After Tamerlane The Rise and Fall of Global Empires 1400 2000 [E–book/E–pub]


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Venient or him because so he can grasp a lot of historical phenomena under one denominator One single time he gives a definition of imperialism as the dominance of one State over another through integration in the political economic or cultural structure The result is that Darwin uses the term Chinese Fairy Tales Fantasies: Folio Society Edition for a wide variety of phenomena like the Inca empire the British colonial empire the Soviet empire and the American empire this is especially curious because Darwin indiscriminately lectures other scholars who don t take into account the specificity of historical phenomena3 the history of the world is an imperial history a history of empires this bold statement at the end of the book should come as no surprise given the perspective of Darwin but it is at least a strong and controversialorm of reductionism Economy is strongly reflected in the work but only to the extent that it its within imperial structures and systems the same with CULTURE BUT SOCIAL PHENOMENA REMAIN AS GOOD AS COMPLETELY but social phenomena remain as good as completely According to me the most troubling eature of this book is Darwin s tendency to commit ultra revisionist historiography he delivers continually criticism on current and recent theories and visions The worldsystems theory of Wallerstein is regularly heckled I think rightly so but he aims his iercest arrows against the Eurocentric vision about the inevitable rise of the West as a result of the Western lead on just about every human terrain in this of course he also refers to the Great divergence debate I don t eel up to the task to say who is right or who is wrong in this area but Darwin commits the error to be constantly hyper correcting without being consistent in almost every paragraph he underlines how minimalistic the Western dominance over the world was how late it came how strong the resistance against it was and how uick it vanished and thereafter he just gives a thorough and dry description of the phenomenal growth of Western dominance on just about any terrain 5 as a conseuence Darwin is regularly contradicting himself just one example in chapters 2 and 3 he regularly emphasizes how the colonies in America were insignificant in the rise of Europe but in Chapter 4 the Atlantic connection is called the engine of the European dominance over Eurasia I could continue Cooking for Company: All the Recipes You Need for Simple, Elegant Entertaining at Home for a whileFrom Darwin sinal chapter I
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that he wanted to give insight in the contingency of history nothing is orever what happens is chained to very specific circumstances and contexts and is therefore necessary transient and I think that s very arguable and or a historian even his Uniue Selling Proposition Only Darwin is holding to that vision so convulsively that he seems to throw overboard almost all the great theories and schemes Now according to me even an historian needs a bit of these theories and schemes to understand history carefully adjusting them to reality in a long continual process I think science even historical science proceeds that way as in a dialectical system that eventually leads to a higher level of understandingDon t understand me wrong this is really Story of Empire By John Darwin Allan Lane pages U kindle www A bit than years ago in the year Tamerlane "THE LAST CONUEROR TO TRY TO UNIFY THE EURASIAN "last conueror to try to unify the Eurasian turned his attention to Syria and invaded Aleppo and Damascus the latter among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world After Tamerlane The Rise and Fall of Global After Tamerlane The Rise and Fall of Global Empires Softcover Author John Darwin Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Year Language English Pages Weight g Market Price RM The death of the great Tatar emperor Tamerlane in writes historian John Darwin was a turning point in world history Never again would a single warlord raiding across the steppes Timur Wikipedia After having been a refugee in Timur's court Tokhtamysh became ruler both of the eastern Kipchak and the Golden Horde After his accession he uarreled with Timur over the possession of Khwarizm and Azerbaijan However Timur still supported him against the Russians and in Tokhtamysh invaded the Muscovite dominion and burned Moscow. .

Overage of independent Latin American states would have supported or contradicted it it is needed Without such a discussion it looks like the biggest counter argument to everything he says about Europe partitioning the world After all his main argument IS the act that Europe physically partitioned the world only in the late 19th century rather than before However there are two problems with that on the most basic level a Wikipedia article Would Have Told You That A 600 Page Book Is have told you that a 600 page book is necessary and secondly the whole world was not partitioned "After All As An "all as an continent has just won political independence The "Internal Politics Of That Continent "politics of that continent an imperialist context and the extent to which the people and political elites of those countries identified with Europe or imperialism or didn t is a very interesting uestion which would have enriched the story of the expansion of Europe told in Darwin s book Unfortunately it would also have made it less neat so under the carpet it goesTo sum up it is a great book or identifying the key areas of the recent ish research on empires and colonialism all the king s men such as including Russia or the great divergence are here but it hardly offers anything beyond that It is good Dîwana Jan for an introduction and greator preparation or the likes of paper 21 in the Cambridge Historical Tripos seriously guys if you re doing that paper read it it will make your life so much easier However if you are actually interested in the subject of imperialism and early modern global connections make sure to read some proper stuff afterwards I gave up on this book after a little than 100 pages So what made me dislike this book To explain I will compare it to a avorite big picture history book of mine The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy What makes that book great First it has well defined theory which is summed up by the term imperial overreach After 100 pages I don t really know what the theory in After Tamerlane is I ve been given a lot of reasons why the west was not yet ready to take on the rest of Eurasia as late as the Almost six centuries of world history in less than 500 pages without discussion this is a tour de orce particularly if someone does that with the necessary depth and a large erudition That is certainly the case or this book the ootnotes and the bibliography are nothing short of impressive After having intensely read After Tamerlane spread over three months I have gained plenty of new knowledge nuances and insights For that reason alone he deserves uite a ew stars However I do have serious issues with this work 1 Starting with the title After Tamerlane refers to the last Mongol ruler who in the 15th century created a classic nomadic empire and lost it in record time after which the course was Naples! freeor imperia modern style I have the impression that this starting point is chosen very randomly since these other empires were there yet China India or in the case of the Western colonial empires appeared only much later2 Darwin explains nowhere what he exactly means by the notion empire which is con. History The Curious Cases of Cyriack Skinner Grey focusing on the Eurasian landmass The central argument attacks the idea that the rise of the `Western' world was inevitable owing to superiority in theields of technology economics ideologies and culture etc This idea is proven without any doubt to be a Itsuka flawed and com After Tamerlane The Rise and Fall of After Tamerlane The Rise and Fall of Global Empires Kindle edition by Darwin John Download it once and read it on your Kindle device PC phones or tablets Useeatures like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading After Tamerlane The After Tamerlane the Global History of Empire Cultural History After Foucault John Neubauer Editor ALDINE DE GRUYTER New York Contents vii ix List of Contributors Introduction Part I Modes of t MB Read The Epidemic A Global History of AIDS THE EPIDEMIC A GLOBAL HISTORY OF AIDS JONATHAN ENGEL FOR MY CHILDREN EZRA RUTH MIRIAM AND JUDAH CONTENTS Pr MB Read The Epidemic A Global Book Review After Tamerlane The Global History Book review After Tamerlane The Global Hi. .
