The Shape of Ancient Thought

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Author  Thomas C. Mcevilley
Publisher  Allworth Press
Publication Date   November 1, 2001
ISBN  1581152035
Pages  768

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Spanning thirty years of intensive research, this book proves what many scholars could not explain: that today’s Western world must be considered the product of both Greek and Indian thought—Western and Eastern philosophies.

Thomas McEvilley explores how trade, imperialism, and migration currents allowed cultural philosophies to intermingle freely throughout India, Egypt, Greece, and the ancient Near East. This groundbreaking reference will stir relentless debate among philosophers, art historians, and students.

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