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- Description<b>A bold new interpretation of modern history as a struggle between three ecomic groups</b> We are w living in an age of merchants, but it was t always so. The history of civilization, in large part, is a story of a battle between agrarian aristocracy, the military, and a class of learned experts, or priests. Yet in seventeenth-century England and in the Netherlands, ather group entered the melee for power: the merchants. For the last four decades, the merchant's power has been unfettered. In <i>Merchant, Soldier, Sage</i>, acclaimed Oxford scholar David Priestland proposes a radical new approach to understanding today s balance of power, and analyzes the societal and ecomic historical conditions required for one of these three value systems to dominate. Priestland asserts that, in the wake of the Great Recession, the weakened and discredited merchant still clings to power but the world is again in the midst of a period of upheaval.
- Author Biography<b>David Priestland</b> is the author of the widely acclaimed book <i>The Red Flag: Communism and the Making of the Modern World</i> and teaches modern history at the University of Oxford. A fellow of St. Edmund Hall, he lives in Oxford, England.
- Author(s)David Priestland
- PublisherPenguin Books
- Date of Publication25/02/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin Books
- Weight272 g
- Width137 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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