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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This hase nothing to do with Marxist scientific interpretation of history! This was an incredible book.

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The Evolution of Civilizations: An Introduction to Historical Analysis

Most of this work is a basic, sweeping account of history, with passing examples Quigley uses to illustrate his seven stages of civilization. Books by Carroll Quigley. Quigley is the favorite Having read, “Tragedy and Hope,” by the same author I had high expectations and indeed they were met.

His course on the history of civilization was extraordinary in its scope and in its impact on students. He cites these in the early chapters and I was hoping for similar imagery throughout.

I haven’t read much history, but this book provides value beyond simply looking at what happened. Cleon Ro rated it it was amazing Sep 09, He uses the core concept of how societies are formed on the wave of carroll “instrument of expansion”. Oct 11, David rated it liked it. He goes into how institutions are formed and why they cease to serve their original purpose.


Rowdy rated it it was amazing Apr 11, More than just a historian, Quigley is an integrator–he combines observation, methodology, and pragmatism in looking at the evolution of society. To ask other readers questions about The Evolution of Civilizationsplease sign up.

Those who claim that no analytical tools are needed in order to write history are naive.

A Universal Empire often emerges from these conflicts, but without a new instrument of expansion the institutionalization keeps increasing leading to decay and eventual invasion by more dynamic and, quitley, younger neighboring civilizations. Is the US on the inevitable decline due to the institutionalization of the instrument of expansion leading to a unmotivated populous?

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

Jan 13, Pat Rolston rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the same vein, I wonder how Quigley didn’t suffer a stroke or a psychotic break. For the time it was written I should of been more generous but not to auigley boring: Open Preview See a Problem? I would advise anyone to read any of his books. The Civilizationa of Civilizations: Quigley argues that all Societies go through evolutionary steps from birth through decline and failure and then examines many of the greatest societies i.


What is most memorable to me was the introduction of a framework for analyzing history. Like the ice ages and the movements of people acourding to the four ice ages.

He poses a division of culture into six levels from the abstract to the more concrete. Dit wijt hij niet aan de pest volgens schattingen miljoen doden maar aan sociale en economische moeilijkheden die verklaard worden in zijn theorie.

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

Zac rated it liked it Apr 26, American historian and theorist of the evolution of civilizations. He then tests those hypotheses by a detailed analysis of five major civilizations: I agree with the distiction betwean weastern and eastern civilizations, but I would argue that they are in a way the closest and most interconected.

Toch gaat het daar uiteindelijk mis.