|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
You'll have to read the book to learn what they are!
Ferguson, a great historian, in this insightful work identifies six factors propelling western civilization to ascendance over the past five centuries.
The book is not flawless; there are times when the narrative appears to wander and it is not clear where the author is going with a particular point.
It's even better (or easier to read) than The Ascent of Money. Perfectly illustrated , thousands of references, and His description of life and death in medieval Europe in the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Andrzej NOWICKI
Genocide, Slavery, Racism and Colonialization: the real "Killer" Apps of the West are not mentioned by Ferguson
Western Domination since 1500 does not equal... Read more
Strange chapter on Medicine: 6 pages on medical issues followed by 19.5 pages with medicine never mentioned. Instead, a review of the France revolution & Napoleonic aftermath. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Dr. Dean H. Owen
There's some decent historical material here, but his ethnocentric bias is very strong. Overall the work constitutes polemic dressed up as scholarship. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DAW
All of Ferguson's works are very good. He is able to summarize what is a very academic and very lengthy subject matter into a concise review that is very readable and enjoyable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tanya Reid-Cormack