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Hannah Arendt's Jewish Identity

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The topic of Hannah Arendt's Jewish identity can be approached from many directions. This chapter considers Arendt in the context of the vision of world history ... More


Ancient Egypt and the Theory of the Axial Age

Jan Assmann

in From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166310
eISBN:
9781617975899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166310.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The theory of the Axial Age goes back to the 18th century but was made famous by the philosopher Karl Jaspers, who coined the term in 1949. It is described as the turn from an immanent (this-worldly) ... More


Awakenings:: A Cultural History

Thomas DeGloma

in Seeing the Light: The Social Logic of Personal Discovery

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226175744
eISBN:
9780226175911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226175911.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

When individuals tell awakening stories, they weigh in on cultural disputes over truth and meaning that emerged during various historical eras and evolved through time. This chapter sketches a ... More


Conclusions: A Second Axial Age

Allen James Fromherz

in The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748642946
eISBN:
9781474418850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642946.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This concluding chapter reviews how in the twelfth century midpoint, major religious traditions throughout Eurasia and North Africa experienced a great spiritual transformation. The rise of ... More


From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change

Jan Assmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166310
eISBN:
9781617975899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166310.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The turn from polytheism to monotheism created the world in which we are still living. Akhenaten and Moses symbolize this turn in its incipient, revolutionary stages and represent two civilizations ... More


Introduction: North Africa and the Mediterranean Paradox

Allen James Fromherz

in The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748642946
eISBN:
9781474418850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642946.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This introductory chapter provides the background for the story of interaction between Berbers, Arabs, Latins, Muslims, Christians, and Jews in North Africa and Latin Europe and across the Western ... More


The Old World Literary System

Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

World literature is a systematic category from the start—in antiquity referring to an Old World literary system. Three stages of that system can be discerned in the ancient world. The first, ... More


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