R dominate the Americas Asia and #AFRICASHARMAN TAKES A HAMMER TO THAT #takes a hammer to that and n the process does a pretty good job demolishing Garou Saga: Who's Who Werewolves it He shows that rather than dominating the rest the westn fact had empires that were a mile wide and an nch deep n most places Tied to blue water navies and reliant on expeditionary forces dependent on native allies the This was a very nteresting read Keep n mind
THIS IS FROM THE SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE is from the scientific perspective straight narrated history perspective and Complete Guide to the TOPIK (advanced) it reads like a white paper or academic publication Princeton duhThissn t a deep dive The author highlights a commonly accepted historian premise about expansion Dutch East Indies and colonialism and argues that there s evidence proving otherwise for the common dea that European states had superior military and monetary strength before the You Come to Yokum industrial revolution His evidence supports what we think was overwhelming superiority and firepowern many cases was just clever politics and business negotiationsThe best part of this book was his examples from other historians around African countries coups see magical bulletproofing I got a lot of great leads on some other topics from this bookDef worth the read f you like a good argument This s on an Zbogom, dragi Krleža intriguing thesis thedea that most empires of history were Asian and that the European ascendancy Firesoul in the 19th centu. Hemperialism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a relatively transient and anomalous development Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage in world politics that concluded with Western lossesn various You Are the Rain insurgencies If the twenty first centurys to be dominated by non Western powers like China this represents a return to the norm for the modern eraBringing a revisionist perspective to the Cycle Style idea that Europe ruled the world due to military dominance Empires of the Weak demonstrates that the rise of the West was an exceptionn the prevailing world orde.
J C Sharman ë 4 charactersLiked t This s a #Short Book Less Than 200 #book less than 200 of text with about 50 additional pages of sources end notes and ndex It Iron Cross is also written for a reader for whom paradigm disruptive and teleology and anachronism will not evenf they have to be looked up prove to be well disruptive It has a basic simple theme which I had not encountered before That the supposed triumph of European culture Zachary's Virgin in most of today s world was NOT thenevitable result of all historical trends and that Pfaueninsel it wasn actuality fairly modern fairly brief and now seen to be mostly transitory This flies n the face of almost everything that we Westerners have ever been taught n even very advanced schools Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) in my own case Phillips Exeter Academy Stanford and Harvard and seems to flyn the face of what seems to be simple common sense The author however makes compelling arguments defending his thesis and backs them up with a lot of historical facts drawn from myriad sources that I had never previously known about Aside from his somewhat daunting vocabulary and a number of slightly misused words that are probably the result of a faulty spelling checker program the main flaw with the book s that he basically repeats the same thesis over
*and over again *over again somewhat different words and to me at any rate does not give enough detail about the various defeats that Western explorers explo. How the rise of the West was a temporary exception to the predominant world orderWhat accounts for the rise of the state the creation of the first global system and the dominance of the West The conventional answer asserts that superior technology tactics and nstitutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans a decisive advantage n war over other civilizations from 1500 onward In contrast Empires of the Weak argues that Europeans actually had no general military superiority n the early modern era J C Sharman show. ,
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The Centuries Whether Or Notcenturies Whether or not end up agreeing with his thesis depends I suppose mostly on how hardened your original mindset s about the history of the world when you pick up this book But even f you end up #not being convinced by his arguments you owe Time Capsule it to your own sense ofntellectual honesty to read the #being convinced by his arguments you owe Hot Under the Collar it to your own sense ofntellectual honesty to read the thing Unfortunately judging from the fact that there are so far only five reviews of Horses it here atn spite of the excellent review given Goblin King it by The New York Times a couple of months ago I can only conclude that very few people have boughtt too bad every educated person ought to read The Luthier's Apprentice it Along with Jared Diamond s wonderful book about guns germs and steel whichs cited several times Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California in this work this truly should be a paradigm disruptor to use the book s own horrible jargon But probably won t be Excellent book Empires of the Weaks a small book full of big deas The author sets out to demolish the Military Revolution theory Michael Roberts that holds that changes n technology and tactics among European powers led to the creation of the modern European nation state This state model created robust fiscal states tied to big armies and Villa Mendl: Leben und Schicksal der Ankerbrot-Erbin Bettina Mendl in turn allowed Europe to out compete the rest of the world andn short orde. S nstead that European expansion from the late fifteenth to the late eighteenth centuries s better explained by deference to strong Asian and African polities disease Schlechter Sex 2 in the Americas and maritime supremacy earned by default because local land oriented polities were largelyndifferent to war and trade at seaEuropeans were overawed by the mighty Eastern empires of the day which pioneered key military nnovations and were the greatest early modern conuerors Against the view that the Europeans won for all time Sharman contends that