0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Religious subjects depicted in art

Buy Now

Living with the Gods - On Beliefs and Peoples (Hardcover) Loot Price: R432
Discovery Miles 4 320
You Save: R138 (24%)
Living with the Gods - On Beliefs and Peoples (Hardcover): Neil MacGregor

Living with the Gods - On Beliefs and Peoples (Hardcover)

Neil MacGregor

 (1 rating, sign in to rate)
List price R570 Loot Price R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 You Save R138 (24%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 4 - 8 working days

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. For in deciding how we live with our gods, we also decide how to live with each other. 'The new blockbuster by the museums maestro Neil MacGregor ... The man who chronicles world history through objects is back ... examining a new set of objects to explore the theme of faith in society' Sunday Times

General

Imprint: Allen Lane
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2018
Authors: Neil MacGregor
Dimensions: 240 x 163 x 44mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 488
ISBN-13: 978-0-241-30829-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > Art styles not limited by date
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > Art styles not limited by date > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art
Books > Humanities > History > World history > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > History of religion
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Religious subjects depicted in art
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > History of religion
LSN: 0-241-30829-1
Barcode: 9780241308295

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners