Thinking About Empire

  • Common sense tells us that empires rise and fall. We know that the Roman, Habsburg, Ottoman, and Romanov realms were called empires, and we know — from history or, more precisely, from historians — that they had temporally identifiable beginnings and ends. Not surprisingly, we conclude that the history of entities called empires must hold the explanatory key to the rise and fall of empires.

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Author:Alexander J. Motyl
Parent Title (English):After Empire. Multiethnic Societies and Nation-Building. The Soviet Union and the Russian, Ottoman, and Habsburg Empires
Publisher:Westview Press
Place of publication:Boulder
Editor:Karen Barkey, Mark von Hagen
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2006/01/01
Year of first Publication:1997
Release Date:2014/01/08
First Page:19
Last Page:29
ZZF Chronological-Classification:ohne epochalen Schwerpunkt
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