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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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The Economist has called it “an important book—one that challenges, stimulates and entertains.

Archived from the original on 11 December Wozu er gut istwas published by Campus Verlag in October What Is It Good For? It has been translated into 13 languages.

Ian Morris (historian)

The International Studies Association and Social Science History Association devoted panels to discussing the book at their annual meetings. 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. Archived from the reguert on 19 January Retrieved from ” https: Archived from the original on 5 November The lesson of the last 10, years of military history, he argues, is that the way to end war is by learning to manage it, not by trying to wish it out of existence.


He attended Alleyne’s High School in Stone, Staffordshireand studied ancient history and archaeology at the University of Birmingham. University of Birmingham ; Cambridge University.

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Sincehe has been at Stanford. 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 Fegiert domination of the globe.

This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat He gained his PhD at Cambridge University. The German translation of the book, Krieg: 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.

Morris grew up in the United Kingdom. Views Read Edit View history. The Chronicle of Higher Education. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ian Morris

In his work was the subject of a lengthy profile in the Chronicle of Higher Education. 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 norris violent death.


Ian Matthew Morris born 27 January is a British archaeologist, historian and academic. Archived from the original on 14 July From tohe taught at the University of Chicago. Five more translations are being prepared. Morris also devotes a chapter to the Gombe Chimpanzee War in Tanzania. Why the Moorris Rules–For Now. Anyone who does not believe there are lessons to be learned from history should start here.

Morriss Thomas Alleyne School.

Retrieved 19 June What Is It Good for? He was one of the founders of the Stanford Archaeology Center and has served two terms as its director.

The book is being translated into Chinese. He has also won a Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in What is it Good For?: Archived from the original on 1 November