A Concise History of Western Cultures

  • Guobin Xu
  • Yanhui Chen
  • Lianhua Xu
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Abstract

Chapter 1 was written by Shen Dongmiao and translated by Chen Zhen. This chapter provides an overview of Western culture according to its historical development—that is, from the Classical Period, through the medieval period, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and then Romanticism, to modern culture in the West. It focuses on the key cultural aspects of language and literature, theology and philosophy, the institution of parliament and education, architecture, art and music, thoughts, literature, theatre, and sculpture.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guobin Xu
    • 1
  • Yanhui Chen
    • 1
  • Lianhua Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Guangdong University of Foreign StudiesGuangzhouChina

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