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History of Western Morals

History of Western Morals
ISBN
1557783705
Weight
2.00 lbs
Cover
Paper

Pages
512

Size
6x9

Date Available
1999/11/30


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Tantalizing...learned
“...a fine book...tantalizing...learned...an elegant volume....” –The New York Times

Astonishing mastery
“Mr. Brinton...is a superb craftsman in the history of ideas, with an astonishing mastery over his material and an enviable skill at presenting it.” –The Nation

This work will stand high and long
“One of the outstanding merits of Brinton’s book is its judicious balance between the sociological and the purely ideological aspects of the history of morals.... This work will stand high and long on its merits.” –Christian Century

Sensible and sophisticated
“...the most sensible and genuinely sophisticated book yet done on the subject...not only highly readable, but...displays an exceptionally wide learning....” –American History Review

Authoritative
“An authoritative work of awe-inspiring erudition.” –Library Journal

“...Mr. Brinton, blend[s] historical erudition, philosophical sophistication, worldly wit, and moral seriousness in judicious proportions...offers abundant pleasures.” –The Christian Science Monitor

Impressive knowledge of Western civilization
This book brings together an impressive range of knowledge of Western civilization–from the ancient cultures of the Near East, through the Ancient Greek and Roman worlds, to the Middle Ages, the Reformation, the Renaissance, the Age of Reason and the twentieth century, Crane Brinton searches human history for the meaning of ethics. A History of Western Morals raises many controversial conclusions about the value of religion in society, the practices of sex, the nature of crime and the possibility of progress.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION
II. ORIGINS: THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
III. ORIGINS: THE JEWS AND THE GREEKS
IV. GREECE: THE GREAT AGE
V. THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD
VI. THE BEGINNINGS OF THE JUDAEO-CHRISTIAN TRADITION

VII. THE MIDDLE AGES
VIII. THE REFORMATION
VIII. THE REFORMATION
IX. THE RENAISSANCE
X. THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
XI. THE AGE OF REASON
XII. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
XIII. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
XIV. THE PROBLEM OF MORAL PROGRESS
XV. CONCLUSION: IN WHICH NOTHING IS CONCLUDED
SUGGESTED READINGS
INDEX


CRANE BRINTON, Ph.D. graduated from Harvard and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Among his many books are Ideas and Men, The Anatomy of a Revolution, The Shaping of the Modern Mind, and A History of Civilization.

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