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This third in the popular five-volume series celebrates the emergence of individualism and the manifestations of a brugeoning self-consciousness. It explores the Renaissance era which was characterized by an upsurge in private writings and a new concentration of the self in literature and art.
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Georges Duby, a member of the Académie Française, is Professor of Medieval History at the Collège de France.Review:
In the original sense of the term, A History of Private Life is a series of essays: attempts at a new, non-narrative kind of history. Sumptuously illustrated with pictures, maps, and photographs, the book is a feast for the eye; it is fascinating, often compelling in its exquisite details...A kaleidoscopic effect is doubtless part of the authors' purpose: to question our assumption that we understand the history of Renaissance individualism and make us realize that it is as complicated as the variety of traces left by three centuries of private life.
--Maureen Quilligan (New York Times Book Review)
This is a bold and seductive book...Richly illustrated, with contributions from foremost French historians, it is set fair to become the authoritative history of intimacy in the early modern West.
--Lyndal Roper (Times Higher Education Supplement)
Its broad chronological scope, its remarkable effective integration of essays by different historians, and above all its ability to represent the seemingly frivolous details of private life in a challengingly theoretical matrix make this an important and exciting work for historians of Early Modern Europe.
--Lawrence Wolff (Journal of Social History)
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Book Description Belknap Press, 1989. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # MY-B0BK-HHX4
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Book Description Belknap Press, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0674399773
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0674399773