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    I'm a bit skeptical of Big History books primarily because the world we live in today is so radically different fr

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    This is a compelling read on world history with some interesting views Turchin develops his own theories on the rise and fal

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    Subtitle The Rise and Fall of EmpiresSo as you may have heard me say before the books I read can mostly be divided into two types Big Idea books and Many Small Ideas books This one is a Big Idea book One might say

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    Very interesting but as frustrating as it is challengingThe title of this book is a bit misleading it does indeed regularly deal with war and peace and with the rise and fall of imperia but actually Turchin covers a much larger field and presents two theories on the entire world history His first theory states that large empires or states have always developed in places that where near a border with another group or a st

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    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 facto

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    A fascinating group selectionist take on the dynamics of the rise and fall of empires in history

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    Yet another Big History book this one really pulled out in front of the pack for me and I think it's the best one I've read so farFirst there's no better way to make me smile than with a reference to psychohistory from my favorite sci fi series of all time Turchin compares his goal of scientifying history to Asimov's famo

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    I am the kind of person who is always seeking a set of abstract principles within which to contextualize my experience of events and informati

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    Turchin begins by referring to Hari Selden the mastermind of psychohistory in Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy in describing his proj

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    History is a spiral it always repeat itself but each time the loop is a bit different from the previous

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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 cont

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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. I m a bit skeptical of Big History books primarily because the world we live in today is so radically different from the cyclical political orders that existed in the past Humans are the same but modern technology is a social variable that we are still desperately trying to wrap our heads around This is a book that tries to apply predictive logic to the rise and collapse of imperial systems reviving Ibn Khaldun s concept of asabiyya or group cohesion and applying it to the contemporary world Although the world we live in today is very different from the past I do think there is some truth to the fact that the strength of societies is tied to levels of inter group trust and cooperation When those things

characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Peter Turchin

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