Civilization (Civilisation; A Personal View) Paperback – 1 Jan 1980
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Combines great learning with a shrewd mind, a wonderful eye and an admirabke generosity of tase. Philip Toynbee -- The Observer
He is without equal as an expositor -- The Listener
The book glows with excitement for us general readers. Raymond Mortimer -- The Sunday Times
The classic international bestseller -- a marvellously exciting and stimulating look at the emergence and development of Western civilisationSee all Product description
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Starting at the collpase of the Roman Empire, Clark describes how the barbarian invasions very nearly wiped out the whole of western civilization. He then takes us through the medevial , renaissance and following periods right up to the start of the twentieth century.
Clark's style is flowing and uncomplicated and the book is a great read. The empahsis is on the development of art and architecture of the periods but a great deal of emphasis is made to describe the political , economical and philisophical environment of the times.
It is very well illustrated although a good number of the pictures are in B&W print.
The book was produced to accompany the BBC2 series of the same name in 1969. Why has that never been released on VHS or DVD ?
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