Civilization: 1 of 3: The West and the Rest Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Niall Ferguson (Author, Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

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Title: "The World: historical and actual. What has been and what is ... Together with ... charts, reference tables ... from B.C. 1500, to the present time. Numerous ... illustrations"
Author(s): Gilbert, Frank, Assistant-Treasurer U.S. at Chicago [person]
British Library shelfmark: "Digital Store 9005.ee.7"
Page: 285 (scanned page number - not necessarily the actual page number in the publication)
Place of publication: St Louis, Missouri
Date of publication: 1882
Type of resource: Monograph
Language(s): English
Physical description: xxiv, 712 pages (4°)

Civilization: 1 of 3: The West and the Rest  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Niall Ferguson (Author, Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)


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The rise to global predominance of Western civilization is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five hundred years. All over the world, an astonishing proportion of people now work for Western-style companies, study at Western-style universities, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and even work Western hours. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed unlikely to achieve much more than perpetual internecine warfare. It was Ming China or Ottoman Turkey that had the look of world civilizations. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? 

In Civilization: The West and the Rest, bestselling author Niall Ferguson argues that, beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts that the Rest lacked: competition, science, the rule of law, consumerism, modern medicine, and the work ethic.