An Intimate History Of Humanity

Author: Theodore Zeldin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448161991
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Portraits of living people and historical figures are placed alongside each other as Zeldin discusses how men and women have lost and regained hope; how they have learnt to have interesting conversations; how some have acquired an immunity ...


Author: Theodore Zeldin
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781587680007
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Approaches the subject of conversation in a sophisticated, thought-provoking manner, explaining what kind of talk charmed and excited people in the past, why conversation is different today and what it could be like in the future.

The Gene

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144818116X
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Read this book and steel yourself for what comes next’ Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history, from bestselling, prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Author: Jared M. Diamond
ISBN: 9789747799149
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A Critical Introduction To Mao

Author: Timothy Cheek
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113978904X
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Theodore Zeldin, An Intimate History of Humanity, 19941 Nikita Khrushchev was
not to Mao's taste. The Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) showed
no craving for gulyáskommu- nizmus. He hungered for something ... er ... different
. In the remarkable art film The Ming Tombs Reservoir Fantasy from 1958 (in
which Mao appears briefly in person), we are served a sampling of what it may
have been.2 Set in 1978, ten years after the liberation of Taiwan, with New China
well ...

The Black Death

Author: John Hatcher
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297856030
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How the people of a typical English village lived and died in the worst epidemic in history. The Black Death remains the greatest disaster to befall humanity, killing about half the population of the planet in the 14th century.

Beyond Tribalism

Author: Celia de Anca
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137000937
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As described in previous sections, human historyis the history of the rise and
fallof civilizations; and thismovement hashelped humanity advance throughthe
methodology of trial and error. What is the need to classify? In the interesting
work An Intimate History of Humanity, Theodore Zelding gave one of its chapters
the suggestive title, “Why has there been more progress in cooking than in sex?”
(Zelding 1994, p. v)Althoughthe chapterrefers more to the question of sensual
attraction in ...

Keys To The 21st Century

Author: Jérôme Bindé
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571814029
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... modern history of the passions, will the twenty-first century see the rise of a
new age of the passions, that suggested by Roland Barthes in an expression
inspired by Eastern philosophies - the 'non-urge to grasp'? Theodore Zeldin, a
historian and professor at Oxford University, was for 15 years Dean of St
Anthony's College, Oxford. He is the author of The French (1983), Happiness (
1988), A History of French Passions 1848-1945 (1994a), An Intimate History of
Humanity (1994b) and ...

Memory Politics And Identity

Author: C. McGrattan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137291796
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Understanding others is thegreatadventure that liesbeyond it'.16 In his surveyof
thetwentieth century, which was first published in the sameyearas Zeldin's
Intimate History of Humanity, Eric Hobsbawm makes a complementary point: '
what stands inthe wayofunderstanding isnot onlyour passionate convictions, but
the historical experience thathas formed them. The first iseasierto overcome ... itis
understanding that comes hard'.17Inotherwords, wewill always have
anopinionon violent ...