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    DescriptionFollowing 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 Flix 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.De Landa attacks three domains that have given shape to human societies: economics, biology, and linguistics. In every case, what one sees is the self-directed processes of matter and energy interacting with the whim and will of human history itself to form a panoramic vision of the West free of rigid teleology and naive notions of progress, and even more important, free of any deterministic source of its urban, institutional, and technological forms. Rather, the source of all concrete forms in the West's history are shown to derive from internal morphogenetic capabilities that lie within the flow of matter-energy itself.


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    Title
    A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Manuel De Landa
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 333
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780942299328
    ISBN 10: 0942299329
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    DC22: 501
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: HBA
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    DC21: 901
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 501
    B&T Approval Code: A50090000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
    B&T Approval Code: A50120000
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    LC classification: Q174.8 .D43 1997
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    Thema V1.0: NHB, QDH, NHA
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    10
    Publisher
    ZONE BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ZONE BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 November 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Forcefully challenges habituated understandings of'history., 'urban' and 'economics'." Christopher Hight, AA Files