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Why the West rules-- for now : the patterns of history, and what they reveal about the future

Author: Ian Morris
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2010.
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Why did British boats shoot their way up the Yangzi in 1842, rather than Chinese ones up the Thames? Why do Easterners use English more than Europeans speak in Mandarin or Japanese? To put it bluntly, why does the West rule? There are two schools of thought: the 'Long-Term Lock-In' theory, suggesting some sort of inevitability, and the 'Short-Term Accident' theory. But both approaches have misunderstood the shape of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morris
ISBN: 1847652948 9781847652942
OCLC Number: 704517097
Awards: Winner of PEN Center USA Awards: Research Nonfiction Category 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 750 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: List of Illustrations; Introduction; PART I; PART II; PART III; Appendix: On Social Development; Notes; Further Reading; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index.
Responsibility: Ian Morris.

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Why does the West rule? This title answers this provocative question, drawing on 15,000 years of history and archaeology, and the methods of social science.  Read more...

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