Civilisation: Is The West History?

Civilisation: Is The West History?

Science
Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  August 23, 2014
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Why was it that the Islamic world failed to participate in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment? And how far can the West maintain its scientific lead today? Harvard historian Niall Ferguson takes on a big subject: why has the West dominated the rest of the world - and are the days of Western ascendancy coming to an end?

Why was it that the Islamic world failed to participate in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment? And how far can the West maintain its scientific lead today? Harvard historian Niall Ferguson takes on a big subject: why has the West dominated the rest of the world - and are the days of Western ascendancy coming to an end?

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