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Visions of Empire

How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World

Kumar, Krishan

Visions of Empire

Visions of Empire

How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World

Visions of Empire

 

Krishan Kumar provides panoramic and multifaceted portraits of five major European empires--Ottoman, Habsburg, Russian/Soviet, British, and French--showing how each, like ancient Rome, saw itself as the carrier of universal civilization to the rest of the world.


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Beschrijving Visions of Empire

In this extraordinary volume, Kumar provides readers with a brilliant tour of some of history's most important empires, demonstrating the critical importance of imperial ideas and ideologies for understanding their modalities of rule and the conflicts that beset them.


ISBN
9780691192802
Pagina's
600
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NUR
680
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Paperback / softback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
Princeton University Press

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