The Rise of Culture in the First Human Galactic Interregnum
by Maarten Travesh, Galactic Rider,
published c. 26,500 H.E. from Nephestal
Successor to Mal Arin's The
Fall of the First Terran Empire, written on Nephestal
with the assistance of some of the same databases and AIs that
aided Mal Arin, as well as the vast resources of the Trnas clan.
The Rise of Culture, at 274.3 gigabytes, is the
standard work on Human history.
The Rise of Culture completed Mal Arin's
thesis by demonstrating how a set of non-Imperial states grew
up during the Interregnum, states which were more efficient and
culturally superior to the First Empire
-- and how the development of these states without Terran influence
led inevitably to the foundation of the mature Second
Empire. Travesh was the first (Human) to point out that Spacer
societies had selected for Humans who were able to control their
native aggression, thus improving the breed.
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