Civilization

Civilization

A New History of the Western World

Book - 2006
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Ever since the attacks of September 11, 2001, Western leaders have described a world engaged in "a fight for civilization." But what do we mean by civilization? We believe in a Western tradition of freedom that has produced a fulfilling existence for many millions of people and a culture of enormous depth and creative power. But the history of our civilization is also filled with unspeakable brutality--for every Leonardo there is a Mussolini, for every Beethoven symphony a concentration camp, for every Chrysler Building a My Lai massacre.An ambitious historical assessment of the Western world--tying together the histories of empires, art, philosophy, science, and politics--Civilization reexamines and confronts us with all of our glories and catastrophes. At such a dangerous time in the world's history, this brilliant book is required reading.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, c2006.
Edition: 1st Pegasus Book ed.
ISBN: 9781933648194
1933648198
Branch Call Number: 909.09821
909/.09821 22
CB245 O775 2006b
Characteristics: xi, 532 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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Nov 23, 2013

This is Eurocentric history. Ho-hum, routine, standard European history as if the author were giving a college course.

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