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The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations

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A groundbreaking look at Western and Eastern social development from the end of the ice age to today In the past thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. The Measure of Civilization presents a brand-new way of investigating these questions and provides new tools for assessing the long-term growth of societies. Using a groundbreaking numerical index of social development that compares societies in different times and places, award-winning author Ian ...

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The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations
2014, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691160863

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The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations
2013, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691155685

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