Time, Desire and Horror
Towards a History of the Senses
By (author) Alain Corbin
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Time, Desire and Horror by Alain Corbin
Book DescriptionIn 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 DetailsISBN: 9780745611310
(238mm x 163mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 7-Oct-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alain Corbin
Life of an Unknown, Hardback (June 2001)
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, Paperback (August 1996)
Depicts prostitution in 19th-century France not as a vice, crime, or disease, but as a well-organized business. This text reveals how the brothel served the sex industry in the same way that the factory served manufacturing: it provided an institution for the profitable sale of services.
Lure of the Sea, Paperback (May 1995)» View all books by Alain Corbin
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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