European Imperialism: How a Tiny Continent Ruled The World

This article is an excerpt from the Shortform summary of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari. Shortform has the world’s best summaries of books you should be reading. Like this article? Sign up for a free trial here. What spurred the Age of Imperialism? How was European imperialism also a quest for knowledge? European Imperialism began in the 18th century as Europeans set sail to conquer new lands. The Age of Imperialism was driven by a combination of national pride, greed, and genuine curiosity. We’ll cover how European Imperialism began, why the Age of Imperialism was … Continue reading European Imperialism: How a Tiny Continent Ruled The World