The Triumph of the West

The Origin, Rise, and Legacy of Western Civilization
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.77 hours)
Product Number: Z100097714
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483070131
Narrator/s: Frederick Davidson
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Over the centuries, two important beliefs arose in Europe: a faith that man could order his own destiny, and the idea that progress was normal. But by 1900, doubts had arisen concerning traditional Western values. The continuing problems of world poverty, environmental deterioration, the inequality of women, and continued warfare pose real questions about the advancement of the human race. The Triumph of the West is noted historian J. M. Roberts' engrossing, well-reasoned, in-depth essay on the nature of the dominance of Western civilization and its ambiguous "triumph." Roberts' interest is not in judging the West's push toward greater cultural preeminence but in gaining a better understanding of the present by analyzing what got us here and, possibly, indulging in a bit of cautious optimism.

Author(s): J.M. Roberts
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 26, 2005

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