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, Historical Analysis Preface to the First Edition his book is not a history. Rather it is an attempt to es- tablish. The Evolution of Civilizations – An Introduction to Historical Analysis (). by Carroll Identifier CarrollQuigley-TheEvolutionOfCivilizations-.

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For Western Civilization, three stages of expansion are identified: Quigley gives great information on how Civilizations form and how they fall. Most historians will regard such an effort as unnecessary or even impossible. The author mackes some mistakes, wich I ascribe to the curent level of knowlwdge civilizayions data of that period and a little ti his bias. Like the course, The Evolution of Civilizations is a comprehensive and perceptive look at carrolo factors behind the rise and fall of civilizations.

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Be the first one to write a civilizatiosn. Dat Caarroll zelf van huis uit katholiek is, zegt hij er niet bij. He then tests those hypotheses by a detailed analysis of five major civilizations: This was an incredible book. Dit wijkt af van de theorie vanwege dat, dat vanwege zus, zus vanwege zo, etc. Want to Read saving…. This book, evoultion those who arrived here from Tragedy and Hope, and who know who Quigley is and his signifience, should regard this book as his methodology of studying and presenting history, and I am not saying that this is not a history bookmany parts from Tragedy and Hope become much more clear and are treated in detail here as well.

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May 14, Lasse Birk Olesen rated it it was amazing. Maybe we need t Sorry about the low rating. At times I was loving his process, especially with specific example subjects like the sport of football and the military structure of a calvary.

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Views societal changes based on the human potentialities of Military, political, economic, social, religious, and intellectual perspectives. But to understand is quite a different matter: Jul 27, Erroll Treslan rated it it was amazing.

That being evident from the author who points out constantly that his method qigley subjective and reality is much more complex. There are no reviews yet. Like Darwinism itself, the idea that all civilizations evolve and die is nihilistic. Civilisations that point the civilization begins to decay before it eventually falls to invasion.

I would advise anyone to read any of his books. As huge as the name suggests. He poses a division of culture into six levels from the abstract to the more concrete. His 7 stages are not to be seen as dogmatig phases, but rather as general tendencies, just like in economics, he argues that what he offers is a framework for the student of history to increase understanding out of knowledge.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But what Quigley dose here is an attempt to transform history into a social science as economy is today.


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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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Oct 11, David rated it liked it. Mar 07, Asails F rated it it was ok. Dit is zo belangrijk voor de westerse grondhouding dat het katholieke geloof eigenlijk de vaandeldrager en hoeder van de Westerse Cultuur is. To ask other readers questions about The Evolution of Civilizationsplease sign up.

Refresh and try again. If you want to know more, click here. He cites these in the early chapters civipizations I was hoping for similar imagery throughout.

The Evolution of Civilizations – An Introduction to Historical Analysis (1979)

Kathleen Schmitt rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Not an easy read in that he makes you stop and think, so you will be a better informed person as a result. His course on the history of civilization was extraordinary in its scope and in its impact on students. 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.