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Old 04-28-2016, 08:01 PM
 
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There are a few known cases in antiquity when a civilization declined, then recovered. (Or not).

There is a least one case in which a civilization reinvented itself after a trauma-Western Christendom, in the aftermath of the Black Death. Feudalism faded, nation-states arose, trade expanded, exploration commenced, and Christianity was reinvented in the Reformation.

The later version of the West has been referred to as the West II.

Like the Middle Ages, the West II has been divided into two eras. Early Modern, from the Renaissance/Reformation into the late 18th century. The 19th and 20 centuries are the later period.

We seem to be entering an Interregnum. Is the West III on the other side?

Last edited by Tim Randal Walker; 04-28-2016 at 08:15 PM..
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