The Triumph of the West

The Triumph of the West


By (author) J. M. Roberts

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  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 231mm x 28mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1842124439
  • ISBN 13: 9781842124437
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 20 Colour Photo\Illu(s),15 Map(s)

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"Triumph of the West" is an illuminating and authoritative account, greatly expanded from a 13-part television series, of the history of western civilization from its earliest roots. J.M. Roberts uncovers what it was that gave European culture its confident energy for so many centuries, while exposing its flaws and its irreversible impact on the rest of the world.

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J.M. Roberts was educated at Taunton school and Keble College, Oxford. He has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton and Warden of Merton College, Oxford.