Peoples and Empires: A Short History of European Migration, Exploration, and Conquest, from Greece to the Present

Peoples and Empires: A Short History of European Migration, Exploration, and Conquest, from Greece to the Present

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by Anthony Pagden
     
 

Written by one of the world’s foremost historians of human migration, Peoples and Empires is the story of the great European empires—the Roman, the Spanish, the French, the British—and their colonies, and the back-and-forth between “us” and “them,” culture and nature, civilization and barbarism, the center and the

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Written by one of the world’s foremost historians of human migration, Peoples and Empires is the story of the great European empires—the Roman, the Spanish, the French, the British—and their colonies, and the back-and-forth between “us” and “them,” culture and nature, civilization and barbarism, the center and the periphery. It’s the history of how conquerors justified conquest, and how colonists and the colonized changed each other beyond all recognition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812967616
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/07/2003
Series:
Modern Library Chronicles
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
642,571
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chronology
Introduction
1The First World Conqueror1
2The Empire of the Roman People17
3Universal Empire39
4Conquering the Ocean47
5Spreading the Word59
6The Decline of the Iberian World73
7Empires of Liberty, Empires of Trade81
8Slavery99
9The Final Frontier113
10Empire, Race, and Nation129
11Ending153
Epilogue171
Dramatis Personae181
Notes189
Bibliography199
Index207

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