From Dawn to Decadence

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From Dawn to Decadence

500 Years of Western Cultural Life; 1500 to the Present

By Jacques Barzun

Turtleback Books, Prebound, 9780613708500, 877pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2001

About the Author
The two authors of this book have had their professional career in history, JACQUES BARZUN in Modern Cultural, HENRY F. GRAFF in American Political and Diplomatic, both at Colombia University. They first collaborated in creating the course in historical method required of all first-year graduate students, and the material for it was and remains the core of The Modern Researcher. Both scholars have published widely in periodicals of specialist and general interest and each has a list of influential books to his credit. Jacques Barzun s latest is From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural History. A summing up of his lifelong studies, it stayed on the best-seller list for weeks in 2000. Henry Graff s latest almost simultaneous are a third edition of his classic compendium The Presidents: A Reference History and Grover Cleveland, a biography.