…the age of pioneers
Sir john bagot glubb, 16 april 1897 – 17 march 1986, was a british soldier that served during the first world war in the royal engineers. He was wounded three times and awarded the military cross during his service in iraq for which he volunteered. He resigned and worked for the iraq government from 1939 to 1956 he became commander of the jordan arab legion the jordan army. After his retirement he wrote and published 17 books.
His book “The fate of empires and search for survival” deals with the rise and decline of empires throughout our recorded history. His theory states that each empire has roughly the duration of 10 generations or 250 years during this time each empire would go through 6 stages that he identified as follows: Continue reading “…the age of pioneers”