The West once ruled more than half the world. The religion it exported is still followed by a third of mankind. Above all, the way people live--or aspire to live--is unmistakably an invention of the West. All over the world, more and more human beings eat a Western diet, wear Western clothes and live in Western housing. But are we living through the beginning of the end of the West’s ascendancy?
The series includes:
1. A Tale of Two Rivers: Why Western Europe’s economy outstripped Eastern China’s 2. The Siege: Why Central Europe turned the tide against the Ottoman Empire 3. New Worlds: Why North America succeeded where South America failed 4. Hearts of Darkness: Why Europe’s empires failed in their mission to “civilize” Africa 5. Cross-dressing Civilizations: The resurrection of the West as the “consumer society” 6. Lost Faiths: The decline of Western beliefs--not only Christianity, but also nationalism and even Communism.
These discs are (PAL) format, and will work on all modern Australian & European DVD players.