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Power Over Peoples: Technology, Environments, and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present (Princeton Economic History of the Western World)

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For six hundred years, the nations of Europe and North America have periodically attempted to coerce, invade, or conquer other societies. They have relied on their superior technology to do so, yet these technologies have not always guaranteed success. "Power over Peoples" examines Western imperialism's complex relationship with technology, from the first Portuguese ships
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Princeton University Press
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Melissa
Headrick's is a paradigm altering book.
Olethros
-Unas pocas pinceladas en un cuadro amplísimo.-

Género. Ensayo.

Lo que nos cuenta. Retrato de imperialismos occidentales desde el siglo XV al XX construido sobre bases tecnológicas diferenciadoras y sobre algunas paradojas.

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Wim Kamerbeek
It was very interesting to read - basically - about the history of weapons.
Marsha
Makes more sense than "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Diamond.
Mike Briggs
A study of the rise of imperialism from around 1400.
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