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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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The Dissolution of the Colonial Empires

The Dissolution of the Colonial Empires

1st Edition

By Franz Ansprenger
November 14, 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...

The German Empire 1867-1914 And the Unity Movement (Volume One)

The German Empire 1867-1914: And the Unity Movement (Volume One)

1st Edition

By William Harbutt Dawson
November 14, 2019

The German Empire, 1867-1914, first published in 1919, represents the most important and comprehensive of William Dawson’s contributions to German history and the understanding of German politics and affairs. This title will be of great interest to students of German and Imperial history....

The German Empire 1867-1914 And the Unity Movement (Volume Two)

The German Empire 1867-1914: And the Unity Movement (Volume Two)

1st Edition

By William Harbutt Dawson
November 14, 2019

The German Empire, 1867-1914, first published in 1919, represents the most important and comprehensive of William Dawson’s contributions to German history and the understanding of German politics and affairs. This title will be of great interest to students of German and Imperial history....

The Shaping of the French Colonial Empire A Bio-Bibliography of the Careers of Richelieu, Fouquet, and Colbert

The Shaping of the French Colonial Empire: A Bio-Bibliography of the Careers of Richelieu, Fouquet, and Colbert

1st Edition

By Philip P. Boucher
November 14, 2019

This bio-bibliography, first published in 1985, of the colonial "ministries" of Cardinal Richelieu, Nicholas Fouquet and Jean-Baptiste Colbert examines the primary and secondary sources available for a re-evaluation of the formative era of the French overseas empire. This volume will be of great ...

The World Encompassed The First European Maritime Empires c.800-1650

The World Encompassed: The First European Maritime Empires c.800-1650

1st Edition

By G. V. Scammell
November 14, 2019

In this authoritative study, first published in 1981, Geoffrey Scammell traces the course of European expansion between around 800 and 1650, during which time the world known to western Europeans was enlarged in a way unparalleled before or since. The book takes a broad historical perspective, ...

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