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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Dec 17, Yogy TheBear rated it it was amazing. Quotes from The Evolution of Anyone with a passing interest in wanting a new perspective regarding the world in which we live and our history needs to give this author a chance. The rise and fall of civilizations usually occurs in seven stages: Advanced embedding details, examples, and help!

He cites these in the early chapters and I was hoping for similar imagery throughout. Paperbackpages. It would have been interesting to get his view on how the internet has impacted and morphed society through all of the potentialities and if the connected world will alter the trajectory of failure the US must inevitably follow.

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His idea that struck me he strongest was that none of us holds the full truth but that we evolve through thoughtinvestigation, and social interaction at grappling with ideas to attain a closer approximation of the truth through a continually evolving process. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


The Civilizatinos Department and many prestigious institutions public and private are littered with former students of Professor Quigley.

Carroll Quigley

Showing the value of frameworks for structuring one’s thinking was a very powerful gift to give to young inquisitive undergraduates. Some answer must be made to these two objections. Rather it is an attempt to es- tablish analytical tools that will assist the understand- ing of history. If one picks this up in hopes of finding a plethora of institutional analysis, one will come away disappointed. These groups we know have little to do with the big innovations of our times but do have great influence over the control of those innovations.

Maybe we need t Sorry about the low rating. After all, any past event, even the writing of this book, is a fact of history, but most such facts, including this book, do not deserve to be mentioned in the narration of history.

Having just finished “The Evolution of Civilizations” it does feel like this xarroll be the case. Thus the start ccarroll the Age of conflict. Changes the way you read and think about not only history, but the present as well.

The Evolution of Civilizations: An Introduction to Historical Analysis

Dec 31, Sam Motes rated it it was amazing. Most historians will regard such an effort as unnecessary or even impossible.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jan 03, Strong Extraordinary Dreams rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quigley examines the application of scientific method to the social sciences, then establishes his historical hypotheses.


Trivia About The Evolution of Quigley voert het katholieke geloof bijvoorbeeld op de perfecte synthese van het wereldse en het spirituele, van lichaam en geest, empirisme en rationalisme, individu en samenleving, en meer dualiteiten. Quigley gives great information on how Civilizations form and how they fall. Kodai Okuda rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Quigley begint vervolgens bij de basis, namelijk met het uitleggen van de wetenschappelijke methode, en bouwt vanaf deze grond een theorie op over de ontwikkeling van de geschiedenis die op het eerste gezicht best overtuigend lijkt.

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Tthe prefer stories that show the human condition as a result of events. But what Quigley dose here is an attempt to transform history into a social science as economy is today.

Not an easy read in that he makes you stop and think, quigle you will be a better informed person as a result. Maybe we need to look into lower echelons and the poverty stricken to make a way to manage by objectives from the bottom to the top.

Carroll Quigley was undoubtedly a brilliant historian.

Foreword, selective bibliography, preface to the first edition, diagrams, tables and maps, index.