A History of Humanity
Marvin Bram
  • ISBN 13 : 9789386552631
  • year : 2018
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
A History of Humanity completes the remarkable story of the worldwide human community by including the unique insights of symbolic history alongside careful accounts of political, economic, and cultural events. While political, economic, and cultural matters give us an 'outer history', the illumination of humanity's extraordinary symbol-making activities gives us our 'inner history'. These two orientations to history together permit fully rounded characterizations of human life before the advent of civilization and of the subsequent civilizations of the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and the West. Because of its dual orientation to the human career, A History of Humanity also makes it possible to understand world history not only descriptively but prescriptively, encouraging participation in the creation of an increasingly humane planetary future.