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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The longer - run effects of industrialization on living standards in Britain were
even more clearly positive . Even Karl Marx , who spent more than three decades
living in Victorian England , acknowledged the rise in British workers ' living ...
But , although Poles tended to be “ backward ” parts of the German economy , as
contrasted with " advanced ” parts of the Russian economy , the absolute
standard of living of Poles under German hegemony was higher than that of
When the Roman conquerors withdrew from Britain , the Britons ' standard of
living declined by all indications — the cruder products , crumbling infrastructure ,
wilderness growing back into human settlements , and people being buried in ...
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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
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
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