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 English language and culture remained largely that of the masses and the
lesser gentry . The fact that the Normans held territory on the continent of Europe
as well as in England — that the early kings of England were also dukes of ...
enc The British Empire spread not only British hegemony but also British
technology , organization , capital , and the English language around the world .
By the late twentieth century , English was spoken by more people — about one
Winston Churchill , A History of the English - Speaking People , Vol . I , p . 25 . 46
. G . M . Trevelyan , English Social History : A Survey of Six Centuries , Chaucer
to Queen Victoria ( Penguin Books , 1986 ) , p . 72 . 47 . N . J . G . Pounds , The ...
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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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