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The Dynamics of Global Dominance: European Overseas Empires, 1415–1980

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For centuries Europeans ruled vast portions of the world, as inhabitants of west European countries sailed to distant continents and took possession of territories whose societies and economies they set out to change. How and why did these farflung empires form, persist, and finally fall? David Abernethy addresses these questions in this magisterial survey of the rise and ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published July 11th 2002 by Yale University Press (first published December 11th 2000)
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An extraordinarily detailed account of European hegemony looking at the consequences of sectoral influences as opposed to the more Eurocentric explanations that are often discussed.
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