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Hunt, Lynn 1945-

Works: 243 works in 785 publications in 11 languages and 22,575 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Textbooks  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Originator, Author of introduction, Creator, Translator, Adapter
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Most widely held works about Lynn Hunt
Most widely held works by Lynn Hunt
The family romance of the French Revolution by Lynn Hunt( )

54 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This latest work from an author known for her contributions to the new cultural history is a daring, multidisciplinary investigation of the imaginative foundations of modern politics. Hunt uses the term `Family Romance', (coined by Freud to describe the fantasy of being freed from one's family and belonging to one of higher social standing), in a broader sense, to describe the images of the familial order that structured the collective political unconscious. In a wide-ranging account that uses novels, engravings, paintings, speeches, newspaper editorials, pornographic writing, and revolutionary legislation about the family, Hunt shows that the politics of the French Revolution were experienced through the network of the family romance
The new cultural history : essays by Lynn Hunt( )

32 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book trace the influence of important models for the new cultural history, models ranging from the pathbreaking work of the French cultural critic Michel Foucault and the American anthropologist Clifford Geertz to the imaginative efforts of such contemporary historians as Natalie Davis and E.P. Thompson
Inventing human rights : a history by Lynn Hunt( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this extraordinary work of cultural and intellectual history, Hunt grounds the creation of human rights in the changes that authors brought to literature, the rejection of torture as a means of finding out truth and the spread of empathy
Measuring time, making history by Lynn Hunt( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Time is the crucial ingredient in history, and yet historians rarely talk about time as such. These essays offer new insight into the development of modern conceptions of time, from the Christian dating system. (B.C./A.D. or B.C.E./C.E.) to the idea of "modernity" as a new epoch in human history." "Are the Gregorian calendar, world standard time, and modernity itself simply impositions of Western superiority? How did the idea of stages of history culminating in the modern period arise? Is time really accelerating? Can we - should we - try to move to a new chronological framework, one that reaches back to the origins of humans and forward away or beyond modernity? These questions go to the heart of what history means for us today. Time is now on the agenda."--Jacket
Politics, culture, and class in the French Revolution by Lynn Hunt( Book )

68 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this book was published in 1984, it reframed the debate on the French Revolution, shifting the discussion from the Revolution's role in wider, extrinsic processes (such as modernization, capitalist development, and the rise of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes) to its central political significance: the discovery of the potential of political action to consciously transform society by molding character, culture, and social relations. In a new preface to this twentieth-anniversary edition, the author reconsiders her work in the light of the past twenty years' scholarship
Telling the truth about history by Joyce Appleby( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new book by three of our most accomplished historians engages the various criticisms that have fragmented the authority of historical knowledge. Although acknowledging degrees of legitimacy in the criticisms, the authors launch a pragmatic response that supports the historian, as they put it, in her long climb, notebook computer in tow, up the 300 stairs to the archives in Lyon. Even if historical truth is an ever-receding goal, the effort to approach it, they show, is legitimate, worthy, and governed by agreed-upon rules. And while affirming the claims of women and ethnic minorities to a rightful place in any narrative of American history, the authors insist on the accountability of history. They outline a coherent narrative of the American past that incorporates its multicultural dimension without special pleading
The French Revolution in global perspective by Suzanne Desan( )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situating the French Revolution in the context of early modern globalization for the first time, this book offers a new approach to understanding its international origins and worldwide effects. A distinguished group of contributors shows that the political culture of the Revolution emerged out of a long history of global commerce, imperial competition, and the movement of people and ideas in places as far flung as India, Egypt, Guiana, and the Caribbean. This international approach helps to explain how the Revolution fused immense idealism with territorial ambition and combined the drive for human rights with various forms of exclusion. The essays examine topics including the role of smuggling and free trade in the origins of the French Revolution, the entwined nature of feminism and abolitionism, and the influence of the French revolutionary wars on the shape of American empire --
The Invention of pornography : obscenity and the origins of modernity, 1500-1800 by Lynn Hunt( Book )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this groundbreaking collection of essays, historians and literary theorists examine how, between 1500 and 1800, pornography emerged as a literary practice and a category of knowledge intimately linked to the formative moments of Western modernity and the democratization of culture. The first modern writers and engravers of pornography were part of the demimonde of heretics, freethinkers and libertines who constituted the dark underside of the Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. From the start, early modern European pornography used the shock of sex to test the boundaries and regulation of obscene behavior and expression in the public and private sphere. As such, pornography criticized and even subverted political authorities as well as social and sexual relations."--Jacket
Eroticism and the body politic( )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the West : peoples and cultures by Lynn Hunt( Book )

