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Book Synopsis A Study of History: Volume I: Abridgement of Volumes I-VI by : Arnold J. Toynbee
Download or read book A Study of History: Volume I: Abridgement of Volumes I-VI written by Arnold J. Toynbee and published by Oxford Paperbacks. This book was released on 1988-03-24 with total page 630 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arnold Toynbee's analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations has been acknowledged as one of the great achievements of twentieth-century scholarship. D.C. Somervell's abridgement of this monumental work is a great achievement in its own right. While reducing the work to one sixth of its original size, he has succeeded in preserving its method and character. The first volume of the abridgement presents Toynbee's philosophy of history as it appears in the first six volumes of the original work. This volume includes the Introduction; The Geneses of Civilizations; The Growth of Civilizations; The Breakdowns of Civilizations; and The Disintegrations of Civilizations. The second volume comprises volumes 7-10 of the original, including Universal States; Universal Churches; Heroic Ages; Contacts Between Civilizations in Space; Contacts Between Civilizations in Time; Law and Freedom in History; The Prospects of the Western Civilization; and Conclusion.
Book Synopsis A Study of History by : Arnold J. Toynbee
Download or read book A Study of History written by Arnold J. Toynbee and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1947-12-31 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History has been acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship. A ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of human civilizations, it is a work of breath-taking breadth and vision. D.C. Somervell's abridgement, in two volumes, of this magnificent enterprise, preserves the method, atmosphere, texture, and, in many instances, the very words of the original. Originally published in 1947 and 1957, these two volumes are themselves a great historical achievement. Volume 1, which abridges the first six volumes of Toynbee's study, includes the Introduction, The Geneses of Civilizations, and The Disintegrations of Civilizations. Volume 2, an abridgement of Volumes VII-X, includes sections on Universal States, Universal churches, Heroic Ages, Contacts Between Civilizations in Space, Contacts Between Civilizations in Time, Law and Freedom in History, The Prospects of the Western Civilization, and the Conclusion. Of Somervell's work, Toynbee wrote, "The reader now has at his command a uniform abridgement of the whole book, made by a clear mind that has not only mastered the contents but has entered into the writer's outlook and purpose."
Book Synopsis The Idea of Decline in Western History by : Arthur Herman
Download or read book The Idea of Decline in Western History written by Arthur Herman and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1997 with total page 538 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enth.: "Historical and Cultural Pessimism. Jacob Burckhardt and Friedrich Nietzsche" (S. 76-108).
Download or read book Global Diasporas written by Robin Cohen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-09-11 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Book Synopsis The Universal Pattern Within History by : Rachamim Dayan
Download or read book The Universal Pattern Within History written by Rachamim Dayan and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2002-09-23 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a work of synthesis, which argues that an all-encompassing blueprint governs the evolution of all parts of our universe. In its first half, it discerns interdisciplinary symmetry in the early development of history and six other disciplines. It then uses this discovery to formulate testable predictions about the form and content of later history. In its second half, the book attempts to verify these intimations of our more recent past and to envision the human future that lies ahead. Contents INTRODUCTION.................................................................. 13 Part I EARLY HISTORY 1. PERIOD 0 THE HOMINOIDS......................................... 19 2. PERIOD 1 THE PALEOLITHIC ECONOMY.................... 43 3. PERIOD 1 THE PALEOLITHIC SUPERSTRUCTURE...... 64 4. A METAPHORICAL SYNOPSIS OF THE PALEOLITHIC PERIOD......................................... 72 5. PERIOD 2 THE NEOLITHIC ECONOMY......................... 84 6. PERIOD 2 THE NEOLITHIC SUPERSTRUCTURE........... 96 7. A METAPHORICAL SYNOPSIS OF THE NEOLITHIC PERIOD............................................ 102 8. PERIOD 3 THE BRONZE AGE SUPERSTRUCTURE...... 110 9. PERIOD 3 THE BRONZE AGE ECONOMY.................... 119 10. A METAPHORICAL SYNOPSIS OF THE BRONZE AGE.. 134 Part II INTERDISCIPLINARY DEVELOPMENT SYMMETRY Early Supernatural Development 11. SUPERNATURAL PERIOD 1 THE TOTEM BASE........ 149 12. SUPERNATURAL PERIOD 1 THE TOTEM SUPERSTRUCTURE................................. 163 13. A METAPHORICAL SYNOPSIS OF THE TOTEM PERIOD.................................................. 168 14. SUPERNATURAL PERIOD 2 THE MOTHER GODDESS BASE................................... 172 15. SUPERNATURAL PERIOD 2 THE MOT
Book Synopsis The Revenge of Geography by : Robert D. Kaplan
