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A Political History of the World: Three Thousand Years of War and Peace A Three Thousand Year History Of The World That Examines The Causes Of War And The Search For PeaceIn Three Thousand Years Of History, China Has Spent At Least Eleven Centuries At War The Roman Empire Was In Conflict During At Least Per Cent Of Its Lifetime Since , The United States Has Spent Over One Hundred Years At War The Dream Of Peace Has Been Universal In The History Of Humanity So Why Have We So Rarely Been Able To Achieve It In A Political History Of The World, Jonathan Holslag Has Produced A Sweeping History Of The World, From The Iron Age To The Present, That Investigates The Causes Of Conflict Between Empires, Nations And Peoples And The Attempts At Diplomacy And Cosmopolitanism A Birds Eye View Of Three Thousand Years Of History, The Book Illuminates The Forces Shaping World Politics From Ancient Egypt To The Han Dynasty, The Pax Romana To The Rise Of Islam, The Peace Of Westphalia To The Creation Of The United NationsThis Truly Global Approach Enables Holslag To Search For Patterns Across Different Eras And Regions, And Explore Larger Questions About War, Diplomacy, And Power Has Trade Fostered Peace What Are The Limits Of Diplomacy How Does Environmental Change Affect Stability Is War A Universal Sin Of Power At A Time When The Threat Of Nuclear War Looms Again, This Is A Much Needed History Intended For Students Of International Politics, And Anyone Looking For A Background On Current Events


About the Author: Jonathan Holslag

Works as a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders and teach international politics at the Free University Brussels His research focuses on the impact of China s rise on global politics, but he has also a strong interest in Europe s position in the changing global order The Dutch version of his latest book, How Europe Will Survive the Asian Century , came out in 2014 His first three books were Macht of Mythe VUB Press, 2007 China and India Prospects for Peace Columbia University Press, 2010 Trapped Giant Routledge, 2011 They were well received and widely reviewed in news media like The Economist, the Times, the Financial Times and Time Magazine His academic papers were picked up by journals like Survival, International Spectator, The Washington Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, etc He contributed to various study projects organized by European and international institutions In 2007 and 2008, he was the coordinator of the EU China Academic Network ECAN , an academic forum established by the European Commission In 2007 and 2010, he worked as leader of a multidisciplinary research group that prepared several reports on China s foreign policy and economic transition for the European Parliament In 2008, he evaluated the EU s Asia Strategy for the European Commission In 2014, he became a Rockefeller Fellow of the Trilateral Commission, a member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific and a Nobel Fellow at the Nobel Institute in Oslo He was also nominated into the World Economic Forum and participated in various young leader programmes, including those of South Korea, Japan, and Singapore He founded the Friday Group, a reflection group of young Belgian leaders, supported by the King Baudouin Foundation.



10 thoughts on “A Political History of the World: Three Thousand Years of War and Peace

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    A concise summary of conflict, war and peace from the beginning of states to the present Many wars are written, and many are left out We learn It also briefly describes how about war and peace were thought about I knew about most of it from prior reading, but it is always good to stay informed about the past I m a sucker for big history so I lapped it up The author wrote it to cover the most important things that politicians, diplomats and other


  3. says:

    It s nice to think of oneself as an eclectic reader, and I think for the most part I genuinely am, but recently I ve been experimenting with reading things that really are very off brand for me, and a three thousand year history of global diplomacy and warfare certainly qualifies Jonathan Holslag is a professor of international politics in Brussels, which is both an occupation and a locale that would seem to equip him thoroughly to write this book For th


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    This is a difficult book to rate and evaluate, on the one hand, it is very well written and contains a massive amount of information and knowledge For once, a world history book is not entirely western centric and a focus on the Middle East, South Asia, and China runs through it with almost the same attention that goes into the Western European part However, it falls short of covering much of the American civilisations or the Sub Saharan African ones.However, th


  5. says:

    Een geschiedenis van de laatste 3000 jaar en dan vooral over de in die tijd gevoerde oorlogen Dat zijn er veel en het eind is nog niet in zicht Wat het boek vooral laat zien is dat oorlogen van alle tijden zijn en door alle volkeren werden gevoerd Veel aandacht in dit boek voor China, India en het Perzische rijk En natuurlijk voor Europa Zuid Amerika en sub Sahara Afrika komen er wat bekaaid van af Omdat alles erg beknopt beschreven wordt, helpt het wel, als je al eerde


  6. says:

    The set up of this book is terribly ambitious finding patterns in the distribution of power, political organization, interaction between political entities, relationship between man and planet and the nature of world politics, by giving an account of three thousand years of history in terms of war and peace The result is sometimes very boring literature, a long sequence of persons, regimes and facts As a readerthan once I felt completely lost in monotony The conclusion on the c


  7. says:

    This is a great overview of the rise and fall of the great, and small, states and empires over the last 3000 years, concentrating on China, India, the Middle East, and Europe with brief forays into the Americas What I really liked about it is that each chapter covers a couple of centuries and so put the various empires in context and it was nice to see what, say, the Mughals or the Han were up to as their contemporaneous European neighbours were doing their thing There wasn t enough an


  8. says:

    Pur mancando quel paio di concetti e novazioni a livello di Perch le nazioni falliscono di Acemoglu, questo di Holslag, concentrato sull evoluzione politica delle civilt umane, un testo importantissimo e uno dei saggi pi importanti de il Saggiatore Dai primi ordinamenti politici complessi, al collasso dell et del bronzo, fino alla guerra fredda Holslag descrive le forze che muovono popoli e stati intelligenza, cambiamento climatico e paura.


  9. says:

    This is a wonderful book for anyone who wants an overview and grand sweeping tour of global history It does a fantastic job of taking a viewpoint that isn t completely Western centric, and, in fact, I d say the defining narrative of the book is that, since the dawn of man, the central powers of the world have drifted across continents The book mainly focuses on five major areas where empires flow and ebb North Africa although this isthe first 3rd , China, the Indian subcontinent, Europ This is a wonde


  10. says:

    In terms of how much I enjoyed the text, my rating would easily be Five Stars The words jump out to you yelling PAY ATTENTION And I did However, as a work of synthesis, there are small errors of historical dating, names and places not everywhere mind you,blink and miss Further, the lesson advanced at the end of our romp the benefits of knowledge edged with humility in our dealings with each other is undeniable It is, however, unoriginal,confirmation of lessons avid history lov In terms of how much I enjoyed t


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