The Dynamics of Global Dominance: European Overseas Empires, 1415-1980
This magisterial 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, David B. Abernethy explains Europe's long occupation of global center stage and throws new light on today's postcolonial world and the legacies of empire. Book jacket.
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Europeans on the Move
Why Did the Overseas Empires Rise Persist and Fall?
PHASES OF IMPERIAL EXPANSION
Unstable Equilibrium 191439
NonEuropean Initiatives and Perceptions
PartIV CONSOLIDATING POWER
Sectoral Institutions and Techniques of Control
Sources of Colonial Weakness
PartV ACCOUNTING FOR IMPERIAL CONTRACTION
PartVI CONSEQUENCES OF EUROPEAN OVERSEAS RULE
Appendix Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of
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