Lifelines from Our Past

Author: L. S. Stavrianos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317466071
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This book offers an extraordinary interpretation of world history, from the paleolithic era to the present. Renowned historian L.S. Stavrianos conceptualizes human history into three categories: kinship societies, tributary societies, and capitalist societies. In each, he discerns and studies four "life-line" issues - ecology, gender relations, social relations, and war - that encompass the broadest areas of human experience. The revised edition projects forward to the twenty-first century, offering the author's views on possible future scenarios involving the same lifeline issues.

On World History

Author: Johann Gottfried Herder
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563245411
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Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) was an influential German critic and philosopher, whose ideas included "cultural nationalism" - that every nation has its own personality and pattern of growth. This anthology contains excerpts from Herder's writings on world history and related topics.

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Memos from the Besieged City

Author: Djelal Kadir
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804770506
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This is a historical and critical reassessment of the field of comparative literature—the study of cultures and their literary posterity across national borders and historical frontiers—at a moment when notions of literacy and culture are under inordinate pressure by predatory globalization and militaristic realpolitik.