Table of contents for Dynamics of world history / Christopher Dawson ; edited by John J. Mulloy ; with a new introduction by Dermot Quinn.


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PART ONE: TOWARD A SOCIOLOGY OF HISTORY
SECTION I: THE SOCIOLOGICAL
FOUNDATIONS OF HISTORY
I. The Sources of Culture Change
2. Sociology as a Science
3. Sociology and the Theory of Progress
4. Civilization and Morals
5. Progress and Decay in Ancient and Modern Civilization
6. Art and Society
7. Vitality or Standardization in Culture
8. Cultural Polarity and Religious Schism
9. Prevision in Religion
Io. T. S. Eliot on the Meaning of Culture           
SECTION II: THE MOVEMENT OF WORLD HISTORY
I. Religion and the Life of Civilization
2. The Warrior Peoples and the Decline
of the Archaic Civilization
3. The Origins of Classical Civilization
4. The Patriarchal Family in History
5. Stages in Mankind's Religious Experience



SECTION III: URBANISM AND THE ORGANIC
NATURE OF CULTURE
I. The Evolution of the Modern City
2. Catholicism and the Bourgeois Mind
3. The World Crisis and the English Tradition
4. Bolshevism and the Bourgeoisie
PART TWO: CONCEPTIONS OF WORLD HISTORY
SECTION IV: CHRISTIANITY AND THE
MEANING OF HISTORY
I. The Christian View of History
2. History and the Christian Revelation
3. Christianity and Contradiction in History
4. The Kingdom of God and History
SECTION II: THE VISION OF THE HISTORIAN
I. The Problem of Metahistory
2. St. Augustine and the City of God
3. Edward Gibbon and the Fall of Rome
4. Karl Marx and the Dialectic of History
5. H. G. Wells and the Outline of History
6. Oswald Spengler and the Life of Civilizations
7. Arnold Toynbee and the Study of History
8. Europe in Eclipse
Afterword by John J. Mulloy: Continuity and Development
in Christopher Dawson's Thought
Sources
Notes
Index








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: History Philosophy, World history