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Civilization : The Six Killer Apps of Western Power
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Civilization : The Six Killer Apps of Western Power
by Ferguson, Niall

In 1412, Europe was a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war, while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. Yet, somehow, the West came to dominate the Rest for most of the next half millennium.

In this vital, brilliant book, Niall Ferguson reveals the six 'killer applications' that the Rest lacked: competition, science, property rights, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. And he asks: do we still have these winning tools? Or is this the end of Western ascendancy?

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Publication date: 2012

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9780141044583

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:11739

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