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A systematic assessment of 'Axial Age' proposals using global comparative historical evidence

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The ‘Axial Age’ refers to a historical period in the mid-first millennium BCE during which a cluster of changes in cultural traditions are said to have occurred in some of the complex social formations in the areas that are today China, Greece, India, Iran, and Israel-Palestine. This period is said to have witnessed an ‘axial’ or ‘pivotal’ transformation in the relationship between rulers and ruled and laws and customs together with the emergence of a new form of moralising religion and ideol...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/0003122418772567

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John Templeton Foundation More from this funder
Tricoastal Foundation More from this funder
Templeton World Charity Foundation More from this funder
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SAGE Publications Publisher's website
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American Sociological Review Journal website
Volume:
83
Issue:
3
Pages:
596-626
Publication date:
2018-05-08
Acceptance date:
2018-03-05
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EISSN:
1939-8271
ISSN:
0003-1224
Pubs id:
pubs:828348
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uri:14ede417-21f7-406d-95cf-45a3c74fc756
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uuid:14ede417-21f7-406d-95cf-45a3c74fc756
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pubs:828348

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