HIEU201Lecture39

HIEU201Lecture39 - HIEU 201 Dec 5th, 2008 Western...

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HIEU 201 Dec 5 th , 2008 Western Civilization from Gilgamesh to Galileo: The Best of All Possible Worlds Or A tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing 1. Simplius Simplicissimus a. Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1622?-1676) b. The German Don Quixote? c. The Thirty Years’ War or One Soul’s Journey? 2. What do we mean “Western?” a. “Western Culture?” i. Freedom ii. Political Participation iii. Economic Impulse iv. Monotheism? v. Reason b. One Side of a “Clash of Civilization” or Heir to a Wider and Deeper Tradition? i. Islamo-Christian Culture? c. Civilization? i. Civis ii. Complex social organization iii. Division of labor iv. Effective Government v. Religion vi. Law vii. Art 3. The Really, Really Big Picture: Early Modern vs. Post-Modern: Some Parallels That May Feel Familiar a. Religious Upheaval and the Splintering of an Old World i. The European Reformation(s) as Elite Protest and Popular Appropriation b. Social Crisis--Population, Inflation and Perceived Injustice
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