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Armitage, David 1965-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 373 publications in 4 languages and 13,293 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Sources  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler
Classifications: D295, 940.25
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Most widely held works by David Armitage
The Declaration of Independence : a global history by David Armitage( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a stunningly original look at the American Declaration of Independence, David Armitage reveals the document in a new light: through the eyes of the rest of the world. Not only did the Declaration announce the entry of the United States onto the world stage, it became the model for other countries to follow"--Publisher website (July 2007)
Civil wars : a history in ideas by David Armitage( Book )

31 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and what it isn't, have a long and contested history, from its fraught origins in republican Rome to debates in early modern Europe down to the present day. Defining the term is an acutely political act: whether a war is "civil" often depends on whether one is a ruler or a rebel, victor or vanquished, participant or foreigner. Likewise, calling any particular conflict a civil war can shape its outcome by determining whether other nations choose to get involved or stand aside. So it has been in our own nation's history: from the American Revolution (commonly referred to as a civil war as it was being waged) to the U.S. "Civil War" to the Second Gulf War - in each, pivotal decisions on the part of outside powers turned on precisely such shifts of perspective. In Civil Wars, the eminent historian David Armitage offers an invaluable illumination of this vexing subject. By touching on certain signal instances in Western thought - the poetry of Lucan, the political theory of Thomas Hobbes, the so-called Lieber Code produced during our own civil war, to name a few - he creates a "genealogy" of our sometimes contradictory notions about civil war. The result has much to tell us about how this intellectual inheritance has shaped the political forms of our uneasy world and how we might think about this form of violence in the future. From the Balkans to Rwanda, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, and most recently Syria, civil conflict has exploded of late. Across the West, politics itself looks ever more like civil war by other means. At such a charged time, this book's unique perspective on the origins and dynamics of a phenomenon still shaping our world is sure to prove indispensable in the ongoing effort to grapple with what has come to seem an eternal problem. -- from dust jacket
The British Atlantic world, 1500-1800 by David Armitage( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Atlantic World, 1500-1800 gathers an international team of historians to present the first comprehensive account of the central themes in the histories of Britain, British America, and the British Caribbean seen in Atlantic perspective: the state, empire, migration, the economy, religion, race, class, gender, politics, and slavery. Together, the essays will be a primary resource for students and teachers and a stimulus to researchers in British, American, imperial, and Atlantic history more generally
The age of revolutions in global context, c. 1760-1840 by David Armitage( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Distinguished historians provide uniquely broad coverage of the dynamics of global and regional change in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Sheds new light on the American, French and Haitian revolutions, alongside ground-breaking treatments of Africa's place in world history and Asia's age of revolutions"--Provided by publisher
Milton and republicanism( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon the expertise of both historians and literary critics, this volume examines the classical sources of Milton's republicanism, the genesis of that republicanism in the 1640s, its disappointment in the 1650s and its presence in his work (particularly in Paradise Lost) after the Restoration
The history manifesto by Jo Guldi( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How should historians speak truth to power--and why does it matter? Why is five hundred years better than five months or five years as a planning horizon? And why is history--especially long-term history--so essential to understanding the multiple pasts which gave rise to our conflicted present? The History Manifesto is a call to arms to historians and everyone interested in the role of history in contemporary society. Leading historians David Armitage and Jo Guldi identify a recent shift back to longer-term narratives, following many decades of increasing specialization, which they argue is vital for the future of historical scholarship and how it is communicated. This provocative and thoughtful book makes an important intervention in the debate about the role of history and the humanities in a digital age. It will provoke discussion among policymakers, activists and entrepreneurs as well as ordinary listeners, viewers, readers, students and teachers"--
Political writings by Henry St. John Bolingbroke( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viscount Bolingbroke was one of the most creative political thinkers in eighteenth-century Britain. This volume includes some of his work, A Dissertation upon Parties, the letter, 'On the Spirit of Patriotism', and The Idea of the Patriot King, which influenced radicals in Britain as well as revolutionaries in both America and France
Shakespeare and early modern political thought by David Armitage( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines Shakespeare's engagement with the characteristic questions of early modern political thought. It provides a broad introduction to the history of early modern political thought and covers the full range of Shakespeare's work
