The Undivided Past

Humanity beyond Our Differences
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Product Number: Z100096890
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481594578
Narrator/s: Gildart Jackson
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From one of our most acclaimed historians comes an account of human solidarity throughout the ages, provocatively arguing against the received wisdom that history is best understood as a chronicle of groups in conflict. Investigating the six most pervasive categories of human difference-religion, nation, class, gender, race, and civilization-Cannadine asks how determinative each of them has really been over the course of history. Without denying their power to motivate populations dramatically at particular moments, he reveals that in the long term none has proven remotely as divisive as the occasional absolutist cries of "us versus them" would suggest, whether Christian versus Muslim during the Crusades (and now), landed gentry versus peasantry during the Bolshevik Revolution, or Jews versus "Aryan race" in Nazi Germany. For most of recorded time, these same "unbridgeable" differences were experienced as just one identity among others; whatever most chroniclers, self-serving mythmakers, and demagogues would have us believe, history needs to be reimagined to include the countless fruitful interactions across these lines, which are usually left out of the picture.

Author(s): David Cannadine
Original Publish Date: Apr 09, 2013


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The Undivided Past
Product Number: BX00043824
Product Number:DD7354
Product Number:Z100096890

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Author(s): David Cannadine
Narrator(s): Gildart Jackson
Genre: History
Product Number DD7354
Released: Apr 09, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470844554
Author(s): David Cannadine
Product Number EB00161386
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307957375

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