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The Public Sphere in Muslim Societies
The Public Sphere in Muslim Societies (July 2002)
Miriam Hoexter - Editor
Shmuel N. Eisenstadt - Editor
Nehemia Levtzion - Editor

Multidisciplinary examination of the public sphere in “traditional” Muslim society.

Challenging conventional assumptions, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume argue that premodern Muslim societies had diverse and changing varieties of public spheres, constructed according to premises different from those of Western societies. The public sphere, conceptualized as a separate and autonomous sphere ...(Read More)
Jewish Civilization
Jewish Civilization (September 1992)
The Jewish Historical Experience in a Comparative Perspective
Shmuel N. Eisenstadt - Author

This book explains why the best way to understand the Jewish historical experience is to look at Jewish people, not just as a religious or ethnic group or a nation or "people," but, as bearers of civilization. This approach helps to explain the greatest riddle of Jewish civilization, namely, its continuity despite destruction, exile, and loss of political independence.

In the first part of the book, Eisenstadt compares Jewish life and religi...(Read More)
The Origins and Diversity of Axial Age Civilizations
The Origins and Diversity of Axial Age Civilizations (October 1986)
Shmuel N. Eisenstadt - Editor

This book presents a new and original analysis of the great ancient civilizations, focusing on the breakthroughs and their institutionalization in Greece, Israel, China, and India. The conditions under which these civilizations developed are systematically explored. For comparative purposes, the civilization of Assyria, where such a breakthrough did not take place is analyzed.

Attention is given to the transformation of modes of thought and...(Read More)
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