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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Thus the rise of the Ibos in Nigeria and the rise of the Tamils in Sri Lanka during
the colonial era set off bitter social reactions that lasted into the era of
independence , ultimately leading to civil war in both countries . Different groups
in the same ...
The rise of gunpowder weapons in particular marked the rise of Europeans as
conquerors on the world stage , whereas before then Europe had had difficulties
even defending itself against the invasions of Mongols , Turks , and Moors .
The rise of the Habsburg Empire as a power in Central Europe and of the
Russian Empire in Eastern Europe brought formidable new adversaries to the
fore , and the rise of Venice as a naval power and the later rise of Western
Europe as a ...
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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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