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The Resource Then & now : the world's center and the soul's demesne, Eva Brann

Then & now : the world's center and the soul's demesne, Eva Brann

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Then & now : the world's center and the soul's demesne
Title
Then & now
Title remainder
the world's center and the soul's demesne
Statement of responsibility
Eva Brann
Title variation
Then and now
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Language
eng
Summary
"These two long essays make up a short book, one full of depth and knowledge, in which Eva Brann gets at the roots of our thinking--without tearing things apart. Then: In the first, Brann parses out the schema and meaning of Herodotus's The History (The Persian Wars). She writes that Herodotus worked by indirection. Giving a full account of the Persians and the peoples who constituted their empire--and whose empire encircled the Greeks (thus the 'Greek center')--Herodotus delineates the essential difference between the Barbarians and the Greeks. This difference Brann calls Athens' 'elusive essence,' its freedom contrasting with the slavery upon which the Persian empire depended. Now: In the second essay, the author delves into what it means for a person to unite a disposition toward conservatism with a capacity to reiterate and rehearse events, scenes, and dramas in 'the conservatory of the imagination.' To uncover the meanings and consequences of this union--this imaginative conservatism--and the type of soul to which it applies, Brann offers twelve perspectives, starting with 'Temperamental Disposition,' and ending with 'Eccentric Centrality,' (without ever explicitly focusing on politics). Join her and you'll find both delight and education. Eva Brann is a member of the senior faculty at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, where she has taught for fifty-seven years. She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. Her other books include Un-Willing, The Logos of Heraclitus, Feeling Our Feelings, Homage to Americans, Open Secrets/Inward Prospects, The Music of the Republic, and Homeric Moments (all published by Paul Dry Books)"--
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Brann, Eva T. H
Dewey number
938.007202
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA4004
LC item number
.B727 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Herodotus
  • Herodotus
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Iran
  • Greece
  • Iran
  • Conservatism
  • Imagination (Philosophy)
  • Disposition (Philosophy)
  • Herodotus
  • Persian Wars (Greece : 500-449 B.C.)
  • PHILOSOPHY / Essays
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
  • PHILOSOPHY / Criticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
  • Conservatism
  • Disposition (Philosophy)
  • Imagination (Philosophy)
  • International relations
  • Greece
  • Iran
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Then & now : the world's center and the soul's demesne, Eva Brann
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Comprehended by Herodotus -- Inaugural Reflections on Imaginative Conservatism
Control code
890180329
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First Paul Dry Books edition.
Extent
140 pages
Isbn
9781589881013
Lccn
2015013494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)890180329
Label
Then & now : the world's center and the soul's demesne, Eva Brann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Comprehended by Herodotus -- Inaugural Reflections on Imaginative Conservatism
Control code
890180329
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First Paul Dry Books edition.
Extent
140 pages
Isbn
9781589881013
Lccn
2015013494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)890180329

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