Download or read book The Revenge of Geography written by Robert D. Kaplan and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-09-11 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this “ambitious and challenging” (The New York Review of Books) work, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts offers a revelatory prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world. In The Revenge of Geography, Robert D. Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene. Kaplan traces the history of the world’s hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other embattled lands. The Russian steppe’s pitiless climate and limited vegetation bred hard and cruel men bent on destruction, for example, while Nazi geopoliticians distorted geopolitics entirely, calculating that space on the globe used by the British Empire and the Soviet Union could be swallowed by a greater German homeland. Kaplan then applies the lessons learned to the present crises in Europe, Russia, China, the Indian subcontinent, Turkey, Iran, and the Arab Middle East. The result is a holistic interpretation of the next cycle of conflict throughout Eurasia. Remarkably, the future can be understood in the context of temperature, land allotment, and other physical certainties: China, able to feed only 23 percent of its people from land that is only 7 percent arable, has sought energy, minerals, and metals from such brutal regimes as Burma, Iran, and Zimbabwe, putting it in moral conflict with the United States. Afghanistan’s porous borders will keep it the principal invasion route into India, and a vital rear base for Pakistan, India’s main enemy. Iran will exploit the advantage of being the only country that straddles both energy-producing areas of the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea. Finally, Kaplan posits that the United States might rue engaging in far-flung conflicts with Iraq and Afghanistan rather than tending to its direct neighbor Mexico, which is on the verge of becoming a semifailed state due to drug cartel carnage. A brilliant rebuttal to thinkers who suggest that globalism will trump geography, this indispensable work shows how timeless truths and natural facts can help prevent this century’s looming cataclysms.
Book Synopsis Turnaround Challenge by : Michael Blowfield
Download or read book Turnaround Challenge written by Michael Blowfield and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2013-09-12 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do we have the rights to optimism? Can capitalism deliver a next great wave of growth? The future, wrote William Gibson, is already here. It just isn't evenly distributed yet. Lucid and polemical, Turnaround Challenge is a dig into that future and its meaning for business. It dissects the nexus of social, economic, environmental and governance crises confronting us, and a series of colliding megatrends with the potential to reshape opportunities for growth. Three cities of the future are emerging. The first is Petropolis, the alluringly familiar but decreasingly resilient city, locked into the century old technologies of fossil fuel-driven mass production. This is the city of rising inequality, credit-fuelled consumption, offshored jobs, climate volatility, and unsustainable household and national debt. The second city is Cyburbia . This is mass production on the steroids of IT: the latest manifestation of science fictions city without pain, but one inhabited by voice-activated popcorn dispensers, of athletics' shoes with in-built Twitter feeds, of sensor-packed and censoring glass towers that risk reducing their citizens to digital factors of production in the supply chain of big data. The third is the Distributed City, where technology is deployed with the intent to connect us not virtually but physically—from Nairobi's network of innovation spaces to Hamburg's Participatory Budgeting experiments, from Barcelona's network for micro-manufacturing, to Austin's distributed smart grid. These are the cities of society's future, and they have very different implications for business success, and our ability to navigate the social, economic, and environmental megatrends that confront us. Blowfield and Johnson present the DNA of the winners of the future, high growth and disruptive businesses, emerging from the bottom up, and with the capacity to tackle society's biggest challenges head on.
Book Synopsis Frontiers of Historical Imagination by : Kerwin Lee Klein
Download or read book Frontiers of Historical Imagination written by Kerwin Lee Klein and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2023-11-10 with total page 391 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American frontier, a potent symbol since Europeans first stepped ashore on North America, serves as the touchstone for Kerwin Klein's analysis of the narrating of history. Klein explores the traditions through which historians, philosophers, anthropologists, and literary critics have understood the story of America's origin and the way those understandings have shaped and been shaped by changing conceptions of history. The American West was once the frontier space where migrating Europe collided with Native America, where the historical civilizations of the Old World met the nonhistorical wilds of the New. It was not only the cultural combat zone where American democracy was forged but also the ragged edge of History itself, where historical and nonhistorical defied and defined each other. Klein maintains that the idea of a collision between people with and without history still dominates public memory. But the collision, he believes, resounds even more powerfully in the historical imagination, which creates conflicts between narration and knowledge and carries them into the language used to describe the American frontier. In Klein's words, "We remain obscurely entangled in philosophies of history we no longer profess, and the very idea of 'America' balances on history's shifting frontiers."
