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Renaissances. The One or the Many?

Door Jack Goody

Categorie
Geschiedenis Europa
Boeknummer
#229100
Titel
Renaissances. The One or the Many?
Auteur
Goody, Jack
Boektype
Paperback
Uitgeverij
Cambridge University Press
Jaar van uitgave
2010
ISBN10
0521745160
ISBN13
9780521745161
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting

One of the most distinguished social scientists in the world addresses one of the central historical questions of the past millennium: does the European Renaissance deserve its unique status at the very heart of our notions of modernity? Jack Goody scrutinises the European model in relation to parallel renaissances that have taken place in other cultural areas, primarily Islam and China, and emphasises what Europe owed to non-European influences. Renaissances continues that strand of historical analysis critical of Eurocentrism that Goody has developed in recent works like The East and the West (1996) or The Theft of History (2006). This book is wide-ranging, powerful, deftly argued, and draws upon the author's long experience of working in Africa and elsewhere. Not since Toynbee in The
... (Lees verder)Study of History has anybody attempted quite what Jack Goody is undertaking in Renaissances, and the result is as accessible as it is ambitious.
Pagina's
322
Conditie
Goed
Prijs
€ 15,00

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