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Histoire du corps. Volume 1 : De la Renaissance aux Lumières (Histoire du Corps #1)

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Adulé ou maltraité, étudié, négligé, fardé, embelli, enlaidi, dissimulé… le corps humain nous inspire des attitudes et des sentiments aussi variés que révélateurs de nos sociétés. C’est qu'il n’est pas une donnée éternelle. Changeant au cours des âges, tributaire des conditions de vie et des cultures qui, elles-mêmes, évoluent. Cette série de trois volumes réalise la ...more
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Published February 1st 2005 by Editions du Seuil (first published 2005)
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Fábio Silva
Nov 29, 2010 Fábio Silva is currently reading it
It's boring. Not because of the subject, which is pretty much interesting. The problem is the text: it doesn't help. It's like you are reading an academic paper, literally. Nevertheless I am still considering to buy the vol. II and III - like I said, the subject is really - really - interesting.
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Exceptional book! Can't wait for the II-nd volume.
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Alain Corbin is a French historian, specialist of the 19th century in France.

Trained in the Annales School, Corbin's work has moved away from the large-scale collective structures studied by Fernand Braudel towards a history of sensibilities which is closer to Lucien Febvre's history of mentalités. His books have explored the histories of such subjects as male desire and prostitution, sensory expe
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