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The Axial Age in Global History: Cultural Crystallizations and Societal Transformations
Uppsala University, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS).
2012 (English)In: The Axial Age and its Consequences / [ed] Bellah, R. and Joas, H., Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press , 2012Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Axial Age denotes a series of profound cultural transformations that occurred in some of the major civilizations of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Near East, and South and East Asia in the centuries around the middle of the first millennium BCE. The term was coined by Karl Jaspers in a small book,Vom Ursprung und Ziel der Geschichte,which appeared in 1949.¹ Jaspers, who at the time had played an important role, together with Alfred Weber and others, in trying to reconstitute the University of Heidelberg after the end of Nazi rule, erroneously believed he was using a term from

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Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press , 2012.
Keywords [en]
Ontology; Zoology; Humans; Psychology; Thought processes; Anthropology; Biology; History; Crystallography; Persian Empires; East Asian studies; Cultural history; Cognitive processes; Transcendentals; Chinese culture; Cosmological philosophy; Primates; Historical methodology; Achaemenid Empire; Nominalism; Sinology; Ethnography; Condensed matter physics; Consciousness; Crystallization; Ethnology; Metaphysics; Behavioral sciences; Mammals; Physics; Historiography; Animals; Abstract entities; Reasoning; Asian studies; Physical sciences; Conceptualization; Asian history; Western Asian history; Biological sciences; Philosophy; Cognitive psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-372268OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-372268DiVA, id: diva2:1275617
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