Human Rights and the Uses of History

TitleHuman Rights and the Uses of History
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMoyn, Samuel
Number of Pages155
CityLondon; Brooklyn, NY

"What are the origins of human rights? This question, rarely asked before the end of the Cold War, has in recent years become a major focus of historical and ideological strife. In this sequence of reflective and critical studies, Samuel Moyn engages with some of the leading interpreters of human rights, thinkers who have been creating a field from scratch without due reflection on the local and temporal contexts of the stories they are telling". --Publisher.

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