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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Nevertheless , the idea of separated powers and of rules governing all the
contenders for power became imbedded in British tradition over the centuries .
The uneven , uncertain , and inconsistent evolution of the institutions and
traditions of ...
While many other countries copied British systems of law and government , those
that succeeded in creating similarly free governments were largely those that
came from the same tradition — the United States , Canada , Australia , New ...
Such traditions have existed at times in widely scattered parts of the world — in
West Africa , the Balkans , and Melanesia , for example . 22 Thus , in centuries
past , a Serb who charged interest to fellow Serb peasants was called a “ Greek ,
” 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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