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The Shape of Ancient Thought

The Shape of Ancient Thought

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By (author) Thomas McEvilley

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  • Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 816 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 231mm x 48mm | 1,157g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1581152035
  • ISBN 13: 9781581152036
  • Edition statement: First.
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 122,264

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Spanning thirty years of intensive research, this book proves what many scholars could not explain: that today's Western world must be considered the product of both Greek and Indian thought--Western and Eastern philosophies. Thomas McEvilley explores how trade, imperialism, and migration currents allowed cultural philosophies to intermingle freely throughout India, Egypt, Greece, and the ancient Near East. This groundbreaking reference will stir relentless debate among philosophers, art historians, and students.

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