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Roots of the Western Tradition

Roots of the Western Tradition Book
Author : Charles Warren Hollister
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 1966
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This brief, chronological survey covers the Ancient world in three parts: Prehistoric Europe and the Ancient Near East; Ancient Greece; and Ancient Rome. Succinct enough to be used with supplements, the coverage is carefully balanced between narrative and interpretation, highlighting historians' varying viewpoints on certain issues. Guy Rogers' careful revision preserves C. Warren Hollister's style while bringing the text up-to-date.

A Spiritual History of the Western Tradition

A Spiritual History of the Western Tradition Book
Author : Rabbi Barry Albin
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2008-08-01
ISBN : 1435743121
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This is a history book about how we came to believe what we believe and the effects of our faith upon the world around us. The commentary is insightful and biting. This book is for a person who wants to be challenged.

Roots of the Western Tradition

Roots of the Western Tradition Book
Author : Charles Warren Hollister
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1966
ISBN : 9780471407058
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This brief, chronological survey covers the Ancient world in three parts: Prehistoric Europe and the Ancient Near East; Ancient Greece; and Ancient Rome. Succinct enough to be used with supplements, the coverage is carefully balanced between narrative and interpretation, highlighting historians' varying viewpoints on certain issues. Guy Rogers' careful revision preserves C. Warren Hollister's style while bringing the text up-to-date.

Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy

Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy Book
Author : Michael P. Zuckert,Catherine H. Zuckert
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2014-06-30
ISBN : 022613587X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Leo Strauss and his alleged political influence regarding the Iraq War have in recent years been the subject of significant media attention, including stories in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.Time magazine even called him “one of the most influential men in American politics.” With The Truth about Leo Strauss, Michael and Catherine Zuckert challenged the many claims and speculations about this notoriously complex thinker. Now, with Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy, they turn their attention to a searching and more comprehensive interpretation of Strauss’s thought as a whole, using the many manifestations of the “problem of political philosophy” as their touchstone. For Strauss, political philosophy presented a “problem” to which there have been a variety of solutions proposed over the course of Western history. Strauss’s work, they show, revolved around recovering—and restoring—political philosophy to its original Socratic form. Since positivism and historicism represented two intellectual currents that undermined the possibility of a Socratic political philosophy, the first part of the book is devoted to Strauss’s critique of these two positions. Then, the authors explore Strauss’s interpretation of the history of philosophy and both ancient and modern canonical political philosophers, including Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Locke. Strauss’s often-unconventional readings of these philosophers, they argue, pointed to solutions to the problem of political philosophy. Finally, the authors examine Strauss’s thought in the context of the twentieth century, when his chief interlocutors were Schmitt, Husserl, Heidegger, and Nietzsche. The most penetrating and capacious treatment of the political philosophy of this complex and often misunderstood thinker, from his early years to his last works, Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy reveals Strauss’s writings as an attempt to show that the distinctive characteristics of ancient and modern thought derive from different modes of solving the problem of political philosophy and reveal why he considered the ancient solution both philosophically and politically superior.

Read On History

Read On   History Book
Author : Tina Frolund
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2013-10-21
ISBN : 1610694325
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.

Roots of Wisdom A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions

Roots of Wisdom  A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions Book
Author : Helen Buss Mitchell
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2018-01-01
ISBN : 1337672041
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Mitchell's ROOTS OF WISDOM: A TAPESTRY OF PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITIONS, Eighth Edition, invites readers to explore universal and current philosophical issues through a rich tapestry of worldviews that include the ideas and traditions of men and women from the West, Asia, the Americas and Africa. No other book covers such a wide breadth of multicultural coverage coupled with a clear, concise and engaging writing style. Striking images from fine art, cartoons, poetry, movies, current events and popular music illustrate our diverse cultural inheritance and bring the issues of philosophy to life. This edition's theme of personhood is addressed in the Confucian Socially Molded Self, discussions about who is and who is not a citizen in a republic, the construction of a planned city and the question of whether other animals do or should enjoy personhood. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The History of Mongolia 3 Vols

The History of Mongolia  3 Vols   Book
Author : David Sneath,Christopher Kaplonski
Publisher : Global Oriental
Release : 2010-05-01
ISBN : 9004216359
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This is the first work in English to bring together significant articles in Mongolian studies in one place, which will be widely welcomed by scholars and researchers in this field.A significant aspect of this work is the emphasis on source materials, including some translated from Mongolian and other languages for the first time.

