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Author Quigley, Carroll.

Title The evolution of civilizations : an introduction to historical analysis / Carroll Quigley.

Published Indianapolis : Liberty Press, 1979, c1961.


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 UniM Store  Q23741    AVAILABLE
Edition 2d ed.
Physical description 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 423-428.
Summary 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.
Subject Civilization -- History.
History -- Methodology.
ISBN 0913966576 ( (paperback)

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