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Title Seshat history of the Axial age / edited by Daniel Hoyer and Jenny Reddish ; with foreword by Ian Morris.
Publisher Chaplin, Connecticut : Beresta Books, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019


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Descript iii, 513 pages : map ; 25 cm
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Note "Seshat, Global History Databank."
Contents Foreword. For What It's Worth : Evidence and Models in the History of the Axial Age / Ian Morris -- Introductory Matter -- Introduction / Daniel Hoyer, Jenny Reddish -- Overview of "Axial" Religions / Enrico Cioni -- Axial Core -- Mediterranean Basin : The Greco-Roman World / Jenny Reddish, Franco De Angelis -- West Asia : The Levant / Jenny Reddish, Oren Litwin -- West Asia : Iran / Jenny Reddish, Julye Bidmead -- South Asia : India / Enrico Cioni, Vesna Wallace -- East Asia : North China / Jill Levine, Barend Ter Haar -- Other Afro-Eurasian Regions. West Asia : Anatolia / Jenny Reddish, Sharon R. Steadman, Gregory McMahon -- North Africa : Egypt / Jenny Reddish, J.G. Manning -- Southeast Asia : Lower Mekong Basin / Jill Levine, Miriam T. Stark -- East Asia : Japan / Thomas Cressy -- Regions Outside Afro-Eurasia -- West Africa : Inland Niger Delta / Jenny Reddish -- South America : Highland Peru / Dennis Spencer, R. Alan Covey -- North America : Mississippi Valley / Jill Levine, Peter Peregrine -- Oceania : Hawai'i / Dennis Spencer, Timothy Earle -- Survey of Late Complexity Societies / Eva Brandl -- Concluding Matter -- Conclusion : Was There Ever an Axial Age? / Harvey Whitehouse, Pieter François, Enrico Cioni, Jill Levine, Daniel Hoyer, Jenny Reddish, Peter Turchin.
Note "Fairness and equity, universal rights and freedoms, representative, balanced, democratic governance, the notion that no one is above the law-- these are ideas many of us cherish in the modern world. But where did they come from? According to some scholars, these features of modernity have their roots in the period between 800 and 200 BCE. In this "Axial Age," they state, crucial intellectual, moral, and political changes took place more or less simultaneously in five core regions across Eurasia, reaching from present-day Greece, Israel-Palestine, Iran and India to China. Seshat History of the Axial Age challenges the view that there was a single Axial Age in human history. Applying insights from a massive historical research project, Seshat: Global History Databank, the volume reveals that societies all over the world gravitated more strongly towards egalitarian ideals and constraints on political authority--traits usually associated with axiality--as they reached a tipping point in the evolution of social complexity. In fourteen chapters, the authors survey earlier and later periods in history as well as developments in regions previously neglected in Axial Age discussions, thus expanding the Axial Age debate well beyond first-millennium BCE Eurasia. They explore whether there really was an Axial Age, where and when key changes that characterize modern life actually developed, and what drove societies to become more equitable and law-bound."-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780996139564 paperback
0996139567 paperback
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Series Seshat histories ; Vol. I
Seshat histories ; v. 1.
Subject Civilization, Ancient -- Philosophy.
Comparative civilization.
Civilization, Ancient -- Philosophy.
Comparative civilization.
Alt author Hoyer, Daniel, 1982- editor.
Reddish, Jenny, editor.
Morris, Ian, 1960- writer of foreword.
Descript iii, 513 pages : map ; 25 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Note "Seshat, Global History Databank."
Contents Foreword. For What It's Worth : Evidence and Models in the History of the Axial Age / Ian Morris -- Introductory Matter -- Introduction / Daniel Hoyer, Jenny Reddish -- Overview of "Axial" Religions / Enrico Cioni -- Axial Core -- Mediterranean Basin : The Greco-Roman World / Jenny Reddish, Franco De Angelis -- West Asia : The Levant / Jenny Reddish, Oren Litwin -- West Asia : Iran / Jenny Reddish, Julye Bidmead -- South Asia : India / Enrico Cioni, Vesna Wallace -- East Asia : North China / Jill Levine, Barend Ter Haar -- Other Afro-Eurasian Regions. West Asia : Anatolia / Jenny Reddish, Sharon R. Steadman, Gregory McMahon -- North Africa : Egypt / Jenny Reddish, J.G. Manning -- Southeast Asia : Lower Mekong Basin / Jill Levine, Miriam T. Stark -- East Asia : Japan / Thomas Cressy -- Regions Outside Afro-Eurasia -- West Africa : Inland Niger Delta / Jenny Reddish -- South America : Highland Peru / Dennis Spencer, R. Alan Covey -- North America : Mississippi Valley / Jill Levine, Peter Peregrine -- Oceania : Hawai'i / Dennis Spencer, Timothy Earle -- Survey of Late Complexity Societies / Eva Brandl -- Concluding Matter -- Conclusion : Was There Ever an Axial Age? / Harvey Whitehouse, Pieter François, Enrico Cioni, Jill Levine, Daniel Hoyer, Jenny Reddish, Peter Turchin.
Note "Fairness and equity, universal rights and freedoms, representative, balanced, democratic governance, the notion that no one is above the law-- these are ideas many of us cherish in the modern world. But where did they come from? According to some scholars, these features of modernity have their roots in the period between 800 and 200 BCE. In this "Axial Age," they state, crucial intellectual, moral, and political changes took place more or less simultaneously in five core regions across Eurasia, reaching from present-day Greece, Israel-Palestine, Iran and India to China. Seshat History of the Axial Age challenges the view that there was a single Axial Age in human history. Applying insights from a massive historical research project, Seshat: Global History Databank, the volume reveals that societies all over the world gravitated more strongly towards egalitarian ideals and constraints on political authority--traits usually associated with axiality--as they reached a tipping point in the evolution of social complexity. In fourteen chapters, the authors survey earlier and later periods in history as well as developments in regions previously neglected in Axial Age discussions, thus expanding the Axial Age debate well beyond first-millennium BCE Eurasia. They explore whether there really was an Axial Age, where and when key changes that characterize modern life actually developed, and what drove societies to become more equitable and law-bound."-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780996139564 paperback
0996139567 paperback
Series Seshat histories ; Vol. I
Seshat histories ; v. 1.
Subject Civilization, Ancient -- Philosophy.
Comparative civilization.
Civilization, Ancient -- Philosophy.
Comparative civilization.
Alt author Hoyer, Daniel, 1982- editor.
Reddish, Jenny, editor.
Morris, Ian, 1960- writer of foreword.
LOCATION SHELVED AT LOAN TYPE STATUS
 BJL Reading Room 1st floor HDC  CB 311 .S474  7 DAYS  AVAILABLE
 BJL Reading Room 1st floor HDC  CB 311 .S474  7 DAYS  AVAILABLE
 BJL Reading Room 1st floor HDC  CB 311 .S474  7 DAYS  AVAILABLE

