The Measure of Civilization

As such, many will be interested in the data and methods made available by this important book. The Measure of Civilization contains valuable and useful ideas and insights.

Author: Ian Morris

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691160863

Category: Business & Economics

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Uses four factors--energy capture per capita, organization, information technology and war-making capacity--to attempt to show which world regions were the most powerful throughout all of human history.
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The Measure of Civilization

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Guy Morrison Walker

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 1298949181

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Measure of Civilization Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Guy Morrison Walker

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ISBN: 1332591698

Category: Science

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Excerpt from The Measure of Civilization The years of my youth were spent in travel ling about North China on donkey back, in two wheel carts, in sedan chairs, or mule litters, with occasional trips on the rivers and canals in house boats, poled or towed by men. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Author: Henry Charles Carey

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ISBN: OCLC:78823994

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The Empire of Civilization

It is then possible to evaluate and to measure individual civilisations in the light of a universally applicable test of the degree of civilisation which any such particular endeavour has attained. This criterion gives the key to ...

Author: Brett Bowden

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226068169

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The term “civilization” comes with considerable baggage, dichotomizing people, cultures, and histories as “civilized”—or not. While the idea of civilization has been deployed throughout history to justify all manner of interventions and sociopolitical engineering, few scholars have stopped to consider what the concept actually means. Here, Brett Bowden examines how the idea of civilization has informed our thinking about international relations over the course of ten centuries. From the Crusades to the colonial era to the global war on terror, this sweeping volume exposes “civilization” as a stage-managed account of history that legitimizes imperialism, uniformity, and conformity to Western standards, culminating in a liberal-democratic global order. Along the way, Bowden explores the variety of confrontations and conquests—as well as those peoples and places excluded or swept aside—undertaken in the name of civilization. Concluding that the “West and the rest” have more commonalities than differences,this provocative and engaging bookultimately points the way toward an authentic intercivilizational dialogue that emphasizes cooperation over clashes.
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I Have Thought a Sufficient Measure of Civilization Is the Influence of Good Women

Maximize your productivity with Lambda notebooks This notebook features the quote " I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women " on the cover, it's perfect for anyone to record ideas, or to use for ...

Author: Lambda Designs

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ISBN: 9798683311155

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Maximize your productivity with Lambda notebooks This notebook features the quote " I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women " on the cover, it's perfect for anyone to record ideas, or to use for writing and note-taking. It can be used as a notebook, journal or composition book. Simple and elegant. 108 pages, high quality cover and 6 x 9" inches in size.
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A Writer s Voice

Fair and proper behavior, whether in the home or alone on an isolated mountain top, is one mark of civilization. As one Lord Moulton aptly put it, "The measure of civilization is the extent of man's obedience to the unenforceable.

Author: Joseph Paul Linduska

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874139430

Category: Nature

Page: 270

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A Writer's Voice will introduce a new generation of environmentally concerned readers to Linduska's strong conservation ethic and engaging writing style and reintroduce him to those familiar with his work." "This book will appeal to anyone who enjoys reading about the natural world, and to those who participate in wildlife-related activities or are interested in the history of environmental conservation."--Jacket.
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Textiles

Shows how textile products have contributed to some of man's greatest achievements in science, industry, medicine, and chemistry, as well as in social development.

Author: American Textile Manufacturers Institute

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ISBN: OCLC:45429958

Category: Textile fabrics

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Shows how textile products have contributed to some of man's greatest achievements in science, industry, medicine, and chemistry, as well as in social development.
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The Spirit of Light Cubit

This is a link through an ancient unit of measurement, used at sacred sites to unify within ourselves Heaven and Earth, along with time and space. And it is a symbolic message of meaning and hope that has been left for all of us.

Author: Donald B. Carroll

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781977225245

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 225

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Introducing an incredible and elegant link from the past—a global link as integral to our journey today as it was thousands of years ago! This is a link through an ancient unit of measurement, used at sacred sites to unify within ourselves Heaven and Earth, along with time and space. And it is a symbolic message of meaning and hope that has been left for all of us.
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African American Political Thought

Second, in the second version, civilization becomes the term of art Crummell employs for the workings of the Christian nation- state, oriented toward life's ultimate meaning and toward educating its citizens in the development of moral ...

