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Dynamics of World History

ISBN-10: 188292679X
ISBN-13: 9781882926794
Edition: 2002
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: ISI Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.694

Christopher Henry Dawson was a British independent scholar, who wrote many books on cultural history and Christendom.

Introductionp. vii
Preface to the 1978 editionp. xxxi
Introduction to the 1958 editionp. xli
Toward a Sociology of History
The Sociological Foundations of History
The Sources of Culture Changep. 3
Sociology as a Sciencep. 13
Sociology and the Theory of Progressp. 35
Civilization and Moralsp. 47
Progress and Decay in Ancient and Modern Civilizationp. 57
Art and Societyp. 71
Vitality or Standardization in Culturep. 79
Cultural Polarity and Religious Schismp. 85
Prevision in Religionp. 95
T. S. Eliot on the Meaning of Culturep. 109
The Movement of World History
Religion and the Life of Civilizationp. 119
The Warrior Peoples and the Decline of the Archaic Civilizationp. 137
The Origins of Classical Civilizationp. 157
The Patriarchal Family in Historyp. 165
Stages in Mankind's Religious Experiencep. 175
Urbanism and the Organic Nature of Culture
The Evolution of the Modern Cityp. 199
Catholicism and the Bourgeois Mindp. 211
The World Crisis and the English Traditionp. 225
Bolshevism and the Bourgeoisiep. 237
Conceptions of World History
Christianity and the Meaning of History
The Christian View of Historyp. 245
History and the Christian Revelationp. 263
Christianity and Contradiction in Historyp. 275
The Kingdom of God and Historyp. 283
The Vision of the Historian
The Problem of Metahistoryp. 303
St. Augustine and the City of Godp. 311
Edward Gibbon and the Fall of Romep. 341
Karl Marx and the Dialectic of Historyp. 369
H. G. Wells and the Outline of Historyp. 381
Oswald Spengler and the Life of Civilizationsp. 389
Arnold Toynbee and the Study of Historyp. 405
Europe in Eclipsep. 419
Afterword: Continuity and Development in Christopher Dawson's Thoughtp. 427
Sourcesp. 483
Notesp. 487
Indexp. 503
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