Civilization : The West And The Rest


Product Form: Paperback / softback
Price:
$24.99
Stock:
In Stock | Ships Tomorrow

Description

Author(s): Ferguson, Niall

In 1412, Europe was a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war, while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. Yet, somehow, the West came to dominate the Rest for most of the next half millennium.

In this vital, brilliant book, Niall Ferguson reveals the six 'killer applications' that the Rest lacked- competition, science, property rights, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. And he asks- do we still have these winning tools? Or is this the end of Western ascendancy?

Winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2013

About the author:

Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He has written fourteen books, including The House of Rothschild, Empire, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, The Great Degeneration and Kissinger, 1923-1968- The Idealist. His many prizes include the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012) and the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141987934

Audience: General/trade

Language: English

Number of Pages: 432

Publication Date: 20180618

Publisher: Penguin UK

Product Form: Paperback / softback

Dimensions (LxWxH): 195 mm128 mm28 mm 

Weight: 350 gr

 

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)

Trustpilot Rating

Estimate shipping

You may also like

Recently viewed