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Munkler, Herfried

Empires

The Logic of World Domination from Ancient Rome to the United States

€ 81.35

  • This book is a major new account of the nature of empires, covering the history of empires from Ancient Rome to the present day.
  • Looks in detail at the question of whether the United States today should be considered as an empire and, if so, how it differs from earlier empires like the Roman Empire and the British Empire.


    Taal / Language : English

    Inhoudsopgave:
    Preface vii
    Acknowledgements x
    What is an Empire?
    1(17)
    A brief sketch of the characteristics of empires
    4(5)
    World empires and great empires
    9(5)
    The compulsion to intervene, neutrality options and the Melian dialogue in Thucydides
    14(4)
    Empire, Imperialism and Hegemony: a Necessary Distinction
    18(29)
    The self-destructive dynamic of capitalism: economic theories of imperialism
    19(3)
    The centre--periphery problem
    22(6)
    Prestige and great power rivalry: political theories of imperialism
    28(6)
    Expansion pressures, marginality advantages and time sovereignty
    34(6)
    The tricky distinction between hegemony and empire
    40(7)
    Steppe Empires, Sea Empires and Global Economies: a Short Typology of Imperial Rule
    47(33)
    The formation of empires through military and commercial extraction of surplus product
    49(10)
    The two (at least two) sides of empires
    59(6)
    Imperial cycles and Augustan thresholds
    65(15)
    Civilization and Barbarian Frontiers: Tasks and Hallmarks of Imperial Order
    80(28)
    Peace as a justification for imperial rule
    81(3)
    Imperial missions and the sacredness of empire
    84(12)
    The idea of the barbarian and the construction of imperial space
    96(5)
    Prosperity as a justification and programme for imperial rule
    101(7)
    The Defeat of Empires by the Power of the Weak
    108(31)
    Forms of imperial overstretch
    111(8)
    Political mobilization and military asymmetry: the strategies of anti-imperial players
    119(11)
    Cultural identity struggles and terrorism as a strategy for wars of devastation
    130(9)
    The Surprising Return of Empire in the Post-Imperial Age
    139(29)
    Analyses of the end of empire and the problem of post-imperial areas
    141(5)
    The United States: the new empire
    146(8)
    A democratic empire?
    154(7)
    Europe`s imperial challenge
    161(7)
    Maps 168(22)
    Notes 190(31)
    References and Bibliography 221(18)
    Index 239
    Extra informatie: 
    Hardback
    248 pagina's
    Januari 2007
    490 gram
    229 x 152 x 19 mm
    Polity Pr us

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