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

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Harvard University Press, 1987 - 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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These volumes, edited by Philippe Aries and Georges Duby, are aimed at both the scholar and layperson who wonder how people lived and behaved from ancient times to the present: "their thoughts, their ... Read full review

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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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Arthur Goldhammer is the translator for numerous books including Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement, Algerian Chronicles, The Society of Equals, and Capital in the Twenty-First Century. He received the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution.

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