Culture: A New World History

by Martin Puchner

Paperback, 2023

Status

Available

Call number

306.09

Description

Can anyone really own a culture? This magnificent account argues that the story of global civilisations is one of mixing, sharing, and borrowing. It shows how art forms have crisscrossed continents over centuries to produce masterpieces. From Nefertitis lost city and the Islamic Golden Age to twentieth century Nigerian theatre and Modernist poetry, Martin Puchner explores how contact between different peoples has driven artistic innovation in every era - whilst cultural policing and purism have more often undermined the very societies they tried to protect.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

9.21 inches

ISBN

1804182559 / 9781804182550
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