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Peter Gay

Peter GayAKA Peter Joachim Fröhlich

Born: 20-Jun-1923
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 12-May-2015
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Enlightenment: An Interpretation

Wife: Ruth Slokin (m. 1959, d. 2006)

    High School: Goethe-Gymnasium, Berlin
    University: BA, University of Denver (1946)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1947)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1951)
    Professor: Columbia University (1947-69)
    Professor: History, Yale University (1969-93)

    National Book Award for History and Biography 1967 for The Enlightenment, Vol. I
    Heineken Prize for History 1990
    Naturalized US Citizen 1946

Author of books:
The Dilemma of Democratic Socialism: Eduard Bernstein's Challenge to Marx (1952)
Voltaire's Politics: The Poet as Realist (1959)
The Party of Humanity: Essays in the French Enlightenment (1964)
The Enlightenment: An Interpretation: The Rise of Modern Paganism (1966)
The Loss of Mastery: Puritan Historians in Colonial America (1966)
Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider (1968)
The Enlightenment: An Interpretation: The Science of Freedom (1969)
The Bridge of Criticism: Dialogues on the Enlightenment (1970)
Historians at Work (1972)
Style in History (1974)
Art and Act: On Causes in History (1976)
Freud, Jews, and Other Germans: Masters and Victims in Modernist Culture (1978)
Education of the Senses (1984)
The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud (1984-98, 5 vols.)
Freud for Historians (1985)
The Tender Passion (1986)
A Godless Jew: Freud, Atheism, and the Making of Psychoanalysis (1987)
Freud: A Life for Our Time (1988)
Reading Freud: Explorations & Entertainments (1990)
Sigmund Freud and Art: His Personal Collection of Antiquities (1993)
The Cultivation of Hatred (1993)
The Naked Heart (1995)
Pleasure Wars (1998)
My German Question: Growing Up in Nazi Berlin (1998, memoir)
Mozart (1999)
Schnitzler's Century (2002)

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