Henry Osborn Taylor Biography

Henry Osborn Taylor (1856–1941) was the author of works on ancient and medieval history, such as Ancient Ideals (1896); The Medieval Mind (1911); Thought and Expression in the Sixteenth Century (2d ed. 1930); and A Historian’s Creed (1939).


A treatise on the law of private corporations having capital stock. By Henry O. Taylor. Philadelphia, Kay & brother, 1884.

The classical heritage of the middle ages, by Henry Osborn Taylor. New York, The Columbia university press, 1901; 4th ed. New York, F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1957.

The mediaeval mind; a history of the development of thought and emotion in the middle ages. 2 vols. London: Macmillan, 1911.

Ancient ideals; a study of intellectual and spiritual growth from early times to the establishment of Christianity, by Henry Osborn Taylor. 2d ed. 2 vols. New York: The Macmillan company, 1913; Reprint, New York: F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1964.

Deliverance, the freeing of the spirit in the ancient world, by Henry Osborn Taylor. New York: The Macmillan company, 1915.

Thought and expression in the sixteenth century, by Henry Osborn Taylor. 2 vols. New York, Macmillan, 1920.

Greek biology and medicine, by Henry Osborn Taylor. Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1922.

Freedom of the mind in history, by Henry Osborn Taylor. New York, 1923; Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1970.

Human values and verities, by Henry Osborn Taylor. London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1928.

A layman's view of history, by Henry Osborn Taylor. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1935; Reprint, New York: AMS Press, 1978.

A historian's creed, by Henry Osborn Taylor. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1939; Reprint, Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1969.