Conquest, Tribute & Trade

How the Quest for Precious Metals Gave Birth to Globalization

Howard J. Erlichman

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Book Synopsis

"Conquest, Tribute & Trade" by Howard J. Erlichman is a compelling exploration of ancient civilizations and empires, focusing on their strategies and dynamics of conquest, tribute, and trade.

Through concise and well-researched analyses, Erlichman delves into the rise and fall of powerful empires such as the Assyrians, Persians, Romans, and Mongols, highlighting their military conquests, political strategies, and economic systems.

The book meticulously examines how these empires expanded their territories through military force, subjugating conquered peoples and extracting tribute. Erlichman also delves into the complexities of intra-empire trade networks, analyzing how tribute and commerce intertwined to fuel economic growth and sustain imperial power.

Drawing upon historical records and archaeological evidence, the author skillfully reveals the motivations and tactics employed by these ancient empires, shedding light on key socio-political and economic factors that contributed to their success or decline.

"Conquest, Tribute & Trade" offers readers a comprehensive perspective of the ancient world and its profound impact on subsequent historical developments, providing a solid foundation for understanding the complexities of empire-building, tribute extraction, and economic networks.

This scholarly work is indispensable for history enthusiasts, scholars, and students seeking a thorough exploration of ancient civilizations, conquest, tribute, and trade. Erlichman's meticulous research and engaging writing style make this book a valuable resource for anyone eager to unravel the intricacies of ancient empires.

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