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Title:
How the West won : the neglected story of the triumph of modernity / Rodney Stark.
Call Number:
909.09821 STA
Publication Date:
[2014]
Publisher:
Wilmington, Delaware : ISI Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
vi, 455 pages ; 24 cm
Contents:
Part I. Classical Beginnings (500 BC-AD 500) -- Stagnant Empires and the Greek "Miracle" -- Jerusalem's Rational God -- The Roman Interlude -- Part II. The Not-So-Dark Ages (500-1200) -- The Blessings of Disunity -- Northern Lights Over Christendom -- Freedom and Capitalism -- Part III. Medieval Transformations (1200-1500) -- Climate, Plague, and Social Change -- The Pursuit of Knowledge -- Industry, Trade, and Technology -- Discovering the World -- Part IV. The Dawn of Modernity (1500-1750) -- New World Conquests and Colonies -- The Golden Empire -- The Lutheran Reformation : Myths and Realities -- Exposing Muslim Illusions -- Science Comes of Age -- Part V. Modernity (1750- ) -- The Industrial Revolution -- Liberty and Prosperity -- Globalization and Colonialism.
Summary:
"In this page-turning, myth-busting history, acclaimed author Rodney Stark shows exactly why Western civilization triumphed over other cultures?and why we all should be thankful it did." -- from publisher's website.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-432) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1576364
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