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 uneven , uncertain , and inconsistent evolution of the institutions and
traditions of freedom in Britain followed no blueprint or elaborated doctrine . Its
pattern is more discernible in retrospect than among those living through those
While these institutions could be copied by anyone , the history and traditions
behind them could not be synthesized , and it was these intangibles that made
the tangible institutions and structures work . CHAPTER 3 THE AFRICANS - In ...
The British policy of “ indirect rule ” through local native authorities and
indigenous institutions — modified to suit colonial purposes — was one result of
the desire to minimize expenditure for a given amount of control . In most cases ,
with such ...
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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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