Aktivita
Civilization

Civilization


16,99 €
Na objednávku

If in the year 1411 you had been able to circumnavigate the globe, you would have been most impressed by the dazzling civilizations of the Orient. The Forbidden City was under construction in Ming Beijing; in the Near East, the Ottomans were closing in on Constantinople. By contrast, England would have struck you as a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war. The other quarrelsome kingdoms of Western Europe – Aragon, Castile, France, Portugal and Scotland – would have seemed little better. As for fifteenth-century North America, it was an anarchic wilderness compared with the realms of the Aztecs and Incas. The idea that the West would come to dominate the Rest for most of the next half millennium would have struck you as wildly fanciful. And yet it happened. 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 “killer applications” 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, Ferguson warns, we may be living through the end of Western ascendancy. Civilization takes readers on their own extraordinary 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; from the proud towers of Prague to the secret churches of Wenzhou. It is the story of sailboats, missiles, land deeds, vaccines, blue jeans and Chinese Bibles. It is the defining narrative of modern world history.

Podrobnosti

Autor Niall Ferguson
Vydavateľ Allen Lane
Jazyk anglický
Väzbamäkká
Počet strán432
Formát22.8 x 15.4 cm
EAN9781846144561
Edícia Politika

Autor

Niall Ferguson

Ďalšie knihy autora z oddelenia Knihy v angličtine

Civilization : The West and the Rest

Civilization : The West and the Rest

Niall Ferguson
13,50 €
Na sklade
Kissinger, Volume One: 1923-1968 The Idealist

Kissinger, Volume One: 1923-1968 The Idealist

Niall Ferguson
32,95 €
Na objednávku
The End of Liberalism

The End of Liberalism

Niall Ferguson, Fareed Zakaria
10,50 €
Na sklade
Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

Niall Ferguson
23,95 €
Na sklade
Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

Niall Ferguson
18,50 €
Na sklade
The Square and the Tower

The Square and the Tower

Niall Ferguson
19,95 €
Na objednávku

Podobné knihy

A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle

A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle

Julian Jackson
42,50 €
Na objednávku
Once Upon a Time in Russia

Once Upon a Time in Russia

Ben Mezrich
11,95 €
Na objednávku
Moneyland

Moneyland

Oliver Bullough
12,95 €
Na sklade
Attack Of The 50 Ft. Women

Attack Of The 50 Ft. Women

Catherine Mayer
14,95 €
Na sklade
For The Record

For The Record

David Cameron
29,95 €
Na objednávku
Dreaming in a Nightmare

Dreaming in a Nightmare

Jeremiah Emmanuel
12,95 €
Na sklade

Názory čitateľov

Zadajte Váš email
a my Vám budeme zasielať informácie o novinkách a akciách
Generuje redakčný systém BUXUS CMS spoločnosti ui42
X
Nákupný košík
V jednej objednávke nie je možné súčasne kombinovať predobjednávkové a bežné produkty.
Z tohto produktu nie je možné objednať požadovaný počet kusov. Znížte prosím počet kusov.
Tento produkt je momentálne nedostupný.
Produkt bol pridaný do košíka
Produkt bol pridaný do zoznamu vašich rezervácií
Nastal problém pri vkladaní do košíka. Kontaktujte nás prosím.
Dopravu máte zadarmo!
Nakúpte ešte za a dopravu máte zadarmo!