Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Book — ix, 337 p. ill., 8 maps; 23 cm.
Scotland's democratic traditions, together with its early lead in literacy, make its educational system of great interest to historians. Professor Anderson examines the distinctive characteristics and the historical myths of Scottish popular education, placing them in a broader framework of social, political, and intellectual history. Among the topics covered are: the development of Scottish educational thought in the early 19th century, the extent of schooling and literacy before education became compulsory in 1872, the role of education in late Victorian and Edwardian ideas on citizenship and democracy, and the neglected history of technical education. This authoritative, up-to-date study will become the standard work of reference for historians working in this field, and for all interested in modern Scottish history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Hertzberg develops his daring thesis that the "modern, secular, anti-Semitism was fashioned not as a reaction to the Enlightenment and the Revolution, but within the Enlightenment and Revolution themselves." He finds that modern anti-Semitism owes less to Christian theological mentality than to doctrinaire libertarianism of figures such as Voltaire, d'Holbach, Diderot, and Marat. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
General and reference works-- monographic studies encompassing more than one period of Italian history-- works on 18th-century Italy, 1700-1796-- the Risorgimento, 1796-1861-- liberal Italy, 1861-1922-- fascist Italy, 1922-1945-- the Italian Republic,
1945 to present.
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Focusing on modern Italian history from the Age of the Enlightenment to the present, this reference work augments and serves as a companion and bibliographical supplement to Coppa's earlier volume, "Dictionary of Modern Italian History", which surveyed the chief events, figures, institutions, and developments from the 18th century to the present in short bibliographical entries. Select rather than comprehensive, this compact volume provides publication data and annotations ranging from two sentences to a short paragraph in length for each entry and includes only works directly examined or for which reliable reviews were available to the compilers. Entries, which represent a wide range of political, philosophical, sociological, economic, and religious monographs and histories, include books and articles produced in America and Europe during the last two decades, with a selection of works published prior to 1970, and a number of US and Canadian dissertations. Also reviewed are a select number of works in the arts, social sciences, and the humanities. The entries are classified in seven parts which include two sections for works that encompass more than one period of Italian history - general and reference works/bibliographic studies and monographic studies. There are five chronological sections and most of the works cited are written in English or Italian, with a few French, German, and Spanish titles incorporated. (source: Nielsen Book Data)