A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History by Manuel De Landa


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Preloved. Difficult but interesting read. "Following in the wake of his groundbreaking War in the Age of Intelligent Machines, Manuel De Landa presents a radical synthesis of historical development over the last one thousand years. More than a simple expository history, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History sketches the outlines of a renewed materialist philosophy of history in the tradition of Fernand Braudel, Gilles Deleuze, and Félix Guattari, while also engaging the critical new understanding of material processes derived from the sciences of dynamics. Working against prevailing attitudes that see history as an arena of texts, discourses, ideologies, and metaphors, De Landa traces the concrete movements and interplays of matter and energy through human populations in the last millennium." Hardcover edition. PRICE FIXED. Collect at my block on Yishun Street 81 / Khatib MRT Station / normal mail and handling (+$2.55)