Conquests And Cultures: An International History
This book is the culmination of 15 years of research and travels that have taken the author completely around the world twice, as well as on other travels in the Mediterranean, the Baltic, and around the Pacific rim. Its purpose has been to try to understand the role of cultural differences within nations and between nations, today and over centuries of history, in shaping the economic and social fates of peoples and of whole civilizations. Focusing on four major cultural areas(that of the British, the Africans (including the African diaspora), the Slavs of Eastern Europe, and the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere— Conquests and Cultures reveals patterns that encompass not only these peoples but others and help explain the role of cultural evolution in economic, social, and political development.
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s German cultural penetration of Eastern Europe was aided in some cases by the
imposition of German agricultural ... The towns of medieval East Central Europe
were cultural enclaves of foreigners — again , mostly Germans , but with many ...
Thus some German guilds in Eastern Europe barred Slavs from membership and
other legislation prescribed expulsion ... Such verbal descriptions of Germans as
“ this crafty and deceitful race ” were symptoms of a hostility expressed also in a ...
151 The more fundamental and intractable problem , however , was that the
Germans in Bohemia did not want to be a ... The interspersed German and Czech
areas of the Bohemian borderlands made a separate German territory not
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Another great book by Thomas Sowell. Though it is the third book in a trilogy, I have read it in isolation. It is as engaging, insightful, and clearly written as all the other Sowell books. I highly recommend it. Read full review
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Hoover Institution scholar-in-residence Sowell concludes a trilogy that began with Race and Culture (1994) and Migrations and Cultures (1996) by considering—in sometimes stimulating, sometimes ... Read full review
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