War And Peace And War: The Rise And Fall Of Empires

February 27, 2007|
War And Peace And War: The Rise And Fall Of Empires by Peter Turchin
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In War and Peace and War, Peter Turchin uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to offer a bold new theory about the course of world history. 

Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an empire is a society’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 States. But as empires grow, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, conflict replaces cooperation, and dissolution inevitably follows. Eloquently argued and rich with historical examples, War and Peace and War offers a bold new theory about the course of world history with implications for nations today.
Peter Turchin is an evolutionary anthropologist and one of the founders of the new field of historical social science, Cliodynamics (peterturchin.com/cliodynamics/). His research interests lie at the intersection of social and cultural evolution, historical macrosociology, economic history and cliometrics, mathematical modeling of long...
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Title:War And Peace And War: The Rise And Fall Of Empires
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8.3 X 5.5 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8.3 X 5.5 X 0.9 in
Published:February 27, 2007
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780452288195

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