Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization

Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization
Author: R. V. Young
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Civilization, Western, in literature
ISBN: 0813235251

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"The author argues his viewpoint--that Shakespeare's drama achieves not a break with Western literary and cultural tradition that has preceded him but instead is its consummate expression; the author demonstrates the aesthetic and moral validity of Shakespearean drama as well as its general validation of the principles of Western civilization"--

Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization

Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization
Author: R.V. Young
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2022-03-18
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780813235240

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William Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of the Western world and most certainly its greatest playwright. His actual relationship to Western civilization has not, however, been thoroughly investigated. At a time when that civilization, as well as its premier dramatist, is subjected to severe and increasing criticism for both its supposed crimes against the rest of the world and its fundamental principles, a reassessment of the culture of the West is overdue. Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization offers an unprecedented account of how the playwright draws upon his civilization's unique culture and illuminates its basic features. Rather than a treatment of all the works, R.V. Young focuses on how some of Shakespeare's best and most well-known plays dramatize the West's conception of social institutions and historical developments such as love and marriage, ethnic and racial prejudice, political order, colonialism, and religion. Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization provides a spirited defense of the West and its greatest poet at a time when both are the object of virulent academic and political hostility.

The Idea of Decline in Western History

The Idea of Decline in Western History
Author: Arthur Herman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 538
Release: 1997
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780684827919

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Enth.: "Historical and Cultural Pessimism. Jacob Burckhardt and Friedrich Nietzsche" (S. 76-108).

Judeo Christian Thought in Shakespeare S Plays

Judeo Christian Thought in Shakespeare   S Plays
Author: Thomas Arthur Bunger
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2018-01-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781480857452

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Shakespeares works contain some of the most time-honored truths in Western civilization, and Shakespeare himself was a forward-thinking, enlightened man who wanted us to explore the way things were during his life, suggesting that we could all be better than what we are by human nature. Yet these now-revered Shakespearean truths were not created in a vacuum, and though Shakespeare was a product of the Renaissance, the England in which he lived was heavily influenced by Judeo-Christian thought. In Judeo-Christian Thought in Shakespeares Plays, author Thomas Arthur Bunger explores the continuing thread of Judeo-Christian thought that can be traced through the playwrights work. He offers an in-depth look at ten of Shakespeares plays as they relate to morality in the King James Bible, with Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Richard III, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Romeo and Juliet forming the basis for finding this thread. Shakespeare is not just a treasure of Western civilization; he is a treasure for the whole world, and his characters and their motives speak to humanity in general. There must, therefore, be something more to his insights than simply Western thought, and perhaps the inherent truth of living the godly life is what draws so many, everywhere, to Shakespeare.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization
Author: Nick Graham,Reed Martin,Austin Tichenor,Dee Ryan,Reduced Shakespeare Company
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2002
Genre: Civilization, Western
ISBN: 0881452068

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In their first musical, the RSC turns their twisted sensibilities to the most famous and infamous characters, discoveries and events of the millennium. The last 1000 years will never be the same!

How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Ideas from the Cultural Abyss

How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Ideas from the Cultural Abyss
Author: Peter Kreeft
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2021-03-01
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781642291599

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Best-selling author Peter Kreeft presents a series of brilliant essays about many of the issues that increasingly divide our Western civilization and culture. He states that "these essays are not new proposals or solutions to today's problems. They are old. They have been tried, and have worked. They have made people happy and good. That is what makes them so radical and so unusual today. The most uncommon thing today is common sense." Kreeft says that one thing we can all do to help save our culture is to gather wisdom as data to preserve and remember, like the monks in the Dark Ages. Data is important and necessary; they are the premises for our conclusions. He presents relevant, philosophical data that can guide us, divided into 7 categories: epistemological, theological, metaphysical, anthropological, ethical, political, and historical. He then explores these categories with classic Kreeft insights, presenting 40 pithy points on how we can implement the data from these categories to help save civilization – and more importantly, save souls. He emphasizes the single most necessary thing we can do to save our civilization is to have children. If you don't have children your civilization will cease to exist. Before you can be good or evil, you must exist. Having children is heroic because it demands sacrificial love and commitment. Cherishing children is the single most generous and unselfish act that a society can perform for itself. He discusses the "unmentionable elephant in the room". It's sex. Religious liberty is being attacked in the name of "sexual liberty". Our culture war today is fundamentally about abortion, and abortion is about sex. Today we hear astonishing, selfish reasons people give to justify not having children, or killing children through abortion. So let's fight our culture war, which is truly a holy war, with joy and confidence. And with the one weapon that will infallibly win the future: children.

Men Women and History

Men  Women  and History
Author: Roland N. Stromberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1995
Genre: History
ISBN: 0131466712

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This reader humanizes the study of Western civilization or modern history by presenting the biographies of 14 key indivduals - from William Shakespeare to Margaret Thatcher - within the context of the history and contemporary happenings around them.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization
Author: Anthony Esolen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2008-05-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781596980662

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In The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Western Civilization , Esolen describes the cultures that formed Western civilization, and explains to readers how each of them—from the Ancient Greeks and Romans, to the Renaissance humanists—has shaped the world we live in today. The latest work in the Politically Incorrect Guide (P.I.G.) series shows how the West laid the cornerstones of all modern civilization, including historical, artistic, and intellectual achievements.