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Empires in world history : power and the politics of difference

Author: Jane Burbank; Frederick Cooper
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book "departs from conventional European and nation-centered perspectives to take a remarkable look at how empires relied on diversity to shape the global order. Beginning with ancient Rome and China and continuing across Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa," the authors "examine empires' conquests, rivalries, and strategies of domination, emphasizing how empires accommodated, created, and manipulated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burbank, Jane.
Empires in world history.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)1085906886
Named Person: Reich
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Burbank; Frederick Cooper
ISBN: 9780691127088 0691127085 9780691152363 0691152365
OCLC Number: 436358445
Awards: Winner of World History Association Book Prize 2011
Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2010
Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2010
Description: xiv, 511 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Imperial trajectories --
Imperial rule in Rome and China --
After Rome : empire, Christianity, and Islam --
Eurasian connections : the Mongol empires --
Beyond the Mediterranean : Ottoman and Spanish empires --
Oceanic economies and colonial societies : Europe, Asia, and the Americas --
Beyond the steppe : empire-building in Russia and China --
Empire, nation, and citizenship in a revolutionary age --
Empires across continents : the United States and Russia --
Imperial repertoires and myths of modern colonialism --
Sovereignty and empire : nineteenth-century Europe and its near abroad --
War and revolution in a world of empires, 1914 to 1945 --
End of empire? --
Empires, states, and political imagination.
Responsibility: Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper.
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Empires - vast states of territories and peoples united by force and ambition - have dominated the political landscape for more than two millennia. This title departs from conventional European and  Read more...

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