The Historiography of Transition: Critical Phases in the Development of Modernity (1494-1973)

1st Edition

Paolo Pombeni

Routledge
Published November 16, 2015
Reference - 226 Pages
ISBN 9781138122444 - CAT# Y214447
Series: Routledge Approaches to History

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Summary

Defining a “historic transition” means understanding how the complex system of intellectual, social, and material structures formed that determined the transition from a certain “universe” to a “new universe,” where the old explanations were radically rethought. In this book, a group of historians with specializations ranging from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries and across political, religious, and social fields, attempt a reinterpretation of “modernity” as the new “Axial Age.”

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