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Thread: From Dawn to Decadence: A Cultural History 1500 to Present

  1. #1 From Dawn to Decadence: A Cultural History 1500 to Present 
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    Anyone else read this great tome? I love it..it starts off with Luther, Calvin and the Reformation and ends describing new trends (can't say current because it was originally published in 1999). It's a great primer for the study of philosophy and art. The author (Jaques Barzun) is a bit biased and refers to Buddhism as a "cult", but it doesn't take away from the immense knowledge you'll gain from reading the book. I would discuss more about the book but I haven't finished it yet.


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    Oh well...guesss nobody has read it yet..I recommend it ppl!


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    barzun is one of the very best historians of the 20th century, hes stil alive i believe
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