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History of Silence : From the Renaissance to the Present Day - by Alain Corbin (Paperback)

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Silence is not simply the absence of noise. It is within us, in the inner citadel that great writers, thinkers, scholars and people of faith have cultivated over the centuries.

It characterizes our most intimate and sacred spaces, from private bedrooms to grand cathedrals – those vast reservoirs of silence. Philosophers and novelists have long sought solitude and inspiration in mountains and forests. Yet despite the centrality of silence to some of our most intense experiences, the transformations of the twentieth century have gradually diminished its value. Today, raucous urban spaces and a continual bombardment from different media pressure us into constant activity. We are losing a sense of our inner selves, a process that is changing the very nature of the individual.

This book rediscovers the wonder of silence and, with this, a richer experience of life. With his predilection for the elusive, Corbin calls us to listen to another history.
Number of Pages: 156
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Alain Corbin
Language: English
Street Date: June 18, 2018
TCIN: 53364866
UPC: 9781509517367
Item Number (DPCI): 248-64-6761
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