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The Resource Axial civilizations and world history, edited by Johann P. Arnason, S.N. Eisenstadt, and Björn Wittrock, (electronic resource)

Axial civilizations and world history, edited by Johann P. Arnason, S.N. Eisenstadt, and Björn Wittrock, (electronic resource)

Label
Axial civilizations and world history
Title
Axial civilizations and world history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Johann P. Arnason, S.N. Eisenstadt, and Björn Wittrock
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
930.1/6
LC call number
CB311
LC item number
.A89 2005
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  • 1940-
  • 1923-2010
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  • Árnason, Jóhann Páll
  • Eisenstadt, S. N.
  • Wittrock, Björn
Series statement
Jerusalem studies in religion and culture,
Series volume
v. 4
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  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Social change
  • Historical sociology
Summary expansion
"The overarching theme of the book is the historical meaning of the Axial Age, commonly defined as a period of several centuries around the middle of the last millennium BCE, and its cultural innovations. The civilizational patterns that grew out of this exceptionally creative phase are a particularly rewarding theme for comparative analysis." "The book contains essays on cultural transformations in Ancient Greece, Ancient Israel, Iran, India and China, as well as background developments in the core civilizations of the Ancient Near East. An introductory section deals with the history of the debate on the Axial Age, the theoretical questions that have emerged from it, and the present state of the discussion." "The book will be useful for comparative historians of cultures and religions, as well as for historical sociologists interested in the comparative analysis of civilizations. It should also help linking the fields of classical, biblical and Asian studies to broader interdisciplinary debates within the humanities sciences."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Label
Axial civilizations and world history, edited by Johann P. Arnason, S.N. Eisenstadt, and Björn Wittrock, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000108239
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unknown
Isbn
9789004139558
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004057061
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000108239
Label
Axial civilizations and world history, edited by Johann P. Arnason, S.N. Eisenstadt, and Björn Wittrock, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000108239
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789004139558
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004057061
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000108239

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