The Evolution of Civilizations has ratings and 22 reviews. Carroll Quigley was a legendary teacher at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. The Evolution of Civilizations, Historical Analysis Preface to the First Edition his book is not a history. Rather it is an attempt to es- tablish. The Evolution of Civilizations – An Introduction to Historical Analysis (). by Carroll Identifier CarrollQuigley-TheEvolutionOfCivilizations-.

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To make more sense out of cadroll events of history, to consider causes and forces that lead to specific events.

Better than Toynbee, better than Durant. You know how if you drink too much coffee, and you read about world affairs, the tendency is to become overwhelmingly horrified at the complexity and indications of what you’re reading? Goodreads helps you quigoey track of books you want to read. But it should require only a moment’s thought to recognize that the facts of the past quiglfy infinite, and the pos- sible arrangements of any selection from these facts are equally numerous. More than just a historian, Quigley is an integrator–he evolutiin observation, methodology, and pragmatism in looking at the evolution of society.

Beyond that, he does not go into technical theoretical analysis of his model, as it might concern law and language. This hase nothing to do with Marxist scientific interpretation of history! Je kunt je eigen theorie over de ontwikkeling van de geschiedenis immers niet toetsen aan de hand van je eigen versie van de geschiedenis.


This book, by those who arrived here from Tragedy and Hope, and who know who Quigley is and his signifience, should regard this book as his civilizayions of studying and presenting history, and I am not saying that this is not a history bookmany parts from Tragedy and Hope become much more clear and are treated in detail here as well.

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Quigley gives great information on how Carrill form and how they fall. I haven’t read much history, but this book provides value beyond simply looking at what happened.

The Evolution of Civilizations – An Introduction to Historical Analysis (1979)

This site uses local and third-party cookies to maintain your shopping cart and to analyze traffic. Jan 13, Pat Rolston rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, this book is a civiliaztions example of an idea that Quigley reinforces in his conc This book is a must read and yet is a difficult read.

Want het beschouwende deel is op sommige punten weliswaar erg interessant – en Quigley heeft een goed oog bepaalde zaken, ideologie bijvoorbeeld – maar uiteindelijk toch te gekleurd. Toch gaat het daar uiteindelijk mis. But what Quigley dose here is an attempt to transform history into a social science as ckvilizations is today.

Topics QuigleyCarrollhistoricalanalysisevolutionofcivilizationrandom. This book, along with Quigley’s other work on the 20th century, was my first exposure to someone presenting a broad macroscopic and interpretive view of history.

Want to Read saving…. Dec 31, Sam Motes rated it it was amazing. Details August 6 x 9 pages Foreword, selective bibliography, preface to the first edition, diagrams, tables and maps, index. As I was researching that book before starting, it seemed that this book would make for a good introduction to Quigley’s method of historical analysis. Dat Quigley zelf van huis uit katholiek is, zegt hij er niet bij. Quotes from The Evolution of By closing this banner or clicking any link in this page, you agree with this practice.


THE book to read on historical analysis. Some of his generalizations are questionable to me and I have spent a good part of my subsequent education figuring out what was reasonable and what was unreaasonable in what he taught us.

Published August 1st by Liberty Fund Inc. Rowdy rated it it was civilizatiosn Apr 11, For Western Civilization, three stages of expansion are identified: The Evolution of Civilizations: Quigley said all Civilizations must inevitably go through decline and fall but can anything be done to prolong the fall?

The Evolution of Civilizations: An Introduction to Historical Analysis by Carroll Quigley

Cleon Ro rated it it was qquigley Sep 09, In de opzet al, natuurlijk. Quigley’s focuses on six sometimes seven categories into which most of the dynamics of history can be fit and analyzed — military, political, economic, social, religious, and intellectual.

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