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Civilization A New History of the Western World

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Lture 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 massacreAn ambitious historic See for my review

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Al 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 reuired readi Not a very good book He sets up false alternate views to knock down selectively picks facts to support his arguments and contradicts himself An example of a pretended analysis concluding in a pre determined opinion Au croisement des cultures de droit occidentale et musulmane: Le pluralisme juridique dans le code tunisien des obligations et des contrats philosophy science and Mariage et liberté: Étude comparative entre le droit français, tunisien et musulman 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 reuired readi Not a very good book He sets up false alternate views to knock down selectively FIGARO (LE) [No 4167] du 29/01/1958 - anastasia, grande-duchesse ou aventuriere par aucleres - loi-cadre algerie adoptee en seconde lecture a l'assemblee par gabilly le droit de greve et la fonction publique hebergement par ravon la citrouille , satellite de l'armee us serait lancee cette semaine par sauvage operations de police chez les etudiants musulmans de paris important jaillissement de petrole dansle sahara oriental - une ombre par guehenno conference du pacte de bagdad jacques guerard picks facts to support his arguments and contradicts himself An example of a Droit musulman : du statut personnel et des successions d'après les différents rites, (Éd.1895) pretended analysis concluding in a Droit musulman - Des successions: D'après les différents rites, et plus particulièrement d'après le rite hanafite pre determined opinion

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Ever 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 cu Meh I can't review this poorly but I kind of want to The book is undeniably an accomplishment He tells the story of Western Civilization very well even as he acknowledges that the project itself is somewhat suspect There is great writing here He leaves little out in a 500 page book which is impressive and when he chooses to zoom in on an era or city it always carries the narrative along in a convincing and interesting way Reading this was not a waste of time even with the amount of history that I consume So what's the problemTwo things I think there is an Uncanny Valley that applies to history writing Much as animation gets creepier and creepier the closer it gets to looking human without being uite there compulsively politically correct writing has a similar problem If you read something from the 19th century or even the 1960s you expect it to be offensive and make all kinds of nasty assumptions and statements You make allowances for the work being written in another era and can enjoy it for its historical value This book is only eight years old and Osborne seems to be very convinced of his virtue and contemporary high mindedness He's almost there but not uite Which makes it a much annoying read than something older and blatantly racist He's fallen into the PC uncanny valley The differences are mostly subtle and hard to go into but one is not He has chosen to call a book about the history of Western Civilization Civilization I think this is meant as a mocking reference to Kenneth Clark's 1960's BBC show of the same name that took a similarly blinkered approach Osborne criticizes Clark for his Euro centrism and then makes the same choice for some reason It's weird The other issue is the arrogance of the author's attitude The Everybody thinks this but they're wrong Here's why I am right formulation pops up a lot It feels like once a chapter but that may be an exaggeration One or two of the things he brought up really were revelations to me but most of them were not I just found the writer annoying even though there is very little wrong with his book Contingency in a Sacred Law: Legal and Ethical Norms in the Muslim Fiqh produced a fulfilling existence for many millions of Fondamentalismes, intégrismes : Une menace pour les droits de l'homme people and a cu Meh I can't review this Etude Sur La Theorie Du Droit Musulman, Volume 1 - Primary Source Edition poorly but I kind of want to The book is undeniably an accomplishment He tells the story of Western Civilization very well even as he acknowledges that the Le contrat d'entreprise en droit arabe: cas de l'Égypte: avec les dispositions des principaux codes arabes en différentes langues project itself is somewhat suspect There is great writing here He leaves little out in a 500 Observance des Droits de Dieu (l') page book which is impressive and when he chooses to zoom in on an era or city it always carries the narrative along in a convincing and interesting way Reading this was not a waste of time even with the amount of history that I consume So what's the L'Empire ottoman et l'Europe (TEMPUS t. 697) problemTwo things I think there is an Uncanny Valley that applies to history writing Much as animation gets creepier and creepier the closer it gets to looking human without being uite there compulsively La Mecque : Des origines à nos jours politically correct writing has a similar L'Islam pour les Nuls poche problem If you read something from the 19th century or even the 1960s you expect it to be offensive and make all kinds of nasty assumptions and statements You make allowances for the work being written in another era and can enjoy it for its historical value This book is only eight years old and Osborne seems to be very convinced of his virtue and contemporary high mindedness He's almost there but not uite Which makes it a much annoying read than something older and blatantly racist He's fallen into the PC uncanny valley The differences are mostly subtle and hard to go into but one is not He has chosen to call a book about the history of Western Civilization Civilization I think this is meant as a mocking reference to Kenneth Clark's 1960's BBC show of the same name that took a similarly blinkered approach Osborne criticizes Clark for his Euro centrism and then makes the same choice for some reason It's weird The other issue is the arrogance of the author's attitude The Everybody thinks this but they're wrong Here's why I am right formulation Histoire du Proche-Orient contemporain (Repères t. 654) pops up a lot It feels like once a chapter but that may be an exaggeration One or two of the things he brought up really were revelations to me but most of them were not I just found the writer annoying even though there is very little wrong with his book


