Axial Age, historical patterns
This unusual and enlightening scholarly work by Christopher Peet draws our contemplative attention to what post-war German philosopher Karl Jaspers called "the Axial Age," a "span of several centuries from 800 to 200 BCE . . . constituting a dividing line or 'axis' between a long prehistory of human beings before and the emergence of a world history after."
"Christopher Peet. Practicing Transcendence: Axial Age Spiritualities for a World in Crisis,"
Comparative Civilizations Review: Vol. 85
, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ccr/vol85/iss85/16