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Oct 12, Michael added it This is a sad and unnecessary work. Indeed, how anyone with the intellect of Van Doren could write such a flawed and careless piece is almost incomprehensible. To begin, his work is Western biased, leaving very little space devoted to the remarkable achievements of non-Western civilizations and cultures. Perhaps Mr. Van Doren would have benefited himself and his work by examining the works of such scholars as L. Emanuel Wallerstein, Peter Stearns, and other world systems historians This is a sad and unnecessary work.

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Oct 12, Michael added it This is a sad and unnecessary work. Indeed, how anyone with the intellect of Van Doren could write such a flawed and careless piece is almost incomprehensible.

To begin, his work is Western biased, leaving very little space devoted to the remarkable achievements of non-Western civilizations and cultures. Perhaps Mr. Van Doren would have benefited himself and his work by examining the works of such scholars as L. Emanuel Wallerstein, Peter Stearns, and other world systems historians This is a sad and unnecessary work. Emanuel Wallerstein, Peter Stearns, and other world systems historians who have done much to bring the West out of its exclusionary ego.

One key example should illustrate my point: in his discussion of the Russo-Japanese War, Van Doren mistakenly leads us to believe that the Russians attacked the Japanese, thus initiating the war in which the Russians were beaten and humiliated. Actually it was the Japanese who attacked the Russian fleet at Port Arthur. Other factual errors can be found in several other passages of the work.

Perhaps Van Doren feels that he has proven his scholarly mettle on enough occasions to exempt himself from the ardors of research, for one finds no footnotes or bibliographical information whatsoever in the entire work.

A scholar such as Van Doren should not be so negligible in his endeavors. Van Doren breaks down the lessons learned from various historical periods: the ancient world, the Greeks where for example, he traces the development of Thales Question through various philophers , the Romans who learned or stole from the Greeks and added their own pragmatism, the year experiment with God called the Middle Ages , the newfound Humanism of the One of the few books I return to over and over again.

Van Doren breaks down the lessons learned from various historical periods: the ancient world, the Greeks where for example, he traces the development of Thales Question through various philophers , the Romans who learned or stole from the Greeks and added their own pragmatism, the year experiment with God called the Middle Ages , the newfound Humanism of the Renaissance, through the modern age.

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Shadal All in all, it is not the only all-in-one history and philosophy book to have on the can it should sit rightfully next to many others. This overview of the achievements ddel human knowledge ranges from the ancient past to the final decade of the 20th century, was published in He discusses how the invasions of the Huns broke through the Great Wall of China and initiated a sequence of events that would lead to the destruction of the Roman Empire. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To ask other readers questions about A History of Knowledgesoren sign up. What is most enjoyable about this book, however, is the writing. For example, he claims that Jesus was born on December 25th while every Christian church body on the planet merely claims that it is the observed day of his birth. After the quiz show scandal, Charles, who was also a professor, was banned from teaching and ultimately became an editor at the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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