Macro-history: A Theoretical Approach to Comparative World History

Macro-history: A Theoretical Approach to Comparative World History

By: Lee Daniel Snyder (author)Hardback

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Part 1 Building a workable model - basic principles: history, queen of the sciences; constructing a model; the sequence of cycles; beyond Weber and Mumford - a systems model for understanding the history of cities; the internal structure of the historical cycle - a systems theory approach. Part 2 The three subsystems - the internal structure of the historical cycle: the political subsystem - the structure of power; the economic subsystem - the distribution of wealth; the cultural subsystem -maintaining and revising the map; space and time - the geographical and historical environments. Part 3 Culture and the individual: art and identity - interactions with the artificial environment; internal environment - Plato was right, education and the individual; the creative self - the individual as an independent complex system; the fourth level - historical innovation and the inner quest; conclusions - why study history?.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773482715
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 736
  • ID: 9780773482715
  • ISBN10: 0773482717

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