Dynamics of Global Dominance European Overseas Empires, 1415-1980

ISBN-10: 0300093144

ISBN-13: 9780300093148

Edition: 2002

Authors: David B. Abernethy

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For centuries Europeans ruled vast portions of the world. How and why did these far-flung empires form, persist, and finally fall? David Abernethy addresses these questions in this survey of the European overseas empires.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Western Europe and the World
Ceuta, Bojador, and Beyond: Europeans on the Move
Why Did the Overseas Empires Rise, Persist, and Fall?
Phases of Imperial Expansion and Contraction
Phase 1: Expansion, 1415-1773
Phase 2: Contraction, 1775-1824
Phase 3: Expansion, 1824-1912
Phase 4: Unstable Equilibrium, 1914-39
Phase 5: Contraction, 1940-80
Accounting for Imperial Expansion
Western Europe as a Region: Shared Features
Western Europe as a System of Competing States
The Institutional Basis for the Triple Assault
Non-European Initiatives and Perceptions
Consolidating Power
Sectoral Institutions and Techniques of Control
Sources of Colonial Weakness
Accounting for Imperial Contraction
Colonialism as a Self-Defeating Enterprise
The International Dimension: War as the Catalyst for Independence
Consequences of European Overseas Rule
The Moral Evaluation of Colonialism
Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of the Overseas Empires
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