A History of Private Life: Riddles of identity in modern times

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Antoine Prost, Philippe Ariès, Georges Duby, Gérard Vincent
Harvard University Press, 1991 - History - 630 pages
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The final volume in the award-winning series charts the remarkable inner history of our times from the tumult of World War I to the present day, when personal identity was released from its moorings in gender, family, social class, religion, politics, and nationality. "A fascinating glimpse into the distant and exotic past".--Los Angeles Times. 230 halftones, 2 tables.
  

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Review: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times (A History of Private Life #5)

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The sections on American private life are redundant and predictable-but the rest of the book is fascinating. This must just be because I know the rather stitled history of the country in which I reside, but I was hoping to glean something new. Oh well. Read full review

Review: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times (A History of Private Life #5)

User Review  - Am Trumble - Goodreads

The sections on American private life are redundant and predictable-but the rest of the book is fascinating. This must just be because I know the rather stitled history of the country in which I reside, but I was hoping to glean something new. Oh well. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Changing Workers and Workplaces
9
The Family and the Individual
51
The Transition from Neighborhood to Metropolis
103
The Secrets of History and the Riddle of Identity
147
Family Secrets
185
The Body and the Enigma of Sex
231
Cultural Diversity in France by Gerard Vincent
283
Nations of Families by Kristina Orfali Chiara
415
Translated by Raymond Rosenthal
451
Notes
595
Bibliography
611
Credits
617
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About the author (1991)

Antoine Prost is Professor of History at the Universite de Paris I. He is the author and editor of several books, including Republican Identities in War and Peace, Representations of France in the 19th and 20th Centuries (2002) and The Emergence of European Trade Unionism (with Jean-Louis Robert and Chris Wrigley, 2004).

About the Author:
The late Philippe Aries was also the author of Centuries of Childhood.

Georges Duby is Emeritus Professor at the College de France and one of the most eminent French historians. He is a memeber of the Academie Francaise, and holds the French National Order of Merit and Legion of Honour, amongst other distinctions.

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