A comprehensive account of the history of the west from pre-history to the present day. A highly readable account that shows we can only truly understand our civilization by re-examining and confronting our past, with all its glories and catastrophes.
Sweeping in its scope and comprehensive in its coverage, Civilzation tells the story of the western world from its origins to the present. It asks what civilization really is and how we should look at our own past with its bewildering mix of triumphs, disasters, artistic genius and unspeakable brutality. At such a dangerous time in the world’s history, this book is required reading.