Dynamics of Global Dominance European Overseas Empires, 1415-1980
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Description: 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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Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/11/2002
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
|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|
|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|