Aspects of World Civilization

Aspects of World Civilization
Author: Perry McAdow Rogers
Pages: 412
ISBN: 0130808288
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Release: 2002-07
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This two-volume compilation of primary sources in world civilization is based around eight major themes to provide direction and cohesion to the text. Designed to involve students with important historical questions and controversies, the text promotes thoughtful comparisons between world societies that are linked to common problems, events or themes within the same time period and across chronological divisions. Broad in scope, the text incorporates a wide variety of political, social, economic, religious, intellectual and scientific issues, and is designed to help students consider historical questions and concerns.

Aspects of Western Civilization

Aspects of Western Civilization
Author: Perry McAdow Rogers
Pages: 550
ISBN: 0133415953
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Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection intended for students, presenting primary sources (some of them excerpts, and some of them translated) and study questions designed to stimulate discussion. Vol. II deals with the period of the 17th century to the present. Ch. 9 (pp. 392-436), "The Jewish Holocaust", contains excerpts from documents (e.g. German official documents, Nazi leaders' speechs, eyewitness accounts and memoirs, and Nuremberg Trial documents) pertaining to Nazi anti-Jewish policies, the Nazi genocide of the Jews, Jewish resistance, and postwar trials against those responsible for the mass murders.

World Civilization

World Civilization
Author: Robin W. Winks
Pages: 575
ISBN: 0939693283
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Release: 1993-05
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Robin W. Winks placed particular emphasis on those developments that most directly explain the nature of the modern world: social diffusion, group and national consciousness, technological change, religious identities-those aspects of intellectual history that have contributed most to our current dilemmas. In turn this means that there is more in World Civilization: A Brief History about nationalism, imperialism, or ethnic identities than there is about monarchies, feudalism, or diplomacy. The result of the strategic and intellectual decisions made with respect to this textbook is that its proportions are not the customary ones. Particular emphasis is placed on the early origins of civilizations, on Greece and Rome, and on the period of the so-called barbarian invasions, because it is by studying these periods that students may best learn how societies are formed. Particular emphasis is also placed on the period from the French Revolution on, for it is the events of the last two hundred years that have most closely shaped our present condition. This book can be read, straight through and in its entirety, as an interpretive statement about Western history written by a person who knew a good bit about non-Western history and who could thus throw into perspective the unusual, the commonplace, and the comparable in that sector of history conventionally labeled 'Western'. The text draws on over thirty-five years of discovering, in the classroom, what students themselves wish to ask about the past rather than what a body of scholars may have concluded they should wish to ask. Though this book is largely about Western civilization, it is also about world civilizations, for from the eighteenth century forward—and in many aspects of life, much earlier-the non-West has interacted with the West in such a way as to make it virtually impossible to separate one from the other when dealing at this level of generalization. As a teacher of the history of exploration and discovery, of imperialism and decolonization,

Civilization

Civilization
Author: Niall Ferguson
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101548028
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Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.

Technology in World Civilization

Technology in World Civilization
Author: Arnold Pacey
Pages: 238
ISBN: 0262660725
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Release: 1991
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this very different book, Arnold Pacey takes a global view, placing the development of technology squarely in a "world civilization."

Western Civilization in World History

Western Civilization in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781134374748
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Release: 2008-01-28
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Aspects of Western Civilization

Aspects of Western Civilization
Author: Perry McAdow Rogers
Pages: 480
ISBN: 013050758X
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

0C-0, 0-13-083203-0, Rogers, Perry M., Aspects of Western Civilization, Vol. II, 4/E*/ = A two-volume chronologically arranged compilation of primary and some secondary sources in Western Civilization organized around eight major themes. The book presents readers with basic questions regarding historical development, human nature, moral action and practical necessity while incorporating a wide variety of political, social, economic, religious, intellectual and scientific issues in an effort to present history as a vehicle for better understanding in the present rather than a stagnant observation of past societies. Earliest Civilizations, The Greek, Roman and Medieval Worlds, Transitions to the Modern World, Foundations of the Modern World, The Era of Revolution, and the Twentieth Century. For anyone interested in western civilization especially historians.

The Book that Made Your World

The Book that Made Your World
Author: Vishal Mangalwadi
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781595554000
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Release: 2012-10-24
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. Therefore, it is most refreshing to encounter this engaging and informed assessment of the Bible’s profound impact on the modern world. Where Bloom laments the closing of the American mind, Mangalwadi brings a refreshing optimism.” (Stanley Mattson, founder and president, C. S. Lewis Foundation) “Vishal Mangalwadi recounts history in very broad strokes, always using his cross-cultural perspectives for highlighting the many benefits of biblical principles in shaping civilization.” (George Marsden, professor, University of Notre Dame; author, Fundamentalism and American Culture)

The World of the Oxus Civilization

The World of the Oxus Civilization
Author: Bertille Lyonnet,Nadezhda A Dubova
Pages: 932
ISBN: 9781351757829
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Release: 2020-11-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of essays presents a synthesis of current research on the Oxus Civilization, which rose and developed at the turn of the 3rd to 2nd millennia BC in Central Asia. First discovered in the 1970s, the Oxus Civilization, or the Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex (BMAC), has engendered many different interpretations, which are explored in this volume by an international group of archaeologists and researchers. Contributors cover all aspects of this fascinating Bronze Age culture: architecture; material culture; grave goods; religion; migrations; and trade and interactions with neighboring civilizations, from Mesopotamia to the Indus, and the Gulf to the northern steppes. Chapters also examine the Oxus Civilization’s roots in previous local cultures, explore its environmental and chronological context, or the possibly coveted metal sources, and look into the reasons for its decline. The World of the Oxus Civilization offers a broad and fascinating examination of this society, and provides an invaluable updated resource for anyone working on the culture, history, and archaeology of this region and on the multiple interactions at work at that time in the ancient Near East.

