Lecture 1. The Eurocentric (hi)story of Western Civilization

Dear students,

we’re on our way to ancient Greece, to the home of democracy and the origin of Western Civilization.

We’ll go there next week.

First let’s talk about Western Civilization as a history, or collation of histories. Let’s ask some questions.

Western Civilization is?

What kind of a history is it?

Who does it belong to?

What does it consist of?

And, what does it do (what is its function)?

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