Empire: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #76) (Paperback)

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Empire: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #76) (Paperback)

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A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. Indeed it could be said that all history is colonial history, if one takes a broad enough definition and goes far enough back. And although the great historic imperial systems--the land-based Russian one as well as the seaborne
empires of western European powers--have collapsed during the past half century, their legacies shape almost every aspect of life on a global scale. Meanwhile there is fierce argument, and much speculation, about what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics. Do the United States
and its allies, transnational companies, financial and media institutions, or more broadly the forces of globalization, constitute a new imperial system?

Stephen Howe interprets the meaning of the idea of empire through the ages, disentangling the multiple uses and abuses of the labels empire and colonialism, etc., and examines the aftermath of imperialism on the contemporary world.
Stephen Howe is Tutor in Politics at Ruskin College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous books and articles, and regularly contributes to the New Statesman and Independent.
Product Details ISBN: 9780192802231
ISBN-10: 0192802232
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 28th, 2002
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions