A Brief History of the World by Peter N. Stearns(none of my reviews will be eloquent)
i see people complaining that its not detailed enough. its the history of the world! do you want to sit through a 40,000 hour reading session? 40 hours isnt enough for you?
i think it gives a great skeleton of human history. i actually think this is something everyone should experience, getting even a brief zoom out and look at the history of civilisations gives some much needed perspective.
there are a lot of fascinating things in this, i zoned out a little with all the economic stuff, and it was (understandably) very heavy on post-19th century. the biggest insight i got from this whole thing? how destructively patriarchal all our civilisations and societies have been.
stearns does a pretty good job of keeping it well balanced, and it was eye-opening just how western-skewed my knowledge of human history is. it is a bit light on sub-saharan african and native american history but he does give some pretty convincing arguments as to why that is.
look its long and im sure you will zone out for large chunks. but you will definitely come out of this with a better perspective of our place on earth.
A brief history of the world
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Shame varies as an individual experience and in its manifestations across time and cultures. Groups establish identity and enforce social behaviors through shame and shaming, while attempts at shaming often provoke a social or political backlash. Peter N. Summarizing current research, Stearns unpacks the major debates that surround this complex emotion. Looking ahead, he maps the abundant opportunities for future historical research and historically informed interdisciplinary scholarship.
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By Peter N. From Aristotle and Confucius to Facebook and Twitter, Stearns gallops across time and space in just pages of text, seeking to provide the broadest possible comparative assessment of the forms and functions shame can take. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account?