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evolutionary biology meets history. This is a significant work in our understanding of civilization. It's on the order of Jared Diamond's Guns Germs and Steel. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jeff Morrison
One of the most helpful information-filled books I've ever read. Aside from his "theory of history," which may or may not be perfect, it is simply the best review of world... Read morePublished 9 months ago by JimR
This book has completely changed the way I think about the history if empires. The most amazing thing that you can see right now is how our society is responding to elite over... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Steve A. Tuckner
This book is a compelling read – a grand theory of world history. His analysis of the rise and fall of empires is from the point of view of social cohesion (the “asabiya” of Ibn... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dick_Burkhart
This is a book full of historical details about the origins of empires. The main thesis seems to be that empires are born on the fault lines between existing civilizations - the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tim Tyler
Though I'm not an expert in the field, I've been interested in the history of empires and civilizations for a while now and have noticed (or at least it seems to me) that the past... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Glenn Corey
The cover of the book shouts: "A radical new theory of world history with implications for nations of today. Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by Sceptique500
I've nothing important to add to the comments made by others who read this book earlier. It is an another attempt to understand the basic laws of history. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by levtol
i ordered this book because my dining table wobbled a lot and often ruined family dinners. one of the legs was far shorter than the others and caused drinks to spill, and gravy to... Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by Aaron T