The Origin and Goal of History.
Translated by Michael Bullock.
First edition in English, first impression. Originally published in 1949 in German under the title Vom Ursprung und Ziel der Geschichte, in which Jaspers introduced the concept of the Axial Age, or Achsenzeit, (the period between 800 and 200 BC) during which the spiritual foundations for present-day humanity were laid.
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Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered gilt. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the jacket with toned spine.