Inventing Human Rights: A History

(Author)
Available

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.56 X 0.64 X 8.32 inches | 0.54 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393331998
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Lynn Hunt is professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution and editor of The New Cultural History.

Reviews

Rich, elegant, and persuasive.
Elegant... intriguing, if not audacious... Hunt is an astute historian.--Joanna Bourke
Fast-paced, provocative, and ultimately optimistic. Declarations, she writes, are not empty words but transformative; they make us want to become the people they claim we are.
A provocative and engaging history of the political impact of human rights.--Gary J. Bass
This is a wonderful story of the emergence and development of the powerful idea of human rights, written by one of the leading historians of our time.--Amartya Sen
As Americans begin to hold their leaders accountable for the mistakes made in the war against terror, this book ought to serve as a guide to thinking about one of the most serious mistakes of all, the belief that America can win that war by revoking the Declaration that brought the nation into being.--Alan Wolfe