History - Civilization

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Civilization: The West and the Rest

Niall Ferguson

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 hist...

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Published: Oct 2012

Fields of Blood: Religion and the His...

Karen Armstrong

With a new postscriptIn these times of rising geopolitical chaos, the need for mutual understanding between cultures has never been more urgent. Religious differences are seen as fuel for violence and warfare. In these pages, one of o...

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Published: Sep 2015

Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction ...

Trevor Bryce

The history of Ancient Babylonia in ancient Mesopatamia is epic. After playing host to three great empires, the Hammurabic and Kassite empires, and the Neo-Babylonian Empire ruled by Nebuchadnezzar, it was conquered by the Persians. ...

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Published: Oct 2016

Who Ate the First Oyster?: The Extrao...

Cody Cassidy

Who wore the first pants? Who painted the first masterpiece? Who first rode the horse? Who invented soap? This madcap adventure across ancient history uses everything from modern genetics to archaeology to uncover the geniuses behind ...

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Published: May 2020

This Civilisation is Finished: Conver...

Rupert Read

Industrial civilisation has no future. It requires limitless economic growth on a finite planet. The reckless combustion of fossil fuels means that Earth's climate is changing disastrously, in ways that cannot be resolved by piecemeal...

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Published: Jun 2019

How the West Won: The Neglected Story...

Rodney Stark

Finally the Truth about the Rise of the West Modernity developed only in the West-in Europe and North America. Nowhere else did science and democracy arise; nowhere else was slavery outlawed. Only Westerners invented chimneys, mus...

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Published: Oct 2015

Cataclysms of the Earth: The HAB Theo...

Hugh Auchincloss Brown

This classic book on cataclysmic pole shifts first appeared in 1967 when it was an instant bestseller. Quickly it fell out of print, but it is now back in this deluxe edition. The book inspired the popular 1976 book The HAB Theory, ab...

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Published: Jan 2017

Immortality: The Quest to Live Foreve...

Stephen Cave

A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave's Immortality investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and whether we should want to. But it also makes a pow...

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Published: May 2017

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Coll...

Eric H. Cline

From acclaimed archaeologist and bestselling author Eric Cline, a breathtaking account of how the collapse of an ancient civilized world ushered in the first Dark Ages In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peop...

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Published: Feb 2021

On Grand Strategy

John Lewis Gaddis

A master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary program the author has co-taught at Yale for decadesFor almost two decades, Yale students have competed for admission each year to the "Studies in Grand Strategy" semi...

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Published: Apr 2019

The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus ...

Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book—which sold half a million copies worldwide—back to the ancient Greek...

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Published: Jun 2014

Strange Gods: A Secular History of Co...

Susan Jacoby

In a groundbreaking historical work that addresses religious conversion in the West from an uncompromisingly secular perspective, Susan Jacoby challenges the conventional narrative of conversion as a purely spiritual journey. From the...

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Published: Mar 2017

The Address Book: What Street Address...

Deirdre Mask

Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction |One of TimeMagazines's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 | Finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards, Best History & Biography 2020 |Longlisted for the 2020 Porchlight Busines...

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Published: Feb 2021

Against the Grain: A Deep History of ...

James C. Scott

An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrative Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent o...

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Published: Jul 2018
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