The Dynamics of Global Dominance: European Overseas Empires, 1415-1980
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, David Abernethy explains Europe's long occupation of global centre stage and seeks to throw new light on today's postcolonial world and the legacies of empire.
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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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