Urbis et Orbis: Non-Euclidean Space of History

Abstract. A social space is superimposed on the civilization map of the world whereas a social time is correlated with the duration of civilization existence. Within own civilization the concept space is non-homogeneous, there are “singled out points” — “concept factories”. As social structures, cities may exist rather long, sometimes during several millennia, but as concept centers they are limited by the duration of civilization existence. If civilization is a “concept universe”, nobody and nothing may cross the boundaries, which include cities as well. Death of civilization leads to reboot cultural and historical space-time. Reformatted olds concepts are not preserved, but there may be reception of old concepts and their new interpretation. However, even in case of genetic links presence, they are the other concepts and not modified old ones. Under certain circumstances may take place “rebranding” when attractive name is connected to the concept of absolutely different order to attach to it authority of the past.
Keywords: polis, city, concept, historical space, historical time, Ancient Rome, history, religion, civilization, philosophy of history, Pax Romana, Roman idea, theology.

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