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The Riddle of the Modern World free pdf What conditions the chances of liberty, wealth, and equality at the start of the third Christian millennium? Why did human civilizations develop so slowly for thousands of years, and then transform themselves during the last three hundred? This study of four great thinkers who lived between 1689 and 1995--Montesquieu, Adam Smith, De Tocqueville, and Ernest Gellner--weaves their lives and works together and through their own words shows how they approached the question of the nature of humanity, our past and our future.

About Alan MacFarlane

Alan Macfarlane is Professor of Anthropological Science at the University of Cambridge.

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Author : Alan MacFarlane
Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
Data Published : 01 June 2000
ISBN : 0312232047
EAN : 9780312232047
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 344 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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