How the West Won

How the West Won

This bold, insightful book will force you to rethink your understanding of the West and the birth of modernity—and to recognize that Western civilization really has set itself apart from other cultures.

Author: Rodney Stark

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497603257

Category: History

Page: 464

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Finally the Truth about the Rise of the West Modernity developed only in the West—in Europe and North America. Nowhere else did science and democracy arise; nowhere else was slavery outlawed. Only Westerners invented chimneys, musical scores, telescopes, eyeglasses, pianos, electric lights, aspirin, and soap. The question is, Why? Unfortunately, that question has become so politically incorrect that most scholars avoid it. But acclaimed author Rodney Stark provides the answers in this sweeping new look at Western civilization. How the West Won demonstrates the primacy of uniquely Western ideas—among them the belief in free will, the commitment to the pursuit of knowledge, the notion that the universe functions according to rational rules that can be discovered, and the emphasis on human freedom and secure property rights. Taking readers on a thrilling journey from ancient Greece to the present, Stark challenges much of the received wisdom about Western history. How the West Won shows, for example: · Why the fall of Rome was the single most beneficial event in the rise of Western civilization · Why the “Dark Ages” never happened · Why the Crusades had nothing to do with grabbing loot or attacking the Muslim world unprovoked · Why there was no “Scientific Revolution” · Why scholars’ recent efforts to dismiss the importance of battles are ridiculous: had the Greeks lost at the Battle of Marathon, we probably would never have heard of Plato or Aristotle Stark also debunks absurd fabrications that have flourished in the past few decades: that the Greeks stole their culture from Africa; that the West’s “discoveries” were copied from the Chinese and Muslims; that Europe became rich by plundering the non-Western world. At the same time, he reveals the woeful inadequacy of recent attempts to attribute the rise of the West to purely material causes—favorable climates, abundant natural resources, guns and steel. How the West Won displays Rodney Stark’s gifts for lively narrative history and making the latest scholarship accessible to all readers. This bold, insightful book will force you to rethink your understanding of the West and the birth of modernity—and to recognize that Western civilization really has set itself apart from other cultures.
Categories: History

How the West Was Won Louis L Amour s Lost Treasures

How the West Was Won  Louis L Amour s Lost Treasures

As part of the Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures series, this edition contains exclusive bonus materials!

Author: Louis L'Amour

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780425286135

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 809

As part of the Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures series, this edition contains exclusive bonus materials! They came by river and by wagon train, braving the endless distances of the Great Plains and the icy passes of the Sierra Nevada. They were men like Linus Rawlings, a restless survivor of Indian country who’d headed east to see the ocean but left his heart—and his home—in the West. They were women like Lilith Prescott, a smart, spirited beauty who fled her family and fell for a gambling man in the midst of a frontier gold boom. These pioneering men and women sowed the seeds of a nation with their courage—and with their blood. Here is the story of how their paths would meet amid the epic struggle against fierce enemies and nature’s cruelty, to win for all time the rich and untamed West. Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures is a project created to release some of the author’s more unconventional manuscripts from the family archives. In Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures: Volumes 1, Beau L’Amour takes the reader on a guided tour through many of the finished and unfinished short stories, novels, and treatments that his father was never able to publish during his lifetime. L’Amour’s never-before-seen first novel, No Traveller Returns, faithfully completed for this program, is a voyage into danger and violence on the high seas. These exciting publications will be followed by Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures: Volume 2. Additionally, many beloved classics will be rereleased with an exclusive Lost Treasures postscript featuring previously unpublished material, including outlines, plot notes, and alternate drafts. These postscripts tell the story behind the stories that millions of readers have come to know and cherish.
Categories: Fiction

Computer Wars

Computer Wars

Describes the fall of IBM as a leading computer firm

Author: Charles H. Ferguson

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 1587981394

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 293

Describes the fall of IBM as a leading computer firm
Categories: Business & Economics

The Winning of the West

The Winning of the West

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Ohio . . 165 16 ; territorial advances of the Sycamore Shoals , the , treaty of . 247 |
people of the , 19 ; the SouthTallasotchee , the white chief of , I . , 30 west won by
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Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030599685

Category: Kentucky

Page:

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Categories: Kentucky

How the West Was Won and Lost

How the West Was Won and Lost

The West won the war because of an environment which was far more conducive
to entrepreneurship. It is extremely difficult for entrepreneurship to flourish either
in a Planned economy, like the Soviet Union, or in highly religious societies, ...

