Why Empires Fall
Over the last three centuries, the West rose to dominate the planet. Then, suddenly, around the turn of the millennium, history reversed. Faced with economic stagnation and internal political division, the West has found itself in rapid decline. This is not the first time the global order has witnessed such a dramatic rise and fall. The Roman Empire followed a similar arc from dizzying power to disintegration. In this book, historian Peter Heather and political economist John Rapley use this Roman past to think anew about the contemporary West, its state of crisis, and what paths we could take out of it. The era of western global domination has reached its end - so what comes next?
  • Publisher: Allen Lane
  • Publication date: 25/05/2023
  • ISBN: 9780241407493
  • Page extent: 224
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 221 mm x 138 mm
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