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The dynamics of global dominance : European overseas empires, 1415-1980 / David B. Abernethy.

by Abernethy, David B.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2000Description: viii, 524 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0300073046 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Discoveries in geography | Europe -- Territorial expansion | Europe -- ColoniesDDC classification: 940 Online resources: Book review (H-Net) | Table of Contents
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Parti WESTERN EUROPE AND THE WORLD -- 1. Ceuta, Bojador, and Beyond: Europeans on the Move -- 2. Why Did the Overseas Empires Rise, Persist, and Fall? -- Partll PHASES OF IMPERIAL EXPANSION -- AND CONTRACTION -- 3. Phase 1: Expansion, 1415-1733 -- 4. Phase 2: Contraction, 1775-1824 -- 5. Phase 3: Expansion, 1824-1912 -- 6. Phase 4: Unstable Equilibrium, 1914-39 -- 7. Phase 5: Contraction, 1940-80 -- PartIll ACCOUNTING FOR IMPERIAL EXPANSION -- 8. Western Europe as a Region: Shared Features -- 9. Western Europe as a System of Competing States -- o1. The Institutional Basis for the Triple Assault -- n. Non-European Initiatives and Perceptions -- rtIV CONSOLIDATING POWER -- 12. Sectoral Institutions and Techniques of Control -- 13. Sources of Colonial Weakness -- PartV ACCOUNTING FOR IMPERIAL CONTRACTION -- 14. Colonialism as a Self-Defeating Enterprise -- 15. The International Dimension: War as the Catalyst -- for Independence -- PartVI CONSEQUENCES OF EUROPEAN OVERSEAS RULE -- 16. Legacies -- 17. The Moral Evaluation of Colonialism -- Appendix. Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of the -- Overseas Empires -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-504) and index.

Machine generated contents note: Parti WESTERN EUROPE AND THE WORLD -- 1. Ceuta, Bojador, and Beyond: Europeans on the Move -- 2. Why Did the Overseas Empires Rise, Persist, and Fall? -- Partll PHASES OF IMPERIAL EXPANSION -- AND CONTRACTION -- 3. Phase 1: Expansion, 1415-1733 -- 4. Phase 2: Contraction, 1775-1824 -- 5. Phase 3: Expansion, 1824-1912 -- 6. Phase 4: Unstable Equilibrium, 1914-39 -- 7. Phase 5: Contraction, 1940-80 -- PartIll ACCOUNTING FOR IMPERIAL EXPANSION -- 8. Western Europe as a Region: Shared Features -- 9. Western Europe as a System of Competing States -- o1. The Institutional Basis for the Triple Assault -- n. Non-European Initiatives and Perceptions -- rtIV CONSOLIDATING POWER -- 12. Sectoral Institutions and Techniques of Control -- 13. Sources of Colonial Weakness -- PartV ACCOUNTING FOR IMPERIAL CONTRACTION -- 14. Colonialism as a Self-Defeating Enterprise -- 15. The International Dimension: War as the Catalyst -- for Independence -- PartVI CONSEQUENCES OF EUROPEAN OVERSEAS RULE -- 16. Legacies -- 17. The Moral Evaluation of Colonialism -- Appendix. Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of the -- Overseas Empires -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

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