- Globalization and Instability: The Lessons of History
- Five Hundred Years of War, Peace, and Business
- Five Thousand Years of Rolling Back the State
- Responding to Technological Change
- Why the West Rules
Ian Morris, Professor: The Rise of the East, Globalization and Instability, What to Expect When We’re Not Number One — These are some of the crucial themes addressed, making him one of our most important commentators on the global economy.
Ian Morris is interested in understanding why the west has dominated the earth for the last few centuries . . . and what comes next.
He asks how geography and natural resources have shaped the distribution of wealth and power around the world across the last 20,000 years and how they will shape our future.
Morris uses history and an over arching theory to address the anxieties of the present . . . He challenges, stimulates and entertains.
“Morris’ illustrates perfectly why one really scholarly about the past is worth a hundred fanciful works of futurology.
Morris is the world’s most talented ancient historian, a man as much at home with state-of-the-art archaeology as with the classics as they used to be studied . . .
“…Story of the world that offers a bold and original answer to the question, Why did the societies that make up ‘the West’ pull ahead of ‘the Rest’”
“This is an astonishing work by Ian Morris: of the latest information dealing with every aspect of change. Then, the questions of the future: What will a new distribution bring about?
Will Europe undergo a major change?
Will the millions of immigrants impose a new set of rules on the rest?
There was a time when Europe could absorb any and all newcomers.
Now the newcomers may dictate the terms.
The West may continue to rule, but the rule may be very different.”
A professor of history, Morris has written or edited eleven books.
He has appeared on numerous television shows and his prizes and awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities.
His teaching includes classes on world history, ancient Greece, slavery, and archaeology.
Books by Ian Morris, Professsor