The Decline of the West   -     By: Oswald Spengler, Helmut Werner, Charles Atkinson
Buy Item InStock22.46$22.46 Retail: $24.95 Save 10% ($2.49) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

The Decline of the West

Oxford University Press / 1991 / Paperback

$22.46 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $24.95
|
Save 10% ($2.49)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW66340

FLASH-SALE
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.
  • Others Also Purchased (15)
Others Also Purchased (15)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $19.99
    Retail: $24.99
    Add To Cart
    $19.99
  2. In Stock
    $13.99
    Retail: $17.99
    Add To Cart
    $13.99
  3. In Stock
    $7.50
    Retail: $19.99
    Add To Cart
    $7.50
  4. In Stock
    $13.99
    Retail: $69.99
    Add To Cart
    $13.99
  5. In Stock
    $129.48
    Retail: $215.88
    Add To Cart
    $129.48
  6. This product will be released on 08/16/16.
    $16.99
    Retail: $24.99
    Add To Cart
    $16.99
  7. In Stock
    $8.09
    Retail: $8.99
    Add To Cart
    $8.09
  8. In Stock
    $6.49
    Retail: $8.49
    Add To Cart
    $6.49
  9. In Stock
    $1.99
    Retail: $2.99
    Add To Cart
    $1.99
  10. In Stock
    $7.99
    Retail: $22.99
    Add To Cart
    $7.99
  11. In Stock
    $135.00
    Retail: $339.80
    Add To Cart
    $135.00

Product Description

Since its first publication in two volumes between 1918-1923, The Decline of the West has ranked as one of the most widely read and most talked about books of our time. In all its various editions, it has sold nearly 100,000 copies. A twentieth-century Cassandra, Oswald Spengler thoroughly probed the origin and "fate" of our civilization, and the result can be (and has been) read as a prophesy of the Nazi regime. His challenging views have led to harsh criticism over the years, but the knowledge and eloquence that went into his sweeping study of Western culture have kept The Decline of the West alive. As the face of Germany and Europe as a whole continues to change each day, The Decline of the West cannot be ignored. The abridgment, prepared by the German scholar Helmut Werner, with the blessing of the Spengler estate, consists of selections from the original (translated into English by Charles Francis Atkinson) linked by explanatory passages which have been put into English by Arthur Helps. H. Stuart Hughes has written a new introduction for this edition. In this engrossing and highly controversial philosophy of history, Spengler describes how we have entered into a centuries-long "world-historical" phase comparable to late antiquity. Guided by the philosophies of Goethe and Nietzsche, he rejects linear progression, and instead presents a world view based on the cyclical rise and decline of civilizations. He argues that a culture blossoms from the soil of a definable landscape and dies when it has exhausted all of its possibilities. Despite Spengler's reputation today as an extreme pessimist, The Decline of the West remains essential reading for anyone interested in the history of civilization.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 414
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 7.99 X 5.37 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0195066340
ISBN-13: 9780195066340
Availability: In Stock

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Tiger Backpack
    Tiger Backpack
    Janod / 2015 / Gift
    $19.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 20% ($5.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW377020
  2. Cave Quest VBS 2016: Bible Memory Buddies, Set of 5
    Cave Quest VBS 2016: Bible Memory Buddies, Set of 5
    Group Publishing / 2016 / Other
    $2.96 Retail: $3.29 Save 10% ($0.33)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW73217X
  3. Communion Cups, 1000 - CBD Exclusive
    Communion Cups, 1000 - CBD Exclusive
    CBD Exclusive / Gift
    $13.99 Retail: $17.99 Save 22% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 187 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW29545
  4. Cave Quest VBS 2016: Sing & Play Rock Music CD
    Cave Quest VBS 2016: Sing & Play Rock Music CD
    Group Publishing / 2015 / Compact disc
    $6.29 Retail: $6.99 Save 10% ($0.70)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW733504

Related Products

  1. Cave Quest VBS 2016: Mighty Lights, pack of 10
    Cave Quest VBS 2016: Mighty Lights, pack of 10
    Group Publishing / 2016 / Other
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW73460X
  2. Cave Quest VBS 2016: Direction Doodler Kits, pack of 10
    Cave Quest VBS 2016: Direction Doodler Kits, pack of 10
    Group Publishing / 2016 / Other
    $6.29 Retail: $6.99 Save 10% ($0.70)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW734585
  3. Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 Kit, Version 2.0
    Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 Kit, Version 2.0
    Greg Sabouri, Shawn Sabouri
    Teaching Textbooks Inc / 2011 / Other
    $184.90
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 21 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW880201
  4. The Truth Project Small Group Curriculum
    The Truth Project Small Group Curriculum
    Focus on the Family
    Truth Project Focus on the Family / DVD
    $99.99
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW5014689
    Video

Publisher's Description

Since its first publication in two volumes between 1918-1923, The Decline of the West has ranked as one of the most widely read and most talked about books of our time. In all its various editions, it has sold nearly 100,000 copies. A twentieth-century Cassandra, Oswald Spengler thoroughly probed the origin and "fate" of our civilization, and the result can be (and has been) read as a prophesy of the Nazi regime. His challenging views have led to harsh criticism over the years, but the knowledge and eloquence that went into his sweeping study of Western culture have kept The Decline of the West alive. As the face of Germany and Europe as a whole continues to change each day, The Decline of the West cannot be ignored.
The abridgment, prepared by the German scholar Helmut Werner, with the blessing of the Spengler estate, consists of selections from the original (translated into English by Charles Francis Atkinson) linked by explanatory passages which have been put into English by Arthur Helps. H. Stuart Hughes has written a new introduction for this edition.
In this engrossing and highly controversial philosophy of history, Spengler describes how we have entered into a centuries-long "world-historical" phase comparable to late antiquity. Guided by the philosophies of Goethe and Nietzsche, he rejects linear progression, and instead presents a world view based on the cyclical rise and decline of civilizations. He argues that a culture blossoms from the soil of a definable landscape and dies when it has exhausted all of its possibilities.
Despite Spengler's reputation today as an extreme pessimist, The Decline of the West remains essential reading for anyone interested in the history of civilization.

Author Bio


Oswald Spengler, one of the most controversial historians of this century, was born in Blankenburg, Germany in 1880 and died in Munich in 1936.
H. Stuart Hughes is Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of California at San Diego. He is the author of many books, including Oswald Spengler: A Critical Estimate, Consciousness and Society and, most recently, Sophisticated Rebels.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search