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Representing Ancient Egypt at Imperial High Noon (1882–1922): Egyptological Careers and Artistic Allegories of Civilization*

Donald Malcolm Reid

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the height of Western imperialism in Egypt from 1882 to 1922, the British ran the country and the French directed the Antiquities Service. Two contemporary artistic allegories expressed ... More


Perceptions of Others and Attitudes to European Civilization

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 9, ‘Perceptions of Others and Attitudes to European Civilization’, addresses overlapping national histories, using the examples of the Czech–German, the Polish–Lithuanian and the ... More


Mahatma Gandhi and the Nationalist Discourse of Civilization

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Gandhi’s ideas on Indian civilization through Hind Swaraj (1909). India, Gandhi said, need not have the expulsion of the British as the aim; it could accommodate them, but not ... More


The Concept of Civilization: Rabindranath Tagore’s Evolving Perspective

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Rabindranath Tagore’s view of Indian civilization which later formed the basis of a full-fledged nationalist paradigm: the ‘syncretic’ civilization. Tagore argued that India’s ... More


Translatio and Difference: Western Classics in Modern Japan

Yasunari Takada

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with the fortune—and vicissitudes—of the Western classics in modern Japan. Western civilization, of which the Greek and Latin classics claim pride of place as fons et origo, came ... More


The Age of the Democratic Revolution

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book deals with Western Civilization as a whole at a critical moment in its history, or with what has sometimes recently been called ... More


Early personalism and its meaning

Jan Olof Bengtsson

in The Worldview of Personalism: Origins and Early Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297191
eISBN:
9780191711374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297191.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter summarizes the main results reached in Chapters 2 to 4, drawing general conclusions from them with reference to the current historical accounts discussed in Chapter 1. It also returns to ... More


Monumental Classicism: Healing the Western Body

Ana Carden‐Coyne

in Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546466
eISBN:
9780191720659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546466.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Turning from visual to material culture, this chapter investigates how classical motifs attempted to heal the bodily violence seen in visual culture. Instead of the motif of ‘war-wrecked bodies’, ... More


The French Revolution: The Explosion of 1789

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Instead of attempting the hopeless task of a full and rounded account of the French Revolution, this chapter selects a few points for more detailed treatment: how the year 1789 opened with a fully ... More


The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169547
eISBN:
9780231537957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169547.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought ... More


The Yin of Early Modern Vietnamese Culture Challenges the Yang of Tradition, 1932–1939

Neil L. Jamieson

in Understanding Vietnam

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201576
eISBN:
9780520916586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201576.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the conflict between traditional and early modern culture in Vietnam during the period from 1932 to 1939. Both intra- and interpersonal conflict intensified in early Vietnamese ... More


Religion & The Order of Nature: The 1994 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108231
eISBN:
9780199853441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108231.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The current ecological crisis is a matter of urgent global concern, with solutions being sought on many fronts. This book argues that the devastation of our world has been exacerbated, if not ... More


Russia and the West: Toward Understanding

Vladimir I. Yakunin

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This afterword examines the question of whether Russia is part of that entity known as “the West” or “Western civilization.” It argues that Russia developed as an alternative (to the Western) ... More


The Politics of the Impossible

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers Kirk’s ideas on natural law, natural rights, justice, and Western and American civilization and looks at his friendship with Arizona senator and 1964 Republican president ... More


Two: The Machine of Political Theology and the Place of Thought

Roberto Esposito

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267613
eISBN:
9780823272396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267613.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is about the relationship between theology and politics. In the late stages of a debate that has spanned the entire twentieth century, the ultimate significance of the notion of “political ... More


Athens and Jerusalem

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter looks at the structure of the Western mind and the civilization it produced by examining the creative tension between Athens and Jerusalem, particularly the fundamental importance that ... More


The Yoga of Power: Sex Magic, Tantra, and Fascism in Twentieth-Century Europe

Hugh B. Urban

in Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the appropriation of both Tantra and sexual magic by the more extreme right-wing intellectuals of the twentieth century, specifically by Italian fascist Julius Evola. It looks ... More


Conclusion

Ronald K. Rittgers

in The Reformation of Suffering: Pastoral Theology and Lay Piety in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795086
eISBN:
9780199950171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795086.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The conclusion provides a summary of the analysis and argument and then briefly explores one possible long-term legacy of the Protestant reformation of suffering for the Western church and Western ... More


Turkey and the West

M. Şükrü Hanioğlu

in Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175829
eISBN:
9781400885572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175829.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how Mustafa Kemal Atatürk held strongly to the old Committee of Union and Progress (CUP) belief that maintaining the state's European character was crucial for its survival. ... More


The Militant and Lowly Historical Jesus

David Burns

in The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199929504
eISBN:
9780199315963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929504.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the radical historical Jesus became a source of inspiration among socialists and working-class activists dissatisfied with capitalism. The major point emerging from this ... More


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