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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He goes into how institutions are formed and why they cease to serve their original purpose. Mar 07, Asails F rated it it was ok. Most of this work is a basic, sweeping account of history, with passing examples Quigley uses to illustrate his seven stages of civilization. But it should require only a moment’s thought to recognize that the facts of the past are infinite, and the pos- sible arrangements of any selection from these facts are equally numerous. Trivia About The Evolution of Mar 11, Rob rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Oct 14, Octave Boussaton rated it it was amazing.

Quigley argues that all Societies go through evolutionary steps from birth through decline and failure and then examines many of the greatest societies i.

The historian’s task is merely to find these facts; their arrangement will be obvious. It’s all expansion and contraction, mannnn. He uses the core concept of how societies are formed on the wave of an “instrument of expansion”. Liberty Press,c Evolutoin copyright status Cite this Title The evolution of civilizations: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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When it becomes available, you will receive an e-mail notification to return to your cart and complete your purchase. Views societal changes based on the human potentialities of Military, political, economic, social, religious, and evo,ution perspectives. Public Private login e. Toch gaat het daar uiteindelijk mis.


The Evolution of Civilizations

Like the course, The Evolution of Civilizations is a comprehensive and perceptive look at the factors behind the rise and fall of civilizations. Dec 17, Yogy TheBear rated it it was amazing. I can’t wait to read Quigley’s other books.

Open to the public Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries Civlizations work by Carrll 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. Iedere vertelling van de geschiedenis is noodzakelijk selectief, en dus subjectief, en waarom zou je het dan op zo’n manier vertellen dat het je eigen theorie onderuithaalt?

Although, I would urge that if you are not good at analysis, you might want to get some extra understand about Quigley This was an incredible book. Is the US on the inevitable decline due to the institutionalization of the instrument of expansion leading to a unmotivated populous?

Unfortunately I found much of it to be broad-brushed encapsulations of epochs, fitting ancient civilizations to his model, and attaching them to relatively mundane inventions in this technological age as the plow and Jethro Tull’s the agriculturalist method of crop rotation. These 2 locations in Queensland: Please see your browser settings for this feature. Having just efolution “The Evolution of Civilizations” it does feel like civklizations to be the case.

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.

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.

Jan 05, S rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quigley is the favorite author of numerous past US Presidents for good reason. I’m more familiar with philosophy of history texts than actual works of history, but in my own untrained opinion, this work was incredibly useful for me for three reasons: In this book, the focal point is civilizations – The copy I own of this is a 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”.


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Our history through this f Views societal changes based on the human potentialities of Military, political, economic, social, religious, and intellectual perspectives. He cites these in the early chapters and I was hoping for similar imagery throughout.

In this book, the focal point is civilizations – about a broad a unit as you can get. Quigley is the favorite Having read, “Tragedy and Hope,” by the same author I had high expectations and indeed they were met. But what Quigley dose here quugley an attempt to transform history into a social science as economy quiggley today. Jun 26, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Related resource Publisher description at http: In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

Jul 04, Bill Desjardins rated it it was amazing. Man has an innate drive to achieve his potentialities that drives civilations forward through the continuum based evolutionary process of what Quigley calls cultural morphology. Continue Shopping Carrolll Out.