Directement issu de plusieurs années de pratique pédagogique, ce manuel est principalement destiné aux étudiants d'anglais du premier cycle universitaire. Sont abordés tour à tour l'environnement humain, le cadre institutionnel, les phénomènes politiques, les questions sociales, ainsi que la place de la Grande-Bretagne dans le monde. Un résumé en français souligne les points saillants de l'exposé rédigé en anglais afin de familiariser l'étudiant avec les nécessités des examens. De nombreux tableaux ou graphiques facilitent la mémorisation des institutions ou des grandes dates de l'histoire britannique. Une sélection de près de 80 textes se prête à une double utilisation, soit en travaux dirigés, soit sous forme de travail personnel. Cette nouvelle édition a été entièrement revue et actualisée.
The Crisis Of The Age Inheres In This, That Notwithstanding The Century S Mind-Boggling Disasters, It Persists In Subscribing To Propositions Which Have Logically Led To The Atomization Of The Whole Cloth Of Human Experiencing, And Being. Great Indeed Is The Value, Which Is Placed On The Procedure Of Analytic Dismemberment. While The Method Has Certainly Been Result Producing, Materially, In Its Wake It Has Brought Immense Suffering- Both Physical And Spiritual. The Price Paid For A Lopsided Advance Is Thirty Major Wars With Their Toll Of One Hundred And Thirty Million Lives, And The Irreparable Destruction Of The Natural Environment. The Time Cries For A Reappraisal Of The Basic Paradigms O...
Western culture, according to Veblen, is unique because of its comprehension of science. Above all else, he identifies this as the defining characteristic of Western Christian society, because all other social forces gather around it. But far from proclaiming this cult of science as a great good, Veblen instead examines how this peculiarity came to be. Why science? What will become of a society so engrossed with facts that it neglects other aspects of life, like art? Readers may find themselves amazed at the degree to which the scientific point of view has colored Western life, while students of sociology and anthropology will be fascinated by this reflexive look at scientific culture by a man of science. American economist and sociologist THORSTEIN BUNDE VEBLEN (1857-1929) was educated at Carleton College, Johns Hopkins University and Yale University. He coined the phrase "conspicuous consumption." Among his most famous works are The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), The Theory of Business Enterprise (1904), and Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution (1915).
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Over the past 250 years, Europe and the United States have changed from simple societies into complex, densely-populated, industrial powerhouses. Th s book explains how it happened in clear language intended for the general reader. Each chapter includes a timeline, key terms and persons, and web-based sources of writings from the time. "We may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us."
First published in 1900, as part of the Cambridge Historical Series, this book presents a discussion of the economic and industrial development of Western Europe from medieval times onwards. The text covers a broad range of periods and societies, beginning with the origins of Christendom and moving through to the impact of the Industrial Revolution. Throughout, the intention is 'to show how the material progress of the human race has been carried on and affected by one great polity after another'. Striking connections are drawn during this narrative, providing a comprehensive overview of economic change. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in perspectives on Western civilization and economic history.