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A History

By Darrin M. McMahon
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Happiness: A History by Darrin M. McMahon

In Happiness: A History (2006), we’re taken on a journey through history. From Ancient Greece, through the Dark Ages and up into the modern era, this journey uncovers how our conception of happiness has changed and evolved over time.

  • History students
  • Philosophy students
  • Anyone interested in the cultural history of happiness

Darrin M. McMahon is an American history professor. He is the author of Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity and Divine Fury: A History of Genius. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.


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