Myths, State Expansion, and the Birth of Globalization: A Comparative Perspective Jon D. Carlson

ISBN: 9780230120884

Published: December 15th 2011

Hardcover

252 pages


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Myths, State Expansion, and the Birth of Globalization: A Comparative Perspective  by  Jon D. Carlson

Myths, State Expansion, and the Birth of Globalization: A Comparative Perspective by Jon D. Carlson
December 15th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 252 pages | ISBN: 9780230120884 | 7.52 Mb

Myths are important, yet overlooked. Myths, dreams, desires and false information prime the pump of imperial expansion, which explains how new regions of the world get absorbed into the expanding world system. This book explores the role thatMoreMyths are important, yet overlooked. Myths, dreams, desires and false information prime the pump of imperial expansion, which explains how new regions of the world get absorbed into the expanding world system. This book explores the role that information plays in the expansion of the state system.

High risk, high return behavior subsidizes later rational strategies. The Northwest Passage, Prester John, West African rivers of gold, and Marco Polos silver-roofed land of Zipangu all provide examples. Not merely an artifact of history, accurate information acquisition and dissemination continues to be relevant, as myths still drive markets and political decision-making.



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