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A History of Human Beauty

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A History of Human Beauty by Arthur Marwick
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If Cleopatra's nose had been half an inch longer, neither Caesar nor Mark Antony would have fallen in love with her. "A History of Human Beauty" treats outstanding physical attractiveness as a quality or possession, comparable to power, intelligence, strength, wealth, education or family, that had a marked effect on history. Beauty in men and women opened opportunities to its possessors not available to the ordinary looking or ugly. While in the past women have had to use the lure of sex to achieve power or wealth, epitomised by royal mistresses or the Grandes Horizontales of the nineteenth century, modern film stars (male and female) can acquire great wealth simply by the use of their images, while attractiveness on television is an essential modern qualification for power, as shown by Ronald Reagan and Tony Blair.

Author Biography

Arthur Marwick was Emeritus Professor of History at the Open University and author of The Sixties and The New Nature of History. He passed away in October 2006.
Release date NZ
June 21st, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
1, black & white illustrations
Imprint
Hambledon Continuum
Pages
306
Dimensions
156x234x16
ISBN-13
9781847250506
Product ID
2667606

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