Civilization: Is the West History [DVD]

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Format: PAL Language: English Subtitles: English Number of discs: 1 Classification: Exempt Studio: Channel 4 DVD DVD Release Date: 11 April 2011 Run Time: 280 minutes Product Description The West...

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 11 April 2011
  • Run Time: 280 minutes

  • Product Description

    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.

    Please Note:

    These discs are (PAL) format, and will work on all modern Australian & European DVD players.

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