Henry Osborn Taylor

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Henry Osborn Taylor
Born 1856
Died 1941 (aged 84–85)
Nationality American
Occupation Historian and legal scholar

Henry Osborn Taylor (1856 – April 13, 1941)[1] was an American historian and legal scholar.


  • A Treatise on the Law of Private Corporations Having Capital Stock, The Banks Law Publishing Co., 1904 [1st Pub. Kay & Brother, 1884].
  • The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages, The Columbia University Press, 1901 (2nd ed., 1903; 3rd ed., 1911; 4th ed. New York, F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1957).[2]
    • The Emergence of Christian Culture in the West: the Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages, Harper, 1958.
  • The Mediaeval Mind; a History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in the Middle Ages, 2 Vols, Macmillan Company, 1911.[3]
  • Ancient Ideals; a Study of Intellectual and Spiritual Growth from Early times to the Establishment of Christianity, 2 Vols, The Macmillan Company, 1913 (Reprint., New York: F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1964).
  • Deliverance, the Freeing of the Spirit in the Ancient World, The Macmillan Company, 1915.
  • Prophets, Poets and Philosophers of the Ancient World, The Macmillan Company, 1919 [1st Pub. 1915].
  • Thought and Expression in the Sixteenth Century, 2 Vols, Macmillan Company, 1920.
  • Greek Biology and Medicine, Marshall Jones Company, 1922.
  • Freedom of the Mind in History, New York, 1923 [Reprint., Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1970].
  • Human Values and Verities, Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1928.
  • Fact: The Romance of Mind, The Macmillan Company, 1932.
  • A Layman's View of History, The Macmillan Company, 1935 [Reprint, New York: AMS Press, 1978].
  • A Historian's Creed, Harvard University Press, 1939 (Reprint, Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1969).
  • The Humanism of Italy, Collier, 1962.
  • The French Mind, Collier, 1962.


  • "Development of Constitutional Government in the American Colonies," The Magazine of American History, Vol. II, N°. 12, December 1878.
  • "Héloïse," The International Quarterly, Vol. VI, 1902/1903.
  • "The Worlds of Salimbene," The International Quarterly, Vol. XII, October 1905/January 1906.
  • "The Wisdom of the Ages," The Yale Review, Vol. VII, 1918.
  • "Modern Civilization," The Saturday Review, November 3, 1928.
  • "Annals of Culture," The Saturday Review, April 19, 1930.


  1. ^ "Henry O. Taylor, Historic, Dies," The New York Times, April 14, 1941.
  2. ^ W. M. Rankin, "The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages," The Critical Review of Theological & Philosophical Literature, Vol. XI, 1901.
  3. ^ "Review of The Mediæval Mind: a History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in the Middle Ages by Henry Osborn Taylor". The Athenæum (no. 4363): 649–650. 10 June 1911.

External links

  • Works by Henry Osborn Taylor at Project Gutenberg
  • Works by or about Henry Osborn Taylor at Internet Archive
  • Works by Henry Osborn Taylor, at JSTOR
  • AHA Presidential Addresses: A Layman’s View of History
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