Author: Melvin L. Rogers

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226726076

Category: Political Science

Page: 808

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African American Political Thought offers an unprecedented philosophical history of thinkers from the African American community and African diaspora who have addressed the central issues of political life: democracy, race, violence, liberation, solidarity, and mass political action. Melvin L. Rogers and Jack Turner have brought together leading scholars to reflect on individual intellectuals from the past four centuries, developing their list with an expansive approach to political expression. The collected essays consider such figures as Martin Delany, Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Audre Lorde, whose works are addressed by scholars such as Farah Jasmin Griffin, Robert Gooding-Williams, Michael Dawson, Nick Bromell, Neil Roberts, and Lawrie Balfour. While African American political thought is inextricable from the historical movement of American political thought, this volume stresses the individuality of Black thinkers, the transnational and diasporic consciousness, and how individual speakers and writers draw on various traditions simultaneously to broaden our conception of African American political ideas. This landmark volume gives us the opportunity to tap into the myriad and nuanced political theories central to Black life. In doing so, African American Political Thought: A Collected History transforms how we understand the past and future of political thinking in the West.
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Man the Measure

Author: Erich Kahler

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ISBN: OCLC:5531001

Category: Civilization

Page: 700

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The Sacred Mission of Civilization

Right of peoples to self-determination / statement by Mr. F. van Langenhove, representative of Belgium, plenary session of December 16, 1952 -- V. Memorandum of the Belgian government relative to non-self-governing territories : in ...

Author: Belgian Information Center (New York, N.Y.)

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ISBN: UOM:35112103223915

Category: Belgium

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I. The sacred misson of civilization / statement by Mr. P. Van Zeeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Seventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly, plenary session of November 10, 1952 -- II. The peoples who have a right to benefit from the provisions of chapter XI of the charter / statement by Mr. P. Ryckmans at the Seventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly, meeting of the Fourth Committee, October 23, 1952 -- III. Factors which must be taken into account to determine whether a territory has attained a full measure of self government / statement by Mr. P. Ryckmans at the Seventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly, meeting of the Fourth Committee, November 19, 1952 -- IV. Conclusions of the Belgian delegation at the seventh session of the General Assembly. a. Non-self-governing territories / statement by Mr. F. van Langenhove, representative of Belgium, plenary session of December 10, 1952. b. Right of peoples to self-determination / statement by Mr. F. van Langenhove, representative of Belgium, plenary session of December 16, 1952 -- V. Memorandum of the Belgian government relative to non-self-governing territories : in application of the resolution of the General Assembly of December 10, 1952 -- Annex: list of indigenous peoples concerning whom no information has been transmitted in accordance with Article 73 e of the Charter.
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A Violent Peace

In that nineteenth- century European- dominated world picture, civilization became a measure for granting or denying a range of rights from personal enfranchisement (for individuals), to political sovereignty (for states or would- be ...

Author: Carolyn N. Biltoft

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226766560

Category: History

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The newly born League of Nations confronted the post-WWI world—from growing stateless populations to the resurgence of right-wing movements—by aiming to create a transnational, cosmopolitan dialogue on justice. As part of these efforts, a veritable army of League personnel set out to shape “global public opinion,” in favor of the postwar liberal international order. Combining the tools of global intellectual history and cultural history, A Violent Peace reopens the archives of the League to reveal surprising links between the political use of modern information systems and the rise of mass violence in the interwar world. Historian Carolyn N. Biltoft shows how conflicts over truth and power that played out at the League of Nations offer broad insights into the nature of totalitarian regimes and their use of media flows to demonize a whole range of “others.” An exploration of instability in information systems, the allure of fascism, and the contradictions at the heart of a global modernity, A Violent Peace paints a rich portrait of the emergence of the age of information—and all its attendant problems.
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The Idea of Europe in British Travel Narratives 1789 1914

Hobhouse thus accounts for Ali Pasha's atrocities with arguments derived from Montesquieu's emphasis on the law as the measure of civilization but without drawing an absolute boundary between civilization and barbarity.

Author: Dr Katarina Gephardt

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472429544

Category: Literary Criticism

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Showing how specific rhetorical strategies used in nineteenth-century British travel writing produced fictional representations of continental Europe in works by Ann Radcliffe, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, and Bram Stoker, Katarina Gephardt argues that nineteenth-century writers envisioned their country simultaneously as distinct from the Continent and as a part of Europe. She suggests that their imaginative geography of Europe anticipated Britain’s ambivalence about European integration.
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