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Civilization : the West and the rest / Niall Ferguson.

By: Ferguson, Niall.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2011Edition: 1st American ed.Description: xxx, 402 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), ports. (some col.), charts ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781594203053; 1594203059; 9781101548028 (electronic bk.); 1101548029 (electronic bk.); 9781101547298 (electronic bk.); 1101547294 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Civilization, Western | World politics | International relations -- History | Hegemony -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Civilization : the West and the rest.DDC classification: 909/.09821
Contents:
Rassela's Question -- Competition -- Two Rivers -- The Eunuch and the Unicorn -- The Spice Race -- The Mediocre Kingdom -- Science -- The Siege -- Micrographia -- Osman and Fritz -- Tanzimat Tours -- From Istanbul to Jerusalem -- Property -- New Worlds -- Land of the Free -- American Revolutions -- The Fate of the Gullahs -- Medicine -- Burke's Prophecy -- The Juggernaut of War -- Medecins Sans Frontieres -- The Skulls of Shark Island -- Black Shame -- Consumption -- The Birth of the Consumer Society -- Turning Western -- Ragtime to Riches -- The Jeans Genie -- Pyjamas and Scarves -- Work -- Work Ethic and Work Ethic -- Get your Kicks -- The Chinese Jerusalem -- Lands of Unbelief -- The End of Days? -- Conclusion: The Rivals.
Summary: A history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance offers insight into the development of such concepts as competition, modern medicine, and the work ethic, arguing that Western dominance is being lost to cultures who are more productively utilizing Western techniques.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Rassela's Question -- Competition -- Two Rivers -- The Eunuch and the Unicorn -- The Spice Race -- The Mediocre Kingdom -- Science -- The Siege -- Micrographia -- Osman and Fritz -- Tanzimat Tours -- From Istanbul to Jerusalem -- Property -- New Worlds -- Land of the Free -- American Revolutions -- The Fate of the Gullahs -- Medicine -- Burke's Prophecy -- The Juggernaut of War -- Medecins Sans Frontieres -- The Skulls of Shark Island -- Black Shame -- Consumption -- The Birth of the Consumer Society -- Turning Western -- Ragtime to Riches -- The Jeans Genie -- Pyjamas and Scarves -- Work -- Work Ethic and Work Ethic -- Get your Kicks -- The Chinese Jerusalem -- Lands of Unbelief -- The End of Days? -- Conclusion: The Rivals.

A history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance offers insight into the development of such concepts as competition, modern medicine, and the work ethic, arguing that Western dominance is being lost to cultures who are more productively utilizing Western techniques.

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