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The Triumph of the West


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A view of world history in 13 parts by JOHN ROBERTS
2: A New Direction
Western civilisation changed the world.
But what is the West? What are the myths, the ideas that shaped it?
John Roberts explores the roots of Western civilisation in the ancient Mediterranean world of Greece and Rome. He describes how a small
Jewish sect developed into
Christianity, a world-shaping force;'... wherever
Christianity has gone it has mingled with, challenged, confused, destroyed other beliefs.' In a secular age these values are still at work: not least in the secular faith of Marxism.'... Marx believed in God but called him History.' Ironically the revolutionary masses of Asia and Africa look to Marx in order to shake off Western domination.
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Book. £14.95 hardback, from booksellers


Unknown: John Roberts
Unknown: John Roberts
Editor: Jeff Shaw
Producer: Christopher Martin

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