June 2015 Academic & Specialist Reaktion Books

Wisdom: A History Trevor Curnow

Wisdom: A History
Trevor Curnow


Hardback | Jun 2015 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780234519 | 192pp | 216x138mm | Stocked item (a few) | RFB | AUD$49.99, NZD$59.99

Trevor Curnow provides an introduction to wisdom in its many forms throughout human history. Curnow draws on examples from diverse times and cultures including ancient Egypt, medieval Europe and modern Africa. Special attention is paid to the proverb – regarded as a vehicle for wisdom throughout history – and the author collects 100 edifying examples at the book’s conclusion, which can instruct and inform readers searching for wisdom in their own lives.

Giving a new insight into what wisdom actually is and where to find it, this book will interest all those interested in the history of humanity’s quest for knowledge.