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The evolution of civilizations : an introduction to historical analysis

Author: Carroll Quigley
Publisher: Indianapolis : Liberty Fund, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Quigley defines a civilization as "a producing society with an instrument of expansion." A civilization's decline is not inevitable but occurs when its instrument of expansion is transformed into an institution?that is, when social arrangements that meet real social needs are transformed into social institutions serving their own purposes regardless of real social needs...Amazon.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carroll Quigley
ISBN: 0913966568 9780913966563 0913966576 9780913966570
OCLC Number: 496301395
Description: 442 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Scientific method and the social sciences --
Man and culture --
Groups, societies, and civilizations --
Historical analysis --
Historical change in civilizations --
The matrix of early civilizations --
Mesopotamian civilization --
Canaanite and Minoan civilizations --
Classical civilization --
Western civilization.
Responsibility: Carroll Quigley.

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Quigley defines a civilization as "a producing society with an instrument of expansion." A civilization's decline is not inevitable but occurs when its instrument of expansion is transformed into an institution?that is, when social arrangements that meet real social needs are transformed into social institutions serving their own purposes regardless of real social needs...Amazon.

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