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Civilization: Is the West History [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 11 April 2011
  • Run Time: 280 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B004LQG1AC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,491 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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The West once ruled more than half the world. The religion it exported is still followed by a third of mankind. Above all, the way people live--or aspire to live--is unmistakably an invention of the West. All over the world, more and more human beings eat a Western diet, wear Western clothes and live in Western housing. But are we living through the beginning of the end of the West’s ascendancy?

The series includes:

1. A Tale of Two Rivers: Why Western Europe’s economy outstripped Eastern China’s
2. The Siege: Why Central Europe turned the tide against the Ottoman Empire
3. New Worlds: Why North America succeeded where South America failed
4. Hearts of Darkness: Why Europe’s empires failed in their mission to “civilize” Africa
5. Cross-dressing Civilizations: The resurrection of the West as the “consumer society”
6. Lost Faiths: The decline of Western beliefs--not only Christianity, but also nationalism and even Communism.


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