The Collapse of Western Civilization Book
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The Collapse of Western Civilization


  • Author : Naomi Oreskes
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231537957

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The Collapse of Western Civilization Excerpt :

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and—finally—the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the 300th anniversary of the Great Collapse, a senior scholar presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment—the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies—failed to act, and so brought about the collapse of Western civilization. In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon combustion complex" that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature.

Western Civilization  Volume C  Since 1789 Book

Western Civilization Volume C Since 1789


  • Author : Jackson J. Spielvogel
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 1305952839

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Western Civilization Volume C Since 1789 Excerpt :

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. Updated to reflect current scholarship, WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 10th Edition, includes more than 150 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with more than 400 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including focus and critical thinking questions, primary source features with assignable questions, and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization Book

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization


  • Author : Ricardo Duchesne
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2011-02-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 527
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004192485

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The Uniqueness of Western Civilization Excerpt :

After challenging the multicultural effort to “provincialize” the history of Western civilization, this book argues that the roots of the West’s exceptional creativity should be traced back to the uniquely aristocratic warlike culture of Indo-European speakers.

Western Civilizations Book

Western Civilizations


  • Author : Joshua Cole
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2020-01-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 0393419029

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Western Civilizations Excerpt :

Used by more than a million students since its original publication, Western Civilizations became the leading text for the course by combining historical scholarship with classroom innovation. Master scholars/teachers Joshua Cole and Carol Symes enhance coverage of the West in a global context with a new focus on migration and nationalism. Dynamic digital resources, including award-winning InQuizitive activities and new History Skills Tutorials for every chapter, guide students from basic understanding basics to analysis and interpretation.

History of Western Civilization Book

History of Western Civilization


  • Author : William H. McNeill
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226561622

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History of Western Civilization Excerpt :

Renowned historian William H. McNeil provides a brilliant narrative chronology of the development of Western civilization, representing its socio-political as well as cultural aspects. This sixth edition includes new material for the twentieth-century period and completely revised bibliographies. An invaluable tool for the study of Western civilization, the Handbook is an essential complement to readings in primary and secondary sources such as those in the nine-volume University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization.

Civilization Book
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Civilization


  • Author : Niall Ferguson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 0141987936

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In 1412, Europe was a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war, while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. Yet, somehow, the West came to dominate the Rest for most of the next half millennium. In this vital, brilliant book, Niall Ferguson reveals the six 'killer applications' that the Rest lacked- competition, science, property rights, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. And he asks- do we still have these winning tools? Or is this the end of Western ascendancy? Winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2013

The Essential Guide to Western Civilization Book

The Essential Guide to Western Civilization


  • Author : Nicholas L. Waddy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351689595

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The Essential Guide to Western Civilization Excerpt :

The Essential Guide to Western Civilization offers a concise overview of European history developed to suit the undergraduate Western Civilization curriculum. Author Nicholas L. Waddy provides an accessible account of major developments in European history in a flexible format. The book will serve as a core text for instructors wishing to build a syllabus including primary sources, articles, and visual materials of their own choosing. Discussion questions and a list of key terms at the end of each chapter will help to guide conversation and assist students in navigating the Western Civilization survey.

Western Civilization  A Global and Comparative Approach Book

Western Civilization A Global and Comparative Approach


  • Author : Kenneth L. Campbell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-01-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317452300

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Western Civilization A Global and Comparative Approach Excerpt :

Featuring the one author, one voice approach, this text is ideal for instructors who do not wish to neglect the importance of non-Western perspectives on the study of the past. The book is a brief, affordable presentation providing a coherent examination of the past from ancient times to the present. Religion, everyday life, and transforming moments are the three themes employed to help make the past interesting, intelligible, and relevant to contemporary society.

The Book that Made Your World Book
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The Book that Made Your World


  • Author : Vishal Mangalwadi
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2012-10-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595554000

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Understand where we came from. Whether you're an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization. Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium. From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible's sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind. Through Mangalwadi's wide-ranging and fascinating investigation, you'll discover: What triggered the West's passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancement How the biblical notion of human dignity informs the West's social structure and how it intersects with other worldviews How the Bible created a fertile ground for women to find social and economic empowerment How the Bible has uniquely equipped the West to cultivate compassion, human rights, prosperity, and strong families The role of the Bible in the transformation of education How the modern literary notion of a hero has been shaped by the Bible's archetypal protagonist Journey with Mangalwadi as he examines the origins of a civilization's greatness and the misguided beliefs that threaten to unravel its progress. Learn how the Bible transformed the social, political, and religious institutions that have sustained Western culture for the past millennium, and discover how secular corruption endangers the stability and longevity of Western civilization. Endorsements: “This is an extremely significant piece of work with huge global implications. Vishal brings a timely message.” (Ravi Zacharias, author, Walking from East to West and Beyond Opinion) “In polite society, the mere mention of the Bible often introduces a certain measure of anxiety. A serious discussion on the Bible can bring outright contempt. Therefor

Western Civilizations Book

Western Civilizations


  • Author : Joshua Cole
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1152
  • ISBN 10 : 0393614301

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Western Civilizations Excerpt :

The most pedagogically innovative text and media for the western civilizations course now more current, more global, and more interactive."

