THE RULE OF EMPIRES THOSE WHO BUILT THEM THOSE WHO ENDURED THEM AND WHY THEY ALWAYS FALL

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The Rule Of Empires

Author : Timothy Parsons
ISBN : 9780199746194
Genre : History
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In The Rule of Empires, Timothy Parsons gives a sweeping account of the evolution of empire from its origins in ancient Rome to its most recent twentieth-century embodiment. He explains what constitutes an empire and offers suggestions about what empires of the past can tell us about our own historical moment. Parsons uses imperial examples that stretch from ancient Rome, to Britain's "new" imperialism in Kenya, to the Third Reich to parse the features common to all empires, their evolutions and self-justifying myths, and the reasons for their inevitable decline. Parsons argues that far from confirming some sort of Darwinian hierarchy of advanced and primitive societies, conquests were simply the products of a temporary advantage in military technology, wealth, and political will. Beneath the self-justifying rhetoric of benevolent paternalism and cultural superiority lay economic exploitation and the desire for power. Yet imperial ambitions still appear viable in the twenty-first century, Parsons shows, because their defenders and detractors alike employ abstract and romanticized perspectives that fail to grasp the historical reality of subjugation. Writing from the perspective of the common subject rather than that of the imperial conquerors, Parsons offers a historically grounded cautionary tale rich with accounts of subjugated peoples throwing off the yoke of empire time and time again. In providing an accurate picture of what it is like to live as a subject, The Rule of Empires lays bare the rationalizations of imperial conquerors and their apologists and exposes the true limits of hard power.
Category: History

The Rule Of Empires

Author : Timothy H. Parsons
ISBN : 0199931151
Genre : History
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A grand account of the evolution of empire from its origins in ancient Rome to its most recent twentieth-century embodiment, The Rule of Empires explores the historical reality of subjugation and exposes the true limits of imperial power.
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The Rule Of Empires

Author : Timothy Parsons
ISBN : 9780195304312
Genre : History
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Why do empires rise and why do they fall? To answer this question, Timothy Parsons casts his gaze across seven historical moments - from ancient Rome to Muslim Spain, from Britain's "new" imperialism in Kenya, to the Third Reich. From these very different examples, he draws out common features about empires' evolutions, their self-justifying myths, and the reasons for their inevitable decline.
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The Rule Of Empires

Author : Timothy H. Parsons
ISBN : 0199931151
Genre : History
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A grand account of the evolution of empire from its origins in ancient Rome to its most recent twentieth-century embodiment, The Rule of Empires explores the historical reality of subjugation and exposes the true limits of imperial power.
Category: History

Imperial Formations

Author : Ann Laura Stoler
ISBN : 1930618735
Genre : History
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Imperial Formations alters our understanding of past empires the better to understand the way that complex history shapes the politics of the present imperial juncture.
Category: History

The Rise And Decline Of The American Empire

Author : Geir Lundestad
ISBN : 9780199646104
Genre : History
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The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire" explores the rapidly growing literature on the rise and fall of the United States. Lundestad argues that after 1945 the US has definitely been the most dominant power the world has seen. Now, however, he argues the US is in decline, its economic growth is slow and its debt is rising rapidly.
Category: History

Empires And Bureaucracy In World History

Author : Peter Crooks
ISBN : 9781316721063
Genre : History
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How did empires rule different peoples across vast expanses of space and time? And how did small numbers of imperial bureaucrats govern large numbers of subordinated peoples? Empires and Bureaucracy in World History seeks answers to these fundamental problems in imperial studies by exploring the power and limits of bureaucracy. The book is pioneering in bringing together historians of antiquity and the Middle Ages with scholars of post-medieval European empires, while a genuinely world-historical perspective is provided by chapters on China, the Incas and the Ottomans. The editors identify a paradox in how bureaucracy operated on the scale of empires and so help explain why some empires endured for centuries while, in the contemporary world, empires fail almost before they begin. By adopting a cross-chronological and world-historical approach, the book challenges the abiding association of bureaucratic rationality with 'modernity' and the so-called 'Rise of the West'.
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Empires And Bureaucracy In World History

Author : Peter Crooks
ISBN : 9781316721063
Genre : History
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How did empires rule different peoples across vast expanses of space and time? And how did small numbers of imperial bureaucrats govern large numbers of subordinated peoples? Empires and Bureaucracy in World History seeks answers to these fundamental problems in imperial studies by exploring the power and limits of bureaucracy. The book is pioneering in bringing together historians of antiquity and the Middle Ages with scholars of post-medieval European empires, while a genuinely world-historical perspective is provided by chapters on China, the Incas and the Ottomans. The editors identify a paradox in how bureaucracy operated on the scale of empires and so help explain why some empires endured for centuries while, in the contemporary world, empires fail almost before they begin. By adopting a cross-chronological and world-historical approach, the book challenges the abiding association of bureaucratic rationality with 'modernity' and the so-called 'Rise of the West'.
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The Second British Empire

Author : Timothy H. Parsons
ISBN : 9781442235298
Genre : History
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Parsons uses vivid detail to show how Africans, Asians, Arabs, and West Indians brought about the demise of the seemingly invincible British Empire by refusing to be treated as inferior imperial subjects. He traces the empire’s legacies— the new cultures and norms that arose from its global networks of commerce, migration, and cultural exchange.
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The Second British Empire

Author : Timothy H. Parsons
ISBN : 9781442235298
Genre : History
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Parsons uses vivid detail to show how Africans, Asians, Arabs, and West Indians brought about the demise of the seemingly invincible British Empire by refusing to be treated as inferior imperial subjects. He traces the empire’s legacies— the new cultures and norms that arose from its global networks of commerce, migration, and cultural exchange.
Category: History