An Intimate History of Humanity

An Intimate History of Humanity

eBook (31 Dec 2012) | English

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Synopsis

This extraordinarily wide-ranging study looks at the dilemmas of life today and shows how they need not have arisen. 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 to loneliness; how new forms of love and desire have been invented; how respect has become more valued than power; how the art of escaping from one's troubles has developed; why even the privileged are often gloomy; and why parents and children are changing their minds about what they want from each other.

Book information

ISBN: 9781448161997
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Digital
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 487
Weight: -1g