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The Collapse Of Complex Societies

Postby MSimon » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:12 pm

The Romans tried what we would call socialism in their collapse phase. It didn't work. In fact it made things worse.

The Collapse of Complex Societies by Joseph Tainter - pdf. The good stuff starts in Chapter 4.
https://wtf.tw/ref/tainter.pdf

https://youtu.be/GzuviYRse3E - about 3 minutes

The Collapse of Complex Societies - a Review
http://classicalvalues.com/2019/02/the-collapse-of-complex-societies/
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Re: The Collapse Of Complex Societies

Postby choff » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:40 pm

Just finished reading "In The Shadow of The Sword" about the rise of the Islamic Empire(and decline of the Byzantine Empire). Another good source would be Bill Warner's dynamic battle map.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_To-cV94Bo
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