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- DescriptionIf Cleopatra's se had been half an inch longer, neither Caesar r 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 t 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 BiographyArthur 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.
- Author(s)Arthur Marwick
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication21/06/2007
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHambledon Continuum
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight432 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementNew edition
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