Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

One of the central facts of human existence is that every society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions - a faith, an ideology, a religion - that goes far beyond the life of the individual. These beliefs are an essential part of a shared identity. They have a unique power to define - and to divide - us, and are a driving force in the politics of much of the world today. One of the central facts of human existence is that every society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions - a faith, an id...

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Title:Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples
Author:Neil MacGregor
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Genres:History
ISBN:Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:488 pages pages

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples Reviews

  • Bettie☯
    Oct 23, 2017
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099xhmj 1/30: The Beginnings of Belief: The programme visits the cave in southern Germany where fragments of ivory were discovered in 1939. These fragments were gradually pieced together by archaeologists decades later to re-assemble the figure. Some...
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    Dec 03, 2018
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  • Annarella
    Oct 10, 2018
    A wonderful book on different aspect of religion and how it shapes our life. It's full of great illustrations and surely give you a lot of food for thought. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC ...
  • 'Aussie Rick'
    Sep 28, 2018
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  • Maria
    Nov 29, 2018
    Very interesting overview of belief systems all over the world. The photos perfectly illustrate the text and add to the reading pleasure. ...
  • Chad Brock
    Nov 11, 2018
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  • Hazel
    Feb 17, 2018
    I went to the exhibition that ties in with this book. My review of the exhibition is here: https://hazelstainer.wordpress.com/20... ...
  • Fraser
    Dec 02, 2018
    Very enjoyable and informative in sections. Not as good as his previous book but still utilising similar ground - artefacts from the British Museum collection. Recommended ...
  • carelessdestiny
    Nov 04, 2018
    Marvelous reading for these long dark evenings. Beautiful words elegantly strung together in sentences surrounding images of prescient meaning. I wish they hadn't dragged Grayson Perry into it though, he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. ...
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    Nov 24, 2018
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  • Janice
    Mar 16, 2018
    OMG, a new book coming out soon?! I have to buy it!!! ??? have been waiting for ages ...
  • Alexander Winter
    Nov 29, 2018
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  • Fussnik
    Nov 23, 2018
    Neil MacGregor is the writer one has longed for: a master of the story of mankind, history told in small bites and great photos, language like music, and a soaring sense of compassion. The book begins with a 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpture, found in a cave near the Danube... a...
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    Jan 22, 2018
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    Dec 05, 2018
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    Nov 08, 2018
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    Nov 02, 2018
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    Nov 14, 2018
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    Dec 06, 2018
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    Nov 30, 2018
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    Oct 27, 2018
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  • Sid Nuncius
    Sep 17, 2018
    This is another excellent book from Neil MacGregor. I have no expertise in this area, but as a lay reader I found it a thoughtful, erudite and immensely illuminating book. MacGregor takes a similar approach to that in his previous outstanding books, A History Of The World in 100 Obj...
  • Tamara Agha-Jaffar
    Nov 15, 2018
    Neil MacGregor?s Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples explores objects, rituals, and places in terms of what they reveal about faith and spirituality. Beginning with the 40,000-year- old Lion Man of Ulm, MacGregor takes us on a penetrating and insightful journey that spans ce...
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    Nov 06, 2018
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  • Roman Clodia
    Aug 30, 2018
    Like MacGregor?s other books this is both immensely readable and a testament to his own wide curiosity, knowledge and sense of humanity in its broadest sense. I hesitated before reading this having no religious sensibility at all and while its focus did make it slightly less absorbin...
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    Nov 22, 2018
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    Sep 29, 2018
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    Oct 07, 2018
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    Nov 30, 2018
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    Oct 20, 2018
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