The study of Western Civilization usually begins in Greece, but, as I’ve noted in previous posts, Greece inherited a tremendous amount of intellectual history from the surrounding areas of the Near East and Far East. 498 more words
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Contemporary United States education, if it includes in the curriculum world history at all, will typically exclude the Far East, including India. If you’re not careful, you can pass through the entire US educational system thinking that every major aspect of our civilization has its origin in Greece. 547 more words
In ancient Egypt we find civilization’s oldest texts and the oldest example of moral philosophy in a document titled The Instruction of Ptahhotep. Written about 4,500 years ago by Ptahhotep, a vizier under King Isesi of the Egyptian Fifth Dynasty (ca. 273 more words
For 1,000 years, Zoroastrianism was one of the most powerful monotheistic religions in the world, and was the official religion of Persia (Iran) from 600 BCE to 650 CE. 474 more words