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A History of the Heart - Hoystad, Ole M.
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"My heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill." "The heart has reason that reason cannot know." "The more I get to know President Putin, the more I get to see his heart and soul." The heart not only drives our physical life, but throughout human history it has also been viewed at the seat of our deepest emotions. It has figured hugely--if metaphorically--in nearly every aspect of human civilization and as the unending subject of literature, music, and art. Yet until now there has not been a study of this paramount icon of love. Ole Hoystad ably fills this enormous gap with a fascinating investigation into this locus of grief, joy, and power. Firmly positioning the heart at the metaphorical and literal center of human culture and history, Hoystad weaves history, myth, and science together into a compelling narrative. He combs through religions and philosophies from the beginning of civilization to explore such disparate historical points as the Aztec ritual of removing the still-beating heart from a living sacrificial victim and offering it to the gods; homosexuality and the heart in Greek antiquity; European attempts to employ alchemy in service of the mysteries of love; and the connections between the heart and wisdom in Sufism. Hoystad charts how the heart has signified our essential desires, whether for love and passion in the medieval excesses of troubadour poetry and chivalric idealism, the body-soul dualism propounded by the Enlightenment, or even the modern notions of individualism expressed in the works of such thinkers as Nietzsche, Foucault, and Joseph Campbell. A provocative examination of the deepest vaults of our souls and the efforts of the many lonely hunters who have tried to unlock its secrets, "A History of Heart" upends the cliches to reveal a symbol of our fundamental humanity whose beats can be felt in every aspect of our lives. ""A History of the Heart "is about far more than the changing representation of the most charismatic organ. The ease with which the central storyline opens into a wide-ranging intellectual history of Western culture is the book's chief delight and major achievement. . . . A beautifully presented volume."--"Times Higher Education Supplement" A History of the Heart Hoystad, Ole M., Reaktion Books

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A History of the Heart Charts how the heart has signified our essential desires, whether for love and passion in the medieval excesses of troubadour poetry and chivalric idealism, the body-soul dualism propounded by the Enlightenment, or even the modern notions of individualism expressed in the works of thinkers such as Nietzsche and Foucault. Bücher / Fremdsprachige Bücher / Englische Bücher 978-1-86189-405-2, Reaktion Books

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Charts how the heart has signified our essential desires, whether for love and passion in the medieval excesses of troubadour poetry and chivalric idealism, the body-soul dualism propounded by the Enlightenment, or even the modern notions of individualism expressed in the works of thinkers such as Nietzsche and Foucault. A History of the Heart Buch (fremdspr.) Bücher>Fremdsprachige Bücher>Englische Bücher, Reaktion Books

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A History of the Heart
Author:

Hoystad, Ole M.

Title:

A History of the Heart

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9781861894052

Examines the heart from antiquity to the present, looking at its presence in literature, myth, folklore and art.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781861894052
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1861894058
Paperback
Publishing year: 2009
Publisher: Reaktion Books
254 Pages
Weight: 0,531 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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