The Resource Empires in world history : power and the politics of difference, Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper

Empires in world history : power and the politics of difference, Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper

Label
Empires in world history : power and the politics of difference
Title
Empires in world history
Title remainder
power and the politics of difference
Statement of responsibility
Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper
Title variation
Power and the politics of difference
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Language
eng
Summary
Empires--vast states of territories and peoples united by force and ambition--have dominated the political landscape for more than two millennia. "Empires in World History" departs from conventional European and nation-centered perspectives to take a remarkable look at how empires relied on diversity to shape the global order. Beginning with ancient Rome and China and continuing across Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa, Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper examine empires' conquests, rivalries, and strategies of domination--with an emphasis on how empires accommodated, created, and manipulated differences among populations. Burbank and Cooper examine Rome and China from the third century BCE, empires that sustained state power for centuries. They delve into the militant monotheism of Byzantium, the Islamic Caliphates, and the short-lived Carolingians, as well as the pragmatically tolerant rule of the Mongols and Ottomans, who combined religious protection with the politics of loyalty. Burbank and Cooper discuss the influence of empire on capitalism and popular sovereignty, the limitations and instability of Europe's colonial projects, Russia's repertoire of exploitation and differentiation, as well as the "empire of liberty"--Devised by American revolutionaries and later extended across a continent and beyond. With its investigation into the relationship between diversity and imperial states, "Empires in World History" offers a fresh approach to understanding the impact of empires on the past and present
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ACLSE
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D32
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Empires in world history : power and the politics of difference, Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-479) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imperial trajectories -- Imperial rule in Rome and China -- After Rome : empire, Christianity, and Islam -- Eurasian connections : the Mongol empires -- Beyond the Mediterranean : Ottoman and Spanish empires -- Oceanic economies and colonial societies : Europe, Asia, and the Americas -- Beyond the steppe : empire-building in Russia and China -- Empire, nation, and citizenship in a revolutionary age -- Empires across continents : the United States and Russia -- Imperial repertoires and myths of modern colonialism -- Sovereignty and empire : nineteenth-century Europe and its near abroad -- War and revolution in a world of empires, 1914 to 1945 -- End of empire? -- Empires, states, and political imagination
Control code
ocn924272868
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 511 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691152363
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780691152363
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36916833
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)924272868
  • acls0691152365

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