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The Invention of the Modern World

Given by Alan Macfarlane in March-April 2011

1. What is the question?

2. War, trade and empire

3. The technology of production

4. Capitalism, money and markets

5. Affluence and Population

6. Universities and science

7. Caste and class

8. Games, sports and hobbies

9. Kinship, marriage and friendship

10. Associations, trusts and clubs

11. Power and bureaucracy

12. Law and violence

13. Education and language

14. Myths of unity

15. Religion and ethics

16. English character

17. The English path

 

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