Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order

Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order

How the rise of the West was a temporary exception to the predominant world order What accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West? The conventional answer asserts that superior technology, tactics, and institutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans a decisive advantage in war over other ci How the rise of the West was a temporary exception to the predominant world order What accounts for the rise of th...

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Title:Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order
Author:J.C. Sharman
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Genres:History
ISBN:Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:216 pages pages

Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order Reviews

  • Rob Shurmer
    Jun 02, 2019
    such rubbish passing for "real history" - Sharman certainly knows which way the winds blow these days in academia. Considering his past writing on wealth management, he may not know much about Early Modern history, but he does know how to keep himself employed as a professor: tear down...
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    May 24, 2019
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  • Lillian
    Apr 28, 2019
    My question: Why does this even matter? ...
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    Apr 11, 2019
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    Mar 14, 2019
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  • Steve
    Apr 19, 2019
    Interesting thesis that Europeans were far weaker internationally from 1500-1800 than western history gives them credit for. But the book is way to academic and detailed for me. ...
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    Mar 18, 2019
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    May 24, 2019
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  • Wendy Baeckeroot
    Jul 03, 2019
    Read to preview for a possible book for my AP Euro class. Would work great in AP World/world history classes as well. Author does a good job proving his thesis that Europe doesn't become a great super power until the 19th century, not the 15-18th centuries as is preached in so many cla...
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    May 11, 2019
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    Mar 15, 2019
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    Jul 14, 2019
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    Apr 15, 2019
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  • Miguel Buddle
    May 25, 2019
    Really interesting and I learned a good bit, but it seems to be targeted to a very specific corner of the academic audience that is steeped in a dogma I'm not familiar with. I hope it blows them away with the many, many very specific takedowns of the standard thesis (and his disdain fo...
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    Mar 05, 2019
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    May 28, 2019
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    Apr 06, 2019
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    Apr 06, 2019
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    Mar 10, 2019
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    May 08, 2019
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  • Nikolaj Andersen
    Mar 10, 2019
    This was a great and enlightening read! Sharman argues that the conventional thinking about European history since 1500 (and per extension, global history), relying on the so-called "Military Revolution thesis" is fundamentally flawed and has left historians and social scientists wi...
  • John Tobin
    May 15, 2019
    Excellent, overdue challenge to the Military Revolution thesis of European dominance. Even more interesting challenge to the evolutionary model of military technology, with broader implications in other fields. I didnt agree with everything, but look forward to more publications on ...
  • Sam Seitz
    Feb 24, 2019
    There have been many books written that attempt to explain why Europe came to dominate the world despite its relative economic and political backwardness. Sharman?s work can be added to the pile, but it is still absolutely worth reading because it adroitly debunks many of the commonl...
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    Mar 05, 2019
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    May 01, 2019
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    Mar 12, 2019
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    Mar 16, 2019
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    Mar 20, 2019
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  • Marks54
    Jun 03, 2019
    This is a short, well written, and engaging book. The argument concerns differences among historians, political scientists, and other scholars regarding how to explain the course of European expansion and dominance from the beginnings of the modern period around 1500 up until the end o...