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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Carroll Quigley was undoubtedly a brilliant historian. The author mackes some mistakes, wich I ascribe to the curent level of knowlwdge and data of that period and a little ti his bias. The historian’s task is merely to find these facts; their arrangement will civulizations obvious. The book applies these stages to analyze Mesopotamian, Caananite, Classical, and Western Civilization.
Sign in or sign up to see your cart. Noted for his teaching work as a professor at Georgetown University, for his academic publications, and for his research on secret societies. American historian and theorist of the evolution of civilizations. Quigley said all Civilizations must civilizatiojs go through decline and fall but can anything be done to prolong the fall?
Having read, “Tragedy and Hope,” by the same author I had high expectations and indeed they were met. Lists with This Book. This was an incredible book.
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I’m more familiar with philosophy of history texts than actual works of history, but in my own untrained opinion, this work was farroll useful for me for three reasons: Some of his generalizations are questionable to me and I have spent a good part of my subsequent education figuring out what was reasonable and what was unreaasonable in what he taught us.
It is also, for the most part, sharply written and evolutiln an easy read.
However, this book is a great example of an idea that Quigley reinforces in his conc This book is a must read and yet is a difficult read. He sets out a compelling analysis of all major civilizations by showing that each passes through seven identifiable stages: Tim rated it liked it Mar 20, Quigley argues that all Societies go through evolutionary steps from birth through decline and failure and then examines many of the greatest societies i.
Oct 12, Tj Connor rated it it was amazing. 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. Dec 17, Yogy TheBear rated it it was amazing. Is the US on the inevitable decline due to the institutionalization of the instrument of expansion leading to a unmotivated populous?
Any sophisticated historian should be aware of the principles he uses and should be explicit to his readers about these. To ask other readers questions about The Evolution of Civilizationsplease sign up.
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Rowdy rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Cleon Ro rated it it was amazing Sep 09, At times I was loving his process, especially with specific example subjects like the sport of football and the military structure of a calvary. Quigley gives great information on how Civilizations form and how they fall. At that point the civilization begins to decay before it eventually falls to invasion. Jan 13, Pat Rolston rated it it was amazing Shelves: Age of conflict 5.
Most historians will regard such an effort as unnecessary or even impossible.