Living with the Gods
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Living with the Gods

On Beliefs and Peoples
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ISBN-13:
9780241308295
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
17.09.2018
Seiten:
488
Autor:
Neil MacGregor
Gewicht:
1251 g
Format:
238x164x50 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Neil MacGregor's new book accompanies an exhibition at the British Museum. A book about patterns, meanings and stories in the beliefs of humankind. It traces how different societies have understood and articulated their place in the cosmic scheme. He examines mankind's beliefs not from the perspective of institutional religions, but by focusing on the shared narratives that have shaped societies.
A panoramic exploration of peoples, objects and beliefs over 40,000 years from the celebrated author of A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany, following the new BBC Radio 4 documentary and British Museum exhibition.One of the central facts of human existence is that every society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions - a faith, an ideology, a religion - that goes far beyond the life of the individual. These beliefs are an essential part of a shared identity. They have a unique power to define - and to divide - us, and are a driving force in the politics of much of the world today. Throughout history they have most often been, in the widest sense, religious.Yet this book is not a history of religion, nor an argument in favour of faith. It is about the stories which give shape to our lives, and the different ways in which societies imagine their place in the world. Looking across history and around the globe, it interrogates objects, places and human activities to try to understand what shared beliefs can mean in the public life of a community or a nation, how they shape the relationship between the individual and the state, and how they help give us our sense of who we are.

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