Book Synopsis The Roots of Morality by : Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
Download or read book The Roots of Morality written by Maxine Sheets-Johnstone and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The New Great Transformation? by : Christopher Bryant
Download or read book The New Great Transformation? written by Christopher Bryant and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-11 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This timely book provides an essential guide to the social, political and economic upheavals in post-communist Europe.
Book Synopsis Notes on Social Measurement by : Otis Dudley Duncan
Download or read book Notes on Social Measurement written by Otis Dudley Duncan and published by Russell Sage Foundation. This book was released on 1984-08-31 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A richly erudite history of measurement and an account of its current state in the social sciences—fascinating, informative, provocative." —James S. Coleman, Unversity of Chicago "Wise and powerful." — American Journal of Sociology "Personal and provocative—an excellent set of historical and critical ruminations from one of social measurement's greatest contributors." —Choice
Book Synopsis Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology by : James F. Osborne
Download or read book Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology written by James F. Osborne and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2014-10-24 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Interdisciplinary study of monumental art and architecture in human history. Monumentality is a human phenomenon that has occurred in nearly all times and places. Because of its ubiquity, monumentality is something that has been studied by a large number of disciplines and individuals. Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology explores the phenomenon of monumental art and architecture from humankinds most ancient past to recent history, and does so using an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the research of anthropological archaeologists, art historians, classicists, and sociologists working in a wide variety of historical and cultural contexts. The volume seeks to define what is meant by the terms monument and monumentality, and to understand the social and political significance of monument-building as it has manifested around the world. By advocating for a relational approach to the topic that seeks to find monumentality in the ongoing relationship between object and person, this book offers the opportunity to begin the process of uniting these varied interests into a unified discourse.
Book Synopsis Warrant for Genocide by : Vahakn Dadrian
Download or read book Warrant for Genocide written by Vahakn Dadrian and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-29 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Warrant for Genocide provides a unique, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the underlying causes of the World War I Armenian genocide. It traces genocide to the origin and history of the long-standing Turko-Armenian discord with the massacres treated as a means to resolve the conflict between a powerful, dominant group and a weak, vulnerable minority. The World War I destruction of the Armenian people in the Ottoman Empire was neither an accident nor an aberration. The seeds of the large-scale deportations and massacres of Armenians can be found in the 1919u1920 Turkish Courts Martial documents of leaders of the Young Turk Ittihadist regime. These were replete with xenophobic nationalism, calls for the use of arms to achieve that end, and references to Islam to incite the masses against Armenians. The utmost secrecy, camouflage, and deflection with respect to their plans were evident in what was not said. This was a drastic departure by the regime from its publicly proclaimed posture of egalitarianism, heralding the dawn of a new era of multiethnic harmony and accord in the decaying empire. Dadrian carefully details these calculated deliberations and the concomitant shift from Ottomanism to Turkism in the radical wing of the regime. He illustrates how this rekindled enmities between dominant Turks and subject minorities. The desire to neutralize or eliminate the opposition helped pave the way to a new and radical nationality policy. To Dadrian, the act of genocide was a draconian method of resolving a lingering conflict. No analysis of the Armenian genocide can be adequate without understanding the origin, elements, evolution, and escalation of the Turko-Armenian conflict. Dadrian details this admirably, showing that in the final analysis, the Armenian genocide was a cataclysmic by-product of this conflict. Genocide and Holocaust scholars, Armenian area specialists, and human rights activists will consider this an essential addition to the literature.
Book Synopsis Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States by : Theodore C. Grame
Download or read book Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States written by Theodore C. Grame and published by . This book was released on 1980 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Tragedy Since 9/11 by : Jennifer Wallace
Download or read book Tragedy Since 9/11 written by Jennifer Wallace and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-09-05 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the trauma of September 11th, through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the aftermath of the Arab Spring and the environmental warning signs of climate change, this book reflects on the crises and terrifying events of the early 21st century and argues that a knowledge of tragedy from the works of Sophocles to Shakespeare to Samuel Beckett can help us understand them. Jennifer Wallace offers a cultural analysis of the tragic events of the past two decades with reference to a litany of key dramatic texts, including Aeschylus' Oresteia, Euripides' Hecuba, Iphigenia in Aulis, Trojan Women and Bacchae, Homer's Iliad, Ibsen's Emperor and Galilean and Enemy of the People, and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Macbeth and King Lear, among others.