Empire

ISBN-10: 0192802232

ISBN-13: 9780192802231

Edition: 2002

Authors: Stephen Howe
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Description: 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', 'colonialism', etc., and examines the aftermath of imperialism on the contemporary world.

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List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Who's an Imperialist?
Ancient Empire
Empire by Land
Empire by Sea
Death of the Seaborne Empires
Death of the Land Empires
Afterlives and Rebirths of Empire
Studying Empires: Prejudice and Progress, Cash and Culture
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