Empire: A New History of the World: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Civilizations
- Global History, European History
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Ten empires that changed the world
Historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire. Next the narrative describes how a great deal of Western Classical culture was developed in the Abbasid and Umayyad Caliphates. Then, while Europe was beginning to emerge from a period of cultural stagnation, it almost fell to a whirlwind invasion from the East, at which point we meet the Emperors of the Mongol Empire.
Combining breathtaking scope with masterful narrative control, Strathern traces these connections across four millennia and sheds new light on ten major empires, including the most recent: the British, Russo-Soviet, and American.
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|Release Date:||March 31, 2020|