Repentance and Revolt: A Psychological Approach to History

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1970 - History - 247 pages
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A discussion of the differences among societies with respect to their religion, culture, political institutions, social structures and foreign imperialistic policies that takes into account geographic and economic circumstances, but stresses the psychological background. Freeman points out that fear, apprehension, obsession with status, aggression, guilt feelings and the need for a sense of belonging have all entered into the great drama of history.
 

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Contents

THE ORIGIN OF FEAR ANXIETY AND TABOO
15
B Anxiety and Taboo as Prevalent in Man
16
TABOOS AMONG PRIMITIVE PEOPLES THE BASIS OF FUTURE ASCETICISM
18
B Taboos Against Theft and Murder
21
CRIME AND SELFPUNISHMENT IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
25
B The Migratory Societies of the Ancient World
29
C The Interactive Societies of the Ancient World
38
D The Expansive Societies of the Ancient World
48
The Practice of SelfDenial
111
The Modern Reformation English Revolution and SelfDenial
115
The Renaissance Enlightenment French Revolution and SelfGratification
128
A Study in Similarity and Contrast
136
A Scene of Likeness and Discrepancy
177
Japan and China their Similarities and Contrasts
186
A Study in Comparative Colonial Policy
200
H World War the Eclipse of the Expansive Societies and Emergence of the NeoMigratory
212

CRIME AND SELFPUNISHMENT IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE
91
A The Celts and Teutons of their Migratory Ages
92
B The Teutons in their Expansive Era
95
THE LATE MEDIEVAL AND MODERN WORLD SELFDENIAL VERSUS SELFGRATIFICATION
108
CONCLUSION
220
Bibliography
229
Index
239
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