Global Civilization

Global Civilization
Author: Leonardo Boff,Alexandre Guilherme
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781317491699
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Release: 2014-12-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Transportation, telecommunications and the internet are all part of a process of globalisation that affects every sphere of life. This new phase in human evolution is central to the thinking of Leonardo Boff - one of the founders of Liberation Theology. In 'Global Civilisation' Boff presents a philosophical and theological enquiry into all aspects of globalization - from market forces to politics, military force, technology and science, communication and spirituality. The book describes the revolution taking place - in consciousness, the meaning of life, holiness, the economy, politics, culture, work standards, and ethics. Boff explores the contribution of Christianity to the "new global civilisation" and presents a utopian future for humankind.

Energy and Civilization

Energy and Civilization
Author: Vaclav Smil
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9780262536165
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Release: 2018-09-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel-driven civilization. "I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next 'Star Wars' movie. In his latest book, Energy and Civilization: A History, he goes deep and broad to explain how innovations in humans' ability to turn energy into heat, light, and motion have been a driving force behind our cultural and economic progress over the past 10,000 years. --Bill Gates, Gates Notes, Best Books of the Year Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomass. Humans have come to rely on many more energy flows--ranging from fossil fuels to photovoltaic generation of electricity--for their civilized existence. In this monumental history, Vaclav Smil provides a comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel-driven civilization. Humans are the only species that can systematically harness energies outside their bodies, using the power of their intellect and an enormous variety of artifacts--from the simplest tools to internal combustion engines and nuclear reactors. The epochal transition to fossil fuels affected everything: agriculture, industry, transportation, weapons, communication, economics, urbanization, quality of life, politics, and the environment. Smil describes humanity's energy eras in panoramic and interdisciplinary fashion, offering readers a magisterial overview. This book is an extensively updated and expanded version of Smil's Energy in World History (1994). Smil has incorporated an enormous amount of new material, reflecting the dramatic developments in energy studies over the last two decades and his own research over that time.

The Sea and Civilization

The Sea and Civilization
Author: Lincoln Paine
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9781101970355
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Release: 2015
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.

Civilization and Its Discontents

Civilization and Its Discontents
Author: Sigmund Freud,SBP Editors
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9789387550131
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Release: 2018-12-29
Editor: Samaira Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Civilization and Its Discontents is considered Freud's most brilliant work. In it he states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization—What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilization’s trajectory? This process, argues Freud, is an inherent quality of civilization that instills perpetual feelings of discontent in its citizens. Freud's theme is that what works for civilization doesn't necessarily work for man. Man, by nature aggressive and egotistical, seeks self-satisfaction.

The Measure of Civilization

The Measure of Civilization
Author: Ian Morris
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780691160863
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Release: 2014-02-23
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Uses four factors--energy capture per capita, organization, information technology and war-making capacity--to attempt to show which world regions were the most powerful throughout all of human history.

The Paths of Civilization

The Paths of Civilization
Author: J. Krejcí
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9780230503700
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Release: 2004-10-22
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work spans the development of civilizations from their remotest origins to the present day. It examines the term 'civilization' with reference to culture, socio-economic structure, ethnicity and statehood. Socio-economic scenarios help the reader to explore the ways in which individual civilizations - through world views, styles of life and responses to the environment that each bear their own signature - struggle, merge, submerge in the flow of the currents of history.

The Story of Civilization

The Story of Civilization
Author: Phillip Campbell
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781505105681
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Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: TAN Books
Language: en

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The World of the Swahili

The World of the Swahili
Author: John Middleton
Pages: 254
ISBN: 0300060807
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Release: 1992-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Swahili of East Africa have a long and distinctive history as a literate, Muslim, urban, and mercantile society. This book presents an anthropological account of the Swahili and offers an original analysis of their little-understood and unusual culture.

The Written World

The Written World
Author: Martin Puchner
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9780812998931
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The story of literature in sixteen acts, from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to ebooks and Harry Potter, this engaging book brings together remarkable people and surprising events to show how writing shaped cultures, religions, and the history of the world"--

India and World Civilization

India and World Civilization
Author: Damodar Prasad Singhal
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0283978279
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Dawn of Tibet

The Dawn of Tibet
Author: John Vincent Bellezza
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781442234628
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Release: 2014-08-29
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This unique book reveals the existence of an advanced civilization where none was known before, presenting an entirely new perspective on the culture and history of Tibet. In his groundbreaking study of an epic period in Tibet few people even knew existed, John Vincent Bellezza details the discovery of an ancient people on the most desolate reaches of the Tibetan plateau, revolutionizing our ideas about who Tibetans really are. While many associate Tibet with Buddhism, it was also once a land of warriors and chariots, whose burials included megalithic arrays and golden masks. This first Tibetan civilization, known as Zhang Zhung, was a cosmopolitan one with links extending across Eurasia, bringing it in line with many of the major cultural innovations of the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age. Based on decades of research, The Dawn of Tibet draws on a rich trove of archaeological, textual, and ethnographic materials collected and analyzed by the author. Bellezza describes the vast network of castles, temples, megaliths, necropolises, and rock art established on the highest and now depopulated part of the Tibetan plateau. He relates literary tales of priests and priestesses, horned deities, and the celestial afterlife to the actual archaeological evidence, providing a fascinating perspective on the origins and development of civilization. The story builds to the present by following the colorful culture of the herders of Upper Tibet, an ancient people whose way of life is endangered by modern development. Tracing Bellezza’s epic journeys across lands where few Westerners have ventured, this book provides a compelling window into the most inaccessible reaches of Tibet and a civilization that flourished long before Buddhism took root.