Theodore Zeldin (born 22 August 1933, British Mandate of Palestine), President of the Oxford Muse Foundation, is an English philosopher, sociologist, historian, writer and public speaker.
Zeldin was born into a Jewish family in Palestine and went to school in Egypt and at Aylesbury Grammar School. He entered Birkbeck College, London when he was 15, graduating in 1951. He then pursued a ... more »
The great attraction of fashion is that it diverted attention from the insoluble problems of beauty and provided an easy waywhich money could buy ... to a simply stated, easily reproduced ideal ...Theodore Zeldin (b. 1923), U.S. author. quoted in Arthur Marwick, Beauty in History, pt. 1, ch. 2 (1988).