Peoples and Empires: A Short History of European Migration, Exploration, and Conquest, from Greece to the Present

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - History - 256 pages
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Written by one of the world’s foremost historians of human migration, Peoples and Empires is the story of the great European empires—the Roman, the Spanish, the French, the British—and their colonies, and the back-and-forth between “us” and “them,” culture and nature, civilization and barbarism, the center and the periphery. It’s the history of how conquerors justified conquest, and how colonists and the colonized changed each other beyond all recognition.


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Review: Peoples and Empires: A Short History of European Migration, Exploration, and Conquest, from Greece to the Present (Modern Library Chronicles #6)

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Pagden does a wonderful job outlining the course of history in this book. A must-read for the novice historian, Pagden discusses the major points of the human experience with easily understood prose ... Read full review

Review: Peoples and Empires: A Short History of European Migration, Exploration, and Conquest, from Greece to the Present (Modern Library Chronicles #6)

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Very easy to read, even for a history book. Read full review

Contents

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Epilogue
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Notes
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About the author (2007)

Anthony Pagden was educated in Santiago de Chile, London, Barcelona, and Oxford. Over the past two decades, he has been the Reader in Intellectual History at Cambridge, a fellow of King’s College, a visiting professor at Harvard, and Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. Currently a professor of political science at UCLA, he is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, and The New York Times.


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