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

Download The Rule Of Empires Those Who Built Them Those Who Endured Them And Why They Always Fall ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE RULE OF EMPIRES THOSE WHO BUILT THEM THOSE WHO ENDURED THEM AND WHY THEY ALWAYS FALL book pdf for free now.

The Rule Of Empires

Author : Timothy Parsons
ISBN : 9780199746194
Genre : History
File Size : 83.73 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 654
Read : 572

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
File Size : 45.74 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 561
Read : 941

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

The Rule Of Empires

Author : Timothy H. Parsons
ISBN : 0199931151
Genre : History
File Size : 78.62 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 469
Read : 671

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

The Rule Of Empires

Author : Timothy H. Parsons
ISBN : 0199931151
Genre : History
File Size : 76.60 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 339
Read : 489

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

Nations

Author : Azar Gat
ISBN : 9781107007857
Genre : History
File Size : 58.39 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 180
Read : 676

A groundbreaking study of the foundations of nationalism, exposing its antiquity, strong links with ethnicity and roots in human nature.
Category: History

Defining Magic

Author : Bernd-Christian Otto
ISBN : 9781317545040
Genre : Religion
File Size : 30.60 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 969
Read : 421

Magic has been an important term in Western history and continues to be an essential topic in the modern academic study of religion, anthropology, sociology, and cultural history. Defining Magic is the first volume to assemble key texts that aim at determining the nature of magic, establish its boundaries and key features, and explain its working. The reader brings together seminal writings from antiquity to today. The texts have been selected on the strength of their success in defining magic as a category, their impact on future scholarship, and their originality. The writings are divided into chronological sections and each essay is separately introduced for student readers. Together, these texts - from Philosophy, Theology, Religious Studies, and Anthropology - reveal the breadth of critical approaches and responses to defining what is magic. CONTRIBUTORS: Aquinas, Augustine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Dennis Diderot, Emile Durkheim, Edward Evans-Pritchard, James Frazer, Susan Greenwood, Robin Horton, Edmund Leach, Gerardus van der Leeuw, Christopher Lehrich, Bronislaw Malinowski, Marcel Mauss, Agrippa von Nettesheim, Plato, Pliny, Plotin, Isidore of Sevilla, Jesper Sorensen, Kimberley Stratton, Randall Styers, Edward Tylor
Category: Religion

Great Powers And International Hierarchy

Author : Daniel McCormack
ISBN : 9783319939766
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 63.96 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 328
Read : 721

Hierarchical relationships—rules that structure both international and domestic politics—are pervasive. Yet we know little about how these relationships are constructed, maintained, and dismantled. This book fills this lacuna through a two-pronged research approach: first, it discusses how great power negotiations over international political settlements both respond to domestic politics within weak states and structure the specific forms that hierarchy takes. Second, it deduces three sets of hypotheses about hierarchy maintenance, construction, and collapse during the post-war era. By offering a coherent theoretical model of hierarchical politics within weaker states, the author is able to answer a number of important questions, including: Why does the United States often ally with autocratic states even though its most enduring relationships are with democracies? Why do autocratic hierarchical relationships require interstate coercion? Why do some hierarchies end violently and others peacefully? Why does hierarchical competition sometimes lead to interstate conflict and sometimes to civil conflict?
Category: Political Science

The Rise And Decline Of The American Empire

Author : Geir Lundestad
ISBN : 9780199646104
Genre : History
File Size : 53.88 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 341
Read : 372

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
File Size : 58.18 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 363
Read : 1114

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'.
Category: History

Empires And Bureaucracy In World History

Author : Peter Crooks
ISBN : 9781316721063
Genre : History
File Size : 31.39 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 295
Read : 1320

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'.
Category: History