Western Civilizations Book

Western Civilizations


  • Author : Joshua Cole
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2019-09-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0393418774

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Western Civilizations Excerpt :

Used by more than a million students since its original publication, Western Civilizations became the leading text for the course by combining historical scholarship with classroom innovation. Master scholars/teachers Joshua Cole and Carol Symes enhance coverage of the West in a global context with a new focus on migration and nationalism. Dynamic digital resources, including award-winning InQuizitive activities and new History Skills Tutorials for every chapter, guide students from basic content understanding to analysis and interpretation.

Reason  Faith  and the Struggle for Western Civilization Book
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Reason Faith and the Struggle for Western Civilization


  • Author : Samuel Gregg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621579069

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"Gregg's book is the closet thing I've encountered in a long time to a one-volume user's manual for operating Western Civilization." —The Stream "Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization offers a concise intellectual history of the West through the prism of the relationship between faith and reason." —Free Beacon The genius of Western civilization is its unique synthesis of reason and faith. But today that synthesis is under attack—from the East by radical Islam (faith without reason) and from within the West itself by aggressive secularism (reason without faith). The stakes are incalculably high. The naïve and increasingly common assumption that reason and faith are incompatible is simply at odds with the facts of history. The revelation in the Hebrew Scriptures of a reasonable Creator imbued Judaism and Christianity with a conviction that the world is intelligible, leading to the flowering of reason and the invention of science in the West. It was no accident that the Enlightenment took place in the culture formed by the Jewish and Christian faiths. We can all see that faith without reason is benighted at best, fanatical and violent at worst. But too many forget that reason, stripped of faith, is subject to its own pathologies. A supposedly autonomous reason easily sinks into fanaticism, stifling dissent as bigoted and irrational and devouring the humane civilization fostered by the integration of reason and faith. The blood-soaked history of the twentieth century attests to the totalitarian forces unleashed by corrupted reason. But Samuel Gregg does more than lament the intellectual and spiritual ruin caused by the divorce of reason and faith. He shows that each of these foundational principles corrects the other’s excesses and enhances our comprehension of the truth in a continuous renewal of civilization. By recovering this balance, we can avoid a suicidal winner-take-all conflict between reason and faith and a future that will respect

The Myth of Western Civilization Book

The Myth of Western Civilization


  • Author : Enrico Ferri
  • Publisher : Nova Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 1536188948

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The Myth of Western Civilization Excerpt :

"The Myth of Western Civilization: The West as an Ideological Category and a Political Myth has set for itself two different but complementary targets. The first is to show that what is commonly taken as a historical given, "Western Civilization", is actually an ideological construction that has come to absorb the most disparate of contents. It is a common acceptance to intend Western Civilization as the liberal-democratic way of life and capitalist economy that apply in Euro-America. Many among those who believe in the existence and paramountcy of Western Civilization at the same time sustain that Western Civilization can be traced back at the very dawn of Europe and that, depending on who makes the claim, it can be linked to the birth of Greece and Rome and, successively, to Christianity and democracy, often establishing relationships between these varying cultures. While showing the difficulty of considering them instances of the same historical event, The Myth of the West highlights the essential contribution by civilizations like the Phoenician and the Arab to the development of the classical world and modern Europe"--

How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Topics Book

How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Topics


  • Author : Peter Kreeft, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621642688

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How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Topics Excerpt :

Peter Kreeft presents a series of brilliant essays about many of the problems that undermine our Western civilization, along with ways to address them. "These essays are not new proposals or solutions to today's problems," he says. "They are old. They have been tried, and have worked. They have made people happy and good. That is what makes them so radical and so unusual today." In his witty, readable style, Kreeft implores us to gather wisdom and preserve it, as the monks did in the Middle Ages. He offers relevant philosophical precepts, divided into various categories, that can be collected and remembered in order to guide us and future generations in the days ahead. Kreeft emphasizes that the most necessary thing to save our civilization is to have children. If we don't have children, our civilization will cease to exist. The "unmentionable elephant in the room", he tells us, is sex, properly understood. Religious liberty is being attacked in the name of "sexual liberty", in other words, abortion. Kreeft encourages us to fight back—with joy and confidence—with the one weapon that will win the future: children.

Western Civilization in World History Book

Western Civilization in World History


  • Author : Peter N. Stearns
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-01-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134374748

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Western Civilization in World History Excerpt :

Western civilization and world history are often seen as different, or even mutually exclusive, routes into historical studies. This volume shows that they can be successfully linked, providing a tool to see each subject in the context of the other, identifying influences and connections. Western Civilization in World History takes up the recent debates about the merits of the well-established 'Western civ' approach versus the newer field of world history. Peter N. Stearns outlines key aspects of Western civilization - often assumed rather than analyzed - and reviews them in a global context.