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Civilization : the west and the rest / Niall Ferguson.

By: Ferguson, Niall.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : The Penguin Group / Penguin Books, 2012Description: xxx, 402 p : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780143122067.Subject(s): East and West | Comparative civilization | History, Modern | | BAEPS, Business Administration July2015 February2016DDC classification: 909.09821 Summary: What was it about the civilization of Western Europe that allowed it to trump the outwardly superior empires of the Orient? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues, was that the West developed six "killer applications"?that the Rest lacked: competition, science, democracy, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. The key question today is whether or not the West has lost its monopoly on these six things. If so, Ferguson warns, we may be living through the end of Western ascendancy.
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Index : p. 379-402.

Cover : " New York Times bestseller".

Cover : " "A dazzling history of Western ideas." ــــ The Economist".

Bibliography : p. 348-378.

What was it about the civilization of Western Europe that allowed it to trump the outwardly superior empires of the Orient? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues, was that the West developed six "killer applications"?that the Rest lacked: competition, science, democracy, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. The key question today is whether or not the West has lost its monopoly on these six things. If so, Ferguson warns, we may be living through the end of Western ascendancy.

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