The Curious History Of Love

Author: Jean-Claude Kaufmann
Editor: Polity
ISBN: 0745651542
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The one emotion that matters most to many people is the one about which social thinkers rarely speak - love. For many people, love is the thing that matters most in their lives: they are searching for love, hoping to find in love a kind of happiness that they cannot find in their work or by surrounding themselves with material goods. But where does this peculiar and powerful blending together of love and happiness come from, and why do we find it such a compelling idea today? In this short book Jean-Claude Kaufmann offers a fresh account of the history of a feeling unlike any other. The modern idea of love as passion was born in the 12th century but it was marginalized by the rise of a kind of instrumental, calculating reason that became increasingly central to modern societies. As calculating reason began to encroach on the personal domain, many individuals sought to escape from it, searching for happiness elsewhere. As our societies become dominated by calculating reason and selfish individualism, we search elsewhere for the kind of happy love that will heal all our wounds. This is why we experience so many changes of heart in our personal lives: at times we are coldly calculating and then, a few moments later, we sacrifice ourselves to love without a second thought. Written by one of France's leading sociologists, this highly readable book sheds new light on love and happiness and will resonate with many readers.

The Curious History Of Dating

Author: Nichi Hodgson
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472138058
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AN EMPHATICALLY FEMINIST HISTORY OF DATING 'A new approach to romance... The heroines of Regency novels could teach today's young women a trick or two' Sunday Times What if Mr Darcy had simply been able to swipe right? 'This book was a real education for me. It's like a Lonely Planet guidebook to dating.' Gilo 'Lessons to learn for committed singletons and happily married alike, and everyone in between.' Anon 'I loved it.' Adele Taylor 'I found it hard to put down.' richie666 Dating has never been easy. The road to true love has always been rutted with heartbreak, but do we have it any easier today? How did Victorians 'come out'? How did love blossom in war-torn Europe? And why did 80s video-dating never take off? Bursting with little-known facts and tantalizing tales of lovelorn men and besotted women, Nichi Hodgson's intriguing history of amorous relationships, from enamoured Georgians to frenziedly swiping millennials (and everyone in between) may leave you grateful that you live - and love - today.

The Curious History On Several Occasions

Author: Claudero
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Love Entwined

Author: Helen Sheumaker
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812203400
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Using a wide array of evidence drawn from poetry, fiction, diaries, letters, and examples of hairwork, Love Entwined traces the widespread popularity of the craft from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century.

Love Lyrics And Valentine Verses 2 Pt The 1st Part Is Entitled The Lover S Poetic Companion And Valentine Writer The 2nd Part Is Entitled The Lover S Birthday Book And Valentine Verses For Young And Old

Author: Love lyrics
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Love S Graduate

Author: John Webster
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Afraja Or Life And Love In Norway

Author: Theodor Mügge
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The Curious History Of Music Boxes

Author: Roy Mosoriak
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Saint Francis And The Sultan

Author: John V. Tolan
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019923972X
File Size: 65,35 MB
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In September, 1219, Francis of Assisi went to Egpyt to preach to Sultan al-Malik al-Kâmil. John Tolan examines the varying depictions of this brief but highly significant meeting and how they reveal the changing fears and hopes that Muslim-Christian encounters have inspired in European artists and writers in the centuries since.

A Curious History In Book Editing

Author: Kate Stephens
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A History Of Classical Greek Literature

Author: John Pentland Mahaffy
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American Historical And Literary Curiosities

Author: John Jay Smith
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Free Town Libraries Their Formation Managemens And History In Britain France Germany America Etc

Author: Edward Edwards
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Free Town Librairies Their Formation Management And History In Britain France Germany America Together With Brief Notices Of Book Collections And Of The Respective Places Of Deposit Of Their Surviving Collections

Author: Edward Edwards
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The Publishers Weekly

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The Chinese Year Book

Author: Chungshu Kwei
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The Works Of Thomas Love Peacock Critical Other Essays 1926

Author: Thomas Love Peacock
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