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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Where the spread of skills from the conquerors to the conquered proceeds
unevenly among different groups of the conquered people, sometimes due to
varying proximity to the cultural centers of the conquerors and sometimes due
simply to ...
RELATIONS BETWEEN CONQUERORS AND CONQUERED Sometimes the
conquerors have simply established themselves as a ruling class whose
members all take precedence over all members of the conquered peoples. In
principle, this ...
Neither racial nor cultural affinities with the conquerors are necessary for this to
happen. All that is necessary is for the conqueror to establish a degree of law and
order under which others can feel secure. This law and order need not be equal ...
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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