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Hunt, Lynn 1945-

Works: 156 works in 517 publications in 7 languages and 18,584 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Sources  Textbooks  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Originator, Creator, Author of introduction, Translator, Adapter
Classifications: JC585, 944.04
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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( )
42 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,200 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. "Family romance" was coined by Freud to describe the fantasy of being freed from one's family and belonging to one of higher social standing. In Freud's view, the family romance was a way for individuals to fantasize about their place in the social order. Hunt uses the term more broadly, to describe the images of the familial order underlying revolutionary politics. She investigates the narratives of family relations that structured the collective political unconscious. Most Europeans in the eighteenth century thought of their rulers as fathers and of their nations as families writ large. The French Revolution violently disrupted that patriarchal model of authority and raised troubling questions about what was to replace it. The king and queen were executed after dramatic separate trials. Prosecutors in the trial of the queen accused her of exerting undue influence on the king and his ministers, engaging in sexual debauchery, and even committing incest with her eight-year-old son. Hunt focuses on the meaning of killing the king-father and the queen-mother and what these ritual sacrifices meant to the establishment of a new model of politics. In a wide-ranging account that uses novels, engravings, paintings, speeches, newspaper editorials, pornographic writing, and revolutionary legislation about the family, Hunt shows that politics were experienced through the grid of the family romance
The new cultural history essays by Aletta Biersack( )
32 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 2,077 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 )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,680 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
Telling the truth about history by Joyce Oldham Appleby( Book )
19 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 1,470 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
Politics, culture, and class in the French Revolution by Lynn Hunt( Book )
48 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,379 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
Measuring time, making history by Lynn Hunt( )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,298 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
The Invention of pornography : obscenity and the origins of modernity, 1500-1800 by Lynn Hunt( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,142 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 ( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberty, equality, fraternity : exploring the French Revolution by Jack Richard Censer( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 776 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
Beyond the cultural turn : new directions in the study of society and culture ( Book )
17 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The making of the West : peoples and cultures by Lynn Hunt( Book )
28 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 719 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
The French Revolution and human rights : a brief documentary history ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 690 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
The French Revolution in global perspective ( )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revolution and urban politics in Provincial France : Troyes and Reims, 1786-1790 by Lynn Hunt( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book that changed Europe : Picart & Bernard's Religious ceremonies of the world by Lynn Hunt( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 484 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
Human rights and revolutions by Jeffrey N Wasserstrom( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now in a revised and updated edition with added original chapters, this acclaimed book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the complex links between revolutionary struggles and human rights. Covering events as far removed from one another as the English Civil War, the Parisian upheavals of 1789, Latin American independence struggles, and protests in late twentieth-century China, the contributors explore the paradoxes of revolutions that have both helped spur new advances in thinking about human rights and produced regimes that commit a range of abuses. Exploring the changes over time
Histories : French constructions of the past ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing history in the global era by Lynn Hunt( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 221 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
Bernard Picart and the first global vision of religion ( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The challenge of the West : peoples and cultures from the Stone Age to the Global Age ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Avery Hunt, Lynn
Avery Hunt, Lynn 1945-
Hengte, Lin'en 1945-
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Hunt, Lynn A.
Hunt, Lynn A. 1945-
Hunt, Lynn Avery
Hunt, Lynn Avery 1945-
Lin'en' Hengte 1945-
Linn'en Hengte 1945-
ハント, リン
林恩・亨特 1945-
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