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A usable past : essays in European cultural history, William J. Bouwsma

Label
A usable past : essays in European cultural history
Title
A usable past
Title remainder
essays in European cultural history
Statement of responsibility
William J. Bouwsma
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The essays assembled here represent forty years of reflection about the European cultural past by an eminent historian. The volume concentrates on the Renaissance and Reformation, while providing a lens through which to view problems of perennial interest. A Usable Past is a book of unusual scope, touching on such topics as political thought and historiography, metaphysical and practical conceptions of order, the relevance of Renaissance humanism to Protestant thought, the secularization of European culture, the contributions of particular professional groups to European civilization, and the teaching of history. The essays in "A Usable Past" are unified by a set of common concerns. William Bouwsma has always resisted the pretensions to science that have shaped much recent historical scholarship and made the work of historians increasingly specialized and inaccessible to lay readers. Following Friedrich Nietzsche, he argues that since history is a kind of public utility, historical research should contribute to the self-understanding of society
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DLC
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1923-2004
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Bouwsma, William J.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • History
  • Europe
Label
A usable past : essays in European cultural history, William J. Bouwsma
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The politics of Commynes
  • Postel and the significance of Renaissance cabalism
  • Renaissance and Reformation : an essay on their affinities and connections
  • Venice, Spain, and the Papacy : Paulo Sarpi and the Renaissance tradition
  • Venice and the political education of Europe
  • History and historians:
  • Three types of historiography in post-Renaissance Italy
  • Gallicanism and the nature of Christendom
  • The waning of the Middle Ages revisited
  • From history of ideas to history of meaning
  • Polarities of Western culture:
  • The Renaissance and the drama of Western history
  • IV.
  • Essays in applied history:
  • Models of the educated man
  • Socrates and the confusion of the humanities
  • Christian adulthood
  • The history teacher as mediator
  • The two faces of humanism : stoicism and Augustinianism in Renaissance thought
  • Changing assumptions in later Renaissance culture
  • The Venetian interdict and the problem of order
  • The secularization of society in the seventeenth century
  • Lawyers and early modern culture
  • The durable renaissance:
  • Anxiety and the formation of early modern culture
Control code
20629312
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 444 pages
Isbn
9780520064386
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89029621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1333940
Label
A usable past : essays in European cultural history, William J. Bouwsma
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The politics of Commynes
  • Postel and the significance of Renaissance cabalism
  • Renaissance and Reformation : an essay on their affinities and connections
  • Venice, Spain, and the Papacy : Paulo Sarpi and the Renaissance tradition
  • Venice and the political education of Europe
  • History and historians:
  • Three types of historiography in post-Renaissance Italy
  • Gallicanism and the nature of Christendom
  • The waning of the Middle Ages revisited
  • From history of ideas to history of meaning
  • Polarities of Western culture:
  • The Renaissance and the drama of Western history
  • IV.
  • Essays in applied history:
  • Models of the educated man
  • Socrates and the confusion of the humanities
  • Christian adulthood
  • The history teacher as mediator
  • The two faces of humanism : stoicism and Augustinianism in Renaissance thought
  • Changing assumptions in later Renaissance culture
  • The Venetian interdict and the problem of order
  • The secularization of society in the seventeenth century
  • Lawyers and early modern culture
  • The durable renaissance:
  • Anxiety and the formation of early modern culture
Control code
20629312
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 444 pages
Isbn
9780520064386
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89029621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1333940

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