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The Axial Age and Its Consequences
by Robert N. Bellah and Hans Joas
Harvard University Press, 2012
eISBN: 978-0-674-06740-0 | Cloth: 978-0-674-06649-6
Library of Congress Classification CB311.A885 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 930

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book makes the bold claim that intellectual sophistication was born worldwide during the middle centuries of the first millennium bce. From Axial Age thinkers we inherited a sense of the world as a place not just to experience but to investigate, envision, and alter. A variety of utopian visions emerged and led to both reform and repression.
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