Interpretations of History: From Confucius to Toynbee

1st Edition

Alban G. Widgery

Published March 20, 2018
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138192638 - CAT# Y226838
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Historiography

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In this volume, originally published in 1961, the author presents an exposition of the meanings given to history. Part 1 describes the conceptions of history impied in wide-spread religions and cultures, Confucian and Taoist, Hindu and Buddhist, Zoroastrian and Muslim, Greek and Roman, Jewish and Christian. Part 2 surveys the theories of independent thinkers and schools in the Occident from the Middle Ages to the mid-twentieth century.


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