Just read, After Tamerlane, John Darwin

John Darwin’s After Tamerlane, The Rise and Fall of Global Empires 1400-2000¬†was recommended as background reading for a new history course I’ve just started and it is absolutely brilliant. Funnily enough, I read it straight after George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda and, to be honest, was actually easier to read than George Eliot. Darwin’s book, although somewhat general (it would have to be at 500 pages) is great at looking beyond Europe and also summing up causes and effects and major events that led to globalisation today. Fascinating read, highly recommended for anyone interested in history of global empires and imperialism.