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  • Candideby Voltaire; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 7.50

    David Wootton?s scalpel-sharp translation of Candide features a brilliant Introduction, a map of Candide?s travels, and a selection of those writings of Voltaire, Leibniz, Pope and Rousseau crucial for fully appreciating this eighteenth-century satiric masterpiece that even today retains its celebrated bite. "Wootton?s edition is clearly the best... more...

  • Bad Medicineby David Wootton

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 23.99

    In this controversial new account of the history of medicine, David Wootton argues that, from the fifth century BC until the 1930s, doctors actually did more harm than good, and asks just how much harm they still do today. more...

  • Paolo Sarpiby David Wootton

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    A reinterpretation of Sarpi's life as expressing a carefully thought out hostility to doctrinal religion. more...

  • The Invention of Scienceby David Wootton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 42.29

    We live in a world made by science. How and when did this happen? This book tells the story of the extraordinary intellectual and cultural revolution that gave birth to modern science, and mounts a major challenge to the prevailing orthodoxy of its history. Before 1492 it was assumed that all significant knowledge was already available; there was... more...

  • Doctor Faustusby Christopher Marlowe; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 7.50

    This edition of Doctor Faustus features annotated versions, with modernized spelling and punctuation, of the 1604 "A-text" and the 1592 text of Marlowe's source, the English Faust Book ?a translation of the best-selling Historia von Johann Fausten published in Frankfurt in 1587, which recounts the strange story of Doctor John Faustus and his pact with... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 6.50

    David Wootton is Anniversary Professor of History, University of York. more...

  • Utopiaby Thomas More; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.50

    Wootton’s translation brings out the liveliness of More’s work and offers an accurate and reliable version of a masterpiece of social theory. His edition is further distinguished by the inclusion of a translation of Erasmus’s ‘The Sileni of Alcibiades,’ a work very close in sentiment to Utopia, and one immensely influential... more...

  • Selected Political Writingsby Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 9.95

    Here are The Prince and the most important Discourses, newly translated into spare, vivid English by one of the most gifted historians of his generation. Why a new translation? "Machiavelli was never the dull, worthy, pedantic author who appears in the pages of other translations", says David Wootton in his Introduction. "In the pages... more...

  • Gender and Power in Shrew-Taming Narratives, 1500-1700by David Wootton; Graham Holderness

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Explores dramatic, narrative and polemical versions of the 'taming of the shrew' story, from the Middle Ages to the Restoration, in light of recent historical work on the position of early modern women in society.  Its essays address shrew narratives as an extended cultural dialogue debating issues of gender and sexual politics more...

  • The Political Writingsby John Locke; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 13.50

    John Locke's Second Treatise of Government (c. 1681) is perhaps the key founding liberal text. A Letter Concerning Toleration , written in 1685 (a year when a Catholic monarch came to the throne of England and Louis XVI unleashed a reign of terror against Protestants in France), is a classic defense of religious freedom. Yet... more...