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Power over Peoples Technology, Environments and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present

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ISBN-10: 0691154325

ISBN-13: 9780691154329

Edition: 2009

Authors: Daniel R. Headrick

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For six hundred years, the nations of Europe and North America have periodically attempted to coerce, invade, or conquer other societies. They have relied on their superior technology to do so, yet these technologies have not always guaranteed success.Power over Peoplesexamines Western imperialism's complex relationship with technology, from the first Portuguese ships that ventured down the coast of Africa in the 1430s to America's conflicts in the Middle East today.Why did the sailing vessels that gave the Portuguese a century-long advantage in the Indian Ocean fail to overcome Muslim galleys in the Red Sea? Why were the same weapons and methods that the Spanish used to conquer Mexico and…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Daniel R. Headrick is professor emeritus of social science and history at Roosevelt University. His books include "The Tools of Empire" and "The Earth and Its Peoples".