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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then conquest has not promoted the spread of human capital , but instead has
destroyed much of it where it existed and prevented civilization from spreading to
militarily vulnerable areas . Ancient and irreplaceable manuscripts went up in ...
ments , has played a major role in the history of conquest , as it has in the history
of cultural evolution in general . The steppes of Central Asia and the plains of
Eastern Europe have been far better settings for cavalry charges than the ...
power in Europe , as Hitler was able to pick off - one by one - countries that would
have been much more difficult to conquer when they were part of a consolidated
empire , thus enabling Nazi Germany to begin shifting the military balance of ...
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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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