Some of the articles in this work reflect on contemporary events, but most are concerned with the historical process which underlies international politics.
Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
Category: History, Modern
Brings together the articles and lectures of Sir Michael Howard during his time as Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford between 1980 and 1989. Some of the articles in this work reflect on contemporary events, but most are concerned with the historical process which underlies international politics.
Examines the military operations that emerged from the Japanese invasion of Southern China.
Author: Franco David Macri
Examines the military operations that emerged from the Japanese invasion of Southern China. Opens a new window on this rarely studied theater in World War II and shows for the first time how the conflict served as a "proxy war" to support aims more in line with the goals of the Allied nations than with China's.
In War and Peace and War, Peter Turchin uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to offer a bold new theory about the course of world history.
Author: Peter Turchin
In War and Peace and War, Peter Turchin uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to offer a bold new theory about the course of world history. Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an empire is a society’s capacity for collective action. He demonstrates that high levels of cooperation are found where people have to band together to fight off a common enemy, and that this kind of cooperation led to the formation of the Roman and Russian empires, and the United States. But as empires grow, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, conflict replaces cooperation, and dissolution inevitably follows. Eloquently argued and rich with historical examples, War and Peace and War offers a bold new theory about the course of world history with implications for nations today.
Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad Manu
Karuka ... Ostensibly created in order to serve and protect colonizers from
Indigenous people, the infrastructure of war and occupation actually establishes
Author: Manu Karuka
Publisher: University of California Press
Empire’s Tracks boldly reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee Native American tribes, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path. In this meticulously researched book, Manu Karuka situates the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism. Through an examination of legislative, military, and business records, Karuka deftly explains the imperial foundations of U.S. political economy. Tracing the shared paths of Indigenous and Asian American histories, this multisited interdisciplinary study connects military occupation to exclusionary border policies, a linked chain spanning the heart of U.S. imperialism. This highly original and beautifully wrought book unveils how the transcontinental railroad laid the tracks of the U.S. Empire.
The last war , which was undertaken al . together on account of the colonies , cost
Great Britain , it has already been observed ... But countries which contribute
neither revenue nor military force towards the support of the empire , cannot be
Author: United States. Office of EducationPublish On: 1885
Greece : History of Greece as reading lessons ; attention to Argonautic expedition
, Trojan war , wars with minor nations ; laws of Lycurgus , Draco , Solon ; the
Persian invasions , Peloponnesian wars , sacred war , Macedonian Empire ...
THE gloomy winter of 1860 - 61 was passed in vain attempts to avert the
catastrophe . impending on the Nation , by measures of conciliation with respect
to slavery . This was the exclusive subject of conversation and debate in the
Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the Great War Nari Shelekpayev,
François-Olivier Dorais, Daria Dyakonova ... and perceptions of war from the
perspective of minorities and “small nations”; the relationship between the war
and the ...
Author: Nari Shelekpayev
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This book brings together a series of papers presented at a University of Montreal interdisciplinary conference held in March 2014 and devoted to various little-known facets of the First World War’s cultural and social history. The commemorative activities of the war’s centennial triggered the conference, as this anniversary had precipitated a lively renewal of historical reflections on the causes and consequences of this global conflict. If the commemoration was an occasion to foster a more civic-minded pedagogical approach regarding the meaning of this major historical event, the conference itself strove to engage the rich and substantial body of research about the war that had evolved over the past few decades. While taking national and regional approaches into account, this book also aligns itself with the recent interest in a global history of the Great War that, by not excluding various national traditions, strives to re-examine the causes and consequences of the conflict from a perspective whose scope extends beyond Europe. By engaging in a broader temporal and spatial consideration of the war, this standpoint not only calls into question the relevance of using the nation-state as a singular political and cultural framework with which to understand the conflict, but also, and especially, strives to more clearly apprehend peripheral geopolitical spaces, particularly Africa and the Americas, in the conflict and to integrate them more effectively.
... countries incurred by Drake and Smith , for their conduct as with which they
may happen to be at war . The expediency English diplomatists , who were sent
away with inof acting upon this right ( even if the right were in any de dignation
Author: Dinshah Ardeshir TaleyarkhanPublish On: 1886
largest forces of the Army and the Navy , we are much annoyed at the present
outlook that a national war should be seriously thought of in both the opposed countries . We do not mean that there is no likelihood of anything occurring in the
The first volume to examine the Great War as a global conflict between empires rather than a European war between nation-states, extending the study beyond the traditional 1914-1918 timeline.
