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Gillis, John R.

Overview
Works: 66 works in 328 publications in 6 languages and 11,530 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ796, 305.23094
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John R Gillis
 
Most widely held works by John R Gillis
Becoming historians( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unique collection, the memoirs of eleven historians provide a fascinating portrait of a formative generation of scholars. Born around the time of World War II, these influential historians came of age just before the upheavals of the 1960s and '70s and helped to transform both their discipline and the broader world of American higher education. The self-inventions they thoughtfully chronicle led, in many cases, to the invention of new fields-including women's and gender history, social history, and public history-that cleared paths in the academy and made the study of the past
Speaking to history : the story of King Goujian in twentieth-century China by Paul A Cohen( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient story of King Goujian, a psychologically complex 5th-century BCE monarch, spoke powerfully to the Chinese during the 20th century, but remains little known in the West. This book explores the story's connections to the major traumas of the 20th century, and also considers why such stories remain unknown to outsiders
Youth and history; tradition and change in European age relations, 1770-present by John R Gillis( Book )

35 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jugend / Europa / GEschichte (1770)
For better, for worse : British marriages, 1600 to the present by John R Gillis( Book )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de ontwikkeling van het huwelijk in de loop van de Engelse geschiedenis tot één van de belangrijkste relatievormen tussen mensen
Commemorations : the politics of national identity by John R Gillis( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory is as central to modern politics as politics is central to modern memory. We are so accustomed to living in a forest of monuments, to having the past represented to us through museums, historic sites, and public sculpture, that we easily lose sight of the recent origins and diverse meanings of these uniquely modern phenomena. In this volume, leading historians, anthropologists, and ethnographers explore the relationship between collective memory and national identity in diverse cultures throughout history. Placing commemorations in their historical settings, the contributors disclose the contested nature of these monuments by showing how groups and individuals struggle to shape the past to their own ends
A world of their own making : myth, ritual, and the quest for family values by John R Gillis( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our whole society may be obsessed with "family values," but, as historian John Gillis points out in this entertaining and eye-opening narrative, most of our images of "home sweet home" are of very recent vintage. In fact, our most cherished family rituals (Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, white weddings, reunions, Father's Day, and Mother's Day) didn't even exist until the Victorian era. A World of Their Own Making questions our idealized notion of "The Family," a mind-set in which myth and symbol still hold sway. As the families we live with become more fragile, the symbolic families we live by become more powerful. Yet it is only by accepting the notion that our rituals, myths, and images must be open to perpetual revision that we can satisfy our human needs and changing circumstances. Our families are worlds of our own making. By using the past to throw light on the present, Gillis empowers us to enjoy and accept responsibility for our own creations
The Prussian bureaucracy in crisis, 1840-1860 : origins of an administrative ethos by John R Gillis( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and German and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of European society, 1770-1870 by John R Gillis( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human shore : seacoasts in history by John R Gillis( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since before recorded history, people have congregated near water. But as growing populations around the globe continue to flow toward the coasts on an unprecedented scale and climate change raises water levels, our relationship to the sea has begun to take on new and potentially catastrophic dimensions. The latest generation of coastal dwellers lives largely in ignorance of the history of those who came before them, the natural environment, and the need to live sustainably on the world's shores. Humanity has forgotten how to live with the oceans. In The
Islands of the mind : how the human imagination created the Atlantic world by John R Gillis( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Islands of the Mind, historian John R. Gillis explores the fascination with islands throughout history, looking at everything from ancient Greek epics, religious symbolism of early Christians, Atlantis and other myths, to the modern tourism industry. Islands fired the imaginations of explorers as they voyaged into the unknown in search of utopia and captivated scientific minds as well, the Galapagos inspiring Darwin and Samoa enchanting Margaret Mead. A sweeping, magisterial, and utterly enchanting work of cultural history, Islands of the Mind draws the reader under the same spell that islands themselves hold over the human imagination."--Jacket
The Militarization of the Western world( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Gillis and the contributors to this volume write about the distinction between militarism and militarization. Militarism, the more conventional concept, means the dominance of warlike values in society. It is typically used to refer to and to blame others, not ourselves. The term is the province of military and political historians. Militarization is a much newer concept. It refers to the process by which civil society organizes itself for the production of violence. The term is useful for a broad range of historians because it encompasses the economic, cultural and psychological preparations for war and their effects on society. The contributors look at the militarization of the United States and Europe in the 12th century. Militarism is considered something archaic that should diminish in modern society. Militarization, on the other hand, is growing. It is now a central feature of the modern world."--Back cover
