Conquests and Cultures: An International History
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: May 2010
Duration: 16 hours 17 minutes
In Conquests and Cultures, nationally bestselling author Thomas Sowell helps explain the role of cultural evolution and warfare in shaping the destinies of the world's civilizations.
This book is the culmination of fifteen years of research and travels that have taken the author completely around the world twice. Its purpose has been to try to understand the role of cultural differences within nations and between nations, today and over the 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 people but others and helps explain the role of cultural evolution in economic, social, and political development.
'Sowell writes'with grace and clarity.''Washington Times