You're History : How people make the difference

Author(s): Michelle Brown

Society & Culture

How do serious-thinking people address the problems of poverty, globalisation, the destruction of human dignity, genocide and the rights of children? Arousing out of this challenge, this book makes people think and connect wires, encourages them to question their place within the world and discusses issues that have been changed by individuals.


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Michelle Brown is Curator of Medieval manuscripts at the British Library and a Lay Canon of St Paul's Cathedral. Richard J. Kelly is Professor of Anglo Saxon Studies at the University of Kobe in Japan.

Foreword by Bob Geldolf; Introduction Michelle P. Brown, British Library and St. Paul's; Cathedral and Richard Kelly, Kobe University, Japan; 'It's Positively Medieval': Challenging Some Preconceptions Michelle P. Brown. Inequality: A Modest Proposal? Richard Kelly; Africa, the crisis continent? Richard Dowden, Royal African Society; The Middle East and its Legacy John Simpson OBE, journalist and broadcaster for the BBC; Reviving Democracy Martin Bell politician and former journalist; Proclaiming Civil Liberty Dan Plesch; Gender Issues and Women's Rights Charlotte Bunch, Rutgers State University; 'A Discover of Erros, Heresies, Blasphemies': Thomas Edwards' Gangraena and Heresies in the 17th and 21st Centuries Stevie Davies; The Politics of Sexuality: Faith - the Final Frontier? Stephen Bates,; The Guardian; What Price Imprisonment General Sir David Ramsbotham, former Inspector of HMP; Who Owns America's Past Ingrid Stadler, Wellesley College, Boston; Genocide: the Violence and the Silence Ciaran Quinn; Reporters on the Line: risk taking and conscience in the former Soviet Union Bruce Clarke, The Economist; Poverty and the Destruction of Dignity: the Irish Context Alan Titley, Dublin City University; Children's Rights UNICEF; Education, Health and Public Sanitation William Frame, British Library; Surviving Ourselves: Environment and Economics Ricardo Navarro, Founder of Friends of the Earth; Adam, Eve, Tarzan and Kayapo: People and Canopy, Myth and Science Simon Counsell, Director of the Rain Forest Foundation Using the Platform of Celebrity Richard Curtis, Writer; Epilogue: Ethnicity and Identity: A Poet's Response Benjamin Zephaniah; Appendix: Did You Know...? Ciaran Quinn and Rosemary Brown.

General Fields

  • : 9780826488985
  • : cipg
  • : cipg
  • : November 2005
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michelle Brown
  • : Paperback
  • : 2006
  • : 303.372
  • : 256
  • : Illustrations, maps