56 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly readable narrative and chronological integration of political, social and cultural history, this text captures the spirit of each age as it situates Europe within a global context. An innovative organization seamlessly connects historical events and everyday life, while the text's distinctive features introduce students to the process of historical thinking. The fully revised second edition includes superior student support, 60 additional in-text primary sources, and comprehensive treatment of the post-1945 era
Beyond the cultural turn : new directions in the study of society and culture( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors provide an introduction analyzing the origins and implications of the cultural turn and its postmodernist critiques of knowledge. Essays by leading historians and historical sociologists reflect on the uses of cultural theories and show both their promise and their limitations. The afterword by Hayden White provides an assessment of the trend toward culturalism by one its most influential proponents
The French Revolution and human rights : a brief documentary history( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brief documentary history explores the issue of rights and citizenship that dominated Revolutionary France and helped define modern notions of civil rights. The rich selection of 38 primary documents - many never before published in English allows students to read and analyze, firsthand, the intense debates and subsequent legislation engendered by the French Revolution. An extensive introductory essay discusses the controversies over citizenship and rights current in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France. Headnotes for the documents, a chronology, a bibliography, engravings from the period, and questions to consider are also included
Liberty, equality, fraternity : exploring the French Revolution by Jack Richard Censer( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book includes selected images and documents from the accompanying CD-ROM, prepared by the authors with the support of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and the American Social History Project at City University of New York. Features of the CD-ROM include primary documents (carefully chosen, translated, and placed in their proper historical contexts by a team of historians), songs, maps, and more than 300 images (caricatures, portraits, sculptures, and photographs of artifacts of material culture)--many previously available only to specialists in the field. These hard-to-find images, gathered from repositories in France and the United States, comprise an unparalleled and powerful visual record of the Revolution
Revolution and urban politics in Provincial France : Troyes and Reims, 1786-1790 by Lynn Hunt( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book that changed Europe : Picart & Bernard's Religious ceremonies of the world by Lynn Hunt( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two French Protestant refugees in eighteenth-century Amsterdam gave the world an extraordinary work that intrigued and outraged readers across Europe. In this captivating account, Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt take us to the vibrant Dutch Republic and its flourishing book trade to explore the work that sowed the radical idea that religions could be considered on equal terms."--Jacket
Writing history in the global era by Lynn Hunt( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With history in ferment, leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters and how it should be written. George Orwell wrote that 'history is written by the winners.' Even if that seems a bit too cut-and-dried, we can say that history is always written from a viewpoint but that viewpoints change, sometimes radically. The history of workers, women, and minorities challenged the once-unquestioned dominance of the tales of great leaders and military victories. Then cultural studies--including feminism and queer studies--brought fresh perspectives, but those too have run their course. With globalization emerging as a major economic, cultural, and political force, Lynn Hunt examines whether it can reinvigorate the telling of history. In tandem, she proposes a sweeping reevaluation of individuals' agency and their place in society as the keys to understanding the way people and ideas interact. Writing History in the Global Era is bound to shake up the discipline and break new ground for historical studies"--Provided by publisher
Histories : French constructions of the past by Jacques Revel( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights and revolutions( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part VI. A human rights revolution?
Bernard Picart and the first global vision of religion( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History : why it matters by Lynn Hunt( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We justify our actions in the present through our understanding of the past. But we live in a time when politicians lie brazenly about historical facts and meddle with the content of history books, while media differ wildly in their reporting of the same event. Frequently, new discoveries force us to re-evaluate everything we thought we knew about the past. So how can any certainty about history be established, and why does it matter? Lynn Hunt shows why the search for truth about the past, as a continual process of discovery, is vital for our societies. History has an essential role to play in ensuring honest presentation of evidence. In this way, it can foster humility about our present-day concerns, a critical attitude toward chauvinism, and an openness to other peoples and cultures. History, Hunt argues, is our best defense against tyranny. Introducing Polity's Why it Matters series: In these short and lively books, world-leading thinkers make the case for the importance of their subject and aim to inspire a new generation of students"--
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The family romance of the French Revolution
The new cultural history : essaysInventing human rights : a historyMeasuring time, making historyPolitics, culture, and class in the French RevolutionTelling the truth about historyThe Invention of pornography : obscenity and the origins of modernity, 1500-1800Eroticism and the body politicThe making of the West : peoples and cultures
Alternative Names
Avery Hunt, Lynn

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Hengte, Lin'en 1945-

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Hunt, Lynn A.

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Hunt, Lynn Avery

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Lin'en' Hengte 1945-

Linn'en Hengte 1945-

Lynn Hunt Amerikaans historica

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Lynn Hunt amerikansk historiker

Lynn Hunt historiadora estadounidense

Lynn Hunt historienne américaine

Lynn Hunt storica e scrittrice statunitense

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Хант, Линн

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