This is a big idea book that will change how you think about the most basic development of our world today. All too often, we take longstaning views of history as "settled fact." This holds especially true with regard to the development of modern civil society and Western Civilization. Our ideas actually came from the East, along a Judeo- Christian-Greek axis and were vigorously oppossed by Imperial Rome. This book endeavors to trace the political and military alliances that protected these ideas until the Renaissance and Enlightenment took hold. The thread starts out with the invasion of Rome by German tribes. Those tribes, certain Islamic leaders, and a host of Christian Kings allied with Jews, all on the side of what we call today "civil society."
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Well, this book changed my outlook on European history. Let us now credit Germans and Jews for developing our modern society and cast Romans as the villains who opposed it. Steve Perl