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Reconstructing Western Civilization: Irreverant Essays on Antiquity (Hardback)

Barbara Sher Tinsley

Edité par Associated University Presses, United States, 2005
ISBN 10: 1575910950 / ISBN 13: 9781575910956
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Titre : Reconstructing Western Civilization: ...

Éditeur : Associated University Presses, United States

Date d'édition : 2005

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This is a collection of eleven essays, laced with humor and irony, on the Dawn of Man, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Hebrews, Minoans and Mycenaens, classical Greece, Alexander the Great, the Hellenistic world, Rome s Republic and Empire, and several church fathers (Irenaeus, Tertullian, Jerome, and Augustine) who influenced the Primitive Church. Tinsley highlights current research while showcasing themes of contemporary as well as ancient significance - misogyny, the manipulation of rhetoric to justify privilege, the contributions of the anonymous to the well-being of the famous, the paradox of progress, the distortion of prophecy, the use and misuse of myth and other media, the exploitation of spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual resources, the comforts and perils of provincialism versus the dangers and benefits of organization - spiritual, imperial, or both. These essays introduce nonspecialists to the faith and foibles of our forefathers while helping us laugh and marvel at our own. Barbara Sher Tinsley is a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. N° de réf. du libraire ANB9781575910956

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Synopsis : This is a collection of eleven essays, laced with humor and irony, on the Dawn of Man, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Hebrews, Minoans and Mycenaens, classical Greece, Alexander the Great, the Hellenistic world, Rome's Republic and Empire, and several church fathers (Irenaeus, Tertullian, Jerome, and Augustine) who influenced the Primitive Church. Tinsley highlights current research while showcasing themes of contemporary as well as ancient significance - misogyny, the manipulation of rhetoric to justify privilege, the contributions of the anonymous to the well-being of the famous, the paradox of progress, the distortion of prophecy, the use and misuse of myth and other media, the exploitation of spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual resources, the comforts and perils of provincialism versus the dangers and benefits of organization - spiritual, imperial, or both. These essays introduce nonspecialists to the faith and foibles of our forefathers while helping us laugh and marvel at our own. Barbara Sher Tinsley is a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University.

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