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Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ß Peter Turchin Peter Turchin ß 9 Read characters War and Peace and War The Rise and Fall of Empires Tes But as empires grow the rich get richer and the poor get poorer conflict replaces cooperation and dissolution inevitably follows Elouently argued and rich with historical examples War and Peace and War offers a bold new theory about the course of world history. Turchin begins by referring to Hari Selden the mastermind of psychohistory in Isaac Asimov s Foundation Trilogy in describing his project a logical cause effect analysis of how where when why great empires are born their life cycle and finally their decline fall In a nutshell he finds it s all about social cohesiveness Turchin s style becomes somewhat turgid tedious but his thesis has merit This is worth plowing thru

Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ß Peter TurchinWar and Peace and War The Rise and Fall of Empires

Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ß Peter Turchin Peter Turchin ß 9 Read characters War and Peace and War The Rise and Fall of Empires Like Jared Diamond in Guns Germs and Steel Peter Turchin in War and Peace and War uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to make a highly original argument about the rise and fall of empires Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an empire is a societ. This is a compelling read on world history with some interesting views Turchin develops his own theories on the rise and fall of empires especially in the pre modern period empires always developed in places near a border with another group or a state that was perceived as fundamentally different and threatening and their strength corresponded with their internal social cohesion This are not completely original views as he concedes but he intertwines them and elaborates on them in his own way Finally he also very much pleads for the use of theoretical models in the study of history along his own Cliodynamic approach that is founded on uantitative data Very interesting and very worthwile but also tricky if you ask me See my elaborate review on this book in my Sense of History account on Goodreads

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Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ß Peter Turchin Peter Turchin ß 9 Read characters War and Peace and War The Rise and Fall of Empires Y’s capacity for collective action He demonstrates that high levels of cooperation are found where people have to band together to fight off a common enemy and that this kind of cooperation led to the formation of the Roman and Russian empires and the United Sta. In this book Turchin attempts a familiar task trying to discern laws of history In this particular case Turchin generalizes about the formation rise and fall of empiresAlisdair MacIntyre it seems to me proved that social science in the sense of prediction is impossible in principleThat doesn t mean we can t discern cycles and causative factors in human history but only that we must be very cautious about how complete and accurate our conclusions are Turchin supplies some disclaimersHis basic notions are that empires arise on one side or the other of a metaethnic frontier say that between the Romans and first the Celts and then the German and Hunnish barbarians to their northeast The need to resist contributes to an increase in asabiya a concept gleaned from the Maghrebi scholar Ibn Khaldun social solidarity or lessAs ineuality increases and lites become too bloated asabiya declines and crime and civil war increase leading to war epidemic and anarchy The lite s size shrinks and the reduced population of peons and proles improves their market position and standard of living thus increasing asabiyaTurchin supports this theory with examples from historyThe book is uite readable and the hypotheses plausible if not entirely new see eg the work of Spengler Pitirim Sorokin etc

  • Paperback
  • 416
  • War and Peace and War The Rise and Fall of Empires
  • Peter Turchin
  • English
  • 07 May 2019
  • 9780452288195