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Routledge Library Editions: World Empires


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The 16 volumes in this set, originally published between 1919 and 1998, draw together research by leading academics in the area of World Empires and provide an examination of related key issues. The books examine French Colonialism, the German Empire, and the Ottoman Empire, as well as the effect European colonialism had in Africa and Asia. This set will be of particular interest to students of world history.

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Armenians in the Service of the Ottoman Empire 1860-1908

Armenians in the Service of the Ottoman Empire: 1860-1908

1st Edition

By Mesrob K. Krikorian
November 12, 2019

First published in 1977. Although hundreds of books have been published on the Armenian question and massacres, very little is known about their services in the cultural, economic and administrative life and development of the Ottoman Empire. This study is an investigation into the contribution by ...

Conquest and Resistance to Colonialism in Africa

Conquest and Resistance to Colonialism in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Gregory Maddox
November 12, 2019

The articles collected in this study, first published in 1993, concentrates on African struggles to maintain their autonomy. Although the history of interaction between African peoples and those from outside that continent is old, for most of Africa colonial domination by European powers was both ...

Empire and Commerce in Africa A Study in Economic Imperialism

Empire and Commerce in Africa: A Study in Economic Imperialism

1st Edition

By Leonard Woolf
November 12, 2019

In this title, originally published in 1920, Leonard Woolf traces the history of economic imperialism and explores the relations of Europe and Africa since 1876. This analysis of economic imperialism helped to shape attitudes to colonialism for more than one generation of radicals and socialists, ...

France Overseas A Study of Modern Imperialism

France Overseas: A Study of Modern Imperialism

1st Edition

By Herbert Ingram Priestley
November 12, 2019

Originally published in 1938. Upon restoration of peace in 1814, recovery of colonial prestige become one of the leading affairs of the French state. First the Old Colonies were reoccupied, then new areas were sought in the Pacific, Asia, and in Africa. This book examines the growth of France ...

Images of Imperial Rule

Images of Imperial Rule

1st Edition

By Hugh Ridley
November 12, 2019

Originally published in 1983. In the late nineteenth century as the European powers divided the world between themselves and scrambled over Africa, so their writers went with them, recording in fiction, as well as in historical narrative, the events and issues of the colonial expansion. The ...

Resistance in the Desert Moroccan Responses to French Imperialism 1881-1912

Resistance in the Desert: Moroccan Responses to French Imperialism 1881-1912

1st Edition

By Ross E. Dunn
November 12, 2019

This work, first published in 1977, is a study of African responses to European conquest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It centers on the Muslim pastoral tribes and oasis communities which inhabited southeastern Morocco, a semi-arid region on the northern fringe of the Sahara...

Revisionism and Empire Socialist Imperialism in Germany, 1897-1914

Revisionism and Empire: Socialist Imperialism in Germany, 1897-1914

1st Edition

By Roger Fletcher
November 12, 2019

First published in 1984. Revisionism or reformism has long been recognised as one of the main intellectual ancestors of democratic socialism, the last survivor of the tradition of Enlightenment progressivism and the only viable alternative to conservatism on the one hand and Marxist-Leninism on the...

Struggle for Empire A Bibliography of the French and Indian War

Struggle for Empire: A Bibliography of the French and Indian War

1st Edition

By James G. Lydon
November 12, 2019

Originally published in 1986. The French and Indian War (Seven Years’ War) occurred in the mid-eighteenth century. The concern of this bibliography is with the North American experience in this war, with excursions into the West Indies to examine collateral events which involved Anglo-Americans ...

The Baltic States and the End of the Soviet Empire

The Baltic States and the End of the Soviet Empire

1st Edition

By Kristian Gerner, Stefan Hedlund
November 12, 2019

First published in 1993. How is it possible for the three tiny Baltic republics to gain their freedom from the Soviet Union, without a single shot being fired or a single stone thrown at the oppressor? The topic of this book is the implosion of the Soviet empire. It tells the parallel stories of ...

The Builders of the Mogul Empire

The Builders of the Mogul Empire

1st Edition

By Michael Prawdin
November 12, 2019

First published in 1963. The Moguls, the descendants of the Mongols, two and a half centuries later than Jenghiz Khan, created an empire that stretched from Persia to Burma and from the Himalayas to the centre of the Indian subcontinent. It was a creation almost more astonishing than Jenghiz Khan's...

The Colonial Epoch in Africa

The Colonial Epoch in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Gregory Maddox
November 12, 2019

The articles collected in this study, first published in 1993, concentrates on the transformation and continuities in African societies during the height of the colonial era, and explores the struggles by Africans to find space – socially, politically, or economically – within the confines of ...

The Dissolution of the Colonial Empires

The Dissolution of the Colonial Empires

1st Edition

By Franz Ansprenger
November 12, 2019

First published in 1989. On the eve of the First World War, almost 72 million square kilometres of territory and more than 560 million people were under colonial rule. By 1980 the European colonial empires had disappeared from the map. Concentrating in particular on the British Commonwealth and the...

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