In a Sea of Empires

In a Sea of Empires
Author: Jeppe Mulich
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781108489720
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Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A history of imperial competition, colonial cooperation, and revolutionary currents in the maritime borderlands of the early nineteenth-century Caribbean.

Empires of the Sea

Empires of the Sea
Author: Roger Crowley
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0571298192
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Suleiman the Magnificent's invasion fleet set sail for Rhodes in 1521, it was the start of a 60 year epic struggle for control of the Mediterranean. This is a breathtaking story of military crusading, Barbary pirates, white slavery and the Ottoman Empire - as well as the contest between Islam and Christianity, East and West.

Empires of the Sea

Empires of the Sea
Author: Roger Crowley
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9780812977646
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Release: 2009
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A thrilling account of the brutal decades-long battle between Christendom and Islam for the soul of Europe. This struggle's brutal climax came between 1565 and 1571, seven years that witnessed a fight to the finish decided in a series of bloody set pieces: the epic siege of Malta, in which a tiny band of Christian defenders defied the might of the Ottoman army; the savage battle for Cyprus; and the apocalyptic last-ditch defense of southern Europe at Lepanto--one of the single most shocking days in world history. At the close of this cataclysmic naval encounter, the carnage was so great that the victors could barely sail away because of the countless corpses floating in the sea. Lepanto fixed the frontiers of the Mediterranean world that we know today.

Empire of the Black Sea

Empire of the Black Sea
Author: Duane W. Roller
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780190887841
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Release: 2020
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Existing from the early third century BC to 63 BC, the Mithridatic kingdom of Pontos was one of the most powerful entities in the Mediterranean world. Under a series of vigorous kings and queens, it expanded from a fortress in the mountainous territory of northern Asia Minor to rule almost all the Black Sea perimeter. This is the first study in English of this kingdom in its entirety, from its origins under King Mithridates I around 280 BC until its last and greatest king, the erudite and cultured Mithridates VI the Great, fell victim to the expanding ambitions of the Roman Republic in 63 BC. Through a series of astute marriage alliances (one of which produced the ancestors of Cleopatra of Egypt), political acumen, and military ability, the Pontic rulers (most of whom were named Mithridates) dominated the culture and politics of the Black Sea region for over 200 years. There is a thorough exploration of the internal dynamics of the kingdom as well as its relations with the rest of the Mediterranean world, especially the ever-expanding Roman Republic"--

Empires of the Sea

Empires of the Sea
Author: Anonim
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9789004407671
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Release: 2019-10-07
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Empires of the Sea brings together studies of maritime empires from the Bronze Age to the Eighteenth Century. The volume develops the category of maritime empire as a specific type of empire in both European and ‘non-western’ history.

Oceanic Histories

Oceanic Histories
Author: David Armitage,Alison Bashford,Sujit Sivasundaram
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781108423182
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Release: 2017-12-07
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Oceanic Histories is the first comprehensive account of world history focused not on the land but viewed through the 70% of the Earth's surface covered by water. Leading historians trace the history of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans and seas, from the Arctic and the Baltic to the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan/Korea's East Sea, over the longue dure. Individual chapters trace the histories and the historiographies of the various oceanic regions, with special attention given to the histories of circulation and particularity, the links between human and non-human history and the connections and comparisons between parts of the World Ocean. Showcasing oceanic history as a field with a long past and a vibrant future, these authoritative surveys, original arguments and guides to research make this volume an indispensable resource for students and scholars alike.

Pirates of Empire

Pirates of Empire
Author: Stefan Eklöf Amirell
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781108484213
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Release: 2019-08-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This comparative study of piracy and maritime violence provides a fresh understanding of European overseas expansion and colonisation in Asia. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

Of Sea and Shadow

Of Sea and Shadow
Author: Will Wight
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0989671720
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Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Guild of Navigators has ruled the Aion Sea for centuries, using their fleet of mystical ships to collect trade for the Aurelian Empire. Now the Emperor is dead. For Calder Marten, Captain of The Testament, the Emperor's death is not an end, but an opportunity. He and his crew seek the legendary Heart of Nakothi, an artifact that could raise a second Emperor...and earn Calder a fortune. But they're not the only ones who want the Heart. The Consultant's Guild, an ancient order of spies and assassins, will stop at nothing to keep the world in chaos. They seek to destroy the Heart, and prevent the world from uniting under a single Emperor ever again. On the seas, a man works to restore the dying Empire. In the shadows, a woman seeks to destroy it.

