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War and peace and war : the rise and fall of empires / Peter Turchin.

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Columbia Gorge Community College Library 909 TURCH 2007 (Text) 39705000047406 New Book Shelf Book None 02/04/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780452288195
  • ISBN: 0452288193 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: viii, 405 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Group, 2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Plume book."
Originally published: Pi Press, 2006.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [357]-388) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: 2So peace brings warre and warre brings peace -- Part I. Imperiogenesis: the rise of empires. A band of adventurers defeats a kingdom: Ermaks conquering Cossacks Life on the edge: the transformation of Russia and America Slaughter in the forest: at the limites of the Roman Empire Asabiya in the desert: Ibn Khaldun discovers the key to history The myth of self-interest: and the science of cooperation Born to be wolves: the origins of Rome A medieval black hole: the rise of the great European powers and the Carolingian marches Part II. Imperiopathosis: the fall of empires. The other side of the wheel of fortune: from the glorious thirteenth century into the abyss of the fourteenth A new idea of renaissance: why human conflict is like a forest fire and an epidemic The Mathew principle: why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer Wheels within wheels: the many declines of the Roman Empire Part III: Cliodynamics: a new kind of history. War and peace particles: the science of history The bowling alley in history: measuring the decline of social capital The end of empire?: how the mobile phone is changing cliodynamics.
Subject: World history.
History > Mathematical models.

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