Micheline Ishay
The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era
April 15, 2018 Comments.. 593
The History of Human Rights From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era Micheline Ishay recounts the dramatic struggle for human rights across the ages in a book that brilliantly synthesizes historical and intellectual developments from the Mesopotamian Codes of Hammurabi

  • Title: The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era
  • Author: Micheline Ishay
  • ISBN: 9780520234970
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • Micheline Ishay recounts the dramatic struggle for human rights across the ages in a book that brilliantly synthesizes historical and intellectual developments from the Mesopotamian Codes of Hammurabi to today s era of globalization As she chronicles the clash of social movements, ideas, and armies that have played a part in this struggle, Ishay illustrates how the historMicheline Ishay recounts the dramatic struggle for human rights across the ages in a book that brilliantly synthesizes historical and intellectual developments from the Mesopotamian Codes of Hammurabi to today s era of globalization As she chronicles the clash of social movements, ideas, and armies that have played a part in this struggle, Ishay illustrates how the history of human rights has evolved from one era to the next through texts, cultural traditions, and creative expression Writing with verve and extraordinary range, she develops a framework for understanding contemporary issues from the debate over globalization to the intervention in Kosovo to the climate for human rights after September 11, 2001 The only comprehensive history of human rights available, the book will be essential reading for anyone concerned with humankind s quest for justice and dignity.Ishay structures her chapters around six core questions that have shaped human rights debate and scholarship What are the origins of human rights Why did the European vision of human rights triumph over those of other civilizations Has socialism made a lasting contribution to the legacy of human rights Are human rights universal or culturally bound Must human rights be sacrificed to the demands of national security Is globalization eroding or advancing human rights As she explores these questions, Ishay also incorporates notable documents writings, speeches, and political statements from activists, writers, and thinkers throughout history.

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    1. Jake Cooper says:

      A dry chronicle of human rights through time. The false precision of legal statements--the BYO interpretation--is embraced as interesting rather than dismissed as meaningless.What punishments are "cruel and unusual"? How can the right to life ("thou shall not kill") be compatible with holy war? What crimes are "most serious" to merit the death penalty? Who are the "all men" that are created equal? The statements are uninformative if the terms are undefined.

    2. FS says:

      Great and in-depth historical review of human rights, although not so much good in the parts on religion especially Islam.

    3. Phil says:

      This is a good general look at the history of human rights. If you are looking into detailed accounts here you won't find it, but it works well as an intro book. There are just so many ideas that are touched upon without due reflection that the reader has the burden of carrying the work further (not that that's a bad thing, but rather something one typically doesn't look for in a book). It is clearly written though and is accessible. For someone looking for an easy and (relatively) comprehensive [...]

    4. Jagati Bagchi says:

      Rta - the vedic concept of natural order has always taken a supercedence in matter of human rights. The reason is that it is not stagnant but flows. as pointed out by "A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."The author takes time and patience to establish this with support of western philosophy.

    5. Jill says:

      per HR at the UN

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