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The dynamics of global dominance : European overseas empires, 1415-1980

Author: David B Abernethy
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This ... survey of the rise and decline of European overseas empires asks how and why these empires were formed, persisted, and eventually fell. In a discussion that encompasses European and non-European actors as well as the economic, social, cultural, and political dimensions of empire, [the author] explains Europe's long occupation of global center stage and throws new light on today's postcolonial world and the  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David B Abernethy
OCLC Number: 250806309
Notes: Originally published: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Western Europe and the world: Cueta, Bojador, and beyond, Europeans on the move; Why did the overseas empires rise, persist, and fall --
Phases of imperial expansion and contraction: Phase 1, expansion, 1415-1773; Phase 2, contraction, 1775-1824; Phase 3, expansion, 1824-1912; Phase 4, unstable equilibrium, 1914-39; Phase 5: expansion, 1840-80 --
Accounting for imperial expansion: Western Europe as a region, shared features; Western Europe as a system of competing states; Institutional basis for the triple assault; Non-European initiatives and perception --
Consolidating power: Sectoral institution and techniques of control; Sources of colonial weakness --
Accounting for imperial contraction: Colonialism and self-defeating enterprise; International dimension, war as the catalyst for independence --
Consequences of European overseas rule: Legacies; Moral evaluation of colonialism --
Appendix: Spatial and temporal dimensions of the overseas empires.
Responsibility: David B. Abernethy.

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