Roots of the Western Tradition

Roots of the Western Tradition
Author: Charles Warren Hollister,Guy MacLean Rogers
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89086213410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roots of the Western Tradition Book Review:

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.

Roots of the Western Tradition

Roots of the Western Tradition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0077393295
ISBN 13: 9780077393298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Roots of the Western Tradition

Roots of the Western Tradition
Author: C. Warren Hollister,Guy Rogers
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-10-26
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124015822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roots of the Western Tradition Book Review:

This brief, chronological survey provides students with an introduction to the histories of the Near East, Greece, and Rome from roughly 3000 B.C. until A.D. 500. Succinct enough to be used with supplements, the coverage is carefully balanced between narrative and interpretation, highlighting historians' varying viewpoints on issues of the past. Throughout, special attention is paid to connections between the cultures of the Near East including Mesopotamia and Egypt and Graeco-Roman civilization. This 8th edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest scholarship on the ancient western world, as well as new timelines and pedagogical enhancements to assist students in their study.

Roots of the Western Tradition a Short History of the Ancient World by C Warren Hollister

Roots of the Western Tradition  a Short History of the Ancient World  by  C  Warren Hollister
Author: Charles Warren Hollister
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1966
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1161826012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Roots of the Western Tradition

Roots of the Western Tradition
Author: Charles Warren Hollister
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9780394341903
ISBN 13: 0394341902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cowboy Classics

Cowboy Classics
Author: Kirsten Day
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN 10: 9781474402460
ISBN 13: 1474402461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cowboy Classics Book Review:

In the American psyche, the Wild West is a mythic-historical place where the nation?s values and ideologies were formed. In this violent and uncertain world, the cowboy is the ultimate hero, fighting the bad guys, forging notions of manhood, and delineating what constitutes honor as he works to build civilization out of wilderness. Tales from this mythical place are best known from that most American of media: film. In the Greco-Roman societies that form the foundation of Western civilization, similar narratives were presented in what for them was the most characteristic, and indeed most filmic, genre: epic. Like Western film, the epics of Homer and Virgil focus on the mythichistorical past and its warriors who worked to establish the ideological framework of their respective civilizations. Through a close reading of films like High Noon and Shane, Kirsten Day examines the surprising connections between these seemingly disparate yet closely related genres.

Images of Savages

Images of Savages
Author: Gustav Jahoda
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 1317724909
ISBN 13: 9781317724902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images of Savages Book Review:

In Images of Savages, the distinguished psychologist Gustav Jahoda advances the provocative thesis that racism and the perpetual alienation of a racialized 'other' are a central leagacy of the Western tradition. Finding the roots of these demonizations deep in the myth and traditions of classical antiquity, he examines how the monstrous humanoid creatures of ancient myth and the fabulous "wild men" of the medieval European woods shaped early modern explorers' interpretations of the New World they encountered. Drawing on a global scale the schematic of the Western imagination of its "others," Jahoda locates the persistent identification of the racialized other with cannibalism, sexual abandon and animal drives. Turning to Europe's scientific tradition, Jahoda traces this imagery through the work of 18th century scientists on the relationship between humans and apes, the new racist biology of the 19th century studies of "savagery" as an arrested evolutionary state, and the assignment, especially of blacks, to a status intermediate between humans and animals, or that of children in need of paternal protection from Western masters. Finding in these traditional tropes a central influence upon the most current psychological theory, Jahoda presents a startling historical continuity of racial figuration that persists right up to the present day. Far from suggesting a program for the eradication of racial stereotypes, this remarkable effort nevertheless isolates the most significant barriers to equality buried deep within the Western tradition, and proposes a potentially redemptive self-awareness that will contribute to the gradual dismantling of racial injustice and alienation. Gustav Jahoda demonstrates how deeply rooted Western perceptions going back more than a thousand years are still feeding racial prejudice today. This highly original socio-historical contextualisation will be invaluable to scholars of psychology, sociology and anthropology, and to all those interested in the sources of racial prejudice.

The Other Greeks

The Other Greeks
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 566
Release: 1999-12-22
ISBN 10: 9780520209350
ISBN 13: 0520209354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Greeks Book Review:

Victor Hanson shows that the "Greek revolution" was not the rise of a free and democratic urban culture, but rather the historic innovation of the independent family farm."--BOOK JACKET.