10 thoughts on “Civilization A New History of the Western World

  1. says:

    It is uite amazing how much Roger Osborne can stuff in a mere 500 pages with the description of the whole Western culture from the ancient times until the modern day So nothing in depth obviously But it offers a glimpse of the history of the west from unexpected perspectives A beginner in this field I find this book helpful and accessible to all non western readers The book challenges the western belief that everything can be solved through rationality the way the West think of themselves as superior divide the world into absolutes of good vs evil and claim everything good refined and moral under the umbrella of the word civilization Looking back at the history of the West Roger Osborne concludes that the despite all the glorious achievements and chapters the western world was also full of superstition irrationality violence and intolerance Unless they face this truth honestly they won't understand the true meaning of civilization Thought provoking I will say


  2. says:

    An easy read and timely reminder that Civilization should always be written in uotes


  3. says:

    Meh I can't review this poorly but I kind of want to The book is undeniably an accomplishment He tells the story of Western Civilization very well even as he acknowledges that the project itself is somewhat suspect There is great writing here He leaves little out in a 500 page book which is impressive and when he chooses to zoom in on an era or city it always carries the narrative along in a convincing and interesting way Reading this was not a waste of time even with the amount of history that I consume So what's the problem?Two things I think there is an Uncanny Valley that applies to history writing Much as animation gets creepier and creepier the closer it gets to looking human without being uite there compulsively politically correct writing has a similar problem If you read something from the 19th century or even the 1960s you expect it to be offensive and make all kinds of nasty assumptions and statements You make allowances for the work being written in another era and can enjoy it for its historical value This book is only eight years old and Osborne seems to be very convinced of his virtue and contemporary high mindedness He's almost there but not uite Which makes it a much annoying read than something older and blatantly racist He's fallen into the PC uncanny valley The differences are mostly subtle and hard to go into but one is not He has chosen to call a book about the history of Western Civilization Civilization I think this is meant as a mocking reference to Kenneth Clark's 1960's BBC show of the same name that took a similarly blinkered approach Osborne criticizes Clark for his Euro centrism and then makes the same choice for some reason It's weird The other issue is the arrogance of the author's attitude The Everybody thinks this but they're wrong Here's why I am right formulation pops up a lot It feels like once a chapter but that may be an exaggeration One or two of the things he brought up really were revelations to me but most of them were not I just found the writer annoying even though there is very little wrong with his book


  4. says:

    I picked this book up almost by accident in the library but was really hooked by it A history of the world in 392 pages? but so beautifully written and cleverly created full of fascinating insights and things I had just never heard before Written in the aftermath of 911 and the war 'to save civilisation' this was a fascinating exploration of what we mean by 'Western civilisation' which after all is what leaders of the Western World are talking about And the answer is that it is by no means a straightforward progression towards beauty truth and moral behaviourin fact just a cursory glance backward into the horrors of the twentieth century should be enough to remind us that we are all just humans trying to make sense of what the world throws at us and often making truly horrendous errors and behaving in completely inhumane ways


  5. says:

    Difficult to read Not engaging Information overload without many connections between the information I just could not get into it I keep it next to my bed to help me fall asleep Highly recommended


  6. says:

    See for my review


  7. says:

    Unfortunately was assigned this book for class and while I typically enjoy books of most genres and loved the other 4 books we read I hated this one The author is unclear and jumps around the timeline of progress too much it’s dense in facts with little narration of how they connect together Absolutely hated this book but has some great information


  8. says:

    Well written insightful and worth the read Roger Osborne narrates the complex history of the western world with ease Albeit it is Roger Osborne’s assessment of western civilisation the structure and flow of this book makes it very readable I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about western history in general


  9. says:

    Not a very good book He sets up false alternate views to knock down selectively picks facts to support his arguments and contradicts himself An example of a pretended analysis concluding in a pre determined opinion


  10. says:

    Woke drivelcompletely misrepresents Western Civilization Rating 1 out of 5 Stars


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