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The global condition : conquerors, catastrophes, and community

Author: William Hardy McNeill
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an interpretation of history as a competition of parasites, both biological and human. This title questions the notion of 'frontier freedom' through an examination of European expansion. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Hardy McNeill
ISBN: 0691086486 9780691086484 0691025592 9780691025599
OCLC Number: 25787648
Notes: This book is comprised of The great frontier, originally published by Princeton University Press in 1983; The human frontier published by Princeton University Press in 1979; and "Control and catastrophe in human affairs," published first in Daedalus.
Description: xv, 171 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface Pt. I The Great Frontier: Freedom and Hierarchy in Modern Times Lecture I: To 1750 5 Lecture II: From 1750 33Pt. II The Human Condition: An Ecological and Historical View Microparasitism, Macroparasitism, and the Urban Transmutation 69 Microparasitism, Macroparasitism, and the Commercial Transmutation 100Pt. III Control and Catastrophe in Human Affairs 133 Notes 151 Index 161
Responsibility: William H. McNeill.
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