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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generically at the time as "Saxons," they included, besides people from Saxony,
Danes who settled in the east midlands and Norwegians who settled in the
northwest of England.49 The degree to which England was altered by the
invasions of ...
Germany had large iron ore and coal deposits, but not as close together as in
England, and the numerous tariff barriers ... France was lacking in iron ore and,
like Germany, had no such advanced financial institutions as England's to
F. E. Halliday, An Illustrated Cultural History of England (New York: Crescent
Books, 1967), p. 17. 'The villa of Roman Britain bore little or not relationship to the
Iron Age huts that had preceded it." N. J. G. Pounds, The Culture of the English ...
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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