Longman Companion to the Formation of the European Empires, 1488-1920: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Longman Companion to the Formation of the European Empires, 1488-1920

1st Edition

By Muriel E. Chamberlain

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276 pages

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The European empires as they existed from the Age of Discovery until after the First World War shaped the modern world. So great has been their political, economic and cultural influence that to fully understand contemporary history and events, it is essential to have an understanding of the imperial past. This book is an impressive achievement. It brings together in one comprehensive volume, all the essential facts and figures relating to the process of empire-building by the European powers. It complements the Longman Companion to European Decolonisation in the Twentieth Century by the same author - together they help to explain why different empires had different philosophies, dissolved in different ways, and left different legacies.

Table of Contents

List of Maps. Preface. I. CHRONOLOGY. 1. The Foundations. 2. Eighteenth-Century Competition for Empire. 3. Loss and Continuity. 4. The New Imperialism. 5. Imperialism and the First World War. Biographies. Glossary. Appendices. Bibliography. Maps. Index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS010000
HISTORY / Europe / General
HIS037000
HISTORY / World
HIS037040
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century
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HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century
HIS037060
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
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HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century