History - Civilization

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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

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

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

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

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

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

The Story of Civilization Activity Bo...

Tan Books

The Activity Book and companion Teacher's Manual provide a complete review of everything read in The Story of Civilization: The Ancient World, along with creative activities to accompany each chapter, including:• Reading comprehensi...

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Published: Jun 2016
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