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Human Nature in Rural Tuscany: An Early Modern History (Italian and Italian American Studies)

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Melding evolutionary theory and both animal and human ethology together with close, descriptive historical research on a typical Tuscan village in the seventeenth century, Hanlonexplains the good reasons individuals had for behaving in ways that now seem strange to us.This fascinating study springs from the conviction that the building blocks of human life are universal:
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Hardcover, 232 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Jonathan
While no doubt interesting for scholars on the topic, I have found the text very dry and tiresome to read. I also feel the book could benefit from more chapters, as in dividing the existing chapters more, splitting them into smaller chapters, and such. I eventually abandoned this book about halfway through.
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