“Western,” “Civilization,” and “Foundations”
Lecture no. 1 from the course: The Foundations of Western Civilization
Taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
These three seemingly simple words demand reflection. Where is the West? Who is Western? If civilization means cities, where do those come from? And when we look at history, how do we tell what is truly foundational from what may be merely famous? What is the difference between celebrity and distinction?