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Merchant, Soldier, Sage From Historian David Priestland, This Is Remarkable Book Proposes A Radical Approach To How We See Our World And Who Runs It We Live In An Age Ruled By Merchants Competition, Flexibility And Profit Are Still The Common Currency, Even At A Time When Western Countries Have Been Driven Off A Cliff By These Very Values But Will It Always Be This Way David Priestland Argues For The Predominance In Any Society Of One Of Three Broad Value Systems That Of The Merchant Commercial And Competitive The Soldier Aristocratic And Militaristic And The Sage Bureaucratic Or Creative These Castes Struggle Alongside The Worker Egalitarian And Artisanal For Power, And When They Achieve Supremacy, They Can Have Such A Strong Hold Over Us That It Is Almost Impossible To Imagine Life Outside Their Grip And Yet There Does Come A Point Of Drastic Change, Usually Because One Caste Becomes Too Dominant The Result Is Economic Crisis, War Or Revolution, And Eventually A New Caste Takes Over Priestland Argues, We Are Now In The Midst Of A Period With All The Classic Signs Of Imminent Change As The History Of The Last Century Shows, There Is Good Reason To Be Fearful Of The Forces That This Failure May Unleash Merchant, Soldier, Sage Is Both A Masterful Dissection Of Our Current Predicament And A Brilliant Piece Of History The World Will Not Look The Same After You Read This Book Reviews We Have Here A Gripping, Argument Led History, Efforlessly Moving Between New York, Tokyo And Berlin, From The Reformation To The 2008 Economic Crisis Dazzling Here, At Last, Is A Work That Places The Current Crisis In A Longer History Of Seismic Shifts In The Balance Of Social Power Frank Trentman, BBC History Magazine Concise But Extremely Ambitious Well Worth Pondering And Reflecting On Among The Many Contributions To The Dissection Of Our Current Predicament, This Is Surely One Of The Most Thought Provoking Sir Richard J Evans, Guardian Stimulating In Illustrating These Larger Processes Of Caste Conflict And Caste Collaboration, The Author Offers Crisp Portraits Of Entrepreneurs, Economists And Warriors Sparkling Prose And Arresting Comparisons Ramachandra Guha, Financial Times About The Author David Priestland Has Studied Communism In All Its Forms For Many Years, In Both Oxford And Moscow State Universities He Is University Lecturer In Modern History At Oxford And A Fellow Of St Edmund Hall, And The Author Of Stalinism And The Politics Of Mobilization The Red Flag Was Shortlisted For The Longman History Today Prize.

[ Epub ] ❦ Merchant, Soldier, Sage  Author David Priestland – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us
  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Merchant, Soldier, Sage
  • David Priestland
  • English
  • 14 December 2018
  • 184614485X

    10 thoughts on “[ Epub ] ❦ Merchant, Soldier, Sage Author David Priestland – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us


  1. says:

    I have to admit that I ignored this book for quite a while, because of the title and my personal weariness with similarly labelled archetypal models invariably attached to some spiritual outcome or direction I tend also not to notice review statements, unless by individuals Having said that, I just noticed such a blurb on the front cover of my copy, describing the author and his product as opinionated hardly a positive comment, and essentially inaccurate, according to my reading anyway, as I have to admit that I ignored this book for quite a while, because of the title and my personal weariness with similarly labelled archetypal models invariably attached to some spiritual outcome or direction I tend also not to notice review statements, unless by individuals Having said that, I just noticed such a blurb on the front cover of my copy, describing the author and his product as opinionated hardly a positive comment, and essentially inaccurate, according to my reading anyway, as Priestland is not an off hand generator of models and explains and interprets throughout, displaying an excellent knowledge of global history, with a taste for the entertaining anacedote like Donald Rumsfeld s rationale for invading Iraq essentially, just blow up something to send a message if I may paraphrase or that the place with the largest number of workers shot in the late 19th early 20th and by a very long way was the United States Priestlan...


