Book Review: S. Lancel’s ‘Carthage’ and E. Luttwak’s ‘The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire’

Groningen, 03-12-2017 AD*, Over the last few weeks I read in sequence two books about two ancient Mediterranean countries. Lancel's 'Carthage: A History' provides us with a summary on everything we know about Carthaginian (a.k.a. Punic) history known up and to the time of writing (1992). The book therefore spans the centuries from 800BC to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Joseph Schumpeter — The Sociology of Imperialism

Leiden, a.d. XIV Kal. Ian. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C., A couple of weeks ago I found this old gem in a book shelf of my granddad, so I decided to give it a try. Originally published in 1919, and republished in 1951, The Sociology of Imperialism¬†aims to explain why imperialism exists. The 'problem' for Schumpeter is that... Continue Reading →

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