The Axial Age and Its Consequences

Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN-13 : 0674067401

Page : 500 pages

Rating : 4.5/5 from 401 voters

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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