Merchant, Soldier, Sage: A New History of Power

Merchant, Soldier, Sage: A New History of Power

David Priestland


A daring new interpretation of recent background as a fight among 3 financial groups

We at the moment are dwelling in an age of retailers, however it used to be now not consistently so. The historical past of civilization, largely, is a narrative of a conflict among agrarian aristocracy, the army, and a category of realized specialists, or monks. but in seventeenth-century England and within the Netherlands, one other workforce entered the mêlée for energy: the retailers. For the final 4 a long time, the product owner's energy has been unfettered. In Merchant, Soldier, Sage, acclaimed Oxford student David Priestland proposes a thorough new method of knowing today’s stability of strength, and analyzes the societal and financial old stipulations required for this type of 3 price structures to dominate. Priestland asserts that, within the wake of the nice Recession, the weakened and discredited service provider nonetheless clings to power—but the realm is back in the course of a interval of upheaval.

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