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The Invention Of Power: Popes, Kings, and the Birth of the West

Author: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita.

The Invention Of Power: Popes, Kings, and the Birth of the West

Author: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita.

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Item #: D41078
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Public Affairs
ISBN: 9781541768758
This book solves one of the great puzzles of history: Why did the West become the most powerful civilization in the world? Bruce Bueno de Mesquita presents a revolutionary new theory of Western exceptionalism: that a single event in the 12th century changed the course of world history. By creating a compromise between churches and nation-states, the 1122 Con... More
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This book solves one of the great puzzles of history: Why did the West become the most powerful civilization in the world? Bruce Bueno de Mesquita presents a revolutionary new theory of Western exceptionalism: that a single event in the 12th century changed the course of world history. By creating a compromise between churches and nation-states, the 1122 Concordat of Worms incentivized economic growth, facilitated secularization, and improved the lot of the citizenry, all of which set European countries on a course for prosperity.


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