A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine

A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine Book
Author : Ingrid Hjelm,Hamdan Taha,Ilan Pappe,Thomas L. Thompson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-06-27
ISBN : 0429627998
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine discusses prospects and methods for a comprehensive, evidence-based history of Palestine with a critical use of recent historical, archaeological and anthropological methods. This history is not an exclusive history but one that is ethnically and culturally inclusive, a history of and for all peoples who have lived in Palestine. After an introductory essay offering a strategy for creating coherence and continuity from the earliest beginnings to the present, the volume presents twenty articles from twenty-two contributors, fifteen of whom are of Middle Eastern origin or relation. Split thematically into four parts, the volume discusses ideology, national identity and chronology in various historiographies of Palestine, and the legacy of memory and oral history; the transient character of ethnicity in Palestine and questions regarding the ethical responsibilities of archaeologists and historians to protect the multi-ethnic cultural heritage of Palestine; landscape and memory, and the values of community archaeology and bio-archaeology; and an exploration of the “ideology of the land” and its influence on Palestine’s history and heritage. The first in a series of books under the auspices of the Palestine History and Heritage Project (PaHH), the volume offers a challenging new departure for writing the history of Palestine and Israel throughout the ages. A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine explores the diverse history of the region against the backdrop of twentieth-century scholarly construction of the history of Palestine as a history of a Jewish homeland with roots in an ancient, biblical Israel and examines the implications of this ancient and recent history for archaeology and cultural heritage. The book offers a fascinating new perspective for students and academics in the fields of anthropological, political, cultural and biblical history.

On Deep History and the Brain

On Deep History and the Brain Book
Author : Daniel Lord Smail
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2007-11-15
ISBN : 9780520934160
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

When does history begin? What characterizes it? This brilliant and beautifully written book dissolves the logic of a beginning based on writing, civilization, or historical consciousness and offers a model for a history that escapes the continuing grip of the Judeo-Christian time frame. Daniel Lord Smail argues that in the wake of the Decade of the Brain and the best-selling historical work of scientists like Jared Diamond, the time has come for fundamentally new ways of thinking about our past. He shows how recent work in evolution and paleohistory makes it possible to join the deep past with the recent past and abandon, once and for all, the idea of prehistory. Making an enormous literature accessible to the general reader, he lays out a bold new case for bringing neuroscience and neurobiology into the realm of history.

Shaping World History

Shaping World History Book
Author : Mary Kilbourne Matossian
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-07-01
ISBN : 1315503484
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This innovative survey of world history from earliest times to the present focuses on the role of four factors in the development of humankind: climate, communication and transportation technology, scientific advances, and the competence of political elites. Matossian moves chronologically through fifteen historic periods showing how one or more of the causative factors led to significant breakthroughs in human history. Shaping World History is based on original research and also draws widely from the literature on the history of science, technology, climate, agriculture, and historical epidemiology. This compelling analysis is presented in a personal style and includes reflections on how things work and why they are important.

Witching Culture

Witching Culture Book
Author : Sabina Magliocco
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780812218794
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"Magliocco impressively corrals the diverse writings and experiences of U.S. neo-pagans into this highly readable and deeply researched ethnographic study. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice

Ethnobotany

Ethnobotany Book
Author : Paul E. Minnis
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780806131801
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This reader in ethnobotany includes fourteen chapters organized in four parts. Paul Minnis provides a general introduction; the authors of the section introductions are Catherine S. Foeler (ethnoecology), Cecil H. Brown (folk classification), Timothy Jones (foods and medicines), and Richard I. Ford (agriculture). Ethnobotany: A Reader is intended for use as a textbook in upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in economic botany, ethnobotany, and human ecology. The book brings together for the first time previously published journal articles that provide diverse perspectives on a wide variety of topics in ethnobotany. Contributors include: Janis B. Alcorn, M. Kat Anderson, Stephen B. Brush, Robert A. Bye, George F. Estabrook, David H. French, Eugene S. Hunn, Charles F. Hutchinson, Eric Mellink, Paul E. Minnis, Brian Morris, Gary P. Nabhan, Amadeo M. Rea, Karen L. Reichhardt, Jan Timbrook, Nancy J. Turner, and Robert A. Voeks.

Science and Technology in World History

Science and Technology in World History Book
Author : James E. McClellan III,Harold Dorn
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Release : 2015-12-15
ISBN : 1421417758
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Facts and figures have been thoroughly updated and the work includes a comprehensive Guide to Resources, incorporating the major published literature along with a vetted list of websites and Internet resources for students and lay readers.

