Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization Vol 1 by Will Durant PDF

By Will Durant

The tale of Civilization, quantity I: A background of civilization in Egypt and the close to East to the loss of life of Alexander, and in India, China, and Japan from the start; with an creation at the nature and foundations of civilization. this can be the 1st quantity of the vintage Pulitzer Prize-winning sequence.

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P. Dutton. Tietjens, Eunice, Poetry of the Orient; Alfred A. Knopf. Van Doren, Mark, Anthology of World Poetry; the Literary Guild. “Upton Close,” unpublished translations of Chinese poems. Contents INTRODUCTION THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CIVILIZATION Chapter I: THE CONDITIONS OF CIVILIZATION Definition—Geological conditions—Geographical—Economic—Racial—Psychological—Causes of the decay of civilizations Chapter II: THE ECONOMIC ELEMENTS OF CIVILIZATION I. FROM HUNTING TO TILLAGE Primitive improvidence—Beginnings of provision—Hunting and fishing—Herding—The domestication of animals—Agriculture—Food—Cooking—Cannibalism II.

See page 595) FIG. 50—Lion capital of Ashoka column Sarnath Museum, Benares; copyright Archaeological Survey of India (See page 596) FIG. 51—Sanchi Tope, north gate Underwood & Underwood (See page 597) FIG. 52—Façade of the Gautami-Putra Monastery at Nasik India Office, London (See page 597) FIG. 53—Chaitya hall interior, Cave XXVI, Ajanta. (See page 598) FIG. 54—Interior of dome of the Tejahpala Temple at Mt. Abu Johnston & Hoffman, Calcutta (See page 598) FIG. 55—Temple of Vimala Sah at Mt. Abu Underwood & Underwood (See page 598) FIG.

The Daibutsu, or Great Buddha, at Kamakura FIG. 82. Monkeys and Birds. By Sesshiu, 15th century FIG. 83. A wave screen by Korin Metropolitan Museum of Art FIG. 84. The Falls of Yoro. By Hokusai Metropolitan Museum of Art FIG. 85. Foxes. By Hiroshige Metropolitan Museum of Art Maps or Egypt, the ancient Near East, India, and the Far East will be found on the inside covers Illustration Section FIG. 1—Granite statue of Rameses 11 Turin Museum, Italy (See pages 188, 213) FIG. 2—Bison painted in paleolithic cave at Altamira, Spain Photo by American Museum of Natural History (See page 96) FIG.

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