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The theft of history, Jack Goody

Label
The theft of history
Title
The theft of history
Statement of responsibility
Jack Goody
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 number of theorists in detail, including Marx, Weber and Norbert Elias, and engages with critical admiration western historians like Fernand Braudel, Moses Finlay and Perry Anderson. Major questions of method are raised, and Goody proposes a new comparative methodology for cross-cultural analysis, one that gives a much more sophisticated basis for assessing divergent historical outcomes, and replaces outmoded simple differences between East and West. The Theft of History will be read by an unusually wide audience of historians, anthropologists and social theorists. -- Publisher description from http://www.cambridge.org (Oct. 18, 2011)
Member of
Cataloging source
StEdNL
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Goody, Jack
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D16.9.G65
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • Eurocentrism
  • Civilization
Label
The theft of history, Jack Goody
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2006
  • Canto Classics edition 2012
  • 3rd printing 2016
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. One 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 or elsewhere? -- pt. Two Three scholarly perspectives -- 5. Science and civilization in Renaissance Europe -- 6. The theft of c̀ivilization': Elias and Absolutist Europe -- 7. The theft of c̀apitalism': Braudel and global comparison -- pt. Three 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
Bibliography note
  • 504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-323) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One 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 or elsewhere? -- pt. Two Three scholarly perspectives -- 5. Science and civilization in Renaissance Europe -- 6. The theft of c̀ivilization': Elias and Absolutist Europe -- 7. The theft of c̀apitalism': Braudel and global comparison -- pt. Three 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
Control code
08b153528928
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 342 p.
Isbn
9781107683556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The theft of history, Jack Goody
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2006
  • Canto Classics edition 2012
  • 3rd printing 2016
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. One 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 or elsewhere? -- pt. Two Three scholarly perspectives -- 5. Science and civilization in Renaissance Europe -- 6. The theft of c̀ivilization': Elias and Absolutist Europe -- 7. The theft of c̀apitalism': Braudel and global comparison -- pt. Three 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
Bibliography note
  • 504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-323) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One 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 or elsewhere? -- pt. Two Three scholarly perspectives -- 5. Science and civilization in Renaissance Europe -- 6. The theft of c̀ivilization': Elias and Absolutist Europe -- 7. The theft of c̀apitalism': Braudel and global comparison -- pt. Three 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
Control code
08b153528928
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 342 p.
Isbn
9781107683556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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