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Author Rossellini, Ingrid, author.

Title Know thyself : Western identity from classical Greece to the Renaissance / Ingrid Rossellini.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    909.0982 ROS    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xxii, 469 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-448) and index.
Contents The Birth of the polis -- Sparta and Athens -- Reason, the irrational and the danger of hubris -- Hesiod and the cosmic origin of the world -- The heroic ideal -- Greek art : reason versus passion -- From mythology to philosophy -- Pythagoras : the divine reason and the immortal soul -- The myth of the rational west versus the irrational east -- Splendor and contradiction of the classical age -- The achievements of theatre, rhetoric and philosophy -- From Plato to Aristotle : the empowering wisdom of philosophy -- The Hellenistic era -- The Roman Republic : history and myth -- Augustus and the empire : the theatre of politics and power -- Augustus's successors -- The decline of the empire and the rise of Christianity -- Augustine's tale of two cities -- The triumph of Christianity and the demise of the rational mind -- The symbolic discourse of art -- The new vocabulary of faith and spirituality -- Latin West versus Greek East -- The monastic experience -- From the iconoclastic revolt to the splendor of Byzantine art -- Charlemagne and feudalism -- Church authority versus state authority : the balance of power -- Cities and universities : the dawn of a new cultural era -- A new art for a new sensibility -- The crusades -- Wealth and power versus poverty and humility : the two faces of Christianity -- The rehabilitation of man within the ordered universe of God -- The gradual secularization of culture -- Dante's summa : The Divine Comedy -- The fourteenth and fifteenth century : the historical context -- The Italian city-states -- Petrarch's literary humanism -- Political humanism -- Florence : the city of splendor -- Lorenzo the Magnificent and his court -- The gathering clouds of disenchantment and cynicism -- The Roman Renaissance : glory and ambiguity -- Plan of Sforzinda -- The Protestant Reformation and the sack of Rome -- The last judgment.
Subject Civilization, Western -- History.
Religion and civilization -- History.
Philosophy and civilization -- History.
Identity (Philosophical concept).
ISBN 9780385541886 : $30.00
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