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The book provides a short history of Western Civilization while ...
on October 20, 2017
The book provides a short history of Western Civilization while shattering fairly common myths and stereotypes regarding the Roman period, the middle ages and the Enlightenment.
A bit shallow, focused only on positive aspects, but a healthy read nonetheless in this age of political correctness, highlighting the achievements of Western civilization, from the abolition of slavery (2 times), moral and scientific progress all the way up to capitalism and the industrial revolution.
Know that this book is heavily based on previous works from the same author and offers little new information so you might want to skip it if you already read Bearing False Witness or some of the other books by Stark.