Intimate History of Humanity

Intimate History of Humanity

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by Theodore Zeldin
     
 

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A provocative work that explores the evolution of emotions and personal relationships through diverse cultures and time. "An intellectually dazzling view of our past and future."—Time magazine  See more details below

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A provocative work that explores the evolution of emotions and personal relationships through diverse cultures and time. "An intellectually dazzling view of our past and future."—Time magazine

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A readable and thoughtful work first published in Great Britain in 1994 by Sinclair-Stevenson, an imprint of Reed Consumer Books, Ltd. Historian Zeldin (Oxford U.) conveys the broad scope of his reflections in chapters with such intriguing titles as: How humans have repeatedly lost hope, and how new encounters, and a new pair of spectacles revive them; How men and women have slowly learned to have interesting conversations; How some people have acquired an immunity to loneliness; Why there has been more progress in cooking than in sex; and How people have freed themselves from fear by finding new fears. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780060926915
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Harper Perennial
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
513,863
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.11(d)

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
probably The most sensitive account of Humanity....very educational '(social)-history-wise', i would think it is for the rather esoteric!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE GREATEST MOST SENSETIVE ACCOUNT EVER OF HUMANS.....PROBABLY A CUT ABOVE HIS 'PEERS'....ZELDIN'S BRAINS MUST BE CHERRISHED AS MOST PRECIOUS ASSET TO HUMANITY!