Time, Desire and Horror by Alain Corbin
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Time, Desire and Horror
By Alain Corbin

Time, Desire and Horror

Towards a History of the Senses

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Time, Desire and Horror by Alain Corbin

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In this book Alain Corbin argues that the 1860s were a crucial period for western civilization, characterized by radical changes in the way Europeans viewed themselves and their world. Corbin examines urban development, the new mobility of the population, prostitution and policing, personal hygiene and the social plagues of alcoholism, tuberculosis and venereal disease.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745611310
ISBN-10: 0745611311
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 163mm x 20mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 7-Oct-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Corbin recreates the life and world of a man about whom nothing is known except for his entries in the civil registries and historical knowledge about the times in which he lived: Louis-Francois Pinagot, a forester and clog maker who lived during the heart of the nineteenth century -- the age of Romanticism, of Hugo and Berlioz -- from the Napoleonic Wars to the Third Republic.

Women for Hire by Alain Corbin Women for Hire, Paperback (August 1996)

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This is an account of how the pleasures of the seaside were discovered in the Western World. This book argues that with few exceptions, people living before the 18th century knew nothing of the attractions of the coast. The sea was perceived as sinister and unchanging.

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Author Biography - Alain Corbin

Alan Corbin is Professor of Modern History at the University of Paris I, Sorbonne.

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