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A History of Rest

Alain Corbin

A History of Rest
A History of Rest

A History of Rest

Alain Corbin

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‘In this enviably concise and revealing new book, the great French historian Alain Corbin has made yet more new discoveries, not least a “great century of rest” that began at the end of the nineteenth century. Corbin’s insights will continue to provoke reflection and discussion among all those interested in the history of our innermost lives.’
Robert D. Priest, Royal Holloway, University of London

‘In some measure this book is a history of the secularization of rest, from the sweet repose of Adam and Eve in the Garden and the rest of the dead in God, through rest as cure to the ills of the soul, to rest as not working, to our contemporary sense of its being a time to lie on the beach or improve our golf game. But it is more than that: a philosophical meditation on the history of how wakeful rest is a state in which one can be quiet and alone with oneself. We may be thankful that Corbin did not rest but wrote this moving book instead.’
Thomas W. Laqueur, University of California, Berkeley

‘In this enviably concise and revealing new book, the great French historian Alain Corbin has made yet more new discoveries, not least a “great century of rest” that began at the end of the nineteenth century. Corbin’s insights will continue to provoke reflection and discussion among all those interested in the history of our innermost lives.’
Robert D. Priest, Royal Holloway, University of London

‘In some measure this book is a history of the secularization of rest, from the sweet repose of Adam and Eve in the Garden and the rest of the dead in God, through rest as cure to the ills of the soul, to rest as not working, to our contemporary sense of its being a time to lie on the beach or improve our golf game. But it is more than that: a philosophical meditation on the history of how wakeful rest is a state in which one can be quiet and alone with oneself. We may be thankful that Corbin did not rest but wrote this moving book instead.’
Thomas W. Laqueur, University of California, Berkeley

Alain Corbin is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Specificaties

  • Uitgever
    Polity Press
  • Vertaler
    Helen Morrison
  • Verschenen
    jun. 2024
  • Bladzijden
    122
  • Genre
    Geschiedenis
  • Afmetingen
    214 x 139 x 25 mm
  • Gewicht
    170 gram
  • EAN
    9781509561537
  • Paperback
    Paperback
  • Taal
    Engels

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