Day of empire : how hyperpowers rise to global dominance--and why they fall (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Day of empire : how hyperpowers rise to global dominance--and why they fall
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Day of empire : how hyperpowers rise to global dominance--and why they fall

Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A study of history's great hyperpowers--Persia, Rome, China, the Mongols, the Dutch, the British, and the United States--traces the reasons for their success and the roots of their ultimate fall.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Chua
ISBN: 9780385512848 0385512848
OCLC Number: 180189264
Description: pages cm
Contents: The first hegemon : the great Persian empire from Cyrus to Alexander --
Tolerance in Rome's high empire : gladiators, togas, and imperial glue --
China's golden age : the mix-blooded Tang dynasty --
The great Mongol empire : cosmopolitan barbarians --
The "purification" of medieval Spain : inquisition, expulsion, and the price of intolerance --
The Dutch world empire : diamonds, damask, and every "mongrel sect in Christendom" --
Tolerance and intolerance in the East : the Ottoman, Ming, and Mughal empires --
The British empire : "rebel buggers" and the "white man's burden" --
The American hyperpower : tolerance and the microchip --
The rise and fall of the Axis Powers : the strategic price of intolerance --
The challengers : China, the European Union, and India in the twenty-first century --
The day of empire : lessons of history.
Responsibility: Amy Chua.
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A study of history's great hyperpowers--Persia, Rome, China, the Mongols, the Dutch, the British, and the United States--traces the reasons for their success and the roots of their ultimate fall.

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