Italy s Sea

Italy s Sea
Author: Valerie McGuire
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781800348004
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Release: 2020-11-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For much of the twentieth century the Mediterranean was a colonized sea. Italy's Sea: Empire and Nation in the Mediterranean (1895-1945) reintegrates Italy, one of the least studied imperial states, into the history of European colonialism. It takes a critical approach to the concept of the Mediterranean in the period of Italian expansion and examines how within and through the Mediterranean Italians navigated issues of race, nation and migration troubling them at home as well as transnational questions about sovereignty, identity, and national belonging created by the decline and collapse of the Ottoman empire in North Africa, the Balkans, and the eastern Mediterranean, or Levant. While most studies of Italian colonialism center on the encounter in Africa, Italy's Sea describes another set of colonial identities that accrued in and around the Aegean region of the Mediterranean, ones linked not to resettlement projects or to the rhetoric of reclaiming Roman empire, but to cosmopolitan imaginaries of Magna Graecia, the medieval Christian crusades, the Venetian and Genoese maritime empires, and finally, of religious diversity and transnational Levantine Jewish communities that could help render cultural and political connections between the Italian nation at home and the overseas empire in the Mediterranean. Using postcolonial critique to interpret local archival and oral sources as well as Italian colonial literature, film, architecture, and urban planning, the book brings to life a history of mediterraneita or Mediterraneanness in Italian culture, one with both liberal and fascist associations, and enriches our understanding of how contemporary Italy-as well as Greece-may imagine their relationships to Europe and the Mediterranean today. --

German Science in the Age of Empire

German Science in the Age of Empire
Author: Moritz von Brescius
Pages: 426
ISBN: 9781108427326
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Release: 2019-03-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A path-breaking study of national, imperial and indigenous interests at stake in a controversial German expedition to British India.

Networks of Empire

Networks of Empire
Author: Kerry Ward
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780521885867
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Release: 2009
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this book, Ward examines the Dutch East India Company's control of migration as an expression of imperial power.

A Search for Sovereignty

A Search for Sovereignty
Author: Lauren Benton
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781107782716
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Release: 2009-11-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Search for Sovereignty approaches world history by examining the relation of law and geography in European empires between 1400 and 1900. Lauren Benton argues that Europeans imagined imperial space as networks of corridors and enclaves, and that they constructed sovereignty in ways that merged ideas about geography and law. Conflicts over treason, piracy, convict transportation, martial law, and crime created irregular spaces of law, while also attaching legal meanings to familiar geographic categories such as rivers, oceans, islands, and mountains. The resulting legal and spatial anomalies influenced debates about imperial constitutions and international law both in the colonies and at home. This study changes our understanding of empire and its legacies and opens new perspectives on the global history of law.

The Red Sea

The Red Sea
Author: William Napier
Pages: 386
ISBN: 1409105342
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Release: 2012
Editor: Orion Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Mediterranean, 1571. For hundreds of years the Ottoman Empire has ruled the seas. But the seas are only a gateway to the lands they covet beyond.The armies of the Turk are picking off colonies and small islands, and if the Mediterranean falls, then finally perhaps the balance of power between crescent and cross will tip... It has been a momentous summer - the fall of Nicosia, Cyprus besieged and men flayed alive, their bodies displayed as trophies on opposing galleys. Now, as the sun rises on one October day, history will be written in blood. Five hours will shape history. Countries all over western Europe have sent ships and men. Caught up in it are Hodge and Ingoldsby - two young English adventurers who have survived the siege of Malta and are already living on borrowed time. Now, it seems the debt must be repaid...

Crossing Empires

Crossing Empires
Author: Kristin L. Hoganson,Jay Sexton
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781478007432
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Release: 2020-01-03
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Weaving U.S. history into the larger fabric of world history, the contributors to Crossing Empires de-exceptionalize the American empire, placing it in a global transimperial context. They draw attention to the breadth of U.S. entanglements with other empires to illuminate the scope and nature of American global power as it reached from the Bering Sea to Australia and East Africa to the Caribbean. With case studies ranging from the 1830s to the late twentieth century, the contributors address topics including diplomacy, governance, anticolonialism, labor, immigration, medicine, religion, and race. Their transimperial approach—whether exemplified in examinations of U.S. steel corporations partnering with British imperialists to build the Ugandan railway or the U.S. reliance on other empires in its governance of the Philippines—transcends histories of interimperial rivalries and conflicts. In so doing, the contributors illuminate the power dynamics of seemingly transnational histories and the imperial origins of contemporary globality. Contributors. Ikuko Asaka, Oliver Charbonneau, Genevieve Clutario, Anne L. Foster, Julian Go, Michel Gobat, Julie Greene, Kristin L. Hoganson, Margaret D. Jacobs, Moon-Ho Jung, Marc-William Palen, Nicole M. Phelps, Jay Sexton, John Soluri, Stephen Tuffnell

