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Brilliant book well worth a read.
There is simply too much material covered too quickly and without enough reference to how the events being recited conform to the book's underlying theme.
Finally the book comes with an extensive bibliography and further reading list that is invaluable and an excellent resource.
Generally good historical overview with a worldwide scope. Introduces issues that we too often forget. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Robert Moeller
This book was not for me. I was looking for a more entertaining historical story about the ancient empires. This book was dry reading for me and I didn't finish it.Published 1 month ago by sireatsalot
Very thoughtful example of historical sociology. Interesting method to treat neither states nor the so called world system as the unit of analysis, but rather, in the vein of a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by HonestBill
Started it, attempted it, many times lately but just couldn't get through the web of confusion. Perhaps I like my histories a little more linear....Published 2 months ago by Colleen McCaffrey
I originally wish-listed this book because I thought it was about Tamerlane, but then it would have been called "During Tamerlane" I guess. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrew Tollemache
The text is clearly written and the arguments well formed and logical. It lacks anecdotes that would illuminate the writer's point and bring the history to life. A little dry.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
John Darwin has a bitten off a fair chunk of history with his book on the Rise and Fall of Global Empires 1400-2000; the title of the book "After Tamerlane" seems, as other... Read morePublished 9 months ago by S Wood
I struggled to get past the first looong chapter. Why is it necessary for college professors to think they must use windy, irrelevant statements to make simple, straightforward... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Larry
Professor Darwin has one hell of a mind. He writes with subtlety and grace while consistently giving the reader a thoroughly organized line of thought that is enhanced by a rich... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Edgar Mcgarvey