A Spiritual History of the Western Tradition

A Spiritual History of the Western Tradition
Author: Rabbi Barry Albin
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN 10: 1435743121
ISBN 13: 9781435743120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

David and Solomon

David and Solomon
Author: Israel Finkelstein,Neil Asher Silberman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-04-03
ISBN 10: 1416556885
ISBN 13: 9781416556886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David and Solomon Book Review:

The exciting field of biblical archaeology has revolutionized our understanding of the Bible -- and no one has done more to popularise this vast store of knowledge than Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman, who revealed what we now know about when and why the Bible was first written in The Bible Unearthed. Now, with David and Solomon, they do nothing less than help us to understand the sacred kings and founding fathers of western civilization. David and his son Solomon are famous in the Bible for their warrior prowess, legendary loves, wisdom, poetry, conquests, and ambitious building programmes. Yet thanks to archaeology's astonishing finds, we now know that most of these stories are myths. Finkelstein and Silberman show us that the historical David was a bandit leader in a tiny back-water called Jerusalem, and how -- through wars, conquests and epic tragedies like the exile of the Jews in the centuries before Christ and the later Roman conquest -- David and his successor were reshaped into mighty kings and even messiahs, symbols of hope to Jews and Christians alike in times of strife and despair and models for the great kings of Europe. A landmark work of research and lucid scholarship by two brilliant luminaries, David and Solomon recasts the very genesis of western history in a whole new light.

Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition

Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition
Author: Kevin B. MacDonald
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2019-09-13
ISBN 10: 9781089691488
ISBN 13: 1089691483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition Book Review:

"Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition argues that ethnic influences are important for understanding the West. The prehistoric invasion of the Indo-Europeans had a transformative influence on Western Europe, inaugurating a prolonged period of what is labeled "aristocratic individualism" resulting from variants of Indo-European genetic and cultural influence. However, beginning in the seventeenth century and gradually becoming dominant was a new culture labeled "egalitarian individualism" which was influenced by preexisting egalitarian tendencies of northwest Europeans. Egalitarian individualism ushered in the modern world but may well carry the seeds of its own destruction."--Back cover.

The New Buddhism

The New Buddhism
Author: James William Coleman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-05-16
ISBN 10: 9780195152418
ISBN 13: 0195152417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Buddhism Book Review:

This text outlines the development and spread of ancient Buddhism. It describes its journey west and its evolution here, sketching the lives and teachings of some of Western Buddhism's most important figures.

The Roots of Radicalism

The Roots of Radicalism
Author: Craig Calhoun
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0226090841
ISBN 13: 9780226090849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roots of Radicalism Book Review:

This text reveals the importance of radicalism's links to pre-industrial culture and attachments to place and local communities, as well the ways in which journalists who had been pushed out of 'respectable' politics connected to artisans and other workers.

The Search for Roots C G Jung and the Tradition of Gnosis

The Search for Roots  C  G  Jung and the Tradition of Gnosis
Author: Alfred Ribi
Publsiher: Gnosis Archive Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-07-31
ISBN 10: 0615850626
ISBN 13: 9780615850627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Search for Roots C G Jung and the Tradition of Gnosis Book Review:

