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Inventing Western Civilization

Inventing Western Civilization
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  • ISBN-13: 9780853459613
  • ISBN: 0853459614
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Publisher: New York Univ Pr

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Patterson, Thomas C.

SUMMARY

In this wonderful book, Thomas Patterson effectively dethrones the concept of 'civilization' as an abstract good, transcending human society.--Martin BernalDrawing on his extensive knowledge of early societies, Thomas C. Patterson shows how class, sexism, and racism have been integral to the appearance of "civilized" societies in Western Europe. He lays out clearly and simply how civilization, with its designs of "civilizing" and "being civilized," has been closely tied to the rise of capitalism in Western Europe and the development of social classes.Patterson, Thomas C. is the author of 'Inventing Western Civilization', published 1997 under ISBN 9780853459613 and ISBN 0853459614.

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