After Tamerlane by John Darwin

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Tamerlane, the Ottomans, the Mughals, the Manchus, the British, the Japanese, the Nazis, and the Soviets: All built empires meant to last forever; all were to fail. But, as John Darwin shows in this magisterial book, their empire-building created the world we know today.
From the death of Tamerlane in 1405, to America's rise to world "hyperpower," to the resurgence of China and India as global economic powers, After Tamerlane is a grand historical narrative that offers a new perspective on the past, present, and future of empires.
 

About John Darwin

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John Darwin is a University Lecturer and a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. His books include Britain and Decolonization and The End of the British Empire.
 
Published August 8, 2010 by Bloomsbury Press. 594 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire by John Darwin 592pp, Allen Lane, £25.

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