Lost Worlds by Arthur E. Imhof
How Our European Ancestors Coped with Everyday Life and Why Life Is So Hard Today (Studies in Early Modern German History)

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Publication of Lost Worlds introduces to English-speaking readers one of the most original and engaging historians in Germany today. Known for his work in historical demography, Arthur E. Imhof here branches out into folklore, religion, anthropology, psychology, and the history of art. Rooted in Imhof's belief that we need stability and values that transcend the individual, Lost Worlds inspires us to examine our own ways of seeing the world.

 

About Arthur E. Imhof

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Arthur E. Imhof is Professor of Historical Demography and Social History at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute, the Free University of Berlin, and has published a number of widely praised books in German. Thomas Robisheaux is Associate Professor of History at Duke University. He is the author of Rural Society and the Quest for Order in Early Modern Germany.
 
Published May 1, 1996 by Univ of Virginia Pr. 199 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Using frequent shifts of focus and a freewheeling multidisciplinary approach, Swiss-born historian Imhof (In the Gallery of History) mixes European pre-industrial social history with a lament about mo

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Using frequent shifts of focus and a freewheeling multidisciplinary approach, Swiss-born historian Imhof (In the Gallery of History) mixes European pre-industrial social history with a lament about modern life.

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