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The theft of history

Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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Professor Jack Goody builds on his own previous work to extend further his highly influential critique of what he sees as the pervasive eurocentric or occidentalist biases of so much western historical writing. Goody also examines the consequent 'theft' by the West of the achievements of other cultures in the invention of (notably) democracy, capitalism, individualism, and love. The Theft of History discusses a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Goody
ISBN: 0521870690 9780521870696 0521691052 9780521691055 9781107683556 1107683556
OCLC Number: 71347606
Description: x, 342 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. A socio-cultural genealogy --
1. Who stole what? : time and space --
2. The invention of antiquity --
3. Feudalism : a transition to capitalism or the collapse of Europe and the domination of Asia? --
4. Asiatic despots, in Turkey and elsewhere? --
pt. 2. Three scholarly perspectives --
5. Science and civilization in Renaissance Europe --
6. The theft of 'civilization' : Elias and Absolutist Europe --
7. The theft of 'capitalism' : Braudel and global comparison --
pt. 3. Three institutions and values --
8. The theft of institutions, towns, and universities --
9. The appropriation of values : humanism, democracy and individualism --
10. Stolen love : European claims to the emotions --
11. Last words.
Responsibility: Jack Goody.
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