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Rewriting the Self: Histories from the Middle Ages to the Present

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The fundamental issue of identity has been endlessly explored by philosophers, poets, priests, psychologists, and men and women generally. Whilst the question has stayed the same, the answers offered have changed over time. This book examines changing notions of selfhood from a historical perspective. The overarching perception of Rewriting the Self is that the received version of the 'ascent of Western man' needs to be rethought in the light of the critical cultural analyses of today. Rereadings are offered of classic ...

Rewriting the Self: Histories from the Middle Ages to the Present 1996, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415142809

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