Empire and Domestic Economy

Author: Terence N. D'Altroy,Christine A. Hastorf

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306471922

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 5883

We are both immensely pleased to have played supporting roles in the archaeological research that led to this volume. As a faculty member at the Universidad del Centro (Huancayo) in the 1960s and later at the Universidad Nacional de San Marcos (Lima), Matos Mendieta developed a special interest in the Upper Mantaro and adjacent Tarma drainages, and during the 1960s and 1970s, he carried out general reconnaissance and several excavations in the area between Lake Junin and Huancayo. Matos Mendieta began his field research in the Sierra Central as part of the "Proyecto Andino de Estudios Arqueologicos" sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. As a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in the mid-1960s, Matos Mendieta began to interact more closely with North American scholars; during this period, he began to encourage and facilitate the interests of several US. -based archaeologists in the Peruvian Sierra Central, including Craig Morris, John Murra, and Donald Thompson, who were beginning fieldwork at and around the Inka provincial center of Huanuco Pampa north of Lake Junin, and David Browman, who in 1969 carried out one of the very first systematic archaeological surveys in highland Peru over parts of the main Mantaro Valley between Huancayo and Jauja.

Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy

A Study of the Asian Opium Trade 1750-1950

Author: Carl Trocki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113511899X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 9671

Drug epidemics are clearly not just a peculiar feature of modern life; the opium trade in the nineteenth century tells us a great deal about Asian herion traffic today. In an age when we are increasingly aware of large scale drug use, this book takes a long look at the history of our relationship with mind-altering substances. Engagingly written, with lay readers as much as specialists in mind, this book will be fascinating reading for historians, social scientists, as well as those involved in Asian studies, or economic history.

Empire or Republic?

American Global Power and Domestic Decay

Author: James Petras,Morris Morley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136043268

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 1428

Empire or Republic? makes the necessary, but much overlooked, link between our nation's international policies and the domestic situation. The authors contend that the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations have all focused on global leadership to the detriment of pressing social, economic and political problems at home.

The Ottoman Empire and the World-Economy

Author: Huri Islamogu-Inan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521526074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

View: 1586

New perspectives on the Ottoman Empire, challenging Western stereotypes.

Mammon and the Pursuit of Empire Abridged Edition

The Economics of British Imperialism

Author: Lance Edwin Davis,Robert A. Huttenback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521357234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 5801

Historians have so far made few attempts to assess directly the costs and benefits of Britain's investment in empire. This book presents answers to some of the key questions about the economics of imperialism: how large was the flow of finance to the empire? How great were the profits on empire investment? What were the social costs of maintaining the empire? Who received the profits, and who bore the costs? The authors show that colonial finance did not dominate British capital markets; returns from empire investment were not high in comparison to earnings in the domestic and foreign sectors; there is no evidence of continued exploitative profits; and empire profits were earned at a substantial cost to the taxpayer. They depict British imperialism as a mechanism to effect an income transfer from the tax-paying middle class to the elites in which the ownership of imperial enterprise was heavily concentrated, with some slight net transfer to the colonies in the process.

Informal Empire and the Rise of One World Culture

Author: G. Barton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113731592X

Category: History

Page: 263

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Informal empire is a key mechanism of control that explains much of the configuration of the modern world. This book traces the broad outline of westernization through elite formations around the world in the modern era. It explains why the world is western and how formal empire describes only the tip of the iceberg of British and American power.

The Oxford History of the British Empire: The eighteenth century

Author: William Roger Louis,Alaine Low,Peter James Marshall

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199246779

Category: History

Page: 639

View: 5047

Volume II of the Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This was the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. The international team of experts deploys the latest scholarly research to trace and analyze development and expansion over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Although the Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Empire and Nation

The American Revolution in the Atlantic World

Author: Peter Onuf

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801879128

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 2729

How did events and ideas from elsewhere in the British empire influence development in the thirteen American colonies? What was the effect of the American Revolution on the wider Atlantic world? In Empire and Nation, leading historians reconsider the American Revolution as a transnational event, with many sources and momentous implications for Ireland, Africa, the West Indies, Canada, and Britain itself. The opening section situates the origins of the American Revolution in the commercial, ethnic, and political ferment that characterized Britain's Atlantic empire at the close of the Seven Years' War (1756–1763). The empire then experienced extraordinary changes, ranging from the first stirrings of nationalism in Ireland to the dramatic expansion of British rule in Canada, Africa, and India. The second part focuses on the rebellion of the thirteen colonies—touching on slavery and ethnicity, the changing nature of religious faith, and ideas about civil society and political organization. Finally, contributors examine the changes wrought by the American Revolution both within Britain's remaining imperial possessions and among the other states in the emerging "concert of Europe." The essays in Empire and Nation challenge facile assumptions about the "exceptional" character of the republic's founding moment, even as they invite readers to think anew about the complex ways in which the Revolution reshaped both American society and the Atlantic world.

