Inventing Human Rights: A History

Inventing Human Rights: A History

Lynn Hunt

“A journey de force.”―Gordon S. wooden, New York instances ebook Review

How have been human rights invented, and the way does their tumultuous historical past impression their conception and our skill to guard them this present day? From Professor Lynn Hunt comes this outstanding cultural and highbrow heritage, which lines the roots of human rights to the rejection of torture as a way for locating the reality. She demonstrates how rules of human relationships portrayed in novels and artwork helped unfold those new beliefs and the way human rights stay contested this present day.

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