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 Natural Environment One of the remarkable facts about the African continent
is that , despite being much larger than the continent of Europe , its coastline is
shorter than the European coastline — indeed , shorter than the coastline of any
... developed on the African continent , as well as the two largest cities on the
continent , Cairo and Alexandria . ... West Africa , which has produced larger and
more advanced societies than in many other tropical regions of the continent .
... approaching that . Even the Nile was unable to handle the largest vessels in
Roman times . 30 Moreover , because so much of tropical Africa consists of high
plateaus — almost the entire continent is more than 1 , 000 feet above sea ...
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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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