An Intimate History Of Humanity

'The book that changed my life... a constant companion' Bill Bailey 'Extraordinary and beautiful...the most exciting and ambitious work of non-fiction I have read in more than a decade' The Daily Telegraph This extraordinarily wide-ranging ...

Author: Theodore Zeldin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448161997

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

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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.
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An Intimate History of Killing

In this study, the author uses the letters, diaries, memoirs, and reports of veterans from three conflicts - the First and Second World Wars and the Vietnam War - to establish a picture of the man-at-arms.

Author: Joanna Bourke


ISBN: UOM:39015066434039

Category: Combat

Page: 564

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In this study, the author uses the letters, diaries, memoirs, and reports of veterans from three conflicts - the First and Second World Wars and the Vietnam War - to establish a picture of the man-at-arms. She suggests that the structure of war encourages pleasure in killing, and that ordinary, gentle human beings in civilian life can become enthusiastic killers without becoming brutalized by the horrors of combat.
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The Hidden Pleasures of Life

The story of a search for a new art of living.

Author: Theodore Zeldin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857053671

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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The story of a search for a new art of living. How can one escape from work colleagues who are bores and from organisations that thrive on stress? What new priorities can people give to their private lives? When the romantic ideal is disappointing, how else can affections be cultivated? If only a few can become rich, what substitute is there for dropping out? If religions and nations disagree, what other outcomes are possible beyond strife or doubt? Where there is too little freedom, what is the alternative to rebellion? When so much is unpredictable, what can replace ambition? Questions include: What is the great adventure of our time? What is a wasted life? How can people lose their illusions about themselves? What alternatives are there to being a rebel? What can the poor tell the rich? What could the rich tell the poor? How many ways of committing suicide are there? How can an unbeliever understand a believer? How can a religion change? How can prejudices be overcome? How can one think about the future, without trying to predict it or worrying about it? Is ridicule the most effective form of non-violent protest? How does one acquire a sense of humour? What stops people feeling completely at home in their own country? How many nations can one love at the same time? Why do so many people feel unappreciated, unloved and not fully alive? How else might women and men treat one another? What can replace the shortage of soul-mates? Is another kind of sexual revolution achievable? What can artists aim for beyond self-expression? What is more interesting than becoming a leader? What is the point of working so hard? Are there more amusing ways of earning a living? What else can one do in a hotel? What more can the young ask of their elders? Is remaining young at heart enough to avoid becoming old? What is worth knowing? What does it mean to be alive? Where can one find nourishment for the mind?
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Placing Friendship in Context

Wright , Paul H. ( 1978 ) , ' Towards a theory of friendship based on a conception of self ' , Human Communication Research , 4 : 196–207 . Zeldin , Theodore ( 1995 ) , An Intimate History of Humanity , London : Minerva .

Author: Rebecca G Adams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521585899

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

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A unique collection bridging social psychological and social structural research to advance understanding of friendship.
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The story of the gene begins in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856, where a monk stumbles on the idea of a unit of heredity .

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee


ISBN: 0670087149



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Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing

Zeldin's ambitious An Intimate History of Humanity ( 1994 ) also broke decisively with conventional historical scholarship , extending the methods and the themes of The French , but with contemporary female biographies ( “ portraits ...

Author: Kelly Boyd

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1884964338

Category: Reference

Page: 1562

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The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing covers all the major historical writers from classical times to the present day. As well as essays on influential historians, it also incorporates topics such as political and military history.
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The SAGE Handbook of Hospitality Management

The future offood production and service systems theory', Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development, 1(1): 19–37. Zeldin, T. (1994) 'How humans become hospitable to each other'. In T. Zeldin, An Intimate History of Humanity.

Author: Roy C Wood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206423

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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At last, a comprehensive, systematically organized Handbook which gives a reliable and critical guide to all aspects of one of the world's leading industries: the hospitality industry. The book focuses on key aspects of the hospitality management curriculum, research and practice bringing together leading scholars throughout the world. Each essay examines a theme or functional aspect of hospitality management and offers a critical overview of the principle ideas and issues that have contributed, and continue to contribute, within it. Topics include: • The nature of hospitality and hospitality management • The relationship of hospitality management to tourism, leisure and education provision • The current state of development of the international hospitality business • The core activities of food, beverage and accommodation management • Research strategies in hospitality management • Innovation and entrepreneurship trends • The role of information technology The SAGE Handbook of Hospitality Management constitutes a single, comprehensive source of reference which will satisfy the information needs of both specialists in the field and non-specialists who require a contemporary introduction to the hospitality industry and its analysis. Bob Brotherton formerly taught students of Hospitality and Tourism at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has also taught Research Methods to Hospitality and Tourism students at a number of international institutions as a visiting lecturer; Roy C. Wood is based in the Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, India
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The Contemporary History Handbook

Already Theodore Zeldin , the historian of modern France , has entered the fray with An Intimate History of Humanity . In this work , deploying a wide range of both archival and oral sources , Zeldin explores the hidden meanings of ...

