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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as ing for people to enslave on the Central American mainland , encountered the
Maya , with whom they fought a battle in which the Spaniards suffered heavy
losses , including numerous wounds to their leader , who died after his return to ...
In Central America , more than 20 years elapsed between the first brutal
conquests of the Maya in 1523 described by de Las Casas and the Spaniards '
final subjugation of the Yucatan peninsula in 1846 . Even so , another Mayan
nation , the ...
67 One of the devastating impacts of European conquests among the Maya , as
among other indigenous peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere was a
massive spread of new diseases , causing deaths on such a scale as to
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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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