Books by Anthony Pagden

Released: April 23, 2013

"A book that should be on every thinking person's shelf—the perfect primer for anyone interested in the development of Western civilization."
Pagden (Political Science and History/UCLA; Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West, 2008, etc.) demonstrates the breadth and depth of his knowledge and his impeccable research of the period we refer to as the Enlightenment. Read full book review >
Released: March 11, 2008

"A cheerless but useful history."
Is there a "clash of civilizations" between the Muslim world and the West? Scholars and pundits are divided; this broad-ranging survey comes down in the affirmative, even if the formulation is a "crude but useful phrase." Read full book review >