You'Re History!

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This book arose out of a challenge. The challenge was made by Bob Geldof to the British academic and historian Michelle Brown. Pop singers raise huge sums of money for Band Aid and touch the hearts of people from all walks of life. But to give money can be an easy way out. How does the so called intellientsia respond with their minds(not just their hearts and pockets) to the appalling disparities in the conditions of members of the human race. This a challenge that a number of notable and gifted people have ...

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Overview

This book arose out of a challenge. The challenge was made by Bob Geldof to the British academic and historian Michelle Brown. Pop singers raise huge sums of money for Band Aid and touch the hearts of people from all walks of life. But to give money can be an easy way out. How does the so called intellientsia respond with their minds(not just their hearts and pockets) to the appalling disparities in the conditions of members of the human race. This a challenge that a number of notable and gifted people have responded to enthusiastically. They range from John Simpson and Martin Bell to Former President Mary Robinson and the noted US feminist intellectual Charlotte Bunch. Other noted authors include Sir David Ramsbothom, Ricardo Navarro, Founder of the Friends of the Earth and Simon Counsell, Director of The Rainforest Foundation. Ultimately the purpose of this book is to make people think and connect wires, to encourage them to question their own place within the world , to acknowledge personal and collective responsibility and to discuss a range of situations and issues that have been changed by individuals. The book is also published to coimcide with Britian's Presidenct of the G8 and EU and ther associated drive to focus on issues of global social justice through the newly established Commission for Africa.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826488985
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 11/20/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 466
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle P. Brown is Curator of Medieval and Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library and the author of a number of books including The Book of Cerne: Prayer, Patronage and Power in Ninth-Century England (1996). She also is a Lay Canon of St Paul's Cathedral.

Richard J. Kelly is a professor and departmental head at the School of Literature, Arts and Cultural Studies at Kinki University in Osaka, which is one of Japan's largest universities. He specializes in the study of medieval literatures, in particular the Christian prose and poetry of the Anglo-Saxon period (mid 5th to early 12th century), and is an authority on the early English language. He is the author of a number of books as well as several academic papers in books and journals, ranging in content from medieval literature, culture, art and manuscripts to linguistics and textual transmission. His most significant works are Stone, Skin and Silver (1999), The Blickling Homilies (2003) and You're History! How People Make the Difference (2005).

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