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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, A Human History of Emotion, written by Richard Firth-Godbehere, one of the world’s leading experts on emotions, is winning accolades and awards, including the coveted American Kirkus Star Award. 

Understanding The Role Of Emotions

A Human History of Emotion by Richard Firth-Godbehere is an outstanding explanation of the role emotions have played in history and leaves the reader with a better understanding of their relevance across every aspect of life in the 21st century. It has outsold Michelle Obama and Prince Harry in Colombia and taken the literary world by storm. It has been published in 21 languages and is available to purchase in 40 countries.

This game-changing and insightful read not only is written to be accessible to all, but it also puts emotions back where they should be: center stage in all that we are and do. It shares both cultural variations and how emotions have influenced history (despite the fact that they have only been referred to as emotions for the past 200 years; previously, they were simply feelings).

A Human History Of Emotion on The Table Read Magazine
A Human History Of Emotion

A Human History of Emotion is possibly the book of the year because our desire to learn more about how our actions affect our chances of happiness and success is not going away. Furthermore, Richard Firth-Godbehere appears to have a bright future ahead of him with the paperback edition coming out on February 16th.

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A Human History Of Emotion

How have our feelings influenced human history?

And how have our emotions been experienced and understood over time?

We humans like to think of ourselves as rational beings who, as a species, have been able to survive by using logic and calculation. However, emotions played a significant role in a lot of the most significant events in our history rather than hard facts. Without an understanding of emotions, it is impossible to properly comprehend events such as the fall of Rome, the Scientific Revolution, the birth of the world’s major religions, and some of humanity’s bloodiest wars.

From Ancient Greece to Gambia, Japan, the Ottoman Empire, Britain, and beyond, Richard Firth-Godbehere takes readers on a fascinating and extensive tour of the central and frequently under-appreciated role emotions have played in human societies all over the world and throughout history in A Human History of Emotion.

A Human History of Emotion vividly illustrates how our understanding and experience of emotions have changed over time, as well as how our beliefs about feelings – and our feelings themselves – have profoundly shaped us and the world we inhabit, drawing on psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, art, and religious history.

Richard Firth-Godbehere on The Table Read Magazine
Richard Firth-Godbehere

Richard Firth-Godbehere

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Professor Richard Firth-Godbehere, PhD, one of the world’s leading experts on disgust and emotions, is an independent researcher and consultant in the history, language, science and philosophy of Emotions. He is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Humanities at Woxsen University, India, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary University of London. He received a first-class degree from the University of London, during which time he won two awards for academic excellence, alongside a Masters (MPhil) from the University of Cambridge and a PhD From Queen Mary, University of London, where he was a Wellcome Trust Scholar.

His award-winning interdisciplinary research walks the line between history, psychology, linguistics, and futurism. He examines how understandings of emotions change over time and how these changes can influence the wider world.

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Published by Fourth Estate, A Human History of Emotion: How the Way We Feel Built the World We Know is available on Amazon in the following formats:

Hardcover (£15.00) –

Paperback (published on 16th February 2023 but available to pre-order) –

Kindle format (£11.99 or free via app) –

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