Plough, Sword, and Book: The Structure of Human History

Paladin Grafton Books (1988)
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"Philosophical anthropology on the grandest scale....Gellner has produced a sharp challenge to his colleagues and a thrilling book for the non-specialist. Deductive history on this scale cannot be proved right or wrong, but this is Gellner writing, incisive, iconoclastic, witty and expert. His scenario compels our attention."—Adam Kuper, _New Statesman_ "A thoughtful and lively meditation upon probably the greatest transformation in human history, upon the difficult problems it poses and the scant resources it has left us to solve them."—Charles Larmore, _New Republic_
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Reprint years 1991
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Call number D16.8.G413 1991
ISBN(s) 0586084843   0226287025   9780226287027
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