World history as the history of foundations, 3000 BCE to 1500 CE

Religious basis and sovereign practice : intercultural comparisons -- Foundations for gods and ancestors -- Foundations for individuals after the revolution of the axial age -- Rulers as founders and policymakers of foundations -- Societal development and philanthropic motivations : towards a transc...

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Published in:Handbook of Oriental studies
Main Author: Borgolte, Michael 1948-
Contributors: Chitwood, Zachary (übersetzerin, Translator)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill [2020]
In:Handbook of Oriental studies
Series/Journal:Handbook of Oriental studies The Near and Middle East ; volume 136 section 1, volume 136
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Foundation / Geschichte 3000 v. Chr.-1500
Further subjects:B Endowments History To 1500
B Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations History To 1500
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:Religious basis and sovereign practice : intercultural comparisons -- Foundations for gods and ancestors -- Foundations for individuals after the revolution of the axial age -- Rulers as founders and policymakers of foundations -- Societal development and philanthropic motivations : towards a transcultural synthesis -- A transcultural synthesis.
"In World History as the History of Foundations, 3000 BCE to 1500 CE, Michael Borgolte investigates the origins and development of foundations from Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages. In his survey foundations emerge not as mere legal institutions, but rather as "total social phenomena" which touch upon manifold aspects, including politics, the economy, art and religion of the cultures in which they emerged. Cross-cultural in its approach and the result of decades of research, this work represents by far the most comprehensive account of the history of foundations that has hitherto been published"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:9004414487