The French

  • Title: The French
  • Author: Theodore Zeldin
  • ISBN: 9781860460753
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Paperback
  • The French This is a guide to France intended for the traveller who wants to get to know French people as individuals for the negotiating businessman and for students who wishes to discover in depth aspects of
    This is a guide to France intended for the traveller who wants to get to know French people as individuals, for the negotiating businessman and for students who wishes to discover in depth aspects of their lives It looks at what makes up the national character of France.

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    About Theodore Zeldin

    1. Theodore Zeldin CBE, President of the Oxford Muse Foundation, is a Palestinean philosopher, sociologist, historian, writer and public speaker Zeldin was first known as a historian of France but is today probably most famous internationally as the author of An Intimate History of Humanity 1994 , a book which probes the personal preoccupations of people in many different civilisations, both in the past and in the present it illuminates the way emotions, curiosities, relationships and fears have evolved through the centuries, and how they might have evolved differently Since then he has focused on how work can be made less boring and frustrating, how conversation can be less superficial, and how individuals can be honest with one another, putting their masks aside.Zeldin s masterpiece is A History of French Passions originally published as France, 1848 1945 in the Oxford History of Modern Europe , an idiosyncratic work examining the ambitions and frustrations, intellectual and imaginative life, tastes and prejudices of a vast range of people The idea of France as a common unity is not easily discernible in this multi volume book, and there is very little about politics in the conventional sense, although there are essays on the national appeal of Bonapartism and other cultural elements of French national politics.The Oxford Muse Foundation oxfordmuse was formed by Zeldin in 2001 It describes its aims as being to pioneer new methods to improve personal, work and intercultural relationships in ways that satisfy both private and public values One of its principal projects is the Muse Portrait Database Individuals are free to submit their own self portraits, including whatever they want the world to know about them However, many of the portraits are written by another person in the voice of the subject, as the result of a conversation between the two The Oxford Muse claims that, through such conversations, it can help people to clarify their tastes, attitudes and goals in many different aspects of life and to sum up the conclusions they have drawn from their experiences in their own words A selection of these portraits can be found in Guide to an Unknown City 2004 , which contains the writings of a wide variety of Oxford residents, and in Guide to an Unknown University 2006 , which, Zeldin claimed, allowed professors, students, alumni, administrators and maintenance staff to reveal what they do not normally tell one another.In 2007, Zeldin was appointed to a committee advising the French government of Nicolas Sarkozy on labour market reforms.


    1. Some years ago I heard Theodore Zeldin speak on the radio, his tone and manner - hs consistent interest and engagement with the stories that people had to tell about themselves and their lives was very attractive. I formed the certain impression that he was bearded, and seeing from his author photo that he is instead clean-shaven I can only console myself with the possibility that he was hairy when he was recorded for the radio.Zeldin wrote and taught a great deal on the history of modern France [...]


    2. Theodore Zeldin, although an Englishman, is considered by most to be the only person to have written about the French truthfully. This is an amazing book, and I would highly recommend reading it while you are visiting France. Here are the highlights I was able to glean:1. The French argue vigorously, however, they do so courteously and impersonally. 2. Everyone observes the gradations of snobbery. 3. Workers: Built a shield around themselves in the form of the most elaborate collection of safegu [...]


    3. Intriguing, and I like the style of writing. Not something I would read through in full, but fun to come back to. I am also interested in reading Zeldins other books as studies on people, I think he has a keen eye and interesting perspective. And super strange retention for historical detail and anecdote-y goodness.


    4. No data, just anecdotes from 30+ years ago.


    5. Wonderful book. I read this in English of course.


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