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The Paths of Civilization - Understanding the Currents of History

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This book explores human history through the prism of civilisations, defined as socio-cultural configurations of civilised societies (i.e. societies which are urbanised and literate). The track is laid down by complex processes in which the different mind-sets, visions of the beyond, grades or types of know-how as well as concepts of law and order are the main variables. Tracing these processes within their spatio-temporal lay-outs constitutes the core of the book. The introductory chapters discuss the conceptual framework and the concluding part of the book reviews the historical turning-points of the human condition. The contemporary Euro-American civilisation is seen not only as the promoter of a comprehensive globalisation but also - due to the multi-faceted impact of fast growing technology - as the seed-bed of anthropological mutation. Yet contrasting demographic developments in various parts of the world may turn the apparent trend in another direction.

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Author(s):
Jaroslav Krejci
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1403938210
ISBN-13:
9781403938213
Number of pages:
281
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Title:
The Paths of Civilization - Understanding the Currents of History

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This book explores human history through the prism of civilisations, defined as socio-cultural configurations of civilised societies (i.e. societies which are urbanised and literate). The track is laid down by complex processes in which the different mind-sets, visions of the beyond, grades or types of know-how as well as concepts of law and order are the main variables. Tracing these processes within their spatio-temporal lay-outs constitutes the core of the book. The introductory chapters discuss the conceptual framework and the concluding part of the book reviews the historical turning-points of the human condition. The contemporary Euro-American civilisation is seen not only as the promoter of a comprehensive globalisation but also - due to the multi-faceted impact of fast growing technology - as the seed-bed of anthropological mutation. Yet contrasting demographic developments in various parts of the world may turn the apparent trend in another direction.

Author(s):
Jaroslav Krejci
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1403938210
ISBN-13:
9781403938213
Number of pages:
281
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Title:
The Paths of Civilization - Understanding the Currents of History

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