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Welcome to the Student Studyspace for Western Civilizations, 17e. Effective and well-designed online resources help you succeed in your courses-- StudySpace is unmatched in providing a one-stop solution that's closely aligned with your textbook. This free and easy-to-navigate website offers students an impressive range of exercises, interactive learning tools, assessment, and review materials, including: quizzes, flashcards, and video exercises.

Quiz+ takes online assessment to the next level. Quiz+ doesn't just tell you how you did; it shows you how you can do better. With Quiz+, you are presented with a targeted study plan that offers specific page references and links to the ebook and other online learning tools. This allows you to instantly access the resources you need, when you need them most.

This site and the materials contained herein ©2010 W.W. Norton and Company, Inc. unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.

Recently, I was talking to a colleague at work and I mentioned that civilizations tend to last only 500 years. I had heard this somewhere but I couldn't remember where. Of course, to even begin this discussion raises the question of what exactly is a civilization?

"A civilization or civilisation is a society or culture group normally defined as a complex society characterized by the practice of agriculture and settlement in cities"

City-dwellers might be the exact meaning but that's not what people usually mean when they ask: how long do civilizations last. We are clearly talking about some trans-city concept and we aren't talking about just any civilization. We usually have a sense of the "significant" civilizations. Of course, I should point out that "significant" is relative the audience. People from Hawaii will view King Kamehameha as one of the "significant" world leaders. People from Kyrgyzstan will consider certain nomadic tribes to be "significant" societies. The key point here is that "civilization" is an ambiguous term that will have different meanings to different audiences.

The significance of any civilization order derives from the way in which it organizes the life and outlook of the individual persons who compose it in their relations to the universe in which they live that is, in the way it relates the person to moral values, spiritual forces, the material environment, the other persons who make up the society. The various civilizations have done this in discernible styles. It is that style which defines their specific character.

Exceptions, modifications, to this basic mode of human life there undoubtedly were. Man in his essence has always been, as Aristotle long ago saw, part animal, part spiritual. The clash at the center of his nature was never totally stilled. We have indeed documents from Mesopotamia and Egypt which show the stirrings of the impulses that shaped later ages. Nevertheless these are but stirrings; they do not express the age or affect the essential character of the cosmological civilization. They are but premonitions of what is to come.

The nexus, the connecting link between the transcendent and the immanent, between the eternal and the historical, could be no other than the human person. Living in both worlds, subjected by the demands of his nature to transcendent value and at the same time maker of history and master of society, he was suddenly (suddenly as historical process goes) revealed to himself as a creature whose fate it was to bridge this newly yawning gulf.

Welcome to the Student Studyspace for Western Civilizations, 17e. Effective and well-designed online resources help you succeed in your courses-- StudySpace is unmatched in providing a one-stop solution that's closely aligned with your textbook. This free and easy-to-navigate website offers students an impressive range of exercises, interactive learning tools, assessment, and review materials, including: quizzes, flashcards, and video exercises.

Quiz+ takes online assessment to the next level. Quiz+ doesn't just tell you how you did; it shows you how you can do better. With Quiz+, you are presented with a targeted study plan that offers specific page references and links to the ebook and other online learning tools. This allows you to instantly access the resources you need, when you need them most.

This site and the materials contained herein ©2010 W.W. Norton and Company, Inc. unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.

Recently, I was talking to a colleague at work and I mentioned that civilizations tend to last only 500 years. I had heard this somewhere but I couldn't remember where. Of course, to even begin this discussion raises the question of what exactly is a civilization?

"A civilization or civilisation is a society or culture group normally defined as a complex society characterized by the practice of agriculture and settlement in cities"

City-dwellers might be the exact meaning but that's not what people usually mean when they ask: how long do civilizations last. We are clearly talking about some trans-city concept and we aren't talking about just any civilization. We usually have a sense of the "significant" civilizations. Of course, I should point out that "significant" is relative the audience. People from Hawaii will view King Kamehameha as one of the "significant" world leaders. People from Kyrgyzstan will consider certain nomadic tribes to be "significant" societies. The key point here is that "civilization" is an ambiguous term that will have different meanings to different audiences.



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