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

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

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
"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
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1940-
  • 1923-2010.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Árnason, Jóhann Páll
  • Eisenstadt, S. N.
  • Wittrock, Björn.
Series statement
Jerusalem studies in religion and culture
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Social change
  • Historical sociology
Label
Axial civilizations and world history, edited by Johann P. Arnason, S.N. Eisenstadt and Björn Wittrock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • General introduction/
  • Johann P. Arnason
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • Bjorn Wittrock
  • p. 1
  • Pt. 1.
  • Theoretical approaches
  • Introduction : history, theory and interpretation/
  • Johann P. Arnason
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • Bjorn Wittrock
  • p. 15
  • Axial Age and its interpreters : reopening a debate/
  • Johann P. Arnason
  • p. 19
  • meaning of the Axial Age/
  • Bjorn Wittrock
  • p. 51
  • Palomar's questions : the Axial Age of hypothesis, European modernity and historical contingency/
  • Peter Wagner
  • p. 87
  • Between tradition and Christianity : the Axial Age in the perspective of Bela Hamvas/
  • Arpad Szakolczai
  • p. 107
  • Pt. 2.
  • Ancient Near East and its axial peripheries
  • Introduction : archaic backgrounds and axial breakthroughs/
  • Johann P. Arnason
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • Bjorn Wittrock
  • p. 125
  • Axial "breakthroughs" and semantic "relocations" in Ancient Egypt and Israel/
  • Jan Assmann
  • p. 133
  • Mesopotamian vistas on axial transformations/
  • Piotr Michalowski
  • p. 157
  • Zoroastrian origins : Indian and Iranian connections/
  • Shaul Shaked
  • p. 183
  • Axial transformations within Ancient Israelite priesthood/
  • Israel Knohl
  • p. 201
  • Jewish historical experience : heterodox tendencies and political dynamics in a de-territorialized axial civilization/
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • p. 225
  • Polis, "the political", and political thought : new departures in Ancient Greece, c. 800-500 BCE/
  • Kurt A. Raaflaub
  • p. 253
  • Pt. 3.
  • Late antiquity and beyond
  • Introduction : late antiquity as a sequel and counterpoint to the Axial Age/
  • Johann P. Arnason
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • Bjorn Wittrock
  • p. 287
  • Cultural memory in early Christianity : Clement of Alexandria and the history of religions/
  • Guy G. Stroumsa
  • p. 295
  • "The religion of light" : on Mani and Manichaeism/
  • David J. Levy
  • p. 319
  • Arabia and the heritage of the Axial Age/
  • Jan Retso
  • p. 337
  • Pt. 4.
  • Indian and Chinese perspectives
  • Introduction : extending the axial model to South and East Asia/
  • Johann P. Arnason
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • Bjorn Wittrock
  • p. 361
  • Axial grammar/
  • David Shulman
  • p. 369
  • Axialism and empire/
  • Sheldon Pollock
  • p. 397
  • Rethinking the Axial Age - the case of Chinese culture/
  • Hsu Cho-yun
  • p. 451
  • axial millennium in China : a brief survey/
  • Christoph Harbsmeier
  • p. 469
  • Ming-Qing transition : seventeenth-century crisis or axial breakthrough?/
  • Frederic Wakeman, Jr.
  • p. 509
  • Pt. 5.
  • Concluding reflections
  • Axial civilizations and the Axial Age reconsidered/
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • p. 531
Control code
l82004057061
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 573 p.
Isbn
9789004139558
Lccn
2004057061
Label
Axial civilizations and world history, edited by Johann P. Arnason, S.N. Eisenstadt and Björn Wittrock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • General introduction/
  • Johann P. Arnason
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • Bjorn Wittrock
  • p. 1
  • Pt. 1.
  • Theoretical approaches
  • Introduction : history, theory and interpretation/
  • Johann P. Arnason
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • Bjorn Wittrock
  • p. 15
  • Axial Age and its interpreters : reopening a debate/
  • Johann P. Arnason
  • p. 19
  • meaning of the Axial Age/
  • Bjorn Wittrock
  • p. 51
  • Palomar's questions : the Axial Age of hypothesis, European modernity and historical contingency/
  • Peter Wagner
  • p. 87
  • Between tradition and Christianity : the Axial Age in the perspective of Bela Hamvas/
  • Arpad Szakolczai
  • p. 107
  • Pt. 2.
  • Ancient Near East and its axial peripheries
  • Introduction : archaic backgrounds and axial breakthroughs/
  • Johann P. Arnason
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • Bjorn Wittrock
  • p. 125
  • Axial "breakthroughs" and semantic "relocations" in Ancient Egypt and Israel/
  • Jan Assmann
  • p. 133
  • Mesopotamian vistas on axial transformations/
  • Piotr Michalowski
  • p. 157
  • Zoroastrian origins : Indian and Iranian connections/
  • Shaul Shaked
  • p. 183
  • Axial transformations within Ancient Israelite priesthood/
  • Israel Knohl
  • p. 201
  • Jewish historical experience : heterodox tendencies and political dynamics in a de-territorialized axial civilization/
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • p. 225
  • Polis, "the political", and political thought : new departures in Ancient Greece, c. 800-500 BCE/
  • Kurt A. Raaflaub
  • p. 253
  • Pt. 3.
  • Late antiquity and beyond
  • Introduction : late antiquity as a sequel and counterpoint to the Axial Age/
  • Johann P. Arnason
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • Bjorn Wittrock
  • p. 287
  • Cultural memory in early Christianity : Clement of Alexandria and the history of religions/
  • Guy G. Stroumsa
  • p. 295
  • "The religion of light" : on Mani and Manichaeism/
  • David J. Levy
  • p. 319
  • Arabia and the heritage of the Axial Age/
  • Jan Retso
  • p. 337
  • Pt. 4.
  • Indian and Chinese perspectives
  • Introduction : extending the axial model to South and East Asia/
  • Johann P. Arnason
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • Bjorn Wittrock
  • p. 361
  • Axial grammar/
  • David Shulman
  • p. 369
  • Axialism and empire/
  • Sheldon Pollock
  • p. 397
  • Rethinking the Axial Age - the case of Chinese culture/
  • Hsu Cho-yun
  • p. 451
  • axial millennium in China : a brief survey/
  • Christoph Harbsmeier
  • p. 469
  • Ming-Qing transition : seventeenth-century crisis or axial breakthrough?/
  • Frederic Wakeman, Jr.
  • p. 509
  • Pt. 5.
  • Concluding reflections
  • Axial civilizations and the Axial Age reconsidered/
  • S. N. Eisenstadt
  • p. 531
Control code
l82004057061
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 573 p.
Isbn
9789004139558
Lccn
2004057061

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