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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14 Cultural dissemination among the conquered peoples is neither automatic nor
uniform , however , and the consequences of uneven dissemination may be
momentous and long - lasting . As will be seen in the chapter on the British , the ...
Sometimes the differences among the conquered peoples were not ethnic but
varied by social class . Often the higher classes among the conquered people
have adopted the language and the ways of the conqueror , in order to gain a
we ple in strategic places in the conquered lands , in order to secure themselves
militarily against external or internal enemies . Both the Roman Empire in ancient
times and the Ottoman Empire during the Middle Ages settled their soldiers or ...
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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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