Niall Ferguson in Bath

Monday 23rd May 2011

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Civilization: The West and Rest is a ground breaking major work of history examining why it is that Western Europe is currently the dominant civilization. Niall Ferguson argues that the West developed six ‘killer applications’ that the Rest lacked: competition, science, democracy, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. The key question today is whether or not the West has lost its monopoly on these things.

Civilization is a defining narrative of modern history by one of our most renowned historians.