Civilisation: Is The West History?

2014
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S1 Ep6 - Work

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Work - In this six-part series, historian Niall Ferguson looks at why the West has dominated the rest of the world for so long and asks whether the days of Western ascendancy are coming to an end. In the final episode, the West is in danger of losing confidence in itself. With the decline of Western beliefs, what has happened to Christianity and the Protestant work ethic? (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Final) PG CC
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S1 Ep5 - Consumerism

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Consumerism - In this six-part series, historian Niall Ferguson looks at why the West has dominated the rest of the world for so long and asks whether the days of Western ascendancy are coming to an end. Most of the world has embraced the Western way of shopping and dressing. Only the Muslim world, for the most part, has resisted. But can the burkha hold out against the big global brands? (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 5 of 6) PG CC
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S1 Ep4 - Medicine

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Medicine - In this six-part series, historian Niall Ferguson looks at why the West has dominated the rest of the world for so long and asks whether the days of Western ascendancy are coming to an end. In this episode, the development of modern medicine made it possible to export Western civilisation to the 'Dark Continent'. But Europe's empires failed in their mission to 'civilise' Africa, exposing the most violent side of Western dominance. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 4 of 6) PG CC
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S1 Ep3 - Property

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Property - In this six-part series, historian Niall Ferguson looks at why the West has dominated the rest of the world for so long and asks whether the days of Western ascendancy are coming to an end. In this episode, Ferguson questions why it was that North America succeed where South America lagged behind. And could it be that North and South are converging today, linguistically as well as economically? (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 3 of 6) (Rpt) PG CC
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S1 Ep2 - Science

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Science - In this six-part series, historian Niall Ferguson looks at why the West has dominated the rest of the world for so long and asks whether the days of Western ascendancy are coming to an end. In this episode, Ferguson questions why it was that the Islamic world failed to participate in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. He also questions whether the West will be able to maintain its scientific lead in the future. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 2 of 6) PG CC
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S1 Ep1 - Competition

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Competition - In this six-part series, historian Niall Ferguson looks at why the West has dominated the rest of the world for so long and asks whether the days of Western ascendancy are coming to an end. Once so dominant, the economies of the United States and Europe are now facing the real prospect of being overtaken by China within a generation. In the first episode, Ferguson examines how colonial expansion and economic innovation were stifled by a monolithic empire in China at a time when po...
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