Author: Brian Brivati

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719048362

Category: History

Page: 488

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This guide should be useful to those studying and researching modern history. International and up to date, it covers sources and controversies in the subject area and includes a section of useful addresses. The volume is divided into three main sections which together comprise a reference work for contemporary historians.
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Spiritual Dimensions of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi s Risale I Nur

Zeldin, An Intimate History of Humanity, 213. 4. Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, The Words (Istanbul, 1998), 652. 5. Joel Kovel, Tarih ve Tin. Özgürleme Felsefesi Üzerine Bir nceleme [History and Spirit. An Inquiry into Philosophy of Liberation ...

Author: Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi'

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791478158

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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Essays on various facets of Nursi’s spirituality as portrayed in his Risale-i Nur.
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A Natural History of Human Emotions

Using Charles Darwin’s survey of emotions as a starting point, Stuart Walton’s A Natural History of Human Emotions examines the history of each of our core emotions—fear, anger, disgust, sadness, jealousy, contempt, shame, ...

Author: Stuart Walton

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555848835

Category: Psychology

Page: 436

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A “fresh and entertaining” survey of the human emotional landscape—and how it has shifted over the centuries (Kirkus Reviews). Using Charles Darwin’s survey of emotions as a starting point, Stuart Walton’s A Natural History of Human Emotions examines the history of each of our core emotions—fear, anger, disgust, sadness, jealousy, contempt, shame, embarrassment, surprise, and happiness—and how these emotions have influenced both cultural and social history. We learn that primitive fear served as the engine of religious belief, while a desire for happiness led to humankind’s first musings on achieving a perfect utopia. Challenging the notion that human emotion has remained constant, A Natural History of Human Emotions explains why, in the last 250 years, society has changed its unwritten rules for what can be expressed in public and in private. Like An Intimate History of Humanity and Near a Thousand Tables, Walton’s A Natural History of Human Emotions is a provocative examination of human feelings and a fascinating take on how emotions have shaped our past.
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An Intimate History of the Front

46 Such a pessimistic view of humanity reflected his perception that the war revealed the essentially primitive and degenerate nature of men and women. Hermann B.'s disappointment with the brutalized state of humanity is interesting in ...

Author: J. Crouthamel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137376923

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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This eye-opening study gives a nuanced, provocative account of how German soldiers in the Great War experienced and enacted masculinity. Drawing on an array of relevant narratives and media, it explores the ways that both heterosexual and homosexual soldiers expressed emotion, understood romantic ideals, and approached intimacy and sexuality.
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Happiness in Nineteenth Century Ireland

In his An intimate history of humanity, Theodore Zeldin noted that 'the escape from gloom into personal amusements has been the world's secret history'.64 Given how effectively we have addressed the 'dark chapters', as Ferriter called ...

Author: Mary Hatfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781800346765

Category: History

Page: 248

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One of the most enduring tropes of modern Irish history is the MOPE thesis, the idea that the Irish were the Most Oppressed People Ever. Political oppression, forced emigration and endemic poverty have been central to the historiography of nineteenth-century Ireland. This volume problematises the assumption of generalised misery and suggests the many different, and often surprising, ways in which Irish people sought out, expressed and wrote about happiness. Bringing together an international group of established and emerging scholars, this volume considers the emerging field of the history of emotion and what a history of happiness in Ireland might look like. During the nineteenth century the concept of happiness denoted a degree of luck or good fortune, but equally was associated with the positive feelings produced from living a good and moral life. Happiness could be found in achieving wealth, fame or political success, but also in the relief of lulling a crying baby to sleep. Reading happiness in historical context indicates more than a simple expression of contentment. In personal correspondence, diaries and novels, the expression of happiness was laden with the expectations of audience and author and informed by cultural ideas about what one could or should be happy about. This volume explores how the idea of happiness shaped social, literary, architectural and aesthetic aspirations across the century. CONTRIBUTORS: Ian d'Alton, Shannon Devlin, Anne Dolan, Simon Gallaher, Paul Huddie, Kerron Ó Luain, David McCready, Ciara Thompson, Andrew Tierney, Kristina Varade, Mai Yatani
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Understanding Creative Business

Story BECOMING A CITIZEN OF TOLEDO After his story about Juliette, Theodore Zeldin tells us another story in An Intimate History of Humanity. This one is about Domenicos Theotocopoulos, an obscure Greek artist who painted rather ...

