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Mayhew, Robert J. (Robert John) 1971-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 143 publications in 3 languages and 2,738 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Spurious and doubtful works  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: HB863, 828.609
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Most widely held works by Robert J Mayhew
Malthus : the life and legacies of an untimely prophet by Robert J Mayhew( )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Robert Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Population was an immediate succès de scandale when it appeared in 1798. Arguing that nature is niggardly and that societies, both human and animal, tend to overstep the limits of natural resources in "perpetual oscillation between happiness and misery," he found himself attacked on all sides -- by Romantic poets, utopian thinkers, and the religious establishment. Though Malthus has never disappeared, he has been perpetually misunderstood. This book is at once a major reassessment of Malthus's ideas and an intellectual history of the origins of modern debates about demography, resources, and the environment. Against the ferment of Enlightenment ideals about the perfectibility of mankind and the grim realities of life in the eighteenth century, Robert Mayhew explains the genesis of the Essay and Malthus's preoccupation with birth and death rates. He traces Malthus's collision course with the Lake poets, his important revisions to the Essay, and composition of his other great work, Principles of Political Economy. Mayhew suggests we see the author in his later writings as an environmental economist for his persistent concern with natural resources, land, and the conditions of their use. Mayhew then pursues Malthus's many afterlives in the Victorian world and beyond. Today, the Malthusian dilemma makes itself felt once again, as demography and climate change come together on the same environmental agenda. By opening a new door onto Malthus's arguments and their transmission to the present day, Robert Mayhew gives historical depth to our current planetary concerns
Landscape, literature, and English religious culture, 1660-1800 : Samuel Johnson and languages of natural description by Robert J Mayhew( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Landscape, Literature and English Religious Culture, 1660-1800 offers a revisionist account of the intellectual significance of landscape descriptions during the 'long' eighteenth century. The book is an eighteenth-century intellectual history and will prove valuable to historians, critics and geographers alike."--Jacket
Enlightenment geography : the political languages of British geography, 1650-1850 by Robert J Mayhew( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enlightenment Geography is the first detailed study of the politics of British geography books and of related forms of geographical knowledge in the period from 1650 to 1850. It is a contribution to the intellectual history of geographical knowledge in particular and of Britain more generally. The definition and role of geography in a humanist structure of knowledge are examined, as is the print culture geography before its formalization as a discipline in the late nineteenth century. In all these respects, geography is shown to have been tied to political discourse. Enlightenment Geography questions broad assumptions about British intellectual history through a revisionist history of geography."--Jacket
New perspectives on Malthus by Robert J Mayhew( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Robert Malthus (1766 - 1834) was a pioneer in demography, economics and social science more generally whose ideas prompted a new 'Malthusian' way of thinking about population and the poor. On the occasion of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his birth, New Perspectives on Malthus offers an up-to-date collection of interdisciplinary essays from leading Malthus experts who reassess his work. Part one looks at Malthus's achievements in historical context, addressing not only perennial questions such as his attitude to the Poor Laws, but also new topics including his response to environmental themes and his use of information about the New World. Part two then looks at the complex reception of his ideas by writers, scientists, politicians and philanthropists from the period of his own lifetime to the present day, from Charles Darwin and H.G. Wells to David Attenborough, Al Gore and Amartya Sen
An essay on the principle of population and other writings by T. R Malthus( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Multhus's provocative and prescient 1798 work on the dangers of population growth attracted support and violent criticism in equal measure, and has been praised, misinterpreted and remade ever since. Malthus argued, with clarity and logic, that the rate of population growth will always outstrip food production, and that social betterment comes from population control - a perennially relevant argument amid today's concerns over global resources. This new edition of the Essay also includes other writings and diary extracts that show Malthus's intellectual development after his landmark treatise."--Back cover
English geographies 1600-1950 : historical essays on English customs, cultures, and communities in honour of Jack Langton( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"English Geographies presents a set of seven interlinked inquiries into the ways in which geographical variations in the material conditions of existence and their representation in maps, poetry, and prose need to be incorporated into our understanding of the patterns of English history. The essays range widely, treating subjects as diverse as criminality in Oxfords hire, the birth of the preservation movement in Epping Forest, and Shakespeare's representation of forest cultures, but they are unified by two underlying beliefs : in the centrality of geographical variation to the understanding of history, and in the need to ground such inquiry in rigorous empirical work. These beliefs spring from a shared scholarly kinship amongst the contributors to the career and work of Jack Langton, to whom these essays are dedicated on the occasion of his retirement. Providing new angles on key topics in English history, these essays will be essential reading for a wide range of scholars of English social, economic, and cultural history, and will offer undergraduate and graduate students of geography a convincing alternative to some of the more esoteric and ephemeral works of cultural geography."--Jacket
Geography and literature in historical context : Samuel Johnson and eighteenth-century English conceptions of geography by Robert J Mayhew( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmographie by Peter Heylyn( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new geographical and historical grammar by Thomas Salmon( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aristotelian Problemata physica : philosophical and scientific investigations by Robert Mayhew( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Problemata physica has long been neglected. The essays in this collection do much to remedy this, and provide insights into the nature of philosophical inquiry in the Lyceum during Aristotle's life and in the years following his death
Laws 10 by Plato( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Laws is Plato's last and longest dialogue. Although it has been neglected (compared to such works as the Republic and Symposium); it is beginning to receive a great deal of scholarly attention. Book 10 of the Laws contains Plato's fullest defence of the existence of the gods, and his last word on their nature, as well as a presentation and defence of laws against impiety (e.g. atheism). Plato's primary aim is to defend the idea that the gods exist and that they are good - this latter meaning that they do not neglect human beings and cannot be swayed by prayers and sacrifices to overlook injustice. As such, the Laws is an important text for anyone interested in ancient Greek religion, philosophy, and politics generally, and the later thought of Plato in particular." "Robert Mayhew presents a new translation, with commentary, of Book 10 of the Laws. His primary aim in the translation is fidelity to the Greek. His commentary focuses on philosophical issues (broadly understood to include religion and politics), and deals with philological matters only when doing so serves to better explain those issues. Knowledge of Greek is not assumed, and the Greek that does appear has been transliterated. It is the first commentary in English of any kind on Laws 10 for nearly 140 years."--Jacket
Historical cultures and geography, 1600-1750( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems by Aristotle( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Greek, Ancient and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britannia by William Camden( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and Latin and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson on landscape, natural knowledge and geography : a contextual approach by Robert J Mayhew( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems by Aristotle( Book )

in Greek, Ancient and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Problems is an accretion of multiple authorship over several centuries, it offers a fascinating technical view of Peripatetic method and thought
Historical cultures and geography, 1600-1750 by William Camden( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems by Aristotle( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Greek, Ancient and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theophrastus of Eresus : sources for his life, writings, thought and influence : commentary( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review( )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Landscape, literature, and English religious culture, 1660-1800 : Samuel Johnson and languages of natural description
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Enlightenment geography : the political languages of British geography, 1650-1850English geographies 1600-1950 : historical essays on English customs, cultures, and communities in honour of Jack LangtonCosmographieA new geographical and historical grammarLaws 10Historical cultures and geography, 1600-1750BritanniaHistorical cultures and geography, 1600-1750
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Mayhew, R. J.

Mayhew, Robert 1971-

Mayhew, Robert J.

Mayhew, Robert John 1971-

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