A History of the World in 100 Objects

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'In this book, we travel back in time and across the globe, to see how we humans have shaped our world and been shaped by it over the past two million years. The story is told exclusively through the things that humans have made - all sorts of things ...Continua
Wrote 10/15/13

from party cup to scandalous vessel and finally to an iconic museum piece, this object reminds us that the way society view sexual relationship is never fixed.

Wrote 5/21/12
A History of the World in 100 Objects
This book represents a transcript of a BBC radio series. Therefore,each object receives a very thorough description, borne out in each case by one or more illustrations. Expert commentaries by scholars in the appropriate fields add to the reader's in...Continua

Wrote Sep 16, 2018, 12:20
"There are a couple of things which are absolutely essential if a society is going to deal with the past. They need to be able to work on reconciliation. You also need to look at the society and as the questions, 'What happened?', 'How did we get her...Continua
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Wrote Jul 28, 2018, 07:13
I suppose it is true of all great religious buildings, but on a visit on Borobudur I was struck by what I think is a universal paradox: that you need huge material wealth, acquired through intense engagement with the affairs of the world, to build mo...Continua
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Wrote Jul 28, 2018, 07:06
...our word 'governor' comes from the Latin for 'helmsman' - gubernanetes, which is also the origin of our word 'cybernetics'; so the notions of ruling, steering and robotics all coincide in our language - and in this galleon.
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