Author: Jim Shorthose

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317005087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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From authors used to operating between the commercial, public and independent sectors of the mixed cultural economy, Understanding Creative Business bridges the gap between creative practice and mainstream business organisation, entrepreneurship and management. Using stories, case studies and exercises it discusses the positioning of creative practice within professional and business development, cultural policy-making and the wider cultural economy, and suggests what the broader field of business and management studies can learn from the informal structure and working practices of creative industries networks. Consideration is given to how ethical and moral value orientations animate creative practice and how they play into the wider debate about social responsibilities within business and public policy. The authors also explore the way creative business practices often coalesce around emergent and self-organized networks and how this signals alternative approaches to management, entrepreneurship, business organisation and collaboration. Above all else this book is about relationships; the practical examples expose the ways creative business can professionalise research, develop and sustain routes to growth through 'open' collaborative innovation and the lessons this holds for more general business innovation and policy engagements with the public domain. Written in accessible language, this book will be useful to researchers, students, educators and practitioners within the creative industries; to those working within cultural policy, arts and cultural management; and to all with an interest in management and leadership.
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The French

Both erudite and entertaining, The French is illuminating to visitors, indispensable to anyone doing business in the country, and delightful reading for anyone fascinated by the land of Asterix, Descartes, Proust, and Bardot.

Author: Theodore Zeldin

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 1568361572

Category: History

Page: 537

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An Oxford historian draws on historical sources and interviews with French people from all walks of life to present a sweeping study of all aspects of French life
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Rethinking the Racial Moment

... her sojourn in the Holy Land resulted in rumours of her sexual affairs with various Muslims, including the great Saladin—the Kurdish Sultan of Egypt and 5 Theodore Zeldin, An Intimate History of Humanity (New York: HarperCollins, ...

Author: Barbara Brookes

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443830362

Category: History

Page: 270

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In recent years ‘race’ has fallen out of historiographical fashion, being eclipsed by seemingly more benign terms such as ‘culture,’ ‘ethnicity’ and ‘difference.’ This timely and highly readable collection of essays re-energises the debate by carefully focusing our attention on local articulations of race and their intersections with colonialism and its aftermath. In Rethinking the Racial Moment: Essays on the Colonial Encounter Alison Holland and Barbara Brookes have produced a collection of studies that shift our historical understanding of colonialism in significant new directions. Their generous and exciting brief will ensure that the book has immediate appeal for multiple readers engaged in critical theory, as well as those more specifically involved in Australian and New Zealand history. Collectively, they offer new and invigorating approaches to understanding colonialism and cultural encounters in history via the interpretive (not merely temporal) frame of ‘the moment.’
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People s Capitalism

25 (1 Theodore Zeldin, An Intimate History of Humanity, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994, p. 156. ) Amongst the Jews or Chinese the aptitude for business may be seen to reach levels of genius. The aptitude for trading has always been strong ...

Author: Robert Corfe

Publisher: Arena books

ISBN: 9781906791025

Category: Political Science

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An analysis and description of the principles and practical steps necessary in creating an industrial system, and work environment, which is just, free, and profitable for the majority.
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An Enlightened Philosophy

A Holistic History of Humanity There is no doubt that humanity has gone through a paradigm shift inthe last few hundred years. The shiftfrom a ruralagricultural society to anurban industrial society has hadhuge consequences.

Author: Geoff Crocker

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846947698

Category: Religion

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Even an atheist world needs human values – religion interpreted as myth offers a classic contribution.
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Towards a History of Consciousness

Atlantic Highlands , NJ : Humanities Press , 1978 . Williams , Raymond . ... History of Ancient Philosophy Trans . by Herbert Ernest Cushman . NY : Dover Pub . Inc. , 1956 . Windelband , Wilhelm . ... An Intimate History of Humanity .

Author: Vwadek P. Marciniak

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 082048167X

Category: Philosophy

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Towards a History of Consciousness: Space, Time, and Death offers a cogent and compelling discussion of the neglected topic of the history of consciousness. An analysis of our postmodern ontology reveals deep but neglected roots. What are those roots and how did they grow? Is there a self without consciousness? What is the relation of the self to the individual? Does the recognition of death contribute to the growth of consciousness? As a survey of western history, this work pushes the boundaries of the understanding of consciousness in intriguing and sometimes provocative directions. This integrative study is intended for the serious, curious student and thinker.
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