Subject Civilization, Ancient -- Philosophy.
Comparative civilization.
Civilization, Ancient -- Philosophy.
Comparative civilization.
Descript iii, 513 pages : map ; 25 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Note "Seshat, Global History Databank."
Contents Foreword. For What It's Worth : Evidence and Models in the History of the Axial Age / Ian Morris -- Introductory Matter -- Introduction / Daniel Hoyer, Jenny Reddish -- Overview of "Axial" Religions / Enrico Cioni -- Axial Core -- Mediterranean Basin : The Greco-Roman World / Jenny Reddish, Franco De Angelis -- West Asia : The Levant / Jenny Reddish, Oren Litwin -- West Asia : Iran / Jenny Reddish, Julye Bidmead -- South Asia : India / Enrico Cioni, Vesna Wallace -- East Asia : North China / Jill Levine, Barend Ter Haar -- Other Afro-Eurasian Regions. West Asia : Anatolia / Jenny Reddish, Sharon R. Steadman, Gregory McMahon -- North Africa : Egypt / Jenny Reddish, J.G. Manning -- Southeast Asia : Lower Mekong Basin / Jill Levine, Miriam T. Stark -- East Asia : Japan / Thomas Cressy -- Regions Outside Afro-Eurasia -- West Africa : Inland Niger Delta / Jenny Reddish -- South America : Highland Peru / Dennis Spencer, R. Alan Covey -- North America : Mississippi Valley / Jill Levine, Peter Peregrine -- Oceania : Hawai'i / Dennis Spencer, Timothy Earle -- Survey of Late Complexity Societies / Eva Brandl -- Concluding Matter -- Conclusion : Was There Ever an Axial Age? / Harvey Whitehouse, Pieter François, Enrico Cioni, Jill Levine, Daniel Hoyer, Jenny Reddish, Peter Turchin.
Note "Fairness and equity, universal rights and freedoms, representative, balanced, democratic governance, the notion that no one is above the law-- these are ideas many of us cherish in the modern world. But where did they come from? According to some scholars, these features of modernity have their roots in the period between 800 and 200 BCE. In this "Axial Age," they state, crucial intellectual, moral, and political changes took place more or less simultaneously in five core regions across Eurasia, reaching from present-day Greece, Israel-Palestine, Iran and India to China. Seshat History of the Axial Age challenges the view that there was a single Axial Age in human history. Applying insights from a massive historical research project, Seshat: Global History Databank, the volume reveals that societies all over the world gravitated more strongly towards egalitarian ideals and constraints on political authority--traits usually associated with axiality--as they reached a tipping point in the evolution of social complexity. In fourteen chapters, the authors survey earlier and later periods in history as well as developments in regions previously neglected in Axial Age discussions, thus expanding the Axial Age debate well beyond first-millennium BCE Eurasia. They explore whether there really was an Axial Age, where and when key changes that characterize modern life actually developed, and what drove societies to become more equitable and law-bound."-- Provided by publisher.
Alt author Hoyer, Daniel, 1982- editor.
Reddish, Jenny, editor.
Morris, Ian, 1960- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780996139564 paperback
0996139567 paperback

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