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Empires and the Reach of the Global: 1870-1945
Empires and the Reach of the Global" brings the history of empires into sharp focus by showing how imperialism has been a shaping force not just in international politics but in the economies and cultures of today's world. Focusing on both the strengths and limits of imperial power, Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton describe the creation and disintegration of the ...more
Paperback, 227 pages
Published April 14th 2014 by Belknap Press
(first published April 7th 2014)
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This is hardly the first book that aims to question the borders of an entrenched field, pushing it to draw “global” connections that cast shadows on previously-respected regional and conceptual boundaries. In Burton and Ballantyne’s case it is the history of empire, which has long focused on politics and trade, and remained relatively attached to the nation-state and at least some notion that imperialism was the invention of Europeans. Empires and the Reach of the Global declares a new paradigm ...more