In Search of a New Imperial History

  • The semantics of the term "empire" is overloaded with superlatives and loud epithets. The concept of empire is so universal and all-encompassing that it appears to have no particular meaning at all. Indeed, empire embodies the grim totality of unlimited domination and coercion; at the same time, it turns out to be a synonym for the clumsy neologism of "world-system" (or "world civilization") and evokes a unifying principle for a universe surrounded by the destructive elements of chaos and barbarism.

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Author:Ilya Gerasimov, Serguei Glebov, Alexander Kaplunovskii, Marina Mogilner, Alexander Semyonov
Parent Title (English):Ab Imperio
Document Type:Journal Article
Date of Publication (online):2006/01/01
Year of first Publication:2005
Release Date:2014/01/08
First Page:33
Last Page:56
ZZF Chronological-Classification:20. Jahrhundert
ZZF Regional-Classification:ohne regionalen Schwerpunkt
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