Title Conquest: A New History of the Modern World
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Sydney HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd 2005
0732277655 / 9780732277659
Seller ID 005737
370 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated covers; lower front corner a little creased. A few small splotches and faint discolouration to edges of text block. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. List of Maps; Endnotes; Select Bibliography; Index. "As David Day makes clear in this fascinating new book, no society on earth has been in continuous occupation of the land it has come to regard as its own. Behind the acquisition of land by humans in the recorded history of our species lies not only the high but bloody drama of conquest and empire, but also a magnificent though sometimes fraudulent web of acquisitory rituals, legal fictions, ruses and mythologies by which land is to be acquired or taken."