The theft of history / Jack Goody
- Goody, Jack
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (x, 342 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Introduction -- pt. 1. A socio-cultural genealogy -- 1. Who stole what? : time and space -- 2. The invention of antiquity -- 3. Feudalism : a transition to capitalism or the collapse of Europe and the domination of Asia? -- 4. Asiatic despots, in Turkey and elsewhere? -- pt. 2. Three scholarly perspectives -- 5. Science and civilization in Renaissance Europe -- 6. The theft of 'civilization' : Elias and Absolutist Europe -- 7. The theft of 'capitalism' : Braudel and global comparison -- pt. 3. Three institutions and values -- 8. The theft of institutions, towns, and universities -- 9. The appropriation of values : humanism, democracy and individualism -- 10. Stolen love : European claims to the emotions -- 11. Last words.
- In The Theft of History Jack Goody builds on his own previous work to extend further his highly influential critique of what he sees as the pervasive Eurocentric or occidentalist biases of so much western historical writing and the consequent 'theft' by the West of the achievements of other cultures in the invention of (notably) democracy, capitalism, individualism and love. Goody, one of the world's most distinguished anthropologists, raises questions about theorists, historians and methodology and proposes a new comparative approach to cross-cultural analysis which allows for more scope in examining history than an East versus West style.
- 9781139197151 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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