The European experience of declining fertility, 1850-1970 : the quiet revolution( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte der Jugend : Tradition und Wandel im Verhältnis der Altersgruppen und Generationen in Europa von der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts bis zur Gegenwart by John R Gillis( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in German and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world of their own making : a history of myth and ritual in family life by John R Gillis( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and German and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our whole society may be obsessed with 'family values' but, as Gillis points out in this eye-opening narrative, most of our images of family life are of very recent vintage and our most cherished rituals did not exist before the Victorian era
Fluid frontiers : new currents in marine environmental history by Islands, and Coastal Environments (Conference) Fluid Frontiers: Exploring Oceans( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on the history, meaning and materiality of the marine environment
Mladina in zgodovina : tradicije in spremembe v evropskih starostnih odnosih od 1770 do danes by John R Gillis( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scandals and Glory Politics in the 1800s by John R Gillis( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the principles of democracy firmly established after the War for Independence, Americans in the 1800s took their politics very seriously. As more and more male citizens gained the right to vote, elections became very public, hotly contested, and sometimes even violent. In the cities and towns of America, politicians courted political power and influence among new immigrant communities; buying votes and stuffing ballot boxes was shockingly common. While the major national political issues of foreign policy, taxation, the abolition of slavery, and states' rights took center stage in Congress, Americans split along regional and party lines that still exist in the twenty-first century. Scandals over greed and corruption caused whole city governments to fall, but America also produced some of the greatest statesman and political leaders in its history. Former slaves, poor immigrants, and women demanded their right to vote
Geschichte der Jugend by John R Gillis( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I giovani e la storia : tradizione e trasformazioni nei comportamenti giovanili dall'Ancien Regime ai giorni nostri by John R Gillis( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorations : The Politics of National Identity( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory is as central to modern politics as politics is central to modern memory. We are so accustomed to living in a forest of monuments, to having the past represented to us through museums, historic sites, and public sculpture, that we easily lose sight of the recent origins and diverse meanings of these uniquely modern phenomena. In this volume, leading historians, anthropologists, and ethnographers explore the relationship between collective memory and national identity in diverse cultures throughout history. Placing commemorations in their historical settings, the contributors disclose the contested nature of these monuments by showing how groups and individuals struggle to shape the past to their own ends. The volume is introduced by John Gillis's broad overview of the development of public memory in relation to the history of the nation-state. Other contributions address the usefulness of identity as a cross-cultural concept (Richard Handler), the connection between identity, heritage, and history (David Lowenthal), national memory in early modern England (David Cressy), commemoration in Cleveland (John Bodnar), the museum and the politics of social control in modern Iraq (Eric Davis), invented tradition and collective memory in Israel (Yael Zerubavel), black emancipation and the civil war monument (Kirk Savage), memory and naming in the Great War (Thomas Laqueur), American commemoration of World War I (Kurt Piehler), art, commerce, and the production of memory in France after World War I (Daniel Sherman), historic preservation in twentieth-century Germany (Rudy Koshar), the struggle over French identity in the early twentieth century (Herman Lebovics), and the commemoration of concentration camps in the new Germany (Claudia Koonz)
 
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Speaking to history : the story of King Goujian in twentieth-century China
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Speaking to history : the story of King Goujian in twentieth-century ChinaCommemorations : the politics of national identityA world of their own making : myth, ritual, and the quest for family valuesThe human shore : seacoasts in historyIslands of the mind : how the human imagination created the Atlantic worldA world of their own making : a history of myth and ritual in family lifeFluid frontiers : new currents in marine environmental history
Alternative Names
Gillis John

Gillis, John 1939-

Gillis, John Randall‏

Gillis, John Randall 1939-

John Gillis Amerikaans historicus

John Gillis historiador

John Gillis historian

John Gillis storico statunitense

John R. Gillis US-amerikanischer Historiker

John Randall Gillis amerikansk historikar

John Randall Gillis amerikansk historiker

John Randall Gillis historiador estatunidenc

John Randall Gillis historiador estauxunidense

John Randall Gillis historien américain

جون جيلز مؤرخ من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

جون يسجون مؤرخ من امريكا

길리스, 존 R. 1939-

길리스, 존 랜달 1939-

길리스, 존 렌달 1939-

ギリス, ジョン・R

ギリス, ジョン R. 1939-

ジョン・R・ギリス

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