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    • Civilization

    • The West and the Rest
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Niall Ferguson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,747
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,498
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,487

    The rise to global predominance of Western civilization is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five hundred years. All over the world, an astonishing proportion of people now work for Western-style companies, study at Western-style universities, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and even work Western hours. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed unlikely to achieve much more than perpetual internecine warfare. It was Ming China or Ottoman Turkey that had the look of world civilizations.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughtful analysis of the ascendancy of the West.

    • By Patrick on 05-25-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order

    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Niall Ferguson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Ferguson's most revolutionary and popular work, this is a major reinterpretation of the British Empire as one of the world's greatest modernising forces. Based on the Channel Four series that will be aired simultaneously with the book, it shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th century spearheaded real globalisation with steampower, telegraphs, guns, engineers, missionaries, and millions of settlers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic introduction to the British empire

    • By Jean-sebastien Goyette on 12-01-11

    Regular price: $21.32

    • Civilization

    • The West and the Rest
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Niall Ferguson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    If in the year 1411 you had been able to circumnavigate the globe, you would have been most impressed by the dazzling civilizations of the Orient. The Forbidden City was under construction in Ming Beijing; in the Near East, the Ottomans were closing in on Constantinople. By contrast, England would have struck you as a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war. The other quarrelsome kingdoms of Western Europe - Aragon, Castile, France, Portugal and Scotland - would have seemed little better.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oooh, me accent's slippin'!

    • By scmathew on 03-31-13

    Regular price: $25.59