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Civilization: The West and the Rest

History Documentary hosted by Niall Ferguson, published by PBS in 2012 - English narration


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Civilization: The West and the Rest

Western civilization's rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. All over the world, more and more people study at Western-style universities, work for Western-style companies, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and play Western sports. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed like miserable backwaters, ravaged by incessant war and pestilence. It was Ming China or Ottoman Turkey that had the look of world civilizations. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed?

In Civilization: The West and the Rest, acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that, beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts that the Rest lacked: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic. These were the 'killer applications' that allowed the West to leap ahead of the Rest; opening global trade routes, exploiting new scientific knowledge, evolving representative government, more than doubling life expectancy, unleashing the industrial revolution, and hugely increasing human productivity. Civilization shows exactly how a dozen Western empires came to control three-fifths of mankind and four-fifths of the world economy.

Yet now, Ferguson argues, the days of Western predominance are numbered because the Rest have finally downloaded the six killer apps the West once monopolized - while the West has literally lost faith in itself.

Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside the clashes of civilizations, Civilization recasts world history with verve and wit. Boldly argued but also teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.

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 * Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L3.1
 * Video Bitrate: CRF 23
 * Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
 * Video Resolution: 848x480
 * Audio Codec: AAC-LC (Nero)
 * Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps ABR 48KHz
 * Audio Channels: 2
 * Run-Time: 56mins
 * Framerate: 25.631 fps (Variable Frame Rate)
 * Number of Parts: 2
 * Part Size: ~1.05GB (Each)
 * Container: MP4
 * Aired: 2012, May 22 and 29
 * Source: HDTV 1080i
 * Capper: KarMa



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1)  Further Information 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/civilization-west-and-rest/

2)  Related Documentaries 
http://docuwiki.net/?title=Civilization%3A%20Is%20the%20West%20History 
http://docuwiki.net/?title=The%20Party%27s%20Over%3A%20How%20the%20West%20Went%20Bust 
http://docuwiki.net/?title=China%20%28BBC%29 
http://docuwiki.net/?title=Putin%20Russia%20and%20the%20West

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