The age of empires

Format: Print Book 2007
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q D208.A38 2007
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Oversize
Call Number  q D208.A38 2007
The story of thirteen modern Empires, a story full of suspense, cruelty, conflict, heroism, great explorations and extraordinary feats of endurance, is here told with a rich profusion of illustrations drawn from a wide range of vivid, colourful, authentic sources.Now that the age of empires is fully over, it is possible for the first time to draw up a balance sheet of praise and blame.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A historical overview of imperialism from the sixteenth to the late-twentieth century, this volume dedicates chapters to10 European countries plus the Ottoman Empire and the U.S. Described by editor Aldrich as inviting discussions without nostalgia or castigation of empires, the authors succinctly trace commercial and political forces promoting a country's embarkation on empire building. A mixture of avarice and ideological zeal commonly emerges as motivating each case, though the authors underscore that an ineradicable conqueror/conquered relationship endured beneath the efforts of empire builders, achieved with some success by the French, to instill a unified sense of imperial membership. Typically, the deeper that sank in culturally, the more wrenching was the independence process for the colonies, as the French experienced in Algeria. By contrast, shorter imperial episodes such as those of Germany or Italy are depicted here as historically evanescent. Covering in addition the empires of Britain, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden, the Hapsburgs, and Russia, this work, supported by scores of color illustrations, introduces the library audience to an important historical topic with continuing contemporary ramifications.--Taylor, Gilbert Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects History, Modern.
Publisher New York :Thames & Hudson,2007
Contributors Aldrich, Robert, 1954-
Language English
Description 320 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-318) and index.
ISBN 0500251363
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