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Merchant, soldier, sage : a history of the world in three castes

Author: David Priestland
Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Outlines a reinterpretation of modern history that explores a continuing struggle among three prevailing power groups--the merchant, soldier, and sage--and traces how they have vied for dominance throughout recent centuries.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Priestland
ISBN: 9781594203107 1594203105
OCLC Number: 796756156
Notes: Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2012.
Description: 343 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Caste struggles --
Iron fist, velvet glove --
Hubris and catastrophe: the first merchant age --
The age of whiz --
Davos man.
Responsibility: David Priestland.

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Outlines a reinterpretation of modern history that explores a continuing struggle among three prevailing power groups--the merchant, soldier, and sage--and traces how they have vied for dominance throughout recent centuries.

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