The Resource Modern America and ancient Rome : an essay in historical comparison and analogy, Simon Kiessling de Courcy

Modern America and ancient Rome : an essay in historical comparison and analogy, Simon Kiessling de Courcy

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Modern America and ancient Rome : an essay in historical comparison and analogy
Title
Modern America and ancient Rome
Title remainder
an essay in historical comparison and analogy
Statement of responsibility
Simon Kiessling de Courcy
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Language
eng
Summary
"Parallels between ancient Rome and modern America have been drawn before, but never like this. Professor Kiessling compares the ancient Greeks and the Romans, and he compares them to the modern Americans and Europeans. Subjects include levels of commitment to religion, responsiveness to post-heroic values, attitudes toward war and peace, moral permissiveness, demography, the susceptibility to universalistic ideas and supra-nationalism and the different levels of belief in the political capacity of the nation and its constitutional framework. Discussing challenges facing present-day America, the author looks at our mounting social inequality, increased political polarization, the transformation into an empire of consumption, the privatization of military force, the role of organized money in politics, and the rise of irrational, apocalyptic thought in public discourse - all of which are reminiscent of ancient Rome
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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DeCourcy, Simon Kiessling
Index
index present
LC call number
DG78
LC item number
.D44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rome
  • Greece
  • United States
  • Europe
  • Comparative civilization
  • Rome
  • Greece
  • United States
  • Europe
  • Social problems
  • Civilization
  • Comparative civilization
  • International relations
  • Social problems
  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Rome (Empire)
  • United States
Label
Modern America and ancient Rome : an essay in historical comparison and analogy, Simon Kiessling de Courcy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introductory reflections on the philosophy of history and Oswald Spengler's morphological theory of the high cultural formations -- The four basic stages of ancient and occidental history -- Hellenistic culture, philosophy and art : apoliticism, private aspiration and self-realization -- The degradation of the polis -- European mentalities of the post-imperialist age -- Pan-Hellenism, pan-Europeanism and supra-nationalism -- How the Greeks saw the Romans, and Europeans see the Americans -- How the Romans saw the Greeks, and Americans see the Europeans -- American puritanism and Roman religiousness -- Radical ideology and utopian vision -- Ancestral lands, mobility and depopulation -- Reluctant hegemons -- Present-day America and late Republican Rome
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 167 pages
Isbn
9781628941548
Lccn
2016001809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
40025985534
System control number
  • (OCoLC)935784519
  • (OCoLC)ocn935784519
Label
Modern America and ancient Rome : an essay in historical comparison and analogy, Simon Kiessling de Courcy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introductory reflections on the philosophy of history and Oswald Spengler's morphological theory of the high cultural formations -- The four basic stages of ancient and occidental history -- Hellenistic culture, philosophy and art : apoliticism, private aspiration and self-realization -- The degradation of the polis -- European mentalities of the post-imperialist age -- Pan-Hellenism, pan-Europeanism and supra-nationalism -- How the Greeks saw the Romans, and Europeans see the Americans -- How the Romans saw the Greeks, and Americans see the Europeans -- American puritanism and Roman religiousness -- Radical ideology and utopian vision -- Ancestral lands, mobility and depopulation -- Reluctant hegemons -- Present-day America and late Republican Rome
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 167 pages
Isbn
9781628941548
Lccn
2016001809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
40025985534
System control number
  • (OCoLC)935784519
  • (OCoLC)ocn935784519

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