Author: Rocky M. Mirza, PhD

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490771939

Category: Political Science

Page: 638

View: 739

Western powers are addicted to stealing and warmongeringand their days at the top of civilization are numbered. To prove this point, Rocky M. Mirza, Ph.D., traces the rise of the Western powers from the Greek and Roman empires through the Portuguese, Spanish, British, French, German, Italian, and American empires. He argues that the West has: promoted private property over communal property, which has created huge inequalities of wealth. encouraged the production and consumption of goods instead of preserving our planet. exploited Third World workers to satisfy obese citizens addicted to super-size portions. From the time Portugal found a sea route to India and Spain rediscovered the New World, the West has sought to steal and kill. At first, Muslims in the Middle East and powerful countries in Asia thwarted Western ambitions, but the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth century changed the landscape. Instead of building mutually beneficial relationships, Western empiresfrom the Portuguese to the Americanhave sought to solely look out for their own interests. Find out how the balance is shifting in How the West was Won and Lost.
Categories: Political Science

How the West Was Won

How the West Was Won

This volume contains articles on various aspects of literary imagination, with essays ranging from Petrarch to Voltaire, on the canon, with essays on western history as one of shifting cultural ideals, and on the Christian Middle Ages.

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004184978

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 394

This volume contains articles on various aspects of literary imagination, with essays ranging from Petrarch to Voltaire, on the canon, with essays on western history as one of shifting cultural ideals, and on the Christian Middle Ages. The volume is a Festschrift for Burcht Pranger of the University of Amsterdam.
Categories: History

How the Vote Was Won

How the Vote Was Won

" --"American Historical Review""This concise book is the most complete overview to date of the woman suffrage movement in the American West.

Author: Rebecca Mead

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814757222

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 605

Winner, The New York Public Library, Best of Reference Award, 2002 New York University Press is proud to announce the return of a valuable resource for both Jewish families and those interested in learning more about the Jewish faith. The New Encyclopedia of Judaism is a comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia that accessibly presents every aspect of the Jewish religion and represents current thinking among scholars in the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox movements. The original version of the encyclopedia was selected by the American Library Association as an Outstanding Reference Book. This revised and expanded edition updates the original thousand entries and adds nearly 250 new ones. Magnificently illustrated, it also contains a new introduction, a guide for usage, new illustrations, as well as a new annotated bibliography. Its compilation was overseen by the late Geoffrey Wigoder, best known as the Editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia Judaica. The articles cover a vast spectrum of topics. There are biographical entries on biblical figures, rabbis, and others whose thoughts and actions have influenced the development of Judaism. Also included are dozens of insightful commentaries on specific prayers. Issues of particular contemporary interest are given special attention, as are women's roles, with a separate entry on the feminist movement and new biographical entries on figures ranging from Miriam and Deborah to Blu Greenberg and Suzannah Heschel. Particularly emphasized are the customs and folk traditions of Jewish outposts the world over. Authoritative and accessible, The New Encyclopedia of Judaism fulfills the promise of the first edition and serves as a standard one-volume Jewish reference work for the new millennium. It is an ideal reference for every Jewish household and synagogue library.
Categories: History

The West Shore

The West Shore

Miss Greene , whom you thought such a stunning form , With the very sweetest of
facesSuch a joke on you , dear boy ! Why , she paints ; And I've heard that she
actually laces ! V. O , you won't find another so natural as I , And , besides , I know
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ISBN: HARVARD:HWH24J

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Why the West Has Won

Why the West Has Won

'Why The West Has Won' provides a history of the rise to dominance of the West, exploring the links between cultural values and military success.

Author: Victor Davis Hanson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571216404

Category: Battles

Page: 492

View: 566

'Why The West Has Won' provides a history of the rise to dominance of the West, exploring the links between cultural values and military success.
Categories: Battles

Wild West Movies Or How the West was Found Won Lost Lied About Filmed and Forgotten

Wild West Movies  Or  How the West was Found  Won  Lost  Lied About  Filmed and Forgotten

Set in Northern Ireland in 1963, this is the story of a time muffled and made claustrophobic by unprecedented snowfalls.

Author: Kim Newman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Limited

ISBN: 0747507473

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 237

View: 508

From his acclaimed study of horror films, Nightmare Movies, Kim Newman turns his attention to the western. Against the backdrop of American history, popular mythology and the development of the cinema, the book examines the main themes and tensions of the genre. With reference to thousands of films and hundreds of directors and actors Newman brings his entertaining, wide-ranging and authoritative approach to bear on one of the cinema's most popular genres - with illuminating results.
Categories: Performing Arts

The West Virginia Bar

The West Virginia Bar

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republican with his State of that belief , he son . His third was won in the Geneva
Award case . could have held his office of Senator under a pracHis fourth was in
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3211347

Category: Law

Page:

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Categories: Law

The Winning of the West The spread of English speaking peoples

The Winning of the West  The spread of English speaking peoples

The wars in which the borderers themselves bore any part were few and trifling
compared to the contests waged by the adventurers who won Kentucky ,
Tennessee , and Texas . In the Southwest the early settlers acted as their own
army , and ...

Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023950549

Category: Kentucky

Page:

View: 119

Categories: Kentucky

The English in the West Indies

The English in the West Indies

The struggle , he admitted , would be a severe one , but the Catholics had justice
on their side , and would fight on till they won . In democracies the majority is to
prevail , and if the control of education falls within the province of each separate ...

Author: James Anthony Froude

Publisher:

ISBN: BML:37001103928193

Category: Blacks

Page: 373

View: 516

Categories: Blacks

The West in the World

The West in the World

The West in the World relates the story of how the west has transformed – and been transformed by - the rest of the world.

