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The Decline of the West : An Abridged…

The Decline of the West : An Abridged Edition

by Oswald Spengler

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Since its first publication more than eighty years ago, "The Decline of the West" has ranked as one of the most widely read and talked about books of our time. A sweeping account of Western culture by a historian of legendary intellect, it is an astonishingly informed, forcefully eloquent, thrillingly controversial work that advances a world view based on the cyclical rise and fall of civilizations. This abridgment presents the most significant of Oswald Spengler's arguments, linked by illuminating explanatory passages. It makes available in one volume a masterpiece of grand-scale history and far-reaching prophesy that remains essential reading for anyone interested in the factors that determine the course of civilizations.… (more)



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this was a best seller worldwide in the 1920s. it exemplifies how much the world has changed. ( )
  lautremont5 | Apr 14, 2010 |
An abridged version of Spengler's historical overview of Western culture and its modern crisis in the wake of the Great War. Spengler offers a cyclical theory of the rise and fall of civilsations.
  Fledgist | Nov 16, 2008 |
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