After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empires, 1400-2000

After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empires, 1400-2000

by John Darwin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1596916028

ISBN-13: 9781596916029

Pub. Date: 08/18/2009

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Winner of the 2008 Wolfson History Prize for excellence in historical writing.

Tamerlane, the Ottomans, the Mughals, the Manchus, the British, the Japanese, the Nazis, and the Soviets: All built empires meant to last forever; all were to fail. But, as John Darwin shows in this magisterial book, their empire-building created the

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Winner of the 2008 Wolfson History Prize for excellence in historical writing.

Tamerlane, the Ottomans, the Mughals, the Manchus, the British, the Japanese, the Nazis, and the Soviets: All built empires meant to last forever; all were to fail. But, as John Darwin shows in this magisterial book, their empire-building created the world we know today.

From the death of Tamerlane in 1405, to America's rise to world "hyperpower," to the resurgence of China and India as global economic powers, After Tamerlane is a grand historical narrative that offers a new perspective on the past, present, and future of empires.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596916029
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/18/2009
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
296,055
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.70(d)

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