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Lynn Hunt

Forfatter af Telling the Truth about History

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Lynn Hunt (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Distinguished Research Professor at University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author or editor of nineteen books on human rights, the French Revolution, and historical methods more generally. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages. vis mere She was President of the American Historical Association in 2002 and has been awarded distinguished teaching awards by University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, and the American Historical Association. She is a co-author of the widely used Western Civilization textbook The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures. vis mindre
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Værker af Lynn Hunt

Telling the Truth about History (1994) 511 eksemplarer
Inventing Human Rights: A History (2007) 354 eksemplarer
The New Cultural History (1989) — Redaktør; Introduktion — 174 eksemplarer
Writing History in the Global Era (1817) 71 eksemplarer
History: Why It Matters (2018) 42 eksemplarer
A nova história cultural (2001) 6 eksemplarer
Western Civilization Document (1995) — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer
L'Histoire: pourquoi elle nous concerne (2019) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Hunt, Lynn Avery
Fødselsdato
1945-11-16
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Panama
Bopæl
St Paul, Minnesota, USA
Uddannelse
Carleton College
Stanford University
Erhverv
historian
Professor of Modern European History
Organisationer
American Historical Association (President, 2002)
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Pennsylvania
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Guggenheim Fellowship (1982)
Nancy Lyman Roelker Graduate Mentorship Award (2010)
Kort biografi
Hunt is the Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her 2007 work, Inventing Human Rights, has been heralded as the most comprehensive analysis of the history of human rights. She served as president of the American Historical Association in 2002.
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This was a fascinating alternative historical perspective on how "human rights" came to shape the American and French Revolutions. Of particular interest to me, was Hunt's convincing argument in Chapter One that 18th century epistolary novels helped create a sense of "inner-self," in readers, thus promoting empathy for "other" that extended to strangers and previously undervalued citizens. The chapter on torture was also fascinating, as Hunt argued that awareness of inner self led to a belief that our bodies are our own and only we have the right to our own bodies - which created a concrete turn of public opinion toward notions of discipline and torture.

In all, I really loved the perspectives offered in this book and loved how each point was tied to historical fact. Even if you don't agree with the conclusions Hunt draws from those facts, I highly recommend mulling the entire book over!
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BreePye | 5 andre anmeldelser | Oct 6, 2023 |
Four long essays that outline the state of affairs in history studies at the beginning of the 21st century. Lynn Hunt gives a balanced overview of the successive evolutions. Naturally, she sets her own accents, with a particularly striking plea to take socio-cultural aspects seriously. This is a clear criticism of the Global History movement, which, certainly in its initial phase, viewed history too much from an economic point of view. These essays may require some prior knowledge, but in any case, they are among the better works in overviews of recent historiography. More on that in my History account on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2396103528… (mere)
 
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