Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Still reading Michael Mann

So far I have read the first four chapters of the third volume of Michael Mann's 'The Sources of Social Power'. It is more interesting than the fouth volume. Hard data is not presented as well as in the first two volumes. References are often given a bit less so in the fourth volume, where sometimes, it is not clear to which periods he is refering to. From the third volume, it seems that the japanese empire in Asia was different from other empires and Taiwan and Korea owe their modernity to the Japanese. An overall short review here

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