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Published: 14 February 1991

492 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195066340

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The Decline of the West

Abridged Edition

Oswald Spengler
Edited by Helmut Werner, with a New Introduction by H. Stuart Hughes, English Abridged Edition Prepared by Arthur Helps, and from the Translation by Charles Francis Atkinson

The Decline of the West is one of the most widely read and debated books of modern times. Spengler's challenging views have led to harsh criticism over the years, but the knowledge and eloquence that went into his sweeping study of Western culture cannot be ignored. This abridgment, prepared by Helmut Werner with the blessing of the Spengler estate, consists of selections from the original (translated into English by Charles Francis Atkinson) linked by explanatory passages by Arthur Helps. H. Stuart Hughes has written a new introduction for this edition.


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