Declaring independence : the origin and influence of America's founding document : featuring the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays by four of the Declaration's leading students make the historic text come alive, enabling us to hear what it had to say in its own time and what it might have to say to us today. Copiously illustrated with selections from the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection at the University of Virginia and complemented by biographical sketches of the Declaration signers, this volume offers a rich resource for discovering the origin and influence of America's founding document."--Jacket
The free sea by Hugo Grotius( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The freedom of the seas -- meaning both the oceans of the world and coastal waters -- has been among the most contentious issues in international law for the past four hundred years. The most influential argument in favour of freedom of navigation, trade, and fishing was that put forth by the Dutch theorist Hugo Grotius in his 1609 'Mare Liberum'. "The Free Sea" was originally published in order to buttress Dutch claims of access to the lucrative markets of the East Indies. It had been composed as the twelfth chapter of a larger work, "De Jure Praedae" ('On the Law of Prize and Booty'), which Grotius had written to defend the Dutch East India Company's capture in 1603 of a rich Portuguese merchant ship in the Straits of Singapore. This new edition publishes the only translation of Grotius's masterpiece undertaken in his own lifetime -- a work left in manuscript by the English historian and promoter of overseas exploration Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616). This volume also contains William Welwod's critque of Grotius (reprinted for the first time since the seventeenth century) and Grotius's reply to Welwod. Taken together, these documents provide an indispensable introduction to modern ideas of sovereignty and property as they emerged from the early-modern tradition of natural law. -- Back cover
Foundations of modern international thought by David Armitage( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the early seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries, major European political thinkers first began to look outside their national borders and envisage a world of competitive, equal sovereign states inhabiting an international sphere that ultimately encompassed the whole globe. In this insightful and wide-ranging work, David Armitage - one of the world's leading historians of political thought - traces the genesis of this international turn in intellectual history. Foundations of Modern International Thought combines important methodological essays, which consider the genealogy of globalisation and the parallel histories of empires and oceans, with fresh considerations of leading figures such as Hobbes, Locke, Burke and Bentham in the history of international thought. The culmination of more than a decade's reflection and research on these issues, this book restores the often overlooked international dimensions to intellectual history and recovers the intellectual dimensions of international history"--
British political thought in history, literature and theory, 1500-1800 by David Armitage( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of British political thought has been a fertile field of Anglo-American historical writing in the last half-century. This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of authors to consider the impact of this scholarship on the study of early modern British history, English literature, and political theory
The British Atlantic world, 1500-1800( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive account of the central themes in the histories of Britain, British America and the British Caribbean seen in Atlantic perspective
Pacific histories : ocean, land, people by David Armitage( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first comprehensive volume to bring together the histories of the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Rim and the Pacific Ocean. A distinguished international team of historians provides a multidimensional account of the Pacific, its inhabitants and the lands within and around it -- from the first human migrations to the present. The book covers the Pacific from Russia to Antarctica and from Southeast Asia to Central America, with focused attention on the peoples of Oceania. It introduces the Pacific's multiple pasts, before examining major themes in Pacific history: the connections created by the environment, migration and the economy; religious, legal and scientific ways of knowing; and the identities expressed in ideas and practices of race, gender and politics"--Page [i]
Scotland and the Americas, 1600 to 1800( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of nations in global history by Charles Henry Alexandrowicz( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection gathers together the most important articles written by the pioneering historian of international law, Charles Henry Alexandrowicz (1902-1975). The essays shed new light on the development of international law, and particularly the influence of states outside the West"--Publisher's website
 
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The Declaration of Independence : a global history
Alternative Names
Armitage, David H. 1965-

David Armitage britischer Historiker

David Armitage Brits historicus van de moderne tijd

David Armitage historiador británico

David Armitage historien britannique

アーミテイジ, D.

アーミテイジ, デイヴィッド

デイヴィッド・アーミテイジ

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The British Atlantic world, 1500-1800The age of revolutions in global context, c. 1760-1840Milton and republicanismPolitical writingsShakespeare and early modern political thoughtDeclaring independence : the origin and influence of America's founding document : featuring the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence CollectionThe free seaBritish political thought in history, literature and theory, 1500-1800The British Atlantic world, 1500-1800