A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan

A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan Book
Author : Rebekah Clements
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-03-05
ISBN : 1107079829
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"Translation, in one form or another, has been present in all major exchanges between cultures in history. Japan is no exception, and it is part of the standard narrative of Japanese history that translation has played a formative role in the developmentof indigenous legal and religious systems as well as literature, from early contact with China to the present-day impact of world literatures in Japanese translation. Yet translation is by no means a mainstream area of study for historians of Japan and there are no monograph-length overviews of the history of pre-modern Japanese translation available in any language"--

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Theory Modern Power World Politics

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Theory  Modern Power  World Politics Book
Author : Dr Nevzat Soguk,Dr Scott G Nelson
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2015-12-28
ISBN : 1472402650
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Deliberately eschewing disciplinary and temporal boundaries, this volume makes a major contribution to the de-traditionalization of political thinking within the discourses of international relations. Collecting the works of twenty-five theorists, this Ashgate Research Companion engages some of the most pressing aspects of political thinking in world politics today. The authors explore theoretical constitutions, critiques, and affirmations of uniquely modern forms of power, past and present. Among the themes and dynamics examined are textual appropriation and representation, materiality and capital formation, geopolitical dimensions of ecological crises, connections between representations of violence and securitization, subjectivity and genderization, counter-globalization politics, constructivism, biopolitics, post-colonial politics and theory, as well as the political prospects of emerging civic and cosmopolitan orders in a time of national, religious, and secular polarization. Radically different in their approaches, the authors critically assess the discourses of IR as interpretive frames that are indebted to the historical formation of concepts, and to particular negotiations of power that inform the main methodological practices usually granted primacy in the field. Students as well as seasoned scholars seeking to challenge accepted theoretical frameworks will find in these chapters fresh insights into contemporary world-political problems and new resources for their critical interrogation.

Why History

Why History  Book
Author : Keith Jenkins
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780415206327
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The author aims to show, through a series of case studies of Derrida and others, that postmodern ways of thinking signal the end of history - 'history' especially when taken in either of two forms: the metanarrative on the one hand, and the professional, academic form on the other. -- introd.

New Perspectives on Old Testament Prophecy and History

New Perspectives on Old Testament Prophecy and History Book
Author : Rannfrid I. Thelle,Terje Stordaglen,Mervyn E. J. Richardson
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2015-05-12
ISBN : 9004293272
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

New Perspectives on Old Testament Prophecy and History presents innovative and thought provoking essays on biblical prophecy and Old Testament history by colleagues, students, and friends of Professor Hans M. Barstad, in honour of his esteemed career in biblical studies.

What the Rest Think of the West

What the Rest Think of the West Book
Author : Laura Nader
Publisher : University of California Press
Release : 2015-09-08
ISBN : 0520285786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Over the past few centuries, as Western civilization has enjoyed an expansive and flexible geographic domain, Westerners have observed other cultures with little interest in a return gaze. In turn, these other civilizations have been similarly disinclined when they have held sway. Clearly, though, an external frame of reference outstrips introspection—we cannot see ourselves as others see us. Unprecedented in its scope, What the Rest Think of the West provides a rich historical look through the eyes of outsiders as they survey and scrutinize the politics, science, technology, religion, family practices, and gender roles of civilizations not their own. The book emphasizes the broader figurative meaning of looking west in the scope of history. Focusing on four civilizations—Islamic, Japanese, Chinese, and South Asian—Nader has collected observations made over centuries by scholars, diplomats, missionaries, travelers, merchants, and students reflecting upon their own “Wests.” These writings derive from a range of purposes and perspectives, such as the seventh-century Chinese Buddhist who goes west to India, the missionary from Baghdad who travels up the Volga in the tenth century and meets the Vikings, and the Egyptian imam who in 1826 is sent to Paris to study the French. The accounts variously express critique, adoration, admiration, and fear, and are sometimes humorous, occasionally disturbing, at times controversial, and always enlightening. With informative introductions to each of the selections, Laura Nader initiates conversations about the power of representational practices.

Companion to the History of Modern Science

Companion to the History of Modern Science Book
Author : G N Cantor,G.N. Cantor,J.R.R. Christie,M.J.S. Hodge,R.C. Olby
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2006-09-07
ISBN : 1134977514
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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* A descriptive and analytical guide to the development of Western science from AD 1500, and to the diversity and course of that development first in Europe and later across the world * Presented in clear, non-technical language * Extensive indexes of Subjects and Names `Indeed a companion volume whose 67 essays give pleasure and instruction ... an ambitious and successful work.' - Times Literary Supplement `This work is an essential resource for libraries everywhere. For specialist science libraries willing to keep just one encyclopaedic guide to history, for undergraduate libraries seeking to provide easily accessible information, for the devisers of university curricula, for the modern social historian or even the eclectic scientist taking a break from simply making history, this is the book for you.' - Times Higher Education Supplement `A pleasure to read with a carefully chosen typeface, well organized pages and ample margins ... it is very easy to find one's way around. This is a book which will be consulted widely.' - Technovation `This is a commendably easy book to use.' - British Journal of the History of Science `Scholars from other areas entering this field, students taking the vertical approach and teachers coming from any direction cannot fail to find this an invaluable text.' - History of Science Journal