The Revolutions of Civilization

William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853 - 1942)

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)

Genre(s): Art, Design & Architecture, Social Science (Culture & Anthropology), Antiquity

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I. The Nature of Civilisation Leon Harvey
Play 02 II. The Periods of Civilisation in Egypt Leon Harvey
Play 03 III. The Periods in Europe Leon Harvey
Play 04 IV. The Fluctuations Leon Harvey
Play 05 V. Relations of Different Activities Leon Harvey
Play 06 VI. The National View of Civilisation Leon Harvey
Play 07 VII. Conditions of Civilisation Leon Harvey