The Hidden Topography of Human Cultures


When you’re on foot in the wilderness, knowing the elevations in front of you is crucial, not only for walking, but for finding water and food. The same types of factors show up in human cultures. In fact, there is a psychological topography that underlies human affairs, and we examine it in this issue.



This issue follows the slow changeover from Rome to Christian Europe, and especially its psychological underpinnings.