Author: Robert Gerwarth
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Empires at War, 1911-1923 offers a new perspective on the history of the Great War, looking at the war beyond the generally-accepted 1914-1918 timeline, and as a global war between empires, rather than a European war between nation-states. The volume expands the story of the war both in time and space to include the violent conflicts that preceded and followed World War I, from the 1911 Italian invasion of Libya to the massive violence that followed the collapse of the Ottoman, Russian, and Austrian empires until 1923. It argues that the traditional focus on the period between August 1914 and November 1918 makes more sense for the victorious western front powers (notably Britain and France), than it does for much of central-eastern and south-eastern Europe or for those colonial troops whose demobilization did not begin in November 1918. The paroxysm of 1914-18 has to be seen in the wider context of armed imperial conflict that began in 1911 and did not end until 1923. If we take the Great War seriously as a world war, we must, a century after the event, adopt a perspective that does justice more fully to the millions of imperial subjects called upon to defend their imperial governments' interest, to theatres of war that lay far beyond Europe including in Asia and Africa and, more generally, to the wartime roles and experiences of innumerable peoples from outside the European continent. Empires at War also tells the story of the broad, global mobilizations that saw African soldiers and Chinese labourers in the trenches of the Western front, Indian troops in Jerusalem, and the Japanese military occupying Chinese territory. Finally, the volume shows how the war set the stage for the collapse not only of specific empires but of the imperial world order.
Neither of these empires , however , has any thing in common with the scientific
spirit , or the spirit of liberty which pervades ... It appears , therefore ,
incomprehensible , that the democratic republican spirit of the nations that lay
claim to a ...
Empires, Nations, and Natives is a groundbreaking comparative analysis of the interplay between the practice of anthropology and the politics of empires and nation-states in the colonial and postcolonial worlds.
Author: Benoît Neiburg
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
Empires, Nations, and Natives is a groundbreaking comparative analysis of the interplay between the practice of anthropology and the politics of empires and nation-states in the colonial and postcolonial worlds. It brings together essays that demonstrate how the production of social-science knowledge about the “other” has been inextricably linked to the crafting of government policies. Subverting established boundaries between national and imperial anthropologies, the contributors explore the role of anthropology in the shifting categorizations of race in southern Africa, the identification of Indians in Brazil, the implementation of development plans in Africa and Latin America, the construction of Mexican and Portuguese nationalism, the genesis of “national character” studies in the United States during World War II, the modernizing efforts of the French colonial administration in Africa, and postcolonial architecture. The contributors—social and cultural anthropologists from the Americas and Europe—report on both historical and contemporary processes. Moving beyond controversies that cast the relationship between scholarship and politics in binary terms of complicity or autonomy, they bring into focus a dynamic process in which states, anthropological knowledge, and population groups themselves are mutually constructed. Such a reflexive endeavor is an essential contribution to a critical anthropological understanding of a changing world. Contributors: Alban Bensa, Marcio Goldman, Adam Kuper, Benoît de L’Estoile, Claudio Lomnitz, David Mills, Federico Neiburg, João Pacheco de Oliveira, Jorge Pantaleón, Omar Ribeiro Thomaz, Lygia Sigaud, Antonio Carlos de Souza Lima, Florence Weber
"Compelling, provocative, and learned. This book is a stunning and sophisticated reevaluation of the American empire. Hopkins tells an old story in a truly new way--American history will never be the same again.
Author: A. G. Hopkins
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A new history of the United States that turns American exceptionalism on its head American Empire is a panoramic work of scholarship that presents a bold new global perspective on the history of the United States. Taking readers from the colonial era to today, A. G. Hopkins shows how, far from diverging, the United States and Western Europe followed similar trajectories throughout this long period, and how America's dependency on Britain and Europe extended much later into the nineteenth century than previously understood. A sweeping narrative spanning three centuries, American Empire goes beyond the myth of American exceptionalism to place the United States within the wider context of the global historical forces that shaped Western empires and the world.
nations — war , pestilence , famine - allow Him to plant among them some better
seed and secure some more useful crop . Great religious reformations are often
seen to follow them . For twenty - seven years previous to the termination of the ...
In this fresh survey of foreign relations in the early years of the American republic, William Earl Weeks argues that the construction of the new nation went hand in hand with the building of the American empire.
Author: William Earl Weeks
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
In this fresh survey of foreign relations in the early years of the American republic, William Earl Weeks argues that the construction of the new nation went hand in hand with the building of the American empire. Mr. Weeks traces the origins of this initiative to the 1750s, when the Founding Fathers began to perceive the advantages of colonial union and the possibility of creating an empire within the British Empire that would provide security and the potential for commercial and territorial expansion. After the adoption of the Constitution—and a far stronger central government than had been popularly imagined—the need to expand combined with a messianic American nationalism. The result was aggressive diplomacy by successive presidential administrations. From the acquisition of Louisiana and Florida to the Mexican War, from the Monroe Doctrine to the annexation of Texas, Mr. Weeks describes the ideology and scope of American expansion in what has become known as the age of Manifest Destiny. Relations with Great Britain, France, and Spain; the role of missionaries, technology, and the federal government; and the issue of slavery are key elements in this succinct and thoughtful view of the making of the continental nation.
Tracing American hegemony in the twenty-first century, the author assesses increasing world disorder in light of the growing inequities caused by free-market globalization, America's use of the terrorist threat as an excuse for unilateral ...
Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm
Category: Political Science
From the best-known and most popular historian of modern Europe ("The Independent") comes a keenly perceptive and incisive look at empire and war as they have been transformed in the age of globalization.
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which , however excessive to be a violation of the right of nations ... of the most
generally admitted rights of nations , war ; and which is called a paper blockade .