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An Intimate History of Humanity by Theodore Zeldin

(Jan 1996)

 





Author

Theodore Zeldin

ISBN-10

0060926910

ISBN-10 (UK)

0749396237

First Published

January 1996

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Categories

History; Love; Personal Development

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Theodore Zeldin

Location

United Kingdom, Oxford

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An Intimate History of Humanity This book is about the history of human feelings, habits, emotions and perceptions across time.

It is an amazing book. To get a feeling for its vast scope, here is a list of the chapters:



  1. How humans have repeatedly lost hope, and how new encounters, and a new pair of spectacles, revive them
  2. How men and women have slowly learned to have interesting conversations
  3. How people searching for their roots are only beginning to look far and deep enough
  4. How some people have acquired an immunity to loneliness
  5. How new forms of love have been invented
  6. Why there has been more progress in cooking than in sex
  7. How the desire that men feel for women, and for other men, has altered through the centuries
  8. How respect has become more desirable than power
  9. How those who want neither to give orders nor to receive them can become intermediaries
  10. How people have freed themselves from fear by finding new fears
  11. How curiosity has become the key to freedom
  12. Why it has become increasingly difficult to destroy one's enemies
  13. How the art of escaping from one's troubles has developed, but not the art of knowing where to escape to
  14. Why compassion has flowered even in stony ground
  15. Why toleration has never been enough
  16. Why even the privileged are often somewhat gloomy about life, even when they can have anything the consumer society offers, and even after sexual liberation
  17. How travellers are becoming the largest nation in the world, and how they have learned not to see only what they are looking for
  18. Why friendship between men and women has become so fragile
  19. How even astrologers resist their destiny
  20. Why people have not been able to find the time to lead several lives
  21. Why fathers and their children are changing their minds about what they want from each other
  22. Why the crisis in the family is only one stage in the evolution of generosity
  23. How people choose a way of life, and how it does not wholly satisfy them
  24. How humans become hospitable to each other
  25. What becomes possible when soul-mates meet




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Quotations from An Intimate History of Humanity:

 [Socrates] introduced the idea that individuals could not be intelligent on their own, that they needed someone else to stimulate them. ... His brilliant idea was that if two unsure individuals were put together, they could achieve what they could not do separately: they could discover the truth, their own truth, for themselves.

Theodore Zeldin, (b. 1933) Historian & Author
An Intimate History of Humanity



 All invention and progress comes from finding a link between two ideas that have never met.

Theodore Zeldin, (b. 1933) Historian & Author
An Intimate History of Humanity



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