The Fifth Beginning

Written By Robert L. Kelly
The Fifth Beginning
  • Publsiher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 15 November 2016
  • ISBN : 0520293126
  • Pages : 168 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Fifth Beginning written by Robert L. Kelly which was release on 15 November 2016, this book published by Univ of California Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: ÒI have seen yesterday. I know tomorrow.Ó This inscription in TutankhamunÕs tomb summarizesÊThe Fifth Beginning. Here, archaeologist Robert L. Kelly explains how the study of our cultural past can predict the future of humanity. Ê In an eminently readable style, Kelly identifies four key pivot points in the six-million-year history of human development: the emergence of technology, culture, agriculture, and the state. In each example, the author examines the long-term processes that resulted in a definitive, no-turning-backÊchange for the organization of society. Kelly then looks ahead, giving us evidence for what he calls aÊfifth beginning, one that started about AD 1500. Some might call it Òglobalization,Ó but the author places it in its larger context:Êa five-thousand-year arms race, capitalismÕs global reach, and the cultural effects of a worldwide communication network. Ê Kelly predicts that the emergent phenomena of this fifth beginning will include the end of war as a viable way to resolve disputes, the end of capitalism as we know it, the widespread shift toward world citizenship, and the rise of forms of cooperation that will end the near-sacred status of nation-states. ItÕs the end of life as we have known it. However, the author is cautiously optimistic: he dwells not on the coming chaos, but on humanityÕs great potential. Ê Ê

The Fifth Beginning

The Fifth Beginning
  • Author : Robert L. Kelly
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0520293126
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Summary : ÒI have seen yesterday. I know tomorrow.Ó This inscription in TutankhamunÕs tomb summarizesÊThe Fifth Beginning. Here, archaeologist Robert L. Kelly explains how the study of our cultural past can predict the future of humanity. Ê In an eminently readable style, Kelly identifies four key pivot points in the six-million-year ...

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Release Date : 2016-06-16
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