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Title: TWO VIEWS OF WESTERN CULTURE

Author: Peter Milward

Category: History, Philosophy, Geography, Religion
Number of pages: 174
Size: A5

e-Book compatible devices: pc
Viewer: ActiBook
Language: English

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Book Summary

The culture of the West is a phenomenon too complicated and too detailed to describe in a single book. Perhaps it may best be seen in terms of a journey through the traditional centres of culture proceeding as it were backwards from London in the West, by way of Paris, Rome and Athens, to Jerusalem in the East, or forwards from the lands of the Bible, through the lands of the Classics, and from the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, centred on Germany, France and England.

Author Profile

Peter Milward was born in London on October 12, 1925, and educated at Wimbledon College (a Jesuit high school). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1943, and after various studies he went on to specialize in the Classics and English at Oxford University. He came to Japan in 1954 and after further studies was ordained priest in 1960. From 1962 onwards he has taught English literature at Sophia University in Tokyo. In addition to founding the Renaissance Institute, the Hopkins Society of Japan and the Chesterton Society of Japan, he has published some 400 books, mostly as textbooks for Japanese students, many of them translated into Japanese, but now most of them out of print. Several of his books, especially those on the drama of Shakespeare and the poetry of Hopkins, have been published in England and America. Even in retirement he is still teaching and writing, as he enters his 88th year (or beiju).