Empires of the Weak

Empires of the Weak
Author: J C Sharman
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780691210070
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West? The conventional answer asserts that superior technology, tactics, and institutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans a decisive advantage in war over other civilizations from 1500 onward. In contrast, Empires of the Weak argues that Europeans actually had no general military superiority in the early modern era. J. C. Sharman shows instead that European expansion from the late fifteenth to the late eighteenth centuries is better explained by deference to strong Asian and African polities, disease in the Americas, and maritime supremacy earned by default because local land-oriented polities were largely indifferent to war and trade at sea. Europeans were overawed by the mighty Eastern empires of the day, which pioneered key military innovations and were the greatest early modern conquerors. Against the view that the Europeans won for all time, Sharman contends that the imperialism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a relatively transient and anomalous development in world politics that concluded with Western losses in various insurgencies. If the twenty-first century is to be dominated by non-Western powers like China, this represents a return to the norm for the modern era. Bringing a revisionist perspective to the idea that Europe ruled the world due to military dominance, Empires of the Weak demonstrates that the rise of the West was an exception in the prevailing world order.

Nationalizing Empires

Nationalizing Empires
Author: Stefan Berger,Alexei Miller
Pages: 700
ISBN: 9789633860168
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Release: 2015-06-30
Editor: Central European University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The essays in Nationalizing Empires challenge the dichotomy between empire and nation state that for decades has dominated historiography. The authors center their attention on nation-building in the imperial core and maintain that the nineteenth century, rather than the age of nation-states, was the age of empires and nationalism. They identify a number of instances where nation building projects in the imperial metropolis aimed at the preservation and extension of empires rather than at their dissolution or the transformation of entire empires into nation states. Such observations have until recently largely escaped theoretical reflection.

Empires in World History

Empires in World History
Author: Niv Horesh
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9789811615405
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Release: 2021
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

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Empire s Crossroads

Empire s Crossroads
Author: Carrie Gibson
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780230766181
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Release: 2014-06-19
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands of miles away; the idea of true equality as espoused in Saint Domingue in the 1790s; the slow progress to independence; and even globalization and migration, with the ships passing to and fro taking people and goods in all possible directions, hundreds of years before the term 'globalization' was coined. From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, the story of the Caribbean is not simply the story of slaves and masters - but of fortune-seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists. It is not only a story of imperial expansion - European and American - but of global connections, and also of life as it is lived in the islands, both in the past and today.

The Routledge History of Western Empires

The Routledge History of Western Empires
Author: Robert Aldrich,Kirsten McKenzie
Pages: 526
ISBN: 9781317999867
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Release: 2013-12-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Routledge History of Western Empires is an all new volume focusing on the history of Western Empires in a comparative and thematic perspective. Comprising of thirty-three original chapters arranged in eight thematic sections, the book explores European overseas expansion from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Decolonisation. Studies by both well-known historians and new scholars offer fresh, accessible perspectives on a multitude of themes ranging from colonialism in the Arctic to the scramble for the coral sea, from attitudes to the environment in the East Indies to plans for colonial settlement in Australasia. Chapters examine colonial attitudes towards poisonous animals and the history of colonial medicine, evangelisaton in Africa and Oceania, colonial recreation in the tropics and the tragedy of the slave trade. The Routledge History of Western Empires ranges over five centuries and crosses continents and oceans highlighting transnational and cross-cultural links in the imperial world and underscoring connections between colonial history and world history. Through lively and engaging case studies, contributors not only weigh in on historiographical debates on themes such as human rights, religion and empire, and the ‘taproots’ of imperialism, but also illustrate the various approaches to the writing of colonial history. A vital contribution to the field.

International Status in the Shadow of Empire

International Status in the Shadow of Empire
Author: Cait Storr
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9781108498500
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Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book offers a new account of Nauru's imperial history and examines its significance in the history of international law.