ion1-Western civilization : Contemporary Western civilization is based on deep-rooted intellectual foundations that date back as far as ancient Greek and Roman cultures. Five characteristics of Western thought were brilliantly outlined by Dr. Yussuf Al Qaradawi as follows: (Youssef Al-Qaradawi, Islam, the Civilization of the Future, p. 15, Wahba Library, Cairo, 1995.) 1- The flawed knowledge of the divinity : Western perception underlying Western civilization does not have a neat, clear-cut vision of God living up to His true dimensions. It is rather a hazy and blurred vision. 2- The materialistic propensity which believes in the primacy of matter as a basis for understanding the universe,knowledge and behaviors, denying at the same time the metaphysical and spiritual dimension. 3- The secular tendency, which is the upshot and the corollary of the two preceding characteristics. It is a tendency which separates religion from social life. 4- Conflict: It is a civilization pervaded by conflict, a civilization which does not believe in peace, quietude or love. It is marked by conflict between man and himself, between man and his fellows and finally between man and his Creator. 5- Feeling of superiority: It is a drive which is deeply ingrained in the mind of all Westerners. They consider themselves to be superior to others and believe that Western civilization is synonymous to Human Civilization. They recognize no other civilization . These are the salient features of Western civilization both in ancient and modern times. The positive aspects of Western civilization : To be fair in our analysis, we should admit that Western civilization has positive aspects benefitting humanity. It offers a lot of advantages and, above all, shares many positive sides with the Islamic civilization. Western civilization was able, thanks to the progress of mathematics, natural science and their technological applications, to provide man with unprecedented and ndreamt of capabilities and
simple destruction, for survival, or for the annihilation of the enemy. All within the realm of warfare, we have found a way to make sticks and stones break bones, and everything between simple technologies to the advent of gunpowder, has changed civilization and the way we live. Throughout this essay we will look at the simple truths that come from an evolution in weaponry. How it affected the social connections of those times, and the way society was forced to wage war with each other.
By the time….
Jordan A. England
There are many things that had happen in the nineteenth century all the way up to the twentieth century. The expansion of the Europeans into America and the lands that they were taking over from the natives.
“The confrontation of Western civilization with other peoples whose values were often dramatically opposed to the West’s…suggests that by the dawn of the twentieth century, the tradition and sense of centeredness that had defined indigenous….
Civilization in the Early Middle Ages, 750-1000
1) Describe the contribution of the Muslims and the Vikings to Early European civilizations.
Muslims: The first great wave of Muslim expansion had ended at the beginning of the eighth century. Gradually, the Muslims built up a series of sea bases in their occupied territories in North Africa, Spain, and Southern Gaul and began a new series of attacks in the Mediterranean in the ninth century. They raided the southern coasts of Europe, especially….
Chapter one the first civilization
A. The Idea of Civilization
The West is an idea that developed slowly during Greek and Roman civilization. Initially the Greeks referred to their homeland as the Europe—or “West.” The Romans took up the concept and applied it to the western half of their empire. Asia—or the East—was similarly a geographical innovation of the Greeks and Romans. Asia was that land that belonged to non-Greek cultures of Asia Minor, particularly the Persians….
Western Civilization from 1589 to 1914 had many specific changes that contributed to the structure of the western world before World War I. In the absolutism state sovereignty is embodied in the person of the ruler. Kings were absolute kings and were resposible to no none except god. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries absolute rulers had to respect the fundamental laws of their land. They had to control competing jurisdictions, institutions or groups that were interested in their territory….
Western Civilization I
Professor Sarah M. Lane
The crusades were religious wars promoted by the Catholic Church to regain entrance in holy places in Jerusalem in the thirteenth century. Both, Muslims and Jews had similar opinions about the crusades differing from the Christians who approved of them.
Pope Urban, organizer of the papal monarchy and the Roman Curia, was a faithful believer of the crusades. At his speech in Clermont in 1095, he warned Europeans to accept the crusades….
Project Topic: Futurism
Bassel Paoli (12110518)
Dr. Karim Tannous
Futurism is an artistic and social movement that began in Italy Milan in 1909 by the Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. The movement launched under the name Futurist Manifesto, written by Filippo, was published in the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dell 'Emilia in Bologna on 5 February 1909, and later on in French on 20….
1Western Civilization I Rutgers/McNair Prof. Mellen
21.510.210.07/.98 Socrates: the Apology Fall 2014
Reading response sheet
CONTENT SUMMARY: in your summary include responses to the following
What is Socrates searching for in his consultations with wise men, poets and artisans?
What does Socrates consider to be the basis or source of virtue?
Why are the Athenians troubled by Socrates?
*How does Socrates’ description of his actions and ideas connect to….
Second Examination Review Sheet
1. What were the goals of the Great Powers at the Congress of Vienna? What were their aims and how did they redraw the map of Europe in the wake of Napoleon’s defeat? What did the chief architects of the Congress, such as Metternich, hope to achieve?
Congress of Vienna was a conservative group that aimed to develop peaceful international relations system
Goal: achieve postwar stability by establishing secure states with guaranteed borders.
Restore regimes to….
Neo-Babylonians, and Persians are considered to be amongst the first successful civilizations of first millennium B.C. It can be argued that each civilization was better than the others in terms of treatment of common people, but that’s a issue for another essay. What we want to know right now is, why? What made their model of civilization more effective than that of previous empires?
According to Western Civilization Beyond Borders the answer can be attributed to the fact that these three empires….