Atlas of Empires: The World's Great Powers from Ancient Times to Today

Atlas of Empires: The World's Great Powers from Ancient Times to Today

by Peter Davidson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620082874
Publisher: CompanionHouse Books
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 562,439
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Peter Davidson is a freelance writer and has been, among other things, a restorer of antiquities from around the world, a writer and director of documentaries on World War II and related subjects for the History Channel, and a tutor on the Politics, Philosophy and History degree at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the co-author of Milestones of Civilization.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 War and Peace 12

Sumer and Akkad 14

Egypt 19

Assyria and Babylonia 24

Persia 30

2 Empires of the Classical World 36

Athens 38

Rome 43

Alexander 52

Iran 57

India 62

China 68

3 Empires of Faith 74

The Byzantine Empire 76

The Holy Roman Empire 82

The Abbasid Caliphate 89

4 Empires of the Horse 96

The Mongols 98

Chinese Empires 105

Muslim India 112

The Ottoman Empire 119

5 Empires of Isolation 126

The Empire of Mali 128

The Aztec Empire 133

The Inca Empire 138

6 The First Global Empires 142

The Empires of Spain and Portugal 144

The Dutch 151

Britain and France in America 157

7 Empires and Nations 164

Napoleon 166

Russia 173

The Austrian Habsburgs 181

8 Empires of Industrial Capitalism 188

The British Empire 190

The High Age of Imperialism 196

The Empire of Japan 203

9 Empires and Utopias 208

The United States of America 210

The Soviet Union 218

The European Union 224

Afterword 230

Further Reading 232

Index 235

Acknowledgements 240

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