Western Empires

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Subtitle: Christianity, and the Inequalities Between the West and the Rest, 1500-2010
Author: Sampie Terreblanche
Publisher: The Penguin Group (SA) )
ISBN-10: 0143539078
ISBN-13: 9780143539070
Condition: As New
Binding: Hardcover with DJ
Pages: 584
Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 5 cm

Weight: 0.9 kg


The acute problem of inequality in the world was brought centre stage by the sensational appearance of French economist Thomas Piketty's bestselling book Capital in the Twenty-first Century. In Western Empires, Christianity, and the Inequalities between the West and the Rest 1500-2010, Sampie Terreblanche studies the matter from a political economic perspective, and brings five centuries of global history to bear in his focus on global inequalities, as opposed to inequalities within countries.

The unprecedented accumulation of wealth in the Western world has come at a dire cost to the Restern world (a term the author coins), and empire-building is at the root of it. The last 500 years have seen successive epochs of empire followed by war and systemic chaos. During this time, the "haves" of world history have systematically channeled global resources towards the West through cunning and conquest.

Western Empires is a book for everyone who wishes to understand, or address, the extreme concentration of wealth in the hands of the global few and the hopeless poverty of the many.



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