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Publisher Comments:

Carroll Quigley was a legendary teacher at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. His course on the history of civilization was extraordinary in its scope and in its impact on his students.

Like the course, The Evolution of Civilizations is a comprehensive and perceptive look at the factors behind the rise and fall of civilizations.

Quigley defines a civilization as "a producing society with an instrument of expansion." A civilization's decline is not inevitable but occurs when its instrument of expansion is transformed into an institution—that is, when social arrangements that meet real social needs are transformed into social institutions serving their own purposes regardless of real social needs.

Table of Contents

Diagrams, Tables, and Maps 11

Foreword, by Harry J. Hogan 13

Preface to the First Edition 23 1 Scientific Method and the Social Sciences 31

2. Man and Culture 49

3. Groups, Societies, and Civilizations 67

4. Historical Analysis 85

5. Historical Change in Civilizations 127

6. The Matrix of Early Civilizations 167

7. Mesopotamian Civilization 209

8. Canaanite and Minoan Civilizations 239

9. Classical Civilization 269

10.Western Civilization 333 Conclusion 415

Selective Bibliography, by William Marina 423

Index 429

Product Details

ISBN:
9780913966570
Author:
Quigley, Carroll
Publisher:
Liberty Fund
Foreword:
Hogan, Harry J.
Author:
QUIGLEY, CARROLL
Location:
Indianapolis :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
History -- Methodology.
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
World History-Western Civilization
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2d ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
set 7
Publication Date:
August 1979
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
444
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 18 up to 100

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