Axial Civilizations and World History.

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Main Author: Arnason, Johann P.
Other Authors: Eisenstadt, Shmuel N., Wittrock, Bjö.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Leiden : BRILL, 2004.
Series:Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture Ser.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  • GENERAL INTRODUCTION
  • PART ONE: THEORETICAL APPROACHES
  • Introduction: History, Theory and Interpretation
  • The Axial Age and its Interpreters: Reopening a Debate
  • The Meaning of the Axial Age
  • Palomar's Questions. The Axial Age Hypothesis, European Modernity and Historical Contingency
  • Between Tradition and Christianity: The Axial Age in the Perspective of Béla Hamvas
  • PART TWO: THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND ITS AXIAL PERIPHERIES
  • Introduction: Archaic Backgrounds and Axial Breakthroughs
  • Axial "Breakthroughs" and Semantic "Relocations" in Ancient Egypt and Israel
  • Mesopotamian Vistas on Axial Transformations
  • Zoroastrian Origins: Indian and Iranian Connections
  • Axial Transformations within Ancient Israelite Priesthood
  • The Jewish Historical Experience: Heterodox Tendencies and Political Dynamics in a De-territorialized Axial Civilization
  • Polis, "the Political", and Political Thought: New Departures in Ancient Greece, c. 800-500 BCE
  • PART THREE: LATE ANTIQUITY AND BEYOND
  • Introduction: Late Antiquity as a Sequel and Counterpoint to the Axial Age
  • Cultural Memory in Early Christianity: Clement of Alexandria and the History of Religions
  • "The Religion of Light": On Mani and Manichaeism
  • Arabia and The Heritage of the Axial Age
  • PART FOUR: INDIAN AND CHINESE PERSPECTIVES
  • Introduction: Extending the Axial Model to South and East Asia
  • Axial Grammar
  • Axialism and Empire
  • Rethinking the Axial Age-The Case of Chinese Culture
  • The Axial Millennium in China: A Brief Survey
  • The Ming-Qing Transition: Seventeenth-Century Crisis or Axial Breakthrough?
  • PART FIVE: CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS
  • Axial Civilizations and the Axial Age Reconsidered
  • List of contributors
  • INDEX
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
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  • P
  • Q
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