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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Here , eventually , they established their capital city of TenochtitlŠn , destined
ultimately to become the capital of the Aztec empire . However , the Mexica or
Aztecs were to pass through many vicissitudes before that happened . There
Meanwhile , news of the Aztecs ' great hoards of gold and silver attracted more
Spanish adventurers by the shiploads . ... was able to lead another and more
powerful army of Spaniards and Indians in another assault on the Aztec capital .
Nigel Davies , The Aztecs , p . 10 . 74 . Ibid . , pp . 7 , 8 , 12 , 20 – 21 . 75 . Ibid . ,
pp . 23 , 78 76 . Ibid . , p . 28 . 77 . Ibid . , p . 38 . 78 . Richard F . Townshend , The
Aztecs ( London : Thames and Hudson , 1992 ) , pp . 184 – 185 . 79 . Ibid . , p .
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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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