By William H. McNeill
Фундаментальное исследование значения вооруженных сил в истории человечества с a thousand г. н.э.Preface1 palms and Society in Antiquity2 The period of chinese language Predominance, 1000-15003 The enterprise of warfare in Europe, 1000-16004 Advances in Europes artwork of warfare, 1600-17505 lines on Europes Bureaucratization of Violence, 1700-17896 the army influence of the French Political and the British commercial Revolutions, 1789-18407 The preliminary Industrialization of battle, 1840-848 Intensified Military-Industrial interplay, 1884-19149 international Wars of the 20th Century10 The fingers Race and Command Economies in view that 1945
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It therefore seems plausible to suggest that the upsurge of market-related behavior that ranged from the sea of]apan and the south China seas to the Indian Ocean and аН the waters that bathe the coasts of Europe took decisive impetus from what happened in China. In this fashion, one hundred million people,l increasingly caught ир within а сот1.
In seeking riches or а mere livelihood, а growing swarm of merchants and peddlers introduced into human affairs far more pervasive changeability than earlier centuries had ever known. China's remarkable growth in wealth and technology was based upon а massive commercialization of Chinese society itself. It therefore seems plausible to suggest that the upsurge of market-related behavior that ranged from the sea of]apan and the south China seas to the Indian Ocean and аН the waters that bathe the coasts of Europe took decisive impetus from what happened in China.
Yet new patterns of production, even when they had attained massive scale, eventuaHy broke ир as remarkably as they had arisen. Government policy altered, and the social context that first fostered change subsequently resisted or at least failed to encourage, further innovation. China therefore lost its leading place in industry, power politics, and war. Previously marginal, half-barbarous lands-]apan to the east and Europe far to the west-supplanted the Mongol rulers of China as the most formidable wielders of weapons in the world.