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Very Short Introductions #76: Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. Indeed it could be said that all history is colonial history, if one takes a broad enough definition and goes far enough back. And although the great historic imperial systems--the land-based Russian one as well as the seaborne empires of western European powers--have collapsed during the past half century, their legacies shape almost every aspect of life on a global scale. Meanwhile there is fierce argument, and much speculation, about what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics. Do the United States and its allies, transnational companies, financial and media institutions, or more broadly the forces of "globalization", constitute a new imperial system?

Stephen Howe interprets the meaning of the idea of "empire" through the ages, disentangling the multiple uses and abuses of the labels "empire" and "colonialism", etc., and examines the aftermath of imperialism on the contemporary world.

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Stephen Howe interprets the meaning of the idea of "empire" through the ages, disentangling the multiple uses and abuses of the labels "empire", "colonialism", and the like while examining the aftermath of imperialism on the contemporary world.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 132-134) and index.

About the Author

Stephen Howe is Tutor in Politics at Ruskin College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous books and articles, and regularly contributes to the New Statesman and Independent.

Table of Contents

1. Who's an Imperialist?

2. Ancient Empire

3. Empire by Land

4. Empire by Sea

5. Death of the Seaborne Empires

6. Death of the Land Empires

7. Afterlives and Rebirths of Empire

8. Studying Empires: Prejudice and Progress, Cash and Culture

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192802231
Author:
Howe, Stephen
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Stephen
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
World - Colonial Studies
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Politics | International Studies
Subject:
Imperialism -- History.
Subject:
Europe Territorial expansion.
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
55B76
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Halftones throughout
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.82x4.44x.45 in. .31 lbs.

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