Empire: A Very Short Introduction
By (author) Stephen Howe
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Empire: A Very Short Introduction by Stephen Howe
Book DescriptionA 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', 'colonialism', etc., and examines the aftermath of imperialism on the contemporary world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192802231
(178mm x 112mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Howe
New Imperial Histories Reader, Hardback (May 2007)
Gathers together some of the important, influential and controversial work which has come to be labelled 'new imperial history'. This collection presents key examples of innovative writing across the broader fields of imperial and colonial studies.
Ireland and Empire, Paperback (January 2002)
A growing band of historians, political commentators, and cultural critics has sought to analyze Ireland's past and present in colonial terms. This book explores these controversies, ranging from debates over the ancient and medieval past to those in current literary and postcolonial theory.
Anticolonialism in British Politics, Hardback (November 1993)» View all books by Stephen Howe
A full scholarly study of British anticolonialism. The text evaluates the changing ways in which, arising out of the experience of Empire and decolonization, more general ideas about imperialism, nationalism, and underdevelopment were developed during the years 1918-1964.
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Author Biography - Stephen Howe
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.
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