The publication in 2009 of C. G. Jung's The Red Book: Liber Novus has initiated a broad reassessment of Jung’s place in cultural history. Among many revelations, the visionary events recorded in the Red Book reveal the foundation of Jung’s complex association with the Western tradition of Gnosis. In The Search for Roots, Alfred Ribi closely examines Jung’s life-long association with Gnostic tradition. Dr. Ribi knows C. G. Jung and his tradition from the ground up. He began his analytical training with Marie-Louise von Franz in 1963, and continued working closely with Dr. von Franz for the next 30 years. For over four decades he has been an analyst, lecturer and examiner of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, where he also served as the Director of Studies. But even more importantly, early in his studies Dr. Ribi noted Jung’s underlying roots in Gnostic tradition, and he carefully followed those roots to their source. Alfred Ribi is unique in the Jungian analytical community for the careful scholarship and intellectual rigor he has brought to the study Gnosticism. In The Search for Roots, Ribi shows how a dialogue between Jungian and Gnostic studies can open new perspectives on the experiential nature of Gnosis, both ancient and modern. Creative engagement with Gnostic tradition broadens the imaginative scope of modern depth psychology and adds an essential context for understanding the voice of the soul emerging in our modern age. A Foreword by Lance Owens supplements this volume with a discussion of Jung's encounter with Gnostic tradition while composing his Red Book (Liber Novus). Dr. Owens delivers a fascinating and historically well-documented account of how Gnostic mythology entered into Jung's personal mythology in the Red Book. Gnostic mythology thereafter became for Jung a prototypical image of his individuation. Owens offers this conclusion: “In 1916 Jung had seemingly found the root of his myth and it was the myth of Gnosis. I see no evidence that this ever changed. Over the next forty years, he would proceed to construct an interpretive reading of the Gnostic tradition’s occult course across the Christian aeon: in Hermeticism, alchemy, Kabbalah, and Christian mysticism. In this vast hermeneutic enterprise, Jung was building a bridge across time, leading back to the foundation stone of classical Gnosticism. The bridge that led forward toward a new and coming aeon was footed on the stone rejected by the builders two thousand years ago.” Alfred Ribi's examination of Jung’s relationship with Gnostic tradition comes at an important time. Initially authored prior to the publication of Jung's Red Book, current release of this English edition offers a bridge between the past and the forthcoming understanding of Jung’s Gnostic roots.

Sources of the Western Tradition From the Renaissance to the present

Sources of the Western Tradition  From the Renaissance to the present
Author: Marvin Perry,Joseph R. Peden,Theodore Hermann Von Laue
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780395689745
ISBN 13: 0395689740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Beyond the Western Tradition

Beyond the Western Tradition
Author: Daniel A. Bonevac,William Boon,Stephen H. Phillips
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015003437143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Origins Of Western Warfare

The Origins Of Western Warfare
Author: Doyne Dawson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN 10: 0429975716
ISBN 13: 9780429975714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins Of Western Warfare Book Review:

What is the source of the uniquely Western way of war, the persistent militarism that has made Europe the site of bloodshed throughout history and secured the dominance of the West over the rest of the world? The answer, Doyne Dawson persuasively argues in this groundbreaking new book, is to be found in the very bedrock of Western civilization: ancient Greece and Rome.The Origins of Western Warfare begins with an overview of primitive warfare, showing how the main motivations of prehistoric combat?revenge and honor?set the tone for Greek thinking about questions of war and morality. These ideas, especially as later developed by the Romans, ensured the emergence of a distinctive Western tradition of warfare: dynamic, aggressive, and devastatingly successful when turned against non-Western cultures.Dawson identifies key factors that led Western culture down this particular path. First, the Greeks argued that war could be justified as an instrument of human and divine justice, securing the social and cosmic order. Second, war was seen as a rational instrument of foreign policy. This, probably the most original contribution of the Greeks to military thought, was articulated as early as the fifth century b.c. Finally, Greek military thought was dominated by the principle of ?civic militarism,? in which the ideal state is based upon self-governing citizens trained and armed for war.The Roman version of civic militarism became thoroughly imperial in spirit, and in general, the Romans successfully modified these Greek ideas to serve their expansionist policies. At the end of antiquity, these traditions were passed on to medieval Europe, forming the basis for the just war doctrines of the Church. Later, in early modern Europe, they were fully revived, systematized, and given a basis in natural law?to the benefit of absolute monarchs. For centuries this neoclassical synthesis served the needs of European elites, and echoes of it are still heard in contemporary justifications for war.Providing a careful reconsideration of what the classical sources tell us about Western thinking on fundamental questions of war and peace, The Origins of Western Warfare makes a lasting contribution to our understanding of one of the most persistent and troubling aspects of Western culture.

Building with Nature Roots of the San Francisco Bay Region Tradition

Building with Nature  Roots of the San Francisco Bay Region Tradition
Author: Leslie Mandelson Freudenheim,Elisabeth Sussman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822012772646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Crisis of Western Education The Works of Christopher Dawson

The Crisis of Western Education  The Works of Christopher Dawson
Author: Christopher Dawson
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2010-01
ISBN 10: 0813216834
ISBN 13: 9780813216836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis of Western Education The Works of Christopher Dawson Book Review:

*A new edition of Christopher Dawsons classic work on Christian higher education*

Literature and the Language Arts

Literature and the Language Arts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 874
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780821913635
ISBN 13: 0821913638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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