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Zwischen Historisierung und Globalisierung: Titel, Themen und Trends der neueren Empire-Forschung

Between Historicization and Globalization: Topics, Issues and Trends in new research on Empires

  • The following article examines recent publications on empires and imperial history in world history, covering general overviews, comparative studies and monographs on individual cases. As a preliminary result of a general expansion of empire-studies – diachronically, with regard to different historical spaces and thematically – the authors identify a danger of inflating the concept and thereby weakening its analytical strength. Furthermore, a growing gulf between macro-perspectives and panoramas on the one hand and mikro-analyses on the other makes it difficult to achieve a suitable framework for precise research on empires. The article therefore argues in favour of a meso level, as the comparative view on the complex relation between empires and nation-states in the nineteenth and twentieth century can illustrate.

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Author:Ulrike von Hirschhausen, Jörn Leonhard
URL:http://www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/sites/default/files/medien/material/Hirschhausen_Leonhard_2011.pdf
Parent Title (German):Neue Politische Literatur
Document Type:Journal Article
Language:German
Date of Publication (online):2012/01/01
Date of first Publication:2011/01/01
Release Date:2013/12/17
First Page:389
Last Page:404
ZZF Chronological-Classification:2000er
20. Jahrhundert
ZZF Topic-Classification:Imperien
Studies in Contemporary History: Materials:1/2006 Imperien im 20. Jahrhundert 1/2006
Licence (German):License LogoMit freundlicher Genehmigung des jeweiligen Autors / Verlags für Online-Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Zeithistorische Forschungen