What is the West? / Philippe Nemo ; translated by Kenneth Casler ; foreword by Michael Novak.

Author
Nemo, Philippe, 1949- [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Pittsburgh, Pa. : Duquesne University Press, c2006.
Description
ix, 157 p. ; 23 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Civilization, Western [Browse]
Notes
  • "First published in French in 2004 under the title Qu'est-ce que l'Occident?"--T.p. verso.
  • Argues that the West is a coherent cultural entity and discusses the social and political implications of that idea. Nemo weaves together political events, philosophical discoveries, religious movements, and scientific and technological innovations of the last five or six millenia to piece together the history of the West's development"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-149) and index.
Contents
The Greek miracle : city and science -- The contribution of Rome : private law and humanism -- Biblical ethics and eschatology -- The Papal revolution -- The rise of liberal democracies -- The universality of western culture -- For a union of the West.
ISBN
0820703753 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2005018988
OCLC
60835403
International Article Number
  • 9780820703756
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