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The Law of Civilization and Decay: An Essay on History
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ Pr of the Pacific
Publication date July 1, 2002
Pages 408
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781410200808
ISBN-10 1410200809
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $34.50
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In offering to the public a second edition of The Law of Cwiliza Han and Decay I take the opportunity to say emphatically that such value as the essay may have lies in its freedom from any preconceived bias. All theories contained in the book, whether religious or economic, are the effect, and not the cause, of the way in which the facts unfolded themselves. I have been passive. The value of history lies not in the multitude of facts collected, but in their relation to each other, and in this respect an author can have no larger responsibility than any other scientific observer. If the sequence of events seems to indicate the existence of a law governing social development, such a law may be suggested, but to approve or disapprove of it would be as futile as to discuss the moral bearings of gravitation. Some years ago, when writing a sketch of the history of the colony of Massachusetts Bay, I became deeply interested in certain religious aspects of the Reformation, which seemed hardly reconcilable with the theories usually advanced to explain them.
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Hardcover
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from Kessinger Pub Co (July 30, 2007); titled "The Law of Civilization and Decay: An Essay on History"
9780548092170 | details & prices | 416 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.68 lbs | List price $49.95
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from Ayer Co Pub (March 1, 1993)
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Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (November 14, 2015); titled "The Law of Civilization and Decay: An Essay on History"
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from Kessinger Pub Co (May 28, 2006); titled "The Law of Civilization and Decay: An Essay on History"
9781425497637 | details & prices | 416 pages | List price $34.95
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from Univ Pr of the Pacific (July 1, 2002); titled "The Law of Civilization and Decay: An Essay on History"
9781410200808 | details & prices | 408 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $34.50
About: In offering to the public a second edition of The Law of Cwiliza Han and Decay I take the opportunity to say emphatically that such value as the essay may have lies in its freedom from any preconceived bias.

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