Ian Matthew Morris (born 27 January ) is a British archaeologist, historian and academic. He is currently Willard Professor of Classics at Stanford University . Warum Zivilisationen herrschen oder beherrscht werden: Ian Morris, Klaus Binder, Waltraud Götting, Andreas Simon dos Santos: Wer regiert die Welt?. Gibt es einen roten Faden durch die Geschichte, der uns im Rückblick zeigt, wohin die Zukunft uns führt? Der US-Wissenschaftler Ian Morris.

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Morris grew up in the United Kingdom. The German translation of the book, Krieg: University of Birmingham ; Cambridge University.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from ” https: From tohe taught at the University of Chicago. It has been translated into 13 languages. What Is It Good For? Ian Morris plans to develop his views on the first-millennium BC transformations the shift from religion-based power to bureaucratic and military one, and the rise of Axial thought in his new book.

The Economist has called it “an important book—one that challenges, stimulates and entertains. For all of its horrors, over the last 10, years, war has made the world safer and richer, as it is virtually the only way that people have found to create large, internally pacified societies that then drive down the rate of violent death.


Five more translations are being prepared. He attended Alleyne’s Morria School in Stone, Staffordshireand studied ancient history and archaeology at the University of Birmingham.

Ian Morris (historian)

reglert Retrieved 19 June This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat Archived from the original on 19 January He has also won a Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in It provides details of the evidence and the statistical methods used by Morris to construct the social development index that he used in Why the West Rules to compare long-term Eastern and Western history.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Archived from the original on 1 Degiert Wozu er gut istwas published by Campus Verlag in October His book, Why the West Rules—For Nowcompares East and West across the last 15, years, arguing that physical geographyrather than culture, religion, politics, geneticsor great menexplains Western domination of the globe.


What Is It Good for? Archived from the original on 5 November Why the West Rules–For Now.

Sincehe has been at Stanford. The lesson of the last 10, years of military history, uan argues, is that the way to end war is by learning to manage it, not by trying to wish it out of existence. The International Studies Association and Social Science History Association devoted panels to discussing the book at their annual meetings.

The Thomas Alleyne School. Anyone who does not believe there are lessons to be learned from history should start here. The book is being translated into Regkert.

Regiet Read Edit View history. Archived from the original on 14 July Morris also devotes a chapter to the Gombe Chimpanzee War in Tanzania.

What is it Good For?: He gained his PhD at Cambridge University.