The Evolution of Civilizations has ratings and 22 reviews. Carroll Quigley was a legendary teacher at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. The Evolution of Civilizations – An Introduction to Historical Analysis (). by Carroll Identifier CarrollQuigley-TheEvolutionOfCivilizations-. The Evolution of Civilizations, Historical Analysis Preface to the First Edition his book is not a history. Rather it is an attempt to es- tablish.
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Jun 26, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: From there, that instrument will create growth until it slows and eventually morphs into an instution.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book is a must read and yet is a difficult read. Details August 6 x 9 pages Foreword, selective bibliography, preface darroll the first edition, diagrams, tables and maps, index.
Physical Description p. While certainly vital concepts to understand human history, I prefer Jacob Bronowski’s imaginative and evocative depiction of innovation in the series “The Ascent of Man. Those who claim that no analytical tools are needed in order to write history are naive. The book applies these stages to analyze Mesopotamian, Caananite, Classical, and Western Civilization. But to understand is quite a different matter: Skip to content Skip to search.
Most of this work is a basic, sweeping account of history, with passing examples Quigley uses to illustrate his seven stages of civilization. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The copy I own of this is civilizatuons reprint, but I read most of the materials from earlier editions while I was taking a class with Quigley in – not his legendary could on Evolution of Civilizations but a related course on “Science, Christianity, and the Western Intellectual Tradition”.
Having just finished evokution Evolution of Civilizations” it does feel like this to be the case. Quigley examines the application of scientific method to the social sciences, then establishes his historical hypotheses. He then tests those hypotheses by a detailed analysis of five major civilizations: This hase nothing to do with Marxist scientific interpretation of history!
Goodreads helps civilizationz keep track of books you want to read. Kodai Okuda rated it it was amazing Dec 11, The rise and fall of civilizations usually occurs in seven stages: That is not a bad legacy to leave to students. It would have been interesting to get his view on how the internet has impacted and morphed society through all of the potentialities and if the connected world will alter the trajectory of failure the US must inevitably follow.
None of your libraries hold this item. THE book to read on historical analysis.
This book, along with Quigley’s other work on the 20th century, was my first exposure to someone presenting a broad macroscopic and interpretive view of history.
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Sign in to purchase. Psychological was also included in some versions. Perhaps he wrote this work merely as an introductory one and intended his other books as more detailed accounts of various historic If one picks this up in hopes of finding a plethora of institutional analysis, one will come away disappointed. However, this book is a great example of an idea that Quigley reinforces in his conclusion: University of Western Australia Library.
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He describes this life cycle of a civilization, through seven stages, in depth and I think it is a useful model for examining ones over the course of history. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.
The Evolution of Civilizations
Quigley’s focuses on six sometimes seven categories into which most of the dynamics of history can be fit and analyzed — military, political, economic, social, religious, and intellectual. It appears your browser does not have it turned on.
Sep 15, Daniel rated it really liked it. His idea that struck me he strongest was that none of us holds the full truth but that we evolve through thoughtinvestigation, and social interaction at grappling with ideas to attain a closer approximation of the truth through a continually evolving process. That being evident from the author who points out constantly that his method is subjective and reality is much more complex.
I can’t wait to read Quigley’s other books.
The Evolution of Civilizations: An Introduction to Historical Analysis by Carroll Quigley
This work by Quigley may be over 34 years old but his insights are very eye opening to the global trends the world economies and people are going through today. Open to the public ; Zac rated it liked it Apr 26, I haven’t read much history, but this book provides value beyond simply looking at what happened. Comments and reviews What are comments? Quotes from The Evolution of Hij stelt het niet voor alsof deze ontwikkeling eenvoudige is – integendeel: