The Revolutions of Civilization

Read by Leon Harvey

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British archaeologist & Egyptologist, Flinders Petrie, discusses the history of civilization in Egypt, Greece, Rome & medieval Europe & correlates contemporary events in different countries. A measure of the quality of civilisation is proposed by a comparison of artisan skill and effort judged in art, sculpture, and architecture between the timelines of radically different cultures. A special focus on Egypt presents evidence in a series of phases of art skill, rather than the leadership of a dynasty. (Summary by Leon Harvey) (1 hr 37 min)


I. The Nature of Civilisation 6:59 Read by Leon Harvey
II. The Periods of Civilisation in Egypt 17:26 Read by Leon Harvey
III. The Periods in Europe 11:02 Read by Leon Harvey
IV. The Fluctuations 11:43 Read by Leon Harvey
V. Relations of Different Activities 15:42 Read by Leon Harvey
VI. The National View of Civilisation 25:04 Read by Leon Harvey
VII. Conditions of Civilisation 9:04 Read by Leon Harvey