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Civilization: Is the West History?

Niall Ferguson explains how by juxtaposing the West and 'the Rest', we can uncover the keys - the six killer applications - of Western ascendancy: the real explanation of how, for roughly five centuries, a clear minority of mankind managed to secure the lion's share of the Earth's resources.
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CIV $150.00/yr
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Program 1: Competition
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Competition
  • Chapter 3: Rise of the Ming Dynasty
  • Chapter 4: Europe's Competitive Age of Exploration
  • Chapter 5: Fall of the Ming Dynasty
CIV-001 $25.00/yr
Program 2: Science
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire
  • Chapter 3: Frederick the Great
  • Chapter 4: The Islamic Rejection of Science
  • Chapter 5: The Marriage of Science and the Military
  • Chapter 6: Religious Law versus Scientific Law
  • Chapter 7: Modern Day Jerusalem
CIV-002 $25.00/yr
Program 3: Property
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Conquest of the New World
  • Chapter 3: Colonial South America
  • Chapter 4: Colonial North America
  • Chapter 5: Land Ownership
  • Chapter 6: American Civil Rights
CIV-003 $25.00/yr
Program 4: Medicine
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: French Colonial Africa
  • Chapter 3: Disease in Africa
  • Chapter 4: Germany and Colonial Africa
  • Chapter 5: 20th Century Africa: Disease and War
CIV-004 $25.00/yr
Program 5: Consumerism
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: The Rise of the Market Economy
  • Chapter 3: Japan's Rise to a World Power
  • Chapter 4: America's Consumerism
  • Chapter 5: Fall of Communism
  • Chapter 6: The Westernization of the World
CIV-005 $25.00/yr
Program 6: Work
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Work Ethic and Protestantism
  • Chapter 3: The Protestant Work Ethic Spreads Throughout the World
  • Chapter 4: Economic Challenges of Western Civilization
CIV-006 $25.00/yr