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    DescriptionEver since the attacks of September 11, 2001, Western leaders have described a world engaged in "a fight for civilization." But what do we mean by civilization? We believe in a Western tradition of freedom that has produced a fulfilling existence for many millions of people and a culture of enormous depth and creative power. But the history of our civilization is also filled with unspeakable brutality for every Leonardo there is a Mussolini, for every Beethoven symphony a concentration camp, for every Chrysler Building a My Lai massacre. An ambitious historical assessment of the Western world tying together the histories of empires, art, philosophy, science, and politics Civilization reexamines and confronts us with all of our glories and catastrophes. At such a dangerous time in the world's history, this brilliant book is required reading.

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    A New History of the Western World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Osborne
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 532
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9781933648194
    ISBN 10: 1933648198

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    DC21: 909.09821
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 909.09821
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    DC22: 909.098
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    LC classification: CB245 .O775 2008
    W W Norton & Co Inc
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    Publication date
    17 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY