How the West won: the neglected story of the triumph of modernity

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In this page-turning, myth-busting history, acclaimed author Rodney Stark shows exactly why Western civilization triumphed over other cultures-and why we all should be thankful it did. Book jacket.
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table_of_contents Part I. Classical Beginnings (500 BC-AD 500) -- Stagnant Empires and the Greek "Miracle" -- Jerusalem's Rational God -- The Roman Interlude -- Part II. The Not-So-Dark Ages (500-1200) -- The Blessings of Disunity -- Northern Lights Over Christendom -- Freedom and Capitalism -- Part III. Medieval Transformations (1200-1500) -- Climate, Plague, and Social Change -- The Pursuit of Knowledge -- Industry, Trade, and Technology -- Discovering the World -- Part IV. The Dawn of Modernity (1500-1750) -- New World Conquests and Colonies -- The Golden Empire -- The Lutheran Reformation : Myths and Realities -- Exposing Muslim Illusions -- Science Comes of Age -- Part V. Modernity (1750- ) -- The Industrial Revolution -- Liberty and Prosperity -- Globalization and Colonialism.
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title How the West won : the neglected story of the triumph of modernity
title_display How the West won : the neglected story of the triumph of modernity
title_full How the West won : the neglected story of the triumph of modernity / Rodney Stark, How the West won [electronic resource] : the neglected story of the triumph of modernity / Rodney Stark, How the West won: the neglected story of the triumph of modernity [electronic resource] / Rodney Stark
title_short How the West won :
title_sort how the west won the neglected story of the triumph of modernity
title_sub the neglected story of the triumph of modernity
topic Civilization, Modern History, Civilization, Western History, Electronic books, Intellectual life History, Science History, Technology History
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