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Why do things change?

From the rise of Christianity to the Russian Revolution, David Potter analyses the causes of huge events that transformed human history 

From the rise of Christianity to the Russian Revolution, David Potter analyses the causes of huge events that transformed human history. (Image by Getty Images)

David Potter, author of Disruption: Why Things Change, analyses the causes of huge events that altered human history and guides us on a tour of radical transformation in western history, taking in the Black Death, Adolf Hitler, the printing press and the perils of complacency.

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David Potter is the author of Disruption: Why Things Change (OUP, 2021)