Empire and Politics in the Eastern and Western Civilizations

Empire and Politics in the Eastern and Western Civilizations
Author: Andrea Balbo,Jaewon Ahn,Kihoon Kim
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2022-08-22
ISBN: 3110731592
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire and Politics in the Eastern and Western Civilizations Book Excerpt:

The volume includes the proceedings of the 2nd Roma Sinica project conference held in Seoul in September 2019 and aims to compare some features of the ancient political thought in the Western classical tradition and in the Eastern ancient thought. The contributors, coming from Korea, Europe, USA, China, Japan, propose new patterns of interpretation of the mutual interactions and proximities between these two cultural worlds and offer also a perspective of continuity between contemporary and ancient political thought. Therefore, this book is a reference place in the context of the comparative research between Roman (and early Greek thought) and Eastern thought. Researchers interested in Cicero, Seneca, Plato, post-Platonic and post Aristotelic philosophical schools, history, ancient Roman and Chinese languages could find interesting materials in this work.

Reconstructing Western Civilization

Reconstructing Western Civilization
Author: Barbara Sher Tinsley
Publsiher: Susquehanna University Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781575910956
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstructing Western Civilization Book Excerpt:

This is a collection of eleven essays, laced with humor and irony, on the Dawn of Man, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Hebrews, Minoans and Mycenaens, classical Greece, Alexander the Great, the Hellenistic world, Rome's Republic and Empire, and several church fathers (Irenaeus, Tertullian, Jerome, and Augustine) who influenced the Primitive Church. Tinsley highlights current research while showcasing themes of contemporary as well as ancient significance - misogyny, the manipulation of rhetoric to justify privilege, the contributions of the anonymous to the well-being of the famous, the paradox of progress, the distortion of prophecy, the use and misuse of myth and other media, the exploitation of spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual resources, the comforts and perils of provincialism versus the dangers and benefits of organization - spiritual, imperial, or both.

Western Civilization in World History

Western Civilization in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2008-01-28
ISBN: 1134374755
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization in World History Book Excerpt:

Western Civilization in World History takes up the recent debates between the well-established 'Western Civ' approach and the newer field of world history. Stearns reviews and analyzes key aspects of Western civilization in a global context.

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
Author: Ricardo Duchesne
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 539
Release: 2011-02-07
ISBN: 9004194614
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization Book Excerpt:

After challenging the multicultural effort to “provincialize” the history of Western civilization, this book argues that the roots of the West’s exceptional creativity should be traced back to the uniquely aristocratic warlike culture of Indo-European speakers.

Religious Foundations of Western Civilization

Religious Foundations of Western Civilization
Author: Jacob Neusner,Alan J. Avery-Peck,Amila Buturovic,Bruce Chilton,Elliot R. Wolfson,Emil Homerin,James A. Brundage,Jon Levenson,Olivia Remie Constable,Seymour Feldman,William Green
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN: 1426719418
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Foundations of Western Civilization Book Excerpt:

World Religions Religious Foundations of Western Civilization introduces students to the major Western world religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—their beliefs, key concepts, history, as well as the fundamental role they have played, and continue to play, in Western culture. Contributors include: Jacob Neusner, Alan J. Avery-Peck, Bruce D. Chilton, Th. Emil Homerin, Jon D. Levenson, William Scott Green, Seymour Feldman, Elliot R. Wolfson, James A. Brundage, Olivia Remie Constable, and Amila Buturovic. "This book provides a superb source of information for scientists and scholars from all disciplines who are trying to understand religion in the context of human cultural evolution." David Sloan Wilson, Professor, Departments of Biology and Anthropology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York This is the right book at the right time. Globalization, religious revivalism, and international politics have made it more important than ever to appreciate the significant contributions of the Children of Abraham to the formation and development of Western civilization. John L. Esposito, University Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Muslm-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology, and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. General Interest/Other Religions/Comparative Religion

Western Civilization and the Academy

Western Civilization and the Academy
Author: Bradley C. S. Watson
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN: 1498517560
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization and the Academy Book Excerpt:

This is a go-to volume for all those who seek to address the nature of Western civilization and its enduring significance in American education, especially higher education. There are no other single volume works that incorporate the same range of discussion on this topic by leading scholars.

