The Measure of Civilisation: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations (Main)

The Measure of Civilisation: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations (Main)

By: Ian Morris (author)Paperback

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In Why the West Rules - For Now Ian Morris argues that to understand the development of East and West, we need to look beyond 'long-term lock-in' theories (that suggest it was inevitable) and 'short-term accident' theories. Instead, we need to measure social development - a group's ability to master its environment to get things done - and use the results to look at the patterns of history. Why the West Rules - For Now briefly describes the methods used to calculate Eastern and Western social development scores since the ice age; in The Measure of Civilisation, Morris expands upon these methods, discussing possible objections to this approach, and providing fascinating accounts of his gathering of evidence for his calculations. It is a magnificent account of where our understanding of the development of East and West comes from, and an unusual insight into a master thinker at work.

About Author

Ian Morris is Willard Professor of Classics, Professor of History and a fellow of the Archaeology Centre at Stanford University. His first trade book, Why the West Rules - For Now [9781846682087] was published to near-universal acclaim and was the winner of a number of prizes including a PEN USA Literary Award and the getAbstract awards for best English language business book.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781781250198
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781781250198
  • weight: 524
  • ISBN10: 1781250197
  • edition: Main

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