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The rise and fall of civilizations : the law of history

Author: Nicholas Hagger
Publisher: Winchester, UK ; Washington, DC : O Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Rise and Fall of Civilizations, a sequel to The Light of Civilization, is a study of the history of civilizations. Nicholas Hagger describes religion as the basis for civilization. Saints, mystics, gurus, prophets, religious founders, it is these that drive history rather than kings and politicians. He outlines the patterns of the civilizations themselves, providing a unique interpretation of the dynamics of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Hagger
ISBN: 9781846940101 1846940109
OCLC Number: 153580956
Description: xvi, 558 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The 61 stages in the rise and fall of civilizations --
The Light and history --
The rise-and-fall pattern --
The genesis of civilizations --
The growth and arrested growth of civilizations --
The breakdown of civilizations --
The new people's renewal of civilizations --
The decline of civilizations --
The decay and demise of civilizations --
Lessons and predictions --
Civilizations as Light-bearers : the process of growth, breakdown and decay --
Illumined mystics and the renewal and decline of civilizations --
Predictions --
The future of Western civilization.
Responsibility: Nicholas Hagger.

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A sequel to "The Light of Civilization", the study of history of civilizations for several generations. This title describes religion as the basis for civilization rather than one element in its  Read more...

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