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Author Abernethy, David B., author.

Title The dynamics of global dominance : European overseas empires, 1415-1980 / David B. Abernethy
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2000]


Description 1 online resource (viii, 524 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Part 1. Western Europe and the world. Ceuta, Bojador, and beyond: Europeans on the move ; Why did the overseas empires rise, persist, and fall? -- Part 2. Phases of imperial expansion and contraction. Phase 1: Expansion, 1415-1773 ; Phase 2: Contraction, 1775-1824 ; Phase 3: Expansion, 1824-1912 ; Phase 4: Unstable equilibrium, 1914-39 ; Phase 5: Expansion, 1840-80 -- Part 3. Accounting for imperial expansion. Western Europe as a region: shared features ; Western Europe as a system of competing states ; The institutional basis for the triple assault ; Non-European initiatives and perception -- Part 4. Consolidating power. Sectoral institutions and techniques of control ; Sources of colonial weakness -- Part 5. Accounting for imperial contraction. Colonialism and self-defeating enterprise ; The international dimension: war as the catalyst for independence -- Part 6. Consequences of European overseas rule. Legacies ; The moral evaluation of colonialism -- Appendix. Spatial and temporal dimensions of the overseas empires
Summary "In advancing a theory of imperialism that includes European and non-European actors, and in analyzing economic, social, and cultural as well as political dimensions of empire, Abernethy helps account for Europe's long occupation of global center stage. He also sheds light on key features of today's postcolonial world and on the legacies of empire, concluding with an insightful approach to the moral evaluation of colonialism."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-504) and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from e-book title screen (JSTOR platform, viewed March 8, 2016)
Subject Discoveries in geography.
15.50 general world history; history of great parts of the world, peoples, civilizations: general.
15.70 history of Europe.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Discoveries in geography.
Territorial expansion.
Overzeese expansie.
Koloniale rijken.
History & Archaeology.
History - General.
Colonialismo (história) -- 1415-1980 -- Europa.
Discoveries in geography.
SUBJECT Europe -- Territorial expansion
Europe -- Colonies
Subject Europe.
Europe, Western -- Territorial expansion -- History.
Europe, Western -- Colonies.
Europe, Western -- Colonies -- History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00033472
ISBN 9780300143881