The Resource Empires of the Weak : The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order, Jason Sharman

Empires of the Weak : The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order, Jason Sharman

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Empires of the Weak : The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order
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Empires of the Weak
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The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order
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Jason Sharman
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  • eng
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How the rise of the West was a temporary exception to the predominant world orderWhat accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West? The conventional answer asserts that superior technology, tactics, and institutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans a decisive advantage in war over other civilizations from 1500 onward. In contrast, Empires of the Weak argues that Europeans actually had no general military superiority in the early modern era. J. C. Sharman shows instead that European expansion from the late fifteenth to the late eighteenth centuries is better explained by deference to strong Asian and African polities, disease in the Americas, and maritime supremacy earned by default because local land-oriented polities were largely indifferent to war and trade at sea.Europeans were overawed by the mighty Eastern empires of the day, which pioneered key military innovations and were the greatest early modern conquerors. Against the view that the Europeans won for all time, Sharman contends that the imperialism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a relatively transient and anomalous development in world politics that concluded with Western losses in various insurgencies. If the twenty-first century is to be dominated by non-Western powers like China, this represents a return to the norm for the modern era.Bringing a revisionist perspective to the idea that Europe ruled the world due to military dominance, Empires of the Weak demonstrates that the rise of the West was an exception in the prevailing world order
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Sharman, Jason
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Empires of the Weak : The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order, Jason Sharman
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  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. The Military Revolution and the First International System
  • Chapter one. Iberian Conquistadors and Supplicants
  • Chapter two. Company Sovereigns and the Empires of the East
  • Chapter three. The Asian Invasion of Europe in Context
  • Conclusion. How the Europeans Won in the End (Before They Later Lost)
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1 online resource
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online
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9780691184951
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.23943/9780691184951
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)502956
  • (DE-B1597)9780691184951
Label
Empires of the Weak : The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order, Jason Sharman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. The Military Revolution and the First International System
  • Chapter one. Iberian Conquistadors and Supplicants
  • Chapter two. Company Sovereigns and the Empires of the East
  • Chapter three. The Asian Invasion of Europe in Context
  • Conclusion. How the Europeans Won in the End (Before They Later Lost)
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691184951
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.23943/9780691184951
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)502956
  • (DE-B1597)9780691184951

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