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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Particular skills are often also interchanged between conquerors and conquered
, and these too can range widely , from agricultural skills to such intellectual skills
as mathematics , philosophy , and astronomy . The Slavic and Baltic peoples ...
Jewish immigrants , for example , have arrived in many countries bringing
valuable skills in clothing manufacturing , gem cutting , retail trade , and other
specialties . Perhaps more important , they arrived with a deep - seated
appreciation of ...
... influence on economic development and political stability , depending on the
particular kinds of skills they possess and the particular attitudes they take toward
those with the productive capacity to advance the economic level of a country .
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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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