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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations
John Haywood

Penguin Books, 2005

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations explores the world’s earliest cultures, from the farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the foundation of Rome. Examining the development of civilizations around the globe, it covers such subjects as the roots of the Egyptian pharaohs, China’s long-lived dynasties, and the great cities of the Incas and Aztecs. Richly illustrated with photographs, artwork re-creations, and full-color maps, ...
  
  











  



  
Civilization: The West and the Rest
Niall Ferguson

Penguin Books, 2012

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, ...
  
  











  



  
Civilization
Kenneth Clark

Harper & Row, 1969

Study of civilization Kenneth Clarke
  
  











  



  
Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Free Press, 2002

Erudite, wide-ranging, a work of dazzling scholarship written with extraordinary flair, Civilizations redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To the author, Oxford historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto, a society's relationship to climate, geography, and ecology are paramount in determining its degree of success. "Unlike previous attempts to ...
  
  











  



  
Civilization and Its Discontents (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud)
Sigmund Freud

W. W. Norton & Company, 2010

Freud’s seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens. Written in the decade before Freud’s death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human ...
  
  











  



  
Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century, Vol. I: The Structure of Everyday Life (Civilization & ...
Fernand Braudel

University of California Press, 1992

By examining in detail the material life of pre-industrial peoples around the world, Fernand Braudel significantly changed the way historians view their subject. Volume I describes food and drink, dress and housing, demography and family structure, energy and technology, money and credit, and the growth of towns.
  
  











  



  
Civilization of Paradise: Revelation Poems
Asad Ali

Fons Vitae, 2014

Civilization of Paradise is both a collection of Qur’an inspired poetry and a fascinating record of intimate dialogs with a Sufi master in Damascus. Poetry, in the case of Asad Ali, is a way of life and prayer. In the state of consciousness from which he speaks, we become the companions of great beings: the Timeless Desert, the Infinitely Compassionate, the Supplicating Earth, the Universal Human. Each of these poems is related to a Surah of ...
  
  











  



  
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)
Eric H. Cline

Princeton University Press, 2014

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. ...
  
  











  



  
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
Samuel P. Huntington

Simon & Schuster, 2011

The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about foreign affairs. An insightful and powerful analysis of the forces driving global politics, it ...
  
  











  



  
The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future
Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway

Columbia University Press, 2014

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and -- finally -- the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the ...
  
  











  



  
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise ...
Thomas Cahill

Anchor, 1996

The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy ...
  
  











  



  
The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality
Cheikh Anta Diop

Chicago Review Press, 1989

Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.
  
  











  



  
Western Civilization
Jackson J. Spielvogel

Cengage Learning, 2011

Best-selling book WESTERN CIVILIZATION has helped over one million users learn about the present by exploring the past. Jackson Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. The clear narrative of a single gifted author makes it easy to follow the story of Western ...
  
  











  



  
Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
Chancellor Williams

Third World Press, 1992

The Destruction of Black Civilization  took Chancellor Williams sixteen years of research and field study to compile. The book, which was to serve as a reinterpretation of the history of the African race, was intended to be ""a general rebellion against the subtle message from even the most 'liberal' white authors (and their Negro disciples): 'You belong to a race of nobodies. You have no worthwhile history to point to with pride.'"" The book ...
  
  











  



  
Civilization and Its Discontents
Sigmund Freud

Rough Draft Printing, 2013

An unabridged edition of the Sigmund Freud classic, Civilization & Its Discontents, with the original, and updated footnotes -
  
  











  



  
Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture (Seventeenth Edition) (Vol. 1)
Judith Coffin, Robert Stacey, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

A pedagogically innovative new edition of the most-balanced and best-selling western civilizations text of all time. New to the Western Civilizations team, master teachers and scholars Joshua Cole (University of Michigan) and Carol Symes (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) have integrated innovative pedagogical tools into the text to help students and instructors achieve their course objectives, while incorporating the latest ...
  
  











  



  
How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
Thomas E. Woods

Regnery History, 2012

Ask someone today where Western Civilization originated, and he or she might say Greece or Rome. But what is the ultimate source of Western Civilization? Bestselling author and professor Thomas E. Woods, Jr. provides the long neglected answer: the Catholic Church. In the new paperback edition of his critically-acclaimed book, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization , Woods goes far beyond the familiar tale of monks copying ...
  
  











  



  
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
Michel Foucault

Vintage, 1988

Perhaps the French philosopher's masterpiece, which is concerned with an extraordinary question: What does it mean to be mad?
  
  











  



  
Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture (Brief Third Edition) (Vol. 2)
Joshua Cole, Carol Symes, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

The best western civilizations text for emphasizing critical thinking, now in a brief edition. Master teachers and scholars, new co-authors Joshua Cole and Carol Symes integrate new and innovative pedagogical tools based on their own teaching experiences into this best-selling brief text to help students think critically, retain key information, and make connections.
  
  











  



  
Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture (Brief Third Edition) (Vol. 1)
Joshua Cole, Carol Symes, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

The best western civilizations text for emphasizing critical thinking, now in a brief edition. Master teachers and scholars, new co-authors Joshua Cole and Carol Symes integrate new and innovative pedagogical tools based on their own teaching experiences into this best-selling brief text to help students think critically, retain key information, and make connections.
  
  











  








   



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