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Published: 16 December 2020

584 Pages | 16 halftones

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199772360

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The Oxford World History of Empire

Volume One: The Imperial Experience

Edited by Peter Fibiger Bang, C. A. Bayly, and Walter Scheidel

  • Unparalleled coverage of the phenomenon of empire in world history, reaching either further back or across a greater expanse of space than any predecessor
  • A daring synthesis of the imperial experience across the full span of history
  • An important paradigm for the study of empire, generating a non-Eurocentric world history
  • A unique combination of syntheses, comparative thematic discussions, and in-depth treatment of a very wide range of individual empires, from Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas
  • Against the backdrop of world history, European colonial powers emerge unexpectedly as an especially unstable form of imperialism