Empires (Book, 1986) [WorldCat.org]
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Author: Michael W Doyle
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 1986.
Series: Cornell studies in comparative history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The analysis of the causes and patterns of imperialism has long been a difficult academic exercise. ... To structure this far-ranging phenomenon and arrange its course in a concise, interpretive essay takes pluck, if a good adjective from the derring-do novels of empire may be used here. Michael W. Doyle had that pluck and has succeeded remarkably well in his task. This is a splendid essay, an effective combination  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
History (form)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Doyle, Michael W., 1948-
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1986
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Doyle
ISBN: 080149334X 9780801493348 0801417562 9780801417566
OCLC Number: 12668820
Description: 407 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Imperialism and empire --
Introduction --
Athens and Sparta : empire and hegemony --
Rome --
The Ottoman, Spanish, and English empires --
The sociology of empires : hypotheses --
Introduction to Part 2 --
Tribal peripheries and formal empire --
Patrimonal peripheries and informal empire --
The international system and nineteenth-century imperialism --
Greater Britain --
France, Germany, and Spain --
The politics of nineenth-century imperialism --
Imperial development : the end of empire?
Series Title: Cornell studies in comparative history.
Responsibility: Michael W. Doyle.
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Combining a sensitivity to historical detail with a judicious search for general patterns, Empires will engage the attention of social scientists in many disciplines.  Read more...


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"As a contribution to multicausal analysis of social change, this is a major work. And, as a general introduction to European imperialism, its theoretical sophistication, broad sweep, and the clear Read more...

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