A safe place: laying the groundwork of psychotherapy

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Harvard University Press, 1989 - History - 162 pages
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This dazzling book takes us on a voyage of discovery around the world at the turn of the last millennium, when for the first time the world was in essence a unity. Islam bridged Eurasia, western Europe, and North Africa. Vikings, with links to Scandinavia and Russia, had just arrived in North America. These and other peoples reached out to create links and put isolated cultures unwittingly in touch. John Man vividly captures these epochal events, and depicts the colorful peoples that defined the world's mix of stability and change, of isolation and contact. In an immensely learned portrayal, he traces enduring cultural strands that became part of the world as we know it today.In text, maps, and pictures, virtually all in color, and drawing on the expertise of some two dozen consultants, Man has created a concise compendium of all the major cultures of the lost millennial world of 1000. In some cultures -- Europe, Islam, China, and Japan -- written records contain a vast range of materials, often revealing sharply focused details of life and personality. Here lie startling contrasts with today's world, and even foreshadowings of the

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I was always curious about exactly how Isreal came to be. This book offers an excellent, fairly independent perspective on how it all began and how we got into the middle eastern mess we are now in ... Read full review

Contents

Making a Safe Place 1 MY DOCTOR
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FREUDS INVENTION
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WORDS AS DEEDS
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