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Unfinished Empire

Autor: Darwin, John

Editorial: Bloomsbury USA

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Unfinished Empire :

John Darwin's After Tamerlane, a sweeping six-hundred-year history of empires around the globe, marked him as a historian of "massive erudition" (the Guardian) and narrative mastery. In Unfinished Empire, he marshals his gifts to deliver a monumental one-volume history of Britain's imperium--a work that is sure to stand as the most authoritative and compelling treatment of the subject for a generation. It was hailed as one of the 10 best books of 2013 by Jonathan Yardley of The Washington Post.

Darwin's penetrating analysis offers a corrective to those who portray the empire as either naked exploitation or a grand "civilizing mission." Far from ever having a "master plan," the British Empire was controlled by a range of interests often at loggerheads with one another and was as much driven on by others' weaknesses as by its own strength.

Unfinished Empire is a remarkable, nuanced history of the most complex polity the world has ever known, and a serious attempt to describe the diverse, contradictory ways--military and cultural--in which empires really function.


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History & Geography   Europe
History & Geography   World

ISBN 13:9781620400388
ISBN 10:1620400383
Formato:Tapa Suave
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:178
Tamaño:8.17" l x 5.51" w x 1.33" h
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