Comparing civilizations: an unconsensual view of culture-history
Past President of the Linguistic Association and the International Society for the Comparative Study ofCivilizations, Roger Williams Wescott presents the case for a number of hypotheses that take issue withcommonly held beliefs about the nature of past civilizations. "Fresh perceptions are likely," he says, "onlywhen core consensualities are challenged." The ideas presented are thought-provoking; the writing is suitablefor both academic and nonacademic readers.
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History Protohistory and the Search
Definitions of Culture
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Africa Alfred Kroeber America ancestral ancient Anthropology aquatic aquaticism Asia Asian behavior Bini boundaries called Carroll Quigley catastrophism Caucasoid CD & H Celtic century B.C. Chinese Christianity chronology civi civiliza Classical consensus culture diachronic diffusion early Eastern Egypt Egyptian Elaine Morgan English European evolution evolutionary example fact German global Greek Gullah Gunnar Heinsohn Hellenic Hellenic civilization historians historiologists human individual Indo-European Indo-European languages Islam Jaynes Kroeber language Latin least lexemes linguistic literate major mean millennia millennium B.C. Nostratic noun Old World Pacific Rim paradigm Penutian period personality Peruvian phrase Pleistocene Pliocene postulated Prefatory Note prehistory preliterate protohistoric quantalism Quigley referred regard regions religions religious Roger Williams Roger Williams Wescott Roman Rupert Sheldrake saltationism scholars seems social societies species Spengler stage Study of Civilizations theory tion tive Tocharian Toynbee tradition transoceanic types uniformitarianism urban vocabulary Western civilization word world-systems yellow York Yoruba