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After Tamerlane : the global history of empire since 1405

Author: John Darwin
Publisher: London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"After Tamerlane takes a fresh look at our global past. Our idea of world history is still dominated by the view from the West: it is Europe's expansion that takes centre-stage. But for much of the 600-year span of this book, Asia's great empires seemed more than a match for the intruders from Europe. It took a revolution in Eurasia to change this balance of power, although it never did so completely. The Chinese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Darwin, John.
After Tamerlane.
London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2007
(OCoLC)1012165905
Named Person: Reich
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Darwin
ISBN: 9780713996678 0713996676
OCLC Number: 77012623
Awards: Long listed for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, 2008.
Description: xiv, 574 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Orientations --
2. Eurasia and the age of discovery --
3. The early modern equilibrium --
4. The Eurasian revolution --
5. The race against time --
6. The limits of empire --
7. Towards the crisis of the world, 1914-1942 --
8. Empire denied --
9. Tamerlane's shadow.
Responsibility: John Darwin.

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Tamerlane was the last of the 'world conquerors': his armies looted and killed from the shores of the Mediterranean to the frontier of China. Nomad horsemen from the Steppes had been the terror of  Read more...

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