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History of the intellectual development of Europe

Author: John William Draper
Publisher: New York : Harper & Bros., 1874, ©1862.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
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Draper, John William, 1811-1882.
History of the intellectual development of Europe.
New York : Harper & Bros., 1874, ©1862
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John William Draper
OCLC Number: 9162482
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 631 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: On the government of nature by law --
Of Europe: Its topography and ethnology --
Digression on Hindu theology and Egyptian civilization --
Greek age of inquiry: Rise and decline of physical speculation --
The Greek age of faith: Rise and decline of ethical philosphy --
The Greek age of reason: Rise of science --
The Greek age of intellectual decrepitude: The death of Greek philosphy --
Digression on the history and philosophical influences of Rome: Preparation for resuming the examination of the intellectual progress of Europe --
The European age of inquiry: The progressive variation of opinions closed by the institution of councils and the concentration of power in a pontiff, rise, early variations, conflicts, and final establishment of Christanity --
The European age of faith: Age of faith in the east --
Premature end of the age of faith in the east: The three attacks, Vandal, Persian, Arab --
The age of faith in the west --
Digression on the passage of the Arabians to their age of reason: Influence of medical ideas through the Nestorians and Jews --
The age of faith in the west: Image-worship and the monks --
The three aggacks: Northern or moral, western or intellectual, eastern or military: The normern or moral attack on the Italian system, and its temporary repulse --
The western or intellectual attack on the Italian system --
Overthrow of the Italian system by the combined intellectual and moral attack --
Effect of the eastern or military attack, general review of the age of faiath --
Approach of the age of reason in Europe: It is preceded by maritime discovery --
It is preceded by the rise of ciriticsm --
Digression on the condition of England at the end of the age of faith: Results produced by the age of faith --
The European age of reason: Rejection of authority and tradition, and adoption of scientific truth, discovery of the true position of the earth in the universe --
History of the earth, her successive changes in the course of time --
The nature and realtions of man --
The union of science and industry --
Conclusion: The future of Europe.
Responsibility: by John William Draper.


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