Covering to a degree the timeframe and Several Themes Popularly Traversed By Paul Kennedy themes popularly traversed by Paul Kennedy in the mid eighties with The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers John Darwin has put together what is in my opinion one of the best Big Pictur To me this is the central paragraph of this book p 490 For all the passions that #they arouse the evidence of this book is that histories ounded on the rival grand narratives # arouse the evidence of this book is that histories ounded on the rival grand narratives exploitation and modernization have limited value as a guide to the Eurasian past That is not because we cannot ind plentiful evidence of both phenomena in action But neither had a ree rein Each became entangled in the politics and culture of the states and regions where its influence was elt Each was Live Bait forced into compromise to win over the local allies and agents without which it was usually hamstrung Both were dependent on theluctuating conditions that No Strings Attached favoured or deterred imperial ambition commercial expansion and cultural assertion in different parts of the world There is no neat chronology of imperial rise andall no neat geography of European mastery over the rest of Eurasia Nor indeed did the empire of the West come to an end in the bonfire of colonial vanities that we call decolonization History according to Darwin is so contingent that great narrative structures as imperialism modernism the Great Divergence etc are too simple Everything is so conditioned by its circumstances that you simply can t generalise According to me in its turn this is Fancy Strut far too exaggerated by Darwin I think every historian really has to generalize and seekor patterns and use theories BUT heshe mustn t Northern California: A History and Guide - From Napa to Eureka forget history is always made in very precise circumstances and broader contexts that are always very specific So this bulcky volume contains lots oflaws but all in all it remains an impressive work See about this in my SenseofHistory account on Goodreads This book nicely sums up "all the or less recent 1990s to about 2005 scholarship on the topic of Empires It s "the or less recent 1990s to about 2005 scholarship on the topic of Empires It s great introduction to the subject Unbreathed Memories for both students and general readers Unfortunately that also proves to be the book s greatest weakness Darwin combines this overview of very different topics with uite aorceful argument of his own The ormer undermines the latter as the details of his argument start to contradict each other For example was there a globalised world ecenomy in the early part of the early modern era albeit one which did not allow Europe to dominate as he concludes or was it very small and limited as Jan De Vries whom he uotes earlier argues In the actual discussion of Europe s overseas trade in the 16th and 17th centuries those two views are on the opposite sides of a long standing debate Darwin just swipes that under the carpet and pretends that both sides argue the same thing which he supposedly agrees with The same can be said about almost any other aspect of the bookAnother big shortcoming of the work is that Darwin completely ignores Latin America past the initial conuest It becomes especially important as his argument about 19th century imperialism progresses Regardless of whether a After Tamerlane The Global History of Empire AFTER TAMERLANE THE RISE AND FALL OF GLOBAL E AFTER TAMERLANE THE RISE AND FALL OF GLOBAL EMPIRES Auteurs Darwin John Editeur ADULT PBS Format POCHE Date de parution vrier Date de cration janvier ISBN Dcouvrez aussi Nouveauts et actualits BD Jeunesse Humour Science Graduates in Wonderland: The International Misadventures of Two (Almost) Adults fiction Fantasy Terreur Policier Suspens Litterature Bien tre Vie pratiue After Tamerlane The Rise and Fall of Global After Tamerlane The Rise and Fall of Global John Darwin's `After Tamerlane' is an impressive extensively researched work that covers six hundred years of world historyocusing on the Eurasian landmass The central argument attacks the idea that the rise of the `Western' world was inevitable owing to superiority in the A Sally Lockhart Mystery 2 fields of technology economics ideologies and culture etc This idea is proven without any doubt to be alawed and After Tamerlane The Global History Of Empire John Darwin's `After Tamerlane' is an impressive extensively researched work that covers six hundred years of world. After Tamerlane The Rise and Fall of Global Empires 1400 2000