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Civilization : the West and the rest

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What was it about the civilization of Western Europe that allowed it to trump the outwardly superior empires of the Orient? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues, was that the West developed six 0́-killer applications0́?that the Rest lacked: competition, science, democracy, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. The key question today is whether or not the West has lost its monopoly on these six things. If so,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Ferguson
ISBN: 9781846142734 1846142733
OCLC Number: 767755049
Description: xxx, 402 p.

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Takes readers on their own journey around the world - from the Grand Canal at Nanjing to the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul; from Machu Picchu in the Andes to Shark Island, Namibia; and, from the proud  Read more...

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Ferguson is the most brilliant British historian of his generation ... he writes with splendid panache * The Times * One of the world's leading historians -- Hamish McRae * Independent * Civilization Read more...

 
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