Author: Dennis Sherman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 0073406929

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 542

The West in the World relates the story of how the west has transformed – and been transformed by - the rest of the world. The authors examine the West’s contributions to the world and how the west has changed and embraced new ideas through contact with the people outside its center. Using a political / cultural framework the text weaves a strong thread of social history into the narrative by showing how civilizations grow and are shaped through the decisions and actions of real people. The authors bring history to life by using art and maps as a central feature of learning. They build discussions of art into the narrative to help students interpret artwork, and provide analytical map guides that reveal the connections between geography, politics, and other developments. This strong, rich narrative is short enough to allow instructors the flexibility of introducing other sources and books as supplement, while giving students a solid understanding of Western Civilization without overwhelming them.
Categories: History

Krik s Guide to the Turf

Krik s Guide to the Turf

Betting : 3 to 2 agst Gossip , 7 to 4 agst Charley Gorham , 3 to 1 agst Ingomar , 7
to 1 agst Belle of the West . Won by three lengths , six between second and third .
Same Day . - - Purse $ 500 , for maiden two - year - olds , of which $ 100 to ...

Author: Henry G. Crickmore

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105027566376

Category: Horse racing

Page:

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Categories: Horse racing

Shaped by the West Volume 2

Shaped by the West  Volume 2

Together, these volumes cover first encounters, conquests and revolts, indigenous land removal, slavery and labor, race, ethnicity and gender, trade and diplomacy, industrialization, migration and immigration, and changing landscapes and ...

Author: William F. Deverell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520965201

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 191

Shaped by the West is a two-volume primary source reader that rewrites the history of the United States through a western lens. America’s expansion west was the driving force for issues of democracy, politics, race, freedom, and property. William Deverell and Anne F. Hyde provide a nuanced look at the past, balancing topics in society and politics and representing all kinds of westerners—black and white, native and immigrant, male and female, powerful and powerless—from more than twenty states across the West and the shifting frontier. The sources included reflect the important role of the West in national narratives of American history, beginning with the pre-Columbian era in Volume 1 and taking us to the twenty-first century in Volume 2. Together, these volumes cover first encounters, conquests and revolts, indigenous land removal, slavery and labor, race, ethnicity and gender, trade and diplomacy, industrialization, migration and immigration, and changing landscapes and environments. Key Features & Benefits: Expertly curated personal letters, government documents, editorials, photos, and never before published materials offer lively, vivid introductions to the tools of history. Annotations, captions, and brief essays provide accessible entry points to an extraordinarily wide range of themes—adding context and perspective from leaders in the field. Highlights connections between western and national histories to foster critical thinking about America’s diverse past and today’s challenging issues.
Categories: History

Shaped by the West Volume 1

Shaped by the West  Volume 1

Together, these volumes cover first encounters, conquests and revolts, indigenous land removal, slavery and labor, race, ethnicity and gender, trade and diplomacy, industrialization, migration and immigration, and changing landscapes and ...

Author: William F. Deverell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520964372

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 207

Shaped by the West is a two-volume primary source reader that rewrites the history of the United States through a western lens. America’s expansion west was the driving force for issues of democracy, politics, race, freedom, and property. William Deverell and Anne F. Hyde provide a nuanced look at the past, balancing topics in society and politics and representing all kinds of westerners—black and white, native and immigrant, male and female, powerful and powerless—from more than twenty states across the West and the shifting frontier. The sources included reflect the important role of the West in national narratives of American history, beginning with the pre-Columbian era in Volume 1 and taking us to the twenty-first century in Volume 2. Together, these volumes cover first encounters, conquests and revolts, indigenous land removal, slavery and labor, race, ethnicity and gender, trade and diplomacy, industrialization, migration and immigration, and changing landscapes and environments. Key Features & Benefits: Expertly curated personal letters, government documents, editorials, photos, and never before published materials offer lively, vivid introductions to the tools of history. Annotations, captions, and brief essays provide accessible entry points to an extraordinarily wide range of themes—adding context and perspective from leaders in the field. Highlights connections between western and national histories to foster critical thinking about America’s diverse past and today’s challenging issues.
Categories: History

Davy s Devon Herd Book Containing the Ages and Pedigrees of Pure Bred Devon Cattle with Supplemental Register and Dual purpose Section

Davy s Devon Herd Book Containing the Ages and Pedigrees of Pure Bred Devon Cattle with Supplemental Register and Dual purpose Section

Sire , King of the West , bred by Mr . Farthing ; gr . sire , bred by Mr . Robert Gibbs
, of Cothelstone ; dam , Ruby , and gr . d . bred by Mr . J . Joyce ; King of the West
won a silver cup at Dunster , and a second prize as an old bull at Taunton in ...

Author: Devon Cattle Breeders' Society

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924078822156

Category: Cattle

Page:

View: 630

Categories: Cattle

She Won the West

She Won the West

An anthology of western and frontier stories by women.

Author: Marcia Muller

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: UOM:39015049666715

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 994

An anthology of western and frontier stories by women.
Categories: Fiction