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In this extraordinary work of cultural and intellectual history, Professor Hunt grounds the creation of human rights in the changes that authors brought to literature, the rejection of torture as a means of finding out truth, and the spread of empathy over the centuries.

Inventing Human Rights: A History 2008, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393331998

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Inventing Human Rights: A History 2007, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393060959

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