The Origins and Diversity of Axial Age Civilizations...


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Publisher  State Univ of New York Pr
Publication Date   November 1, 1986
ISBN  0887060943
Pages  600

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This book presents a new and original analysis of the great ancient civilizations, focusing on the breakthroughs and their institutionalization in Greece, Israel, China, and India. The conditions under which these civilizations developed are systematically explored. For comparative purposes, the civilization of Assyria, where such a breakthrough did not take place is analyzed.

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