Empires and Encounters

Empires and Encounters
Author: Wolfgang Reinhard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2015
Genre: Acculturation
ISBN: 0674286359

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"Empires and Encounters presents information on different aspects of human life in all parts of the world from the period 1350 to 1750. In the first centuries of that period people of different parts of the world were not only culturally different but also knew little or even nothing of each other. The Incas for instance had no idea of the existence of Europeans or Africans and vice versa. Inside large regions of the world, however, political interaction, as well as economic and cultural exchange, had been going on for many centuries and was during this period increasing in intensity because this was a time of worldwide empire-building. The chapters of the book examine Eurasia between Japan and Russia; the Ottoman and Iranian Empires of the Muslim world; Mughal India and the trading world of the Indian Ocean; the multicolored world of maritime Southeast Asia and Oceania; and the continents on both sides of the Atlantic under the growing impact of Europe. Europe at this time had no privileged power position, but it did enjoy a special role in establishing regular maritime interaction across the Atlantic and worldwide between the five macro-regions of the globe. The European world economy, based upon the silver of Spanish America, initiated modern globalization"--Provided by publisher.

Empire And Others

Empire And Others
Author: Professor M Daunton,Rick Halpern
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 653
Release: 2020-09-10
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781000144543

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Much has been written about the forging of a British identity in the 17th and 18th centuries, from the multiple kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland. But the process also ran across the Irish sea and was played out in North America and the Caribbean. In the process, the indigenous peoples of North America, the Caribbean, the Cape, Australia and New Zealand were forced to redefine their identities. This text integrates the history of these areas with British and imperial history. With contributions from both sides of the Atlantic, each chapter deals with a different aspect of British encounters with indigenous peoples in Colonial America and includes, for example, sections on "Native Americans and Early Modern Concepts of Race" and "Hunting and the Politics of Masculinity in Cherokee treaty-making, 1763-1775". This book should be of particular interest to postgraduate students of Colonial American history and early modern British history.

East Encounters West

East Encounters West
Author: Fatma Mu ̈ge Göc ̧ek,Fatma Müge Göçek,Fatma Muge Gocek,Fatma Mu ge Go cʹek,Fatma Müge Göçek
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1987
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780195048261

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In 1720 an Ottoman ambassador arrived in France to observe Western civilization, and report on how it could be applied in the Ottoman Empire. Based on his accounts, this book studies the impact of the West on the Empire, and of this Ottoman embassy on the two societies. -- Publisher description.

Comparing Empires

Comparing Empires
Author: Jörn Leonhard,Ulrike von Hirschhausen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2012
Genre: Colonies
ISBN: 3647310409

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Imperial Co operation and Transfer 1870 1930

Imperial Co operation and Transfer  1870 1930
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2015-08-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781472592156

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Conflict and competition between imperial powers has long been a feature of global history, but their co-operation has largely been a peripheral concern. Imperial Co-operation and Transfer, 1870-1930 redresses this imbalance, providing a coherent conceptual framework for the study of inter-imperial collaboration and arguing that it deserves an equally prominent position in the field. Using a variety of examples from across Asia, Europe and Africa, this book demonstrates the ways in which empires have shared and exchanged their knowledge about imperial governance, including military strategy, religious influence and political surveillance. It asks how, when and where these partnerships took place, and who initiated them. Not only does this book fill an empirical gap in the study of imperial history, it traces ideas of empire from their conception in imperial contact zones to their implementation in specific contexts. As such, this is an important study for imperial and global historians of all specialisms.

Iranian Russian Encounters

Iranian Russian Encounters
Author: Stephanie Cronin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2013
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780415624336

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This collection will explore the myriad encounters which have taken place between Iranians and Russian in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It will include some discussion of diplomacy and foreign policy but a central objective of the collection will be to widen the scholarly perspective to incorporate an understanding of other types of encounter, whether political, economic, social, cultural, or intellectual, and both friendly and hostile, especially as these developed beyond the official and elite levels. In particular it will attempt to understand the complexities of the impact on Iran of the Russian presence on its northern borders: the very expansion of Tsarist empire during the nineteenth century threatening Iran's independence yet bringing ideas of social-democracy to its doorstep, the Soviet Union in the twentieth century similarly contradictory in its effect, sustaining radical Iranian politics while advancing its own strategic interests.

Close Encounters of Empire

Close Encounters of Empire
Author: Gilbert Michael Joseph,Catherine LeGrand,Ricardo Donato Salvatore
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 604
Release: 1998
Genre: History
ISBN: 0822320991

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New concerns with the intersections of culture and power, historical agency, and the complexity of social and political life are producing new questions about the United States' involvement with Latin America. Turning away from political-economic models that see only domination and resistance, exploiters and victims, the contributors to this pathbreaking collection suggest alternate ways of understanding the role that U.S. actors and agencies have played in the region during the postcolonial period. Exploring a variety of nineteenth- and twentieth-century encounters in Latin America, these theoretically engaged essays by distinguished U.S. and Latin American historians and anthropologists illuminate a wide range of subjects. From the Rockefeller Foundation's public health initiatives in Central America to the visual regimes of film, art, and advertisements; these essays grapple with new ways of conceptualizing public and private spheres of empire. As such, Close Encounters of Empire initiates a dialogue between postcolonial studies and the long-standing scholarship on colonialism and imperialism in the Americas as it rethinks the cultural dimensions of nationalism and development.

Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism

Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism
Author: S. B. Cook
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1996
Genre: Civilization
ISBN: UOM:39015064776407

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Colonial Encounters in The Age of High Imperialism is the first book in the new HarperCollins World History Series, edited by Michael Adas. This title examines the world-transforming experience of Western imperialism during the period from 1870 to 1914. Case studies focusing Specifically on Belgium and the Congo, Hawaii and the United States, and India and Britain examine the experiences of both colonizers and colonized, men and women, elite officials and faceless laborers. An introductory overview makes the study of imperialism relevant for today's students by showing them how the past relates to the present. Chapter-ending conclusions summarize important material, and suggested in-depth readings direct students to sources for further exploration. The case studies provide detailed examination of particular places and moments and invite comparison with imperialism in other parts of the world. Discussions of broader topics and larger issues, such as population redistribution, the spread of technology, military invasion, and the role of guns and medicine build upon the case studies.