Japan's Total Empire

Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism

Author: Louise Young

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520219342

Category: History

Page: 487

View: 3883

At the heart of the empire Japan won and then lost in the Pacific War was Manchukuo, a puppet state created in Northeast China in 1932. Not unlike India for the British, Manchukuo was the crucible and symbol of empire for the Japanese. In this book, the first social and cultural history of Japan's construction of Manchuria, Louise Young studies how people at home imagined, experienced, and built the empire that so threatened the world.

Energy and Empire

The Politics of Nuclear and Solar Power in the United States

Author: George A. Gonzalez

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438442955

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 6961

What set the United States on the path to developing commercial nuclear energy in the 1950s, and what led to the seeming demise of that industry in the late 1970s? Why, in spite of the depletion of fossil fuels and the obvious dangers of global warming, has the United States moved so slowly toward adopting alternatives? In Energy and Empire, George A. Gonzalez presents a clear and concise argument demonstrating that economic elites tied their advocacy of the nuclear energy option to post-1945 American foreign policy goals. At the same time, these elites opposed government support for other forms of energy, such as solar, that cannot be dominated by one nation. While researchers have blamed safety concerns and other factors as helping to arrest the expansion of domestic nuclear power plant construction, Gonzalez points to an entirely different set of motivations stemming from the loss of America’s domination/control of the enrichment of nuclear fuel. Once foreign countries could enrich their own fuel, civilian nuclear power ceased to be a lever the United States could use to economically/politically dominate other nations. Instead, it became a major concern relating to nuclear weapons proliferation.

A Financial Centre for Two Empires

Hong Kong's Corporate, Securities and Tax Laws in its Transition from Britain to China

Author: David C. Donald,Jefferson P. VanderWolk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107004802

Category: Law

Page: 292

View: 8026

An historical, empirical, doctrinal and comparative case study of how a former British colony became China's international financial centre.

Losing an Empire and Finding a Role

Britain, the USA, NATO and Nuclear Weapons, 1964-70

Author: K. Stoddart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369251

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

View: 3664

This book sheds fresh light on developments in British nuclear weapons policy between October 1964, when the Labour Party came back into power under Harold Wilson following a thirteen year absence, and June 1970 when the Conservative government of Edward Heath was elected.

An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire

Author: Halil İnalcık,Suraiya Faroqhi,Donald Quataert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521574556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

View: 691

A major contribution to Ottoman history, now published in paperback in two volumes.

American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance

Author: Leo Panitch,Martijn Konings

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan


Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 9807

In a lively critique of how international and comparative political economy misjudge the relationship between global markets and states, this book demonstrates the central place of the American state in today's world of globalized finance. The contributors set aside traditional emphases on military intervention, looking instead to economics.

Industry and Empire

From 1750 to the Present Day

Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm,Chris Wrigley

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1565845617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

View: 5270

Updates the classic study of the industrial revolution, while exploring Britain's rise and subsequent decline from industrial power

American Empire

A Debate

Author: Christopher Layne,Bradley A. Thayer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135928436

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 1454

In this short, accessible book Layne and Thayer argue the merits and demerits of an American empire. With few, if any, rivals to its supremacy, the United States has made an explicit commitment to maintaining and advancing its primacy in the world. But what exactly are the benefits of American hegemony and what are the costs and drawbacks for this fledgling empire? After making their best cases for and against an American empire, subsequent chapters allow both authors to respond to the major arguments presented by their opponents and present their own counter arguments.

The Ottoman Empire and European Capitalism, 1820-1913

Trade, Investment and Production

Author: Sevket Pamuk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521331943

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 5709

Originally published in 1987, this book examines the consequences of the nineteenth-century economic penetration of Europe into the Ottoman Empire. Professor Pamuk makes subtle use of a very wide range of sources encompassing the statistics of most of the European countries and Ottoman records not previously tapped for this purpose. His economic and quantitative analysis established the long-term trends of Ottoman foreign trade and European investment in the Empire. The later chapters focus on the commercialisation of agriculture and the decline as well as the resistance of handicrafts. Geographically, most of the volume focuses on the area within the 1911 borders of the Empire - Turkey, northern Greece, Greater Syria and Iraq. Professor Pamuk compares the relationship of the Ottoman Empire to the world economy with that of other parts of the non-European world and concludes that the two distinguishing features of the Ottoman case were the environment of Great Power rivalry and the ability of the government to react against European pressures.