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From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life - 1500 to Present

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One of the master historians of the century explains why he views the present as a time of decadence while celebrating the achievements of the great ... Show synopsis

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Excellent Overview

by sticks246 on Dec 13, 2007

This is a highly enjoyable overview of the last 500 years of intellectual and cultural history. Barzun weaves in concise and witty bios of major and less well known figures, while maintaining forward momentum with his history and themes. He supplies bits of writing from key players, and has his own ... More

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