  2. says:

    Like the Black Swan, I classify this as one of the Emperor s new books Priestland posits that world history is driven by tensions between merchants, warriors and technocrat sages vying for control As with all big history, the generalizations will have actual experts rolling their eyes and groaning it s not that simple , but some of his reframings merchants aping warrior values via country houses and foxhunting, ...


  3. says:

    Either I don t know anything about history, or this book is filled with inaccurate, or at least insanely overgeneralized, statements The Soviet Union was soldierly The US is not What about the ancient empires he mentions that probably didn t work as he described them Why were the 1920 s, andnot the gilded age, that were dominated by merchants It goes on.More broadly, it seems like the historian sees caste opposition and balancing, though it seems like the three castes are always reinforcing Either I don t kn...


  4. says:

    As soon as I saw this book, I knew I wanted to read it I suppose I always have the hope that we, as humans, can look back at what people have done in the past and learn a few lessons Why else study history The writer teaches modern history at the University of Oxford, so to me, he seemed qualified to explain some broad trends in history that might shed a ray of light on the economic upsets of the past few years His idea is that there are three broad castes that rise and fall in cultures, i As soon as I saw this book, I knew I wanted to read it I suppose I always have the hope that we, as humans, can look back at what people have done in the past and learn a few lessons Why else study history The writer teaches modern history at the University of Oxford, so to me, he seemed qualified to explain some broad trends in history that might shed a ray of light on the economic upsets of the past few years His idea is that there are three broad castes that rise and fall in cultures, impacting the lives of ordinary people who live under their power Those castes are the merchant, soldier, and sage of the book s title.Or, as the authorelegantly says the conflicts and alliances among these castes and their values as they adapt to the changing e...


  5. says:

    David Priestland s book gives a compelling and novel view of human history I found his argument of a competition of castes in society convincing and has supported my conviction a society needs a balance of the castes and their respective ideologies if it is to be healthy The ill effects of the run away merchant caste in...


  6. says:

    Paradigm shift in thinking Must read.


  7. says:

    This was excellent A really useful way of looking at history through a different lens and one that can convincingly help explain the rise of Donald Trump and Brexit crucially, this book was published in 2012 before this was apparent to most commentators It also provides a better understanding of the political tensions surrounding the Euro proje...


  8. says:

    Wow, how do I start It is very informative and very well put together particularly on 3 castes that evolved throughout the history of mankind The comparison of relations among sages, warriors and merchants certainty a little bit different according to the listed countries Why I couldn t bring myself to like this book I could only think of one reason this book is too draggy and up to the point, I felt giving up on reading it though I didn t However, if you a...


  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here In this exposition David Priestland analyses the role of caste power relationships in world history The premise is interesting, and I found the simplicity of his definition of society into four castes warriors, merchants, sages and workers to be inspired.The essay is, in effect, the narrative of the rise of the merchant Priestland asserts that in early civilisation the merchant was an outsider, rejected by agrarian societies which valued communality and heredity Priestland then covers the In this exposition David Priestland analyses the role of caste power relationships in world history The premise is interesting, and I found the simplicity of his definition of society into four castes warriors, merchants, sages and workers to be inspired.The essay is, in effect, the narrative of the rise of the merchant Priestland asserts that in early civilisation the ...


  10. says:

    This book is an exposition of a grand theory of history It posits three castes that vie for power in countries that decide the course of the world These castes are Merchants, Sages, and Warriors These three groups or coalitions have differing levels of power at different times and places In the 19th century the merchants were in the saddle The sages gained some power along with the warriors upto and into world war one In the twenties in America and Britain the Merchants ran the show with This book is an exposition of a grand theory of history It posits three castes that vie for power in countries that decide the course of the world These castes are Merchants, Sages, and Warriors These three groups or coalitions have differing levels of power at different times and places In the 19th century the merchants were in the saddle The sages gained some power along with the warriors upto and into world war one In the twenties in America and Britain the Merchants ran the show with the return to normalcy The author contends when the merchants run things they tend to destablize the system and crashes and economic crisis result the vacuum from the merchants downfall is filled by the warrior in places like germany and japan in the thirties and lead to world wa...

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