Conquest How Societies Overwhelm Others

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-05
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The story of conquest through the ages-from the Normans in England to the Chinese in Tibet, the British and Americans in North America to the Germans in Poland. Award-winning historian David Day explains how conquerors have triumphed, how they have legitimated their conquests, and what the consequences have been for the conquerors themselves and for their victims. Book jacket.

Author Biography

David Day is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Pacific and American Studies, University of Tokyo. He was previously Professor of Australian History at University College Dublin and a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. His many books include best-selling histories of the Second World War, prize-winning biographies, and a study of Winston Churchill and Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies that is presently being made into a television documentary. He has also written a highly-praised history of Australia, Claiming a Continent. His books have won or been short-listed for major literary prizes and have been translated into several languages.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
List of Platesp. xiv
List of Mapsp. xv
Photographic Acknowledgementsp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Staking a Legal Claimp. 11
The Power of Mapsp. 28
Claiming by Namingp. 49
Supplanting the Savagesp. 69
By Right of Conquestp. 92
Defending the Conquered Territoryp. 112
Foundation Storiesp. 132
Tilling the Soilp. 159
The Genocidal Imperativep. 176
Peopling the Landp. 198
The Never-Ending Journeyp. 223
Endnotesp. 239
Select Bibliographyp. 265
Indexp. 277
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