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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square mile in Tanzania is very similar to that of the United States. The country is
... The country's name derives from the combination of these two names,
Geographically, Tanzania's most famous feature is Mount Kilimanjaro. It also
Its union with Zanzibar three years later created the new nation of Tanzania.
Tanzania still bears the cultural imprint of colonial rule. Swahili, its official
language, was spread under German auspices and its capital city — Dar es
Salaam — was ...
Andrew Coulson, Tanzania, pp. 26-32. 222. L. H. Gann and Peter Duignan, The
Rulers of British Africa, 1870-1914, p. 149. 223. Gerald M. Meier, "External Trade
and Internal Development," Colonialism in Africa 1870-1960, Volume IV, edited ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MMSequeira - LibraryThing
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
CONQUESTS AND CULTURES: Military Expansion and the Making of CivilizationUser Review - Kirkus
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