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The Resource Isaiah Berlin : a life, Michael Ignatieff

Isaiah Berlin : a life, Michael Ignatieff

Label
Isaiah Berlin : a life
Title
Isaiah Berlin
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ignatieff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Isaiah Berlin was witness to a century. Born in the twilight of the Czarist empire, he lived long enough to see the Soviet state collapse. The son of a Riga timber merchant and the first Jew elected to a fellowship at All Souls, Oxford, he was a presiding judge of intellectual life on both sides of the Atlantic for sixty years: historian of the Russian intelligentsia, biographer of Marx, scholar of the Romantic movement, and defender of the liberal idea of freedom against Soviet tyranny. When he died in 1997, he was hailed as the most important liberal philosopher of his time." "But Berlin's life was not only a life of the mind. Present at the crucial events of our age, he was in Washington during World War II, in Moscow at the dawn of the Cold War, in Israel as the new state came into being." "For this definitive biography - the result of a remarkable ten-year collaboration between biographer and subject - Michael Ignatieff, himself a leading public intellectual, interviewed Berlin extensively and was granted complete access to his papers, one of the largest archives in Anglo-American cultural history. Ignatieff charts the emergence of a unique liberal temperament - serene, comic, secular, and unafraid - and he examines its influence on Berlin's vision of liberalism, which stressed the often tragic nature of political and moral choice."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ignatieff, Michael
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
B1618.B454
LC item number
I45 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berlin, Isaiah
  • Berlin, Isaiah
  • Berlin, Isaiah
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophers
  • Great Britain
  • Biografie
Label
Isaiah Berlin : a life, Michael Ignatieff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-338) 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
  • Washington
  • Moscow
  • Leningrad
  • The Tribe
  • Cold War
  • Late Awakening
  • Fame
  • Liberal at Bay
  • Wolfson
  • Retrospect
  • Albany
  • Riga
  • Petrograd
  • London
  • Oxford
  • All Souls
  • The Brethren
  • New York
Control code
ocm39860030
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780805055207
Lccn
98039691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
Label
Isaiah Berlin : a life, Michael Ignatieff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-338) 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
  • Washington
  • Moscow
  • Leningrad
  • The Tribe
  • Cold War
  • Late Awakening
  • Fame
  • Liberal at Bay
  • Wolfson
  • Retrospect
  • Albany
  • Riga
  • Petrograd
  • London
  • Oxford
  • All Souls
  • The Brethren
  • New York
Control code
ocm39860030
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780805055207
Lccn
98039691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits

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