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Via lär man känna boken Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order, och ett utdrag från NYT-recensionen gör att man blir nyfiken:

Still, as a critique of prevailing modes of thinking about global politics, “Empires of the Weak” succeeds admirably. The history of international relations has focused too much on the most unrepresentative period of the last millennium — the century and a half in which Europe dominated the world. This weighting of the scales has skewed our understanding of global politics and the importance of the West. Sharman’s is a far richer story and one that perhaps more accurately reflects today’s global rebalancing.

New York Times, “When Asia Ruled the World”, 28 februari 2019