Inventing Western Civilization

Inventing Western Civilization
Author: Thomas C. Patterson
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 158367408X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventing Western Civilization Book Excerpt:

"In this wonderful book, Thomas Patterson effectively dethrones the concept of 'civilization' as an abstract good, transcending human society." --Martin Bernal Drawing on his extensive knowledge of early societies, Thomas C. Patterson shows how class, sexism, and racism have been integral to the appearance of "civilized" societies in Western Europe. He lays out clearly and simply how civilization, with its designs of "civilizing" and "being civilized," has been closely tied to the rise of capitalism in Western Europe and the development of social classes.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1133171141
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization Book Excerpt:

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes 185 maps and excerpts of over 224 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with 430 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and new end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91324-5; Volume I: To 1715 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34212-8; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34213-5; Volume A: To 1500 (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-111-34214-2; Volume B: 1300 to 1815 (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 978-1-111-34215-9; Volume C: Since 1789 (Chapters 19-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34216-6; Title: Alternate Volume: Since 1300 (Chapters 11-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34219-7. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Western Civilization Volume I To 1715

Western Civilization  Volume I  To 1715
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1285981359
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization Volume I To 1715 Book Excerpt:

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes 155 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with 430 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. The book is available in a variety of split options. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Western Civilization A Brief History Volume I To 1715

Western Civilization  A Brief History  Volume I  To 1715
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1305888421
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization A Brief History Volume I To 1715 Book Excerpt:

This brief, best-selling Western Civilization text has helped thousands of students learn about the world they live in by exploring the story of its past. Jackson Spielvogel’s engaging chronological narrative and extensive inclusion of primary source documents weave the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. This edition includes new historiographical sections along with updated scholarship and new images. The textbook is available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, 9th EDITION COMPLETE, VOLUME I: TO 1715, and VOLUME II: SINCE 1500. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Concise Survey of Western Civilization

A Concise Survey of Western Civilization
Author: Brian A. Pavlac
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2011-01-16
ISBN: 1442207868
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise Survey of Western Civilization Book Excerpt:

This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. His joined terms "supremacies and diversities" develop major themes of conflict and creativity throughout history. The text is also informed by five other topical themes: technological innovation, migration and conquest, political and economic decision-making, church and state, and disputes about the meaning of life. Written with flair, this easily accessible yet deeply knowledgeable text provides all the essentials for a course on Western civilization.

Western Civilization Volume B 1300 1815

Western Civilization  Volume B  1300 1815
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-09-28
ISBN: 1337517607
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization Volume B 1300 1815 Book Excerpt:

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. Updated to reflect current scholarship, WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 10th Edition, includes more than 150 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with more than 400 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including focus and critical thinking questions, primary source features with assignable questions, and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Western Civilization Volume II Since 1500

Western Civilization  Volume II  Since 1500
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1133172601
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization Volume II Since 1500 Book Excerpt:

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION, VOLUME II includes 88 maps and excerpts of over 132 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with 267 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and new end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91324-5; Volume I: To 1715 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34212-8; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34213-5; Volume A: To 1500 (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-111-34214-2; Volume B: 1300 to 1815 (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 978-1-111-34215-9; Volume C: Since 1789 (Chapters 19-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34216-6; Title: Alternate Volume: Since 1300 (Chapters 11-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34219-7. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization
Author: Kenneth L. Campbell
Publsiher: M.E. Sharpe
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-06-20
ISBN: 0765622521
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization Book Excerpt:

Western Civilization: A Comparative and Global Approach is a one-author, one-voice narrative history of western civilization from ancient times to the present. Within an overarching chronological approach, individual chapters focus on social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual life during particular, sometimes overlapping, periods. Religion, everyday life, and transforming moments are the three main themes of the book that make the past interesting, intelligible, and relevant to today's students. Another important feature is the incorporation of a comparative approach-using illustrations, documents, quotes, and visual or written material to provide students with a keener understanding of the West through comparison with other civilizations and cultures. Every chapter includes original source boxes, timelines, and web links to additional and complementary information. An online Instructor's Manual written by the author provides instructors with access to a wide variety of resources including image galleries; web links, maps, test materials, and suggested readings.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization
Author: Paul R. Waibel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN: 1119160774
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive yet concise introduction to Western Civilization, designed to interest and engage contemporary students Western Civilization: A Brief History is a concise one-volume survey that covers the subject’s ancient origins through to the early 21st century. Stressing social and intellectual history, rather than merely listing names and dates, this stimulating resource offers a more consistent and reader-friendly narrative than traditional textbooks. The author, with 40 years’ experience teaching college-level Western Civilization and World History courses, emphasizes topics that stimulate student interest and encourage classroom participation. A mixture of Judeo-Christian, Greco-Roman, Germanic traditions, Western Civilization first appeared in Europe following the fall of the Roman Empire in the West. The text explores key events, figures, themes, and characteristics in the history of Western Civilization. Grouped into six parts, chapters include brief chronologies of events, maps, and illustrations. Topics include Europe in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, the rise of medieval Christianity, Darwin and the Theory of Evolution, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, the World Wars of the 20th century, the Cold War, and many others. Written with the needs of today’s students in mind, this textbook: Offers accessible and straightforward coverage of the history of Western Civilization Provides a consistent style of writing and organizational theme Includes chronological overviews of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East Western Civilization: A Brief History is an ideal introductory textbook for both traditional and non-traditional programs and Western Civilization courses at universities and colleges, as well as for those in dual enrollment and home school settings.

