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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35 Increasingly , Britain was raided , and then invaded , by fierce continental
tribes , notably the Angles and the Saxons , two Germanic peoples from what is
now southern Denmark and the northwest coastal plains of Germany . These
there was a history of stronger tribes in the region conquering weaker tribes or
conducting raids against them to obtain slaves . The Ashanti tribe was the
leading conquering and enslaving force . The Ashanti , based in the western
uplands of ...
135 Those Indians in direct contact with white settlements could acquire enough
firearms to shift the military balance of power against rival tribes and nations ,
whom they accordingly barred from having the same direct contact . Thus the ...
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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
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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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