the past, marriage was sacred, and love, if it existed at all, was a consequence of marriage; today, love is sacred and marriage is secondary. But now marriage appears to be becoming increasingly superfluous. For the past forty years or so, the number of weddings has been declining, the number of divorces exploding and the number of unmarried individuals and couples growing, while single-parent families are becoming more numerous. Love has triumphed over marriage but now it is destroying it from inside. So has the ideal of marriage for love failed, and has love finally been liberated from the shackles of marriage? In this brilliant and provocative book Pascal Bruckner argues that the old tension between love and marriage has not been resolved in favour of love, it has simply been displaced onto other levels. Even if it seems more straightforward, the contemporary landscape of love is far from euphoric: as in the past, infidelity, loss and betrayal are central to the plots of modern love, and the disenchantment is all the greater because marriages are voluntary and not imposed. But the collapse of the ideal of marriage for love is not necessarily a cause for remorse, because it demonstrates that love retains its subversive power. Love is not a glue to be put in the service of the institution of marriage: it is an explosive that blows up in our faces, dynamite pure and simple
Prophets of the past : interpreters of Jewish history by Michael Brenner( Book )

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

Prophets of the Past is the first book to examine in depth how modern Jewish historians have interpreted Jewish history. Michael Brenner reveals that perhaps no other national or religious group has used their shared history for so many different ideological and political purposes as the Jews. He deftly traces the master narratives of Jewish history from the beginnings of the scholarly study of Jews and Judaism in nineteenth-century Germany; to eastern European approaches by Simon Dubnow, the interwar school of Polish-Jewish historians, and the short-lived efforts of Soviet-Jewish historians; to the work of British and American scholars such as Cecil Roth and Salo Baron; and to Zionist and post-Zionist interpretations of Jewish history. He also unravels the distortions of Jewish history writing, including antisemitic Nazi research into the "Jewish question," the Soviet portrayal of Jewish history as class struggle, and Orthodox Jewish interpretations of history as divinely inspired. History proved to be a uniquely powerful weapon for modern Jewish scholars during a period when they had no nation or army to fight for their ideological and political objectives, whether the goal was Jewish emancipation, diasporic autonomy, or the creation of a Jewish state. As Brenner demonstrates in this illuminating and incisive book, these historians often found legitimacy for these struggles in the Jewish past
The promise of salvation : a theory of religion by Martin Riesebrodt( Book )

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

"Why has religion persisted across the course of human history? Secularists have predicted the end of faith for a long time, but religions continue to attract followers. Meanwhile, scholars of religion have expanded their field to such an extent that we lack a basic framework for making sense of the chaos of religious phenomena. To remedy this state of affairs, Martin Riesebrodt here undertakes a task that is at once simple and monumental: to define, understand, and explain religion as a universal concept. Instead of propounding abstract theories, Riesebrodt concentrates on the concrete realities of worship, examining religious holidays, conversion stories, prophetic visions, and life-cycle events. In analyzing these practices, his scope is appropriately broad, taking into consideration traditions in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, and Shinto. Ultimately, Riesebrodt argues, all religions promise to avert misfortune, help their followers manage crises, and bring both temporary blessings and eternal salvation. And, as The Promise of Salvation makes clear through abundant empirical evidence, religion will not disappear as long as these promises continue to help people cope with life"--Provided by publisher
The paradox of love by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexual revolution is justly celebrated for the freedoms it brought--birth control, the decriminalization of abortion, the liberalization of divorce, greater equality between the sexes, women's massive entry into the workforce, and more tolerance of homosexuality. But as Pascal Bruckner, one of France's leading writers, argues in this lively and provocative reflection on the contradictions of modern love, our new freedoms have also brought new burdens and rules--without, however, wiping out the old rules, emotions, desires, and arrangements: the couple, marriage, jealousy, the demand for fi
 
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Distinguo : reading Montaigne differentlyLost in the sacred : why the Muslim world stood stillBefore Mao : the untold story of Li Lisan and the creation of Communist ChinaDump this book while you still can! = Jette ce livre avant qu'il soit trop tardThe torments of loveProphets of the past : interpreters of Jewish historyThe promise of salvation : a theory of religion