European Parliament Library

The Ashgate research companion to modern imperial histories, edited by Philippa Levine and John Marriott

Taking a broad, comparative approach to imperial experiences, this volume provides an authoritative survey of the latest research into the histories of modern empires. The focus is on the era of modern imperial history dating approximately from the early sixteenth century to the present. Such a periodization enables the volume to include the European experience of imperial expansion and settlement, important historical experiences outside the west such as those of Russia, Japan and China, the collapse of European empires attendant on decolonization in the post World War II period, and the cont
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; List of Maps; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; 1 Introduction; Part I: Times; 2 Age of Exploration, c. 1500-1650; 3 Age of Settlement and Colonisation; Part II: Spaces; 5 Late Imperial China (c. 1500-1911); 6 Ottoman Empire; 7 Mughal Empire; 8 European Empires; 9 Russian Empire, 1552-1917; 10 North American Empire; 11 Japanese Empire; Part III: Themes; 12 Governance; 13 Finance; 14 Consumption; 15 Soldiery; 16 Circulation and Migration; 17 Crime; 18 Slavery; 19 Race; 20 Gender; 21 Ideology; 22 Religion; 23 Culture; 24 Art; 25 Science, Medicine and Technology
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non fiction
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1 online resource (759 p.)
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