This very readable book challenges the ways in which we think about the course of modern history and the present state of the world. Highly praised on its publication in Australia, and already being translated into three other languages, Conquest draws on examples from across the world to reveal the dramatic and often bloody process engaged in by societies as they attempt to supplant the hold that the pre-existing inhabitants enjoy over their lands.
Effortlessly moving back as far as the Aztecs and the founding of Constantinople, and forward to the climactic conflicts of our present time, the book ranges across countless examples, from Columbus’ discovery of the ‘New World’ to the presently changing ethnic composition of Los Angeles; from the Japanese conquest of Hokkaido to the German invasion of Poland.
In doing so, Conquestshows how the process of claiming a territory is a never-ending one that shapes the history of the particular societies, as well as the world at large. More importantly, it creates a new paradigm of supplanting societies that challenges our understanding of the course of modern history and the fundamental forces that have helped to shape it.
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