The Decline of the West

The Decline of the West

Paperback - 2006
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Since its first publication more than eighty years ago, The Decline of the West has ranked as one of the most widely read and talked about books of our time. A sweeping account of Western culture by a historian of legendary intellect, it is an astonishingly informed, forcefully eloquent, thrillingly controversial work that advances a world view based on the cyclical rise and fall of civilizations.

This abridgment presents the most significant of Oswald Spengler's arguments, linked by illuminating explanatory passages. It makes available in one volume a masterpiece of grand-scale history and far-reaching prophesy that remains essential reading for anyone interested in the factors that determine the course of civilizations.
Published: New York : Vintage Books, 2006.
Edition: Abridged ed.
ISBN: 9781400097005
Branch Call Number: 901 SPE
Characteristics: xxviii, 414 p. ;,20 cm.


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Jun 30, 2010

just not into classics that much (this book has four prefaces)


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