Russia and Western Civilization Cutural and Historical Encounters

Russia and Western Civilization  Cutural and Historical Encounters
Author: Russell Bova
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN: 1317460553
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russia and Western Civilization Cutural and Historical Encounters Book Excerpt:

This volume introduces readers to an age-old question that has perplexed both Russians and Westerners. Is Russia the eastern flank of Europe? Or is it really the heartland of another civilization? In exploring this question, the authors present a sweeping survey of cultural, religious, political, and economic developments in Russia, especially over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Based on the inter-disciplinary Russian studies program at Dickinson College, this splendid collection will complement many curricula. The text features highlight boxes and selected illustrations. Each chapter ends with a glossary, study questions, and a reading list.

The Imminent Collapse of America and of the Whole Western Civilization

The Imminent Collapse of America and of the Whole Western Civilization
Author: Angelo Bertolo
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2012-09-25
ISBN: 9781475949766
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Imminent Collapse of America and of the Whole Western Civilization Book Excerpt:

In the 5000 years of the history that we know, great empires grew and fell according to certain patterns that repeat themselves like laws of nature. The USA rose and grew to prominence in the world, reached its zenith in 1945 with the military victory and with the atom bomb, but is not destined to stay there forever. The book tries to draw the attention to the signs of decadence that match the patterns of the decadence of previous empires in history, and the patterns of growth, of progress in other cultural milieus: very few pundits in America, and in the western media in general, seem to be aware of this fact. The birth rates keep diminishing in America, and are very low in Europe. In other civilisations the birth rates have been high, and those countries count more in the world today, politically and economically, than a few generations ago. In addition, the irrational and passionate attitude of those peoples, including the aggressive suicidal attitude with religious and political connotations, is a sign of progress for them. Those people who are in favour of family planning programs and of a more relaxed morality are acting against the general interests of their countries.

Western Civilization A Global and Comparative Approach

Western Civilization  A Global and Comparative Approach
Author: Kenneth L. Campbell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2015-01-28
ISBN: 1317452305
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization A Global and Comparative Approach Book Excerpt:

Featuring the one author, one voice approach, this text is ideal for instructors who do not wish to neglect the importance of non-Western perspectives on the study of the past. The book is a brief, affordable presentation providing a coherent examination of the past from ancient times to the present. Religion, everyday life, and transforming moments are the three themes employed to help make the past interesting, intelligible, and relevant to contemporary society.

How Christianity Built Western Civilization

How Christianity Built Western Civilization
Author: Dr. Alex Locay
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2022-01-05
ISBN: 1664242481
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Christianity Built Western Civilization Book Excerpt:

Today, the voices from the secular left are hard at work removing any trace of religion from government and the law. Meanwhile, secular historians have successfully limited Christianity’s contribution in history to the Crusades and Inquisitions; as if that is all Christians have to speak for. The real story is quite different, primarily that everything good in Western Civilization has its roots in the Christian religion. How Christianity Built Western Civilization is the epic tale of how our Christian forefathers stood up to history’s darkest forces, to forge a new way of life, grounded in the biblical worldview. Over the centuries it has become evident that Western Civilization has emerged as mankind’s greatest achievement. It is here where the greatest political and economic systems were born, and here that we see the concept of human rights emerge, along with the modern scientific process and the greatest discoveries. It is in the West that we find the most advanced educational institutions, along with the greatest charities, artistic masterpieces and architectural innovations. Is this a coincidence, or the deliberate result of our worldview? How Christianity Built Western Civilization answers this question with chapters on human rights, modern science, universal education, charity, art and architecture; focusing entirely on the revolutionary milestones and individuals that made these achievements possible. Each chapter unfolds chronologically, starting with the biblical foundation and moving through the work of the early and Medieval Church, arriving at modern times. The author builds a compelling case demonstrating how Western Civilization would be indistinguishable from India, China or Africa today, if not for the teachings of Christ and the Bible.

Western Civilization Volume A To 1500

Western Civilization  Volume A  To 1500
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1285982991
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization Volume A To 1500 Book Excerpt:

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